The Rocky Northeast Coast of Aruba – wild & beautiful

cactus in the northeast coast of aruba
Aruba is a desert surrounded by water.

If you never venture off the calm strip of beaches on the southwest side of the island, you will still have a wonderful time, but if you’re looking for a different landscape, check out the Northeast coastline. Cactus filled land, lined on one side by rocky shores with crashing waves make for a beautiful view. You can drive right up to the coast, it’s bumpy, but our rental car made it just fine.

Road to ocean in the Northeast Coast of Aruba
Road to ocean on Northeast side.
Rocky shores of Northeast coast of Aruba
Rocky shores of Northeast coast.
Northeast coast of Aruba
Looking away from the ocean.


You will find the Alto Vista Chapel here too, a lovely little peaceful spot. We happened upon the chapel and lit a candle for a friend who needed all the love she could get. You don’t need to be affiliated with any religion to experience the calm of this place. There is a lot of info about the chapel on the internet, but I like this description: Alto Vista Chapel.

Alto Vista chapel in the Northeast coast of aruba
Alto Vista chapel


Have you been to the Northeast coast of Aruba? Any tips?