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Get ready for a thrilling ride—solo or double—aboard an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) along Aruba’s north coast. Kick up plenty of dirt on this half-day tour along rugged back roads to seaside bluffs and beaches, including the Natural Pool—accessible only by 4x4. Your informative guide stops at notable landmarks including Alto Vista Chapel, Baby Natural Bridge, and the ruins of the Bushiribana Gold Mill before you have free time to refresh with a leisurely swim. Pickup and drop-off from most Aruba hotels included.
Half-day ATV adventure in Aruba
Explore the island’s rocky terrain, desert interior, and dramatic cliffs and beaches
Visit Alto Vista Chapel, Baby Natural Bridge, and gold mill ruins
Swim in a natural pool by the Caribbean and spot brightly colored fish
Choose between a morning or afternoon departure
Safety briefing, bottled water, entrance fee and round-trip transport from most Aruba hotels included
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Unlike other off-road excursions that put you in the backseat, this tour lets you take the wheel of your own ATV.
Explore the natural beauty of the northern coast on a half-day Aruba ATV adventure, starting with hotel pickup and a safety briefing. All riders hop aboard Honda Ranchers 420cc's—then follow your guide in a caravan toward your ultimate destination: the Natural Pool.
A winding road leads to Alto Vista Chapel, built on the hilltop site of the island’s first Catholic church constructed in 1750. Snap photos of the shimmering Caribbean Sea from this beachside locale before continuing along the remote coastline.
Next up is Baby Natural Bridge, a 25-foot-long (8-meter) coral limestone formation sculpted by eons of wind. You also find hundreds of stone pyramids dotting a shoreline at a nearby wish garden where you can add your own devotional spire.
Continue on to the partial-stone wall ruins of Bushiribana, and learn about the abandoned mill that smelt three million pounds of gold during Aruba’s gold rush in the 19th century.
Another rugged, dust-kicking ride brings you to the Natural Pool, a calm basin of turquoise water surrounded by craggy volcanic outcrops bordering the Caribbean. Refresh with bottled water and a leisurely swim amid tropical fish before re-boarding your ATV for the return trip, ending with drop-off at your hotel.
Alto Vista Chapel
The island’s first Catholic church constructed in 1750.
"Water shoes are recommended for the natural pool and something to look at all the fish." See review
"I would definitely recommend water shoes as the natural swimming pool can be a bit slippery." See review
"I would definitely recommend wearing water shoes even though it's not required but once you get to that Natural Pool, the rocks are slippery and hard to walk on with bare feet." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
Well Worth The Money
, Mar 2020
This place was a little hard to find at 1st, but boy oh boy once we found them! It was allllllll fun from that moment on! The staff was beyond awesome and what you get for the price you pay is outstanding! I thought I was a DMX Ruff Rider!!!! Bahahaha Well worth the money!!!
Our tour guides Alex and EA made this experience wonderful for us. We laughed, had fun and enjoyed all the views. Even though the natural pool was closed they were able to takes us to other locations and for a swim. Wonderful people and a wonderful time for all of us.
We had a BLAST on this excursion. Our tour guides were Alex and EA and they were wonderful. They were very friendly and had a great sense of humor. We learned about the history of the island and really enjoyed driving the ATV'S. Some of the drive is on the roadways leading to off road,but that was no issue for me. Highly recommend this company.
We took this tour on Wed and it was a blast! I was extremely nervous as this was my first atv experience but they were so kind and helpful and put me at ease. Alex and EA were awesome tour guides. They were were very knowledgeable and extremely funny. They made our tour!! I highly recommend this tour and if you're able to request a guide request Alwx and EA!! We had a blast. Thank you both so much!
First, we’d like to say how fantastic the two guys (E. A. and his partner) were. They were both fun, energetic, knowledgeable, passionate about all-things Aruba and just a pleasure to be around. Thanks, guys!
As for the tour, all the places we hit up were good. Our favorite was baby beach and the natural pool.
We booked a double-rider and if you are short (5 ft 1) like me, prepare for a very bumpy and uncomfortable ride. I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would have loved to bc I was more focused on trying not to fall off the ATV! There was not much to hold on to. It would have been nice if I had something to dig my heel into since I couldn’t reach the floor of the ATV to plant my feet in or even a seat belt would’ve help. My boyfriend on the other hand (the driver), had a blast! He would’ve driven over rougher parts but for my sake, he didn’t. So I think if you want to truly get the full experience, you should absolutely pay the extra money and consider a single-rider ATV. I was told it is worth it!
Also, you still have to follow the rules of the road so it’s not like you can just drive wherever you please! So if you prefer to go a little faster, try to get the ATV behind the tour operator or be the last in line.
It does get very dusty but not as dirty as some reviewers made it out to be! Maybe we got lucky and the skies were clear?
What to wear or not wear:
1. Do NOT wear white or anything light coloured.
2. The sun is very hot and you WILL burn without sunscreen! Also, a t-shirt or dry-fit long sleeve is a good choice.
3. If you want to swim, ladies, wear swimwear underneath clothes to easily strip and jump into the natural pool. For guys, just wear your darkest swim shorts. There is no privacy to change.
4. Do not wear a skirt or anything skimpy. The leather seats get very hot and honestly, there’s nothing sexy about an ATV ride.
5. Wear shoes for ATV ride and sandals to wear to the natural pool. The rocks are very slippery so flip flops will make it very challenging.
6 If you like your hair in a high bun or ponytail, forget about it! The helmet won’t fit over it. Hair ties to pull your hair in a low ponytail is better.
What to bring:
Backpack to store all your personal belongings. You cannot leave anything in the ATV once you reach the natural pool.
Bandanna to cover face or back of neck
Hat for when you are not wearing helmet (during pit stops)
Some money to buy souvenirs or $1 bill to use washroom (per person)
Bring at least one full bottle of spray sunscreen. The dust will make it impossible to apply the lotion version.
Sunglasses with case for when you are not wearing a helmet.
All in all, it was a fantastic experience and highly recommended. Everyone had a great time (yes, even me!). Thank you very much!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience and giving more tips! We highly appreciate your recommendations that hopefully help other travelers better prepare to take part in this excursion! Glad to hear you had a great time with us :)
EA was an excellent guide … He was concerned about our safety at all times! Gave detailed information at each stop so we had a glimpse into the history of the area we visited. The natural pool was absolutely amazing! A bit bumpy but I wouldn’t of missed it for a minute! The highlight of our trip to Aruba!