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Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations

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Wonderful views

This mound of stones are close to a small village and well worth a visit, There are two or three different ways of climbing to the top. Once at the top there are some wonderful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This mound of stones are close to a small village and well worth a visit, There are two or three different ways of climbing to the top. Once at the top there are some wonderful views but not he way up keep your eyes open I spotted two very different lizards that I was able to take photos of. After... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of great landscape here for taking photos and climbing on the large rocks. There's a few little exhibits of small animals, which I thought was unnecessary and they could get along without. Cool way to spend an hour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for a little climbing, ducking, and nearly crawling, but nothing major. The rock formations are very unusual for sure. As an added bonus, the Casibari formations is the only place I have found where the local plants are labelled so you can learn what they are. Most attractions don't bother so this was rather nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the only visitors there on a Thursday afternoon. It took about an hour to explore the rocks, and my toddler found several safe rocks to climb on, which he enjoyed. It is possible to make a loop, though you have to go between rocks that house a lot of wasp nests, so beware!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped as part of our cruise excursion. You can take the easy way up or do a little climbing through a hole in the rocks and some steps. Either way the view from the top is amazing. Interesting rock formations amidst cactus. Some great spots for picture taking.

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Miramar, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is kind of cool to visit. It was a quick stop for us just to see it and move on. Not an absolute must. The picture I got from the top was beautiful though.

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Leland, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is basically just a big boulder in the middle of nowhere. They have erected concrete steps to climb it and the view from the top is the only good thing about it. They charge $1 to use the restroom (the public restroom is flat out unsanitary and the one in the gift shop is not much better.). For those... More 

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Bluffton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of the Sea and See Tour our next stop was at the Natural rock formations. When volcanic eruptions formed this island, this area was formed by huge smooth rocks (some as large as a small house) being pushed to the surface and stacked on top of each other. We were able to climb many of these formations which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoyed our trip to the rock formations, and recommend them as interesting attractions to see. For better pictures choose mornings or afternoons (avoid the time between 11 am and 2 pm - the sun is too strong).

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A must see when touring Aruba. An historical geographical focal point within the island. Good surroundings taken in at the summit (which isn't high). An epi-centre for tourists and bus tours, but they move through the site quite quickly. You can see the ships in the capital's harbour and the Hooiberg feature from here.

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