Natural Pool Tours

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Tucked away on the eastern coast of Aruba, in a basin formed by volcanic rock and fed by water from the Caribbean Sea, the Natural Pool is as simple as its name implies—but sometimes simple is simply the best. Unreachable by car, a trip to the Natural Pool in Arikok National Park is all about the adventure through Aruba’s less disturbed countryside, with a dip in pristine waters awaiting those who make the off-the-beaten-track journey.

The Basics
Because it is impossible to reach the Natural Pool by car, you must be game for adventure to get to this natural paradise. Rugged tours in off-road vehicles like 4x4s, ATVs, and UTVs offer the fastest and easiest rides, and often combine a trip to the Natural Pool with other nearby attractions like the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, California Lighthouse, Baby Beach, Natural Bridge, and Alto Vista Chapel. If you prefer a slower ride, you can travel through Arikok National Park by horseback to reach the Natural Pool, taking more time to enjoy the views of Moro Beach, distinct rock formations, and the Arikok Hills along the way. And if you don't want to rough it, look for a more luxurious Land Rover tour with a driver. Regardless of how you get there, you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling upon arrival.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Natural Pool is a must-see for nature lovers and those wanting outdoor adventure in Aruba.
  • Although the pool is small, its waves can be mighty—swim only when the waves are calm.
  • The pool is not accessible to wheelchair users due to the hike and many stairs that lead to the site.

How to Get There
Because you cannot reach the Natural Pool by car, it is best to book a horseback riding tour or ATV tour to get you there safely, and with the added benefit of a tour guide to lead the way.

When to Get There
Thanks to Aruba’s temperate climate, visitors can expect warm weather and sunshine anytime outside of the rainy season, which runs from late October to January (though showers are often only sporadic and at night).

Turtle Pool
The Natural Pool is also known locally as “Conchi” or “Cura di Tortuga,” because it is said that the pool was once used to hold sea turtles before they were sold. (Tortuga means turtle in Papiamento, the official language of Aruba.)
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Aruba Island Ultimate Safari

Visit Aruba’s Natural Pool and Baby Beach on a unique off-road 4WD adventure to the island’s top natural attractions. Take the driver’s seat or ride as a passenger in a 4x4 Land Rover, specially designed to traverse the rugged terrain of Arikok National Park. You'll stop by landmarks like the California Lighthouse and Natural Bridge, with free time to snorkel and swim at the Natural Pool and Baby Beach. Lunch, cold beverages and round-trip hotel transport are included in your full-day tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Aruba Sightseeing Tour by ATV

Ride an ATV through the backcountry on Aruba's North Coast during this 3.5-hour adventure. Meet your local adventure guides and take off to see sights like the Alto Vista Chapel, the Baby Bridge, Arikok National Park and the Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins. Swim in the gorgeous Natural Pool and enjoy engaging, informative commentary during your tour. Use of safety gear and round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Rugged Natural Pool Safari

Take off in a caravan of open-air 4WD vehicles over bumpy terrain to Aruba’s east coast, where the Natural Pool sits pretty in Arikok National Park. You’ll have an hour here to swim and snorkel around the volcanic rock and coral, plus stop at other island attractions like the Gold Mill Ruins and Natural Bridge. This half-day tour departs in the morning or afternoon. Hot lunch, cold beverages, and round-trip hotel transport are included. It’s a 4x4 off-road adventure you won’t want to miss!
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Aruba Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour

Discover Aruba’s natural wonders on this 3.5-hour horseback riding adventure from Rancho Daimari. Saddle up for a thrilling ride through the dunes, admire the scenery along Aruba’s North coast, and jump off to take a swim in a natural pool. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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ATV Off-Road Tour and Natural Pool Snorkeling

Explore wild Aruba on the back of a single or double Yamaha Grizzly 350CC all-terrain vehicle during this 4-hour tour. Ride along the north coast to the natural pools, where you can dive in for a snorkel or swim. Round-trip hotel transportation included. Drivers license is required.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Aruba Natural Pool UTV Adventure

Discover the rugged terrain of Aruba on a UTV tour. You'll ride a 4x4 vehicle to the Natural Pool, one of Aruba's top attractions, which isn't easily accessible if you don't have the proper vehicles. Plus, check out other locations in Arikok National Park on the eastern side of the island.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Aruba Natural Pool Horseback-Riding Tour

Ride a horse through Aruba's rugged terrain to 'Conchi', a natural pool, during this 3.5-hour tour in Oranjestad. On the back of a horse matched to your skill level, travel through the island's lush jungle, passing Moro Beach and the Arikok Hills. Arrive at the natural pool, hidden in an area accessible only by horse or 4x4 vehicle, then take a dip to cool off before heading back to Rancho Daimari. Round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Natural Pool Off-Road Adventure

Explore the rugged countryside on this half-day off-road adventure by 4WD Land Rover to the Natural Pool on Aruba, where you’ll have time for a swim and snorkel. Ride the back roads in a 4x4 caravan to Arikok National Park, following a knowledgeable guide to a deserted stretch of coastline. Stop along the way to visit landmarks on the island, including the California Lighthouse and the Natural Bridge. Select a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule. Water, snacks and round-trip hotel transport included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Half-Day UTV Adventure Morning Tour in Aruba

Explore Aruba’s rugged terrain on your on UTV on this guided half-day tour. Depart from your hotel or port and receive all the necessary equipment. See parts of the island that are hard to access, including less-visited corners of Arikok National Park and the Natural Pool. Learn about the island from your guide and enjoy snacks throughout the tour.
  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hrs
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  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hrs
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