Spanish Lagoon
Eco-friendly Private Hike

Come explore the ruins and mangroves of Spanish Lagoon

This easy hike combines culture, history, vantage points and nature, as you are guided through Aruba’s famous Spanish Lagoon. It’s a wonderful introduction to hiking on Aruba. Let us share some history of the Balashi gold mill ruins, built at Spanish Lagoon in 1899. Take your time to admire the view, then venture into the mangroves to enjoy the pristine nature and look around for Aruba’s local birds.

The Balashi Gold Mill Ruins are a common stop for tourists, but few people know about the beautiful nature trail nearby. Our guide will guide you through the mangroves in an eco-friendly way, pointing out the local plants and animals. We’ll help you see a different side of Aruba. Away from tourist traps and off the beaten path.

This hike can be booked separately, but is great to combine with a snorkel tour past a pristine coral reef in the area (Prices starting at $85 p.p).

What's included?

Complementary pickup and drop off
Snacks & beverages
Private guide
Private transport
Airconditioned vehicle
Mosquito repellent if needed

What should I bring?

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Sunblock
  • Hat

Distance: 1.5 miles

Duration: about 2 hours (excl. driving time)

Pickup time: 7:30am

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