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Sunrise Hike to the Natural Pool
The Natural Pool located in Arikok National Park is one of those magical places you may want to take in without the crowds. One way to do that is to hike there at sunrise; an unforgettable experience that will stay with me for a long time to come.

The beginning of the hike at Rancho Daimari can be a bit tricky to find, so you may want to check it out beforehand, during daylight. I'd include GPS coordinates here–but we lost reception before we even got to the Ranch. Park your car before the road dips towards the buildings of Rancho Daimari, walk towards the water and then to the right. It's definitely a bit of an adventure, but that's the idea, isn't it?

It'll take you about 30-40minutes to get to the Natural Pool, or Conchi, as it is called by the locals. With the sun slowly coming up, the views along the shoreline are breathtaking. Best of all, you'll have the pool completely to yourself, for a private swim, before the jeep tours arrive.

>>>Warm thanks to the Aruba Tourism Authority for a wonderful welcome to 'One Happy Island' and to my lovely new friends at the Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba for accommodation in one of their amazing casitas!
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