Half-Day Spanish Lagoon Mangrove Trail with Lunch
Why take this tour?
You are invited to hike with us along the Spanish Lagoon Mangrove Trail inland to the headwaters where you will find the ruins of the old gold smelter neighbouring the haunted Frenchman’s Pass. Well-informed and enjoyably personal guides will lead you along this mangrove laced trail while explaining all there is to know about this rarely visited part of our island. Archaeologists have recently carbon-dated various shell middens as far back as 1465 BC as Spanish Lagoon was a principal area of exploration by the Archaic Amerindian first arrivals from Venezuela. After exploring the old Balashi Gold Smelter Ruins, we will take you to visit the “Shoco” nests. The Shoco athene cunicularia arubensis is our renowned burrowing owl. We then transport you to Murano’s Cafe and Art Studio for a lovely lunch.
Lunch at Ricardo's Restaurant
Water during the tour
Tour guide Tips :)
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Before you book
Duration: 3h 30m
Mobile tickets accepted
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Nancy & Jorge opened Aruba Nature Explorers after many successful years in the Aruba Tourism Industry, the company is dedicated to bringing a meaningful and more insightful experience to the island visitors. Aruba Nature Explorers strives to present our small yet influential and distinctive island as an ecologically diverse and culturally significant part of the Caribbean experience.
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