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Ayo Rock Formations, Oranjestad

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Climb to observe the mysterious rock formations at Ayo Rock Formations. Scientists are unsure how the rock formations formed on a flat, arid island, but they speculate that the sea’s previously high levels aided in their formation. At the two locations you can view large, oddly shaped boulders that resemble birds and dragons. Nearby, look for ancient carvings to observe. Cacti surround the rocks and many lizards and birds can be viewed. Restrooms are available for a fee. Plan to visit Ayo Rock Formations and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Oranjestad attractions using our Oranjestad online trip itinerary planner.
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  • This was a really neat place to visit on our tour of the island. The rocks are huge. Lots of history here. Great photo ops. 
    This was a really neat place to visit on our tour of the island. The rocks are huge. Lots of history here. Great photo ops.  more »
  • At my age, 76, it was very challenging. That combined with the heat made it a tiring but interesting experience. I stopped at the summit for a rest and a picture before starting the descent. The... 
    At my age, 76, it was very challenging. That combined with the heat made it a tiring but interesting experience. I stopped at the summit for a rest and a picture before starting the descent. The...  more »
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  • Well the best part is free. The park consists of several piles of rocks. There is a steep climb up the steps to the main rock formation. Take your time up there. Most impressive part is the view. You can see all sides of the island including the cruise ships docked in Oranjestad. It is located in a residential area with some low lying houses, so the view is unobstructed. A bar and souvenir shop is located across the road.
  • A nice, quick climb with panoramic views of Aruba. There are three ways to get to the top, the least obvious one (in the back) is actually, by far, the easiest to navigate as it is entirely stairs with handrails. The front two paths come together along some steeper steps, but also require a small climb (with little headroom) through the rocks to get to the top.

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