When you go on vacation, there are a wide range of various things you can do. Some places offer the ability to lounge around in cool blue waters, while others have activities that will have you gasping for breath as adrenaline pumps through you. However, one thing that we all love is to see the natural wonders that existed long before we were here, many of which will continue to do so after. While Natural Bridge Aruba is unfortunately not one of the latter, it still makes for an interesting stop while exploring the pristine sands of Aruba.

The History

Once upon a time, the Aruba Natural Bridge was one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions. Over thousands upon thousands of years, the crash of the waves mixed with the steady coastal breeze eroded the craggily undercarriage away, forming a natural stone bridge over the crashing ocean below. At one point, it stood a staggering 25 feet over the turning sea below and was 100 feet long, making it one of the largest of its kind in the world. However, on September 2nd, 2005, disaster struck, as the monolithic structure collapsed under its own weight, sending the rocky mass plunging into the waters far beneath it, where it sits to this day, a mere reminder and flicker of the awe-inspiring natural wonder it once was.

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Natural Bridge Today

While the Natural Bridge is no longer the monolith it once was, it still stands as a worthy stop while you explore the island. It is more than worth it to stand and look out over the collapsed rocks jutting out from below like the broken spine of a giant, a reminder of the temporary nature of the world around us. However, while you are here, make sure you also check out Baby Bridge which is just a few steps over. While not the behemoth that Aruba Natural Bridge was, it is still an interesting reminder at the slow power of mother nature. Further, it makes for a good pit stop on your journey, as you’ll not only find public restrooms nearby, but also a bar should you wish to get a cool drink as you explore the area.

Make sure you fully explore the area, as many find it to be a great place for a nature walk and to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Further, if you take just a short hike, you’ll find Andicuri Beach, which is a quiet and tranquil place to relax or even body surf. So, don’t think that just because the bridge may have fallen it isn’t worth the visit, for as you can see, there is still plenty to do at Natural Bridge!

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If you find yourself intrigued, make sure you inquire further about Natural Bridge Aruba and other wonders of the area and book your stay with Casiola Aruba today!