One fifth of the island of Aruba was preserved for posterity when the Arikok National Park was created in 2000. It's home to a long list of animal species, plant life and amazing views along the coast and you can easily spend the entire day enjoying the dramatic landscapes of this protected 870-hectare nature reserve. Although Arikok is a national park, it's also home to some of the island's most amazing beaches, but unfortunately many aren't suitable for swimming due to their strong currents. At the western tip of the park on the coast of Beco Keto, you'll find the so-called Natural Pool, a great spot for relaxing in the water. The caves which house 1,000-year-old Arawak Indian drawings are yet another reason to visit this picturesque place. Over 35km of well-designed nature trails are perfect for hiking and we recommend a walk to the top of Mount Jamanota.