Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations#9 in Best Things To Do in Aruba
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Not everyone likes to stay camped out on a Caribbean beach, shopping in a duty-free store or diving deep to a bygone shipwreck. If this is you, visit the Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations, a cluster of cacti, boulders and hiking trails located in eastern Aruba.
This is the recommendation repeated over and over again from recent guests of the region, who say the area, when judged in a vacuum, is unimpressive. But considering your big events on Aruba are limited to sea time, shop time, spa time or slots time, the Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations make an interesting enough stop and offer a panoramic (albeit windy) vista from the top.
Ayo and Casibari are free to visit at any time of day, however you should stop by early in the morning to beat the Caribbean heat and the cruise ship crowds. Avoid the area altogether at night, when it's hard to see where you're going – you never know what you might step on out in the Aruban wilderness. There is free Wi-Fi available at the Casibari Rock Formations, as well as the BBQ Bar & Grill with food and drinks.
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Known as "Low-Rise area" for its low-to-the-ground hotels and timeshares, northwestern Eagle Beach is one of the island's top shores by default – you're probably staying nearby. Convenience aside, Eagle Beach truly is one of the best places to spend a day in Aruba.
Recent visitors called the beach magnificent with gorgeous white sand and the bluest water. They do warn of high winds, however, so plan to wear a hat to protect from any flying sand.
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