Casibari Rock Formations
Casibari Rock formations is a very popular attraction on the island. It is the second most popular attraction in Aruba next to the Natural Bridge. This formation is located in the center of the island, you can take Highway 4a to Ayo via Route 6a, just north of Hooiberg ,and follow the signs, as they will take you to these popular boulder formation.
Casibari are composed of two sections, the biggest one is Casibari and the second one is Ayo. Both represent Aruba’s Stonehenge with its unique shape, created by the eternal trade of the winds, Geologist are uncertain about their origins, but they suspects that collision of tectonic plates created these formations forcing this massive slabs into the surface.
Aruba’s government in Casibari, constructed walking trails and steps that allow visitors to reach the top of the formation, getting to the top could be a challenge since there are narrow tunnels and with the combination of steep steps, only allowing the passing of one individual making access difficult for small children and elderly. If there is a big group in the formation, reaching the top could take a long time, but the steps and rails in place are a big blessing, making it much safer and easier to navigate.
Ayo formation even though is short distance from Casibari, it does not have any of the steps or walking trails making the less popular of the two.
While on the top of Casibari, the view is spectacular and you can see in the distance downtown Oranjestad and many of the hotels on the Palm Beach area, wind is continuous and that constant breeze makes it great for visitors to spend sometime on the top of the rock formation and catch their breath while enjoying the view of the island.
Casibari is free or charge and there is a souvenir and cafeteria at the bottom that you can enjoy while you are visiting. Since its location is in the center of the island, it is easily accessible by car, or by tour, it is extremely easy to reach.
Casibari is a small rock formation in comparison with others outside Aruba. It is not an attraction that would take you more than 2 hrs to 3 hrs to see. One thing is important while you are visiting Casibari rock formations, the steps, rails and other infrastructure in place makes it a very safe place, but you must be very careful with the climb and the descend, there is not first aid place or people that can assist you quickly if a fall might occur, while you are in Casibari.
Even more important with Ayo rock formation, since there are no steps, or rails, and it is less visited, the chances of getting help quickly are a lot more difficult.
If you are interesting in knowing Aruba, it is a great stop for many other attractions that Aruba offers, the view is spectacular and on a clear day, you will see a good portion of the island, and it is an even better spot for pictures taking.
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