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20.4.15

Aruba : Conchi Natural Pool

Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba

Arikok National Park covers roughly 20% of Aruba. The park is surrounded by the element beaten coastline which is broken by bays and other amazing features, like scary cliffs as well as Conchi Natural Pool where we hike today. There are many tours arranged to explore the area in 4x4 or quad. We chose to walk, simply because it is the easiest option when you don't really plan all the details of your vacation.

Exploring this volcanic terrain is a bit like walking on the space while being surrounded by goats. Since I saw it in Hawaii for the first time, I am completely in love with the beautiful contrast between the red soil and the turquoise waters. This time, the waves were so strong that - despite the many people taking a dip - it was not officially allowed to bath in the natural pool. Being there during 30' clearly gives you an understanding of the reason why... When the waves break, the pool fills up with water, which then comes out and the circle starts all over again. Waves come un groups, so a group of large waves can really fill the pool a bit "too much" and trick you into a nasty situation. Most of the times, nothing bad should happen. But after seeing the dead body count at the Queen's Bath, I rather stay away.

Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
Some go by car, we go by walk. A bit like this goat, takes a bit longer but hey... More time to admire the amazing scenery.
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
Cute little cactus.
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
The quads.
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
Finally, we are coming to Conchi Natural Pool.
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
Time to descend into the beach.
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
The cliff surrounding it is literally packed with goats
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
Amazing
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
Yay! We made it. I did not feel like swimming but just sitting nearby was rather refreshing.
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba
The classic group of tourists carried there by quad, completely unaware of the risk.
Arikok National Park - Conchi Natural Pool - Aruba

I have never really been afraid of the sea, but I do understand and respect its power.
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Unknown said...

Hey, I really like the pictures on your blog and I wanted to ask if I'm allowed to print one and use it in our coffee shop? I'm from Aruba and I was looking for cool pictures and I landed here. Please contact me and let me know at info@huntbrotherscoffee.com Greetings, Phil Hunt

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