A testament to the power of the elements, Aruba's Natural Bridge was created from the strength of the ocean carving through thick coral limestone over the course of thousands of years until an opening was created, leaving a "natural bridge" 23 feet above the sea. Sadly, in 2005, the bridge collapsed due to the power of nature and erosion.
The iconic Natural Bridge may not be standing anymore, but its rocky remains on the remote coastline are still worth a visit, in addition to the smaller but still-intact Baby Bridge set nearby. Though Baby Bridge doesn’t have the scale the acclaimed Natural Bridge had, it is still a worthy natural arch marvel to behold. Catch excellent views of the ruggedly handsome Andicuri Beach, and also take a peek through the underside of the bridge to view the teal ocean waters on the other side.
The drive to the site of the Natural Bridge is rough and rocky, which is why many travelers to this area of the island prefer visiting it on a tour or with a private driver so they don’t risk damaging their rental car. Along the way you’ll see the vast landscape of the north end of the island which mixes in elements of tropical and desert locales, and you can also make a pit stop at the north tip of the island to see the California Lighthouse and California Sand Dunes.