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Best things to do in Santa Cruz

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

National Park
“The National Park takes you on a memorable journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites. These can all be enjoyed and explored either on your own or during guided tours. A wide variety of educational and informative programs and fun activities is available.”
36 locals recommend
National Park
“The park offers a journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites and the protected local flora and fauna.”
29 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“For a more adventurous day, rent a 4x4 car and go to the amazing Natural Pool. You walk the last part, but it’s worth it! Don’t forget watershoes and sunscreen.”
21 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Climb on the pile of rocks and have a picnic. Take remarkable pictures of you carrying a big rock.”
9 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“A must do adventure while in Aruba. Will require a Jeep rental for the trip. See our website for information on this site.”
9 locals recommend
Route
“Because it has a natural pool. It is located on the north side of the island where the nature rocks surround the ocean.”
10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The rough nordcoast of Aruba. This is a lagune with a beautiful beach. Play with the huge waves or sit down and look at the waves or see innocent tourist under estimating the power of waves...hours of fun.....I think”
11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a hidden gem. On the road to the entrance of Parke Arikok, you will pass by Urataka Center. Known for the best local pizza and chicken wings. This place is loved by the locals all around. ”
9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Maybe you would like to adopt a donkey while on Aruba? Animals sometimes a hard time on Aruba due to the weather. Fortunately Aruba has a lot of organizations who care about the animals and will do almost anything to help them. They need you support so your very welcome to visit.”
3 locals recommend
Bakery
“local bakery, I like it because the desserts are not so sweet, so you can eat all your dessert :) ( I don't like too much sugar)”
6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Lovely to expeOn the northern coast, midway down the island, sits the abandoned gold mill that once processed ore from mines in the nearby hills during Aruba's gold rush of the nineteenth cent.”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Off the beaten track. If you go early in the morning you have a good chance of being completely alone to truly enjoy nature. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The Fontein Cave is a small cave near Boca Prins on the northern part of the island. It is well known for its native Arawak drawings.”
4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you are sportive, park your car and walk during 40 minutes to the natural pool”
4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
1 local recommends