1. Mangel Halto

As blue as it can get!

Go out and explore the blue colors of Mangel Halto. A snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding heaven. If you have a Drone add that to the list too since the colors of Mangel Halto will blow you away.

Walk between the beautiful mangrove mazes onto the beach or into the water. Don't forget your snorkeling gear to explore the underwater heaven at the reef nearby.

2. The 'Secret' Natural bridge

A breathtaking piece of nature

If you don't count the amazing coconut beaches, this is arguably the most beautiful location you are able to visit on the island, and you don't need a 4x4 or Tour to get here.

Once on the edge of the cliff here, it's just a zig-zag down to this incredible spot. Note: Don't go down wearing flip-flops.

3. The Divi Tree

A very photogenic tree

To make the most of your visit, it is recommended to go early in the day. By arriving early, you can beat the crowds and enjoy a more serene experience. The soft golden light of the morning sun enhances the beauty of the tree and the surrounding beach, creating a picturesque setting for photography.

Remember to bring your camera or smartphone to document this natural wonder. Experiment with different angles and perspectives to capture the Divi Tree in all its glory.

4. Palm Beach

The most populair beach in aruba

Chances are you are already here when you read this. Or you are staying in one of the hotels at Palm Beach. If not, you should take a walk over Palm Beach. If you like walking, You could start at Divi Phoenix and walk all the way over to Ritz Carlton.. Or just stick with Hilton to Holiday-Inn.

It's a touristy area, but the amount of palm trees around the hotel gardens is a delight to walk under. You'll find enough spots to take awesome paradise photos.

5. San Nicolas

Street Art Capital of the Caribbean

San Nicolas, a charming town located on the south side, has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, establishing itself as the Street Art Capital of the region. This once quiet and picturesque town has become a vibrant hub for artistic expression, with captivating street art adorning its walls and buildings.

Visitors to San Nicolas are now treated to a visual feast as they explore the streets, encountering an abundance of colorful and thought-provoking murals at every turn.

6. Rodger's Beach Stairs

a great location for a photo

Rodger's Beach Stairs is a picturesque staircase that leads down to a stunning beach. Located in a scenic coastal area, this spot offers a breathtaking view with some of the bluest waters you'll ever see in the background. The stairs provide easy access to the beach, making it a popular destination for both locals and visitors. The beauty of the surroundings, combined with the convenience of the stairs, makes Rodger's Beach Stairs an ideal location for capturing memorable photos.

7. Quadiriki Caves

National Park Ariko

With several caves in Aruba, this is the most known cave accessible to the public. It's a beautiful cave with light coming in from above at some spots which makes the cave visible without the use of a flashlight. Note that this cave is located in 'Arikok National Park'.

*Arikok National Park has 2 entrances, the main entrance and a back entrance near the caves. If you have a regular rental car, I would advise you to take the back entrance of Arikok National Park.

8. The Pet Cemetery

A final resting place

Aruba’s Pet Cemetery. Many pets are buried here with handmade headstones and crosses. The Cemetery is close to Baby Beach and is stretched over almost a mile. It's a beautiful location to give your beloved pet an eternal resting place.

9. Baby Beach

Man-made beach

What sets Baby Beach apart is its shallow lagoon-like formation, which creates a calm and tranquil environment. The water here is incredibly clear, allowing for excellent visibility and making it ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and even introducing young children to the joys of the ocean.

The beach's name, "Baby Beach," originates from the gentle and shallow waters, which make it a safe haven for families with young children. Parents can relax knowing that the water is shallow enough for little ones.

10. Alto vista chapel

small Catholic chapel

The Alto Vista Chapel, located in Aruba, is a serene and historic place of worship that holds great significance on the island. Nestled amidst Aruba's rugged landscape, this charming chapel is a symbol of spiritual tranquility. Dating back to 1750, it is one of the oldest surviving structures on the island. Its distinctive yellow exterior stands out against the vibrant blue sky, offering a picturesque sight. Visitors are drawn to its peaceful ambiance, making it a popular destination.


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11. Tres Trapi

crystal clear water

Tres Trapi is an amazing location to get your snorkel gear ready and meet some turtles, starfish, or beautiful fish. It's very clear water and easy to go in. Enjoy!

12. Lonely Palm

Beautiful Palm tree at Eagle Beach

There is nothing much going on here, except that this is an awesome spot to create a photo with a palm tree on the beach without anything blocking your view to the beach. It's YOU, the palm tree, and a backdrop to make everybody at home jealous!

13. Natural Pool

Beautiful Palm tree at Eagle Beach

Nowadays a hard spot to go, since the National Park banned all UTV and ATV into the park. However, you can take one of many tours going to Natural Pool, or take a long sunny walk.

14. California Lighthouse

Beautiful Palm tree at Eagle Beach

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15. Casibari Rock Formation

Back to the stone age

Back to the stone age... Because that's how it feels when you walk through the gates of Casibari Rock Formation. From the top (which is easily accessible) you'll have a beautiful 360 view over a part of the island.

16. Blackstone beach

Back to the stone age

Blackstone Beach is not close to a good road, so if you want to get here you either can take a tour, rent a good 4x4, or Park as close as possible and take a walk. It will be worth it, it's a beautiful piece of nature. It's not 1, not 2, but 3 natural bridges formed like a tripod.

17. Boca Catalina

Coconut beach

This beach is almost perfect, and for me as a photographer, it's one of the best and most beautiful beach backdrop for a photoshoot you can find in Aruba.

18. Hooiberg

Only 562 steps to the top

"Only" 562 steps, concrete steps to the top of the Hooiberg. At 165 Meters high it's the second-highest hill on Aruba. But arguably the most difficult one to climb. Once at the top you have an awesome view of the island, especially with a Sunset!

19. Boca Keto

Little aruba "moro"

It would be in my top 5 if it was a little bit easier to visit this absolutely beautiful location! It's 'hidden' within the National Park Arikok and is accessible by foot or tour. A real adventurer throws a view of bottles of water in their backpack, takes off at sunrise, and walks to this amazing location!

20. Malmok Area

Limestone Coastline

The crystal clear waters of the Malmok area and its beautiful limestone coastline make Malmok an amazing location to visit. It's very close to the high-rise hotels so you can almost walk your way to Malmok. Take your snorkel gear with you cause it's great to snorkel the coastline. Take a good look because there are some hidden caves that you can see while snorkeling.