Aruba has a lot of hiking and walking trails, the best of which are in Arikok National Park. It is possible to be accompanied on a hike by a park tour guide but this would need to be booked in advance. Aruba’s sun is in tense, and the desert-like landscape (think Arizona) doesn’t offer much tree shade, but with plenty of water and a good light hat, hiking is definitely worth the effort since you get to see places you would not otherwise reach. There are challenging hills, caves, abandoned gold ruins and mines, and limestone cliffs. Hike up to the top of Mount Jamanota you will see a 360 degree view of Aruba from Aruba’s highest point. Most trails are clearly marked within the park. Sneakers are fine, and you can never go wrong with hiking boots as well. To get a good look at the caves a flashlight is recommended.