Aruba may not have the rainforested mountains of some Caribbean islands, but that doesn't mean its scrubby interior doesn't boast some mighty arresting scenery. Some of the most notable comes via the Ayo Rock Formations, where heaps of massive pale boulders loom almost improbably out of cactus groves. Walking trails afford access to these enigmatic outcrops, which are reminiscent of the African bush or Australian outback.
Besides their sheer geological presence, the Ayo Rock Formations are notable for ancient petroglyphs created by the Arawak people: a tantalizing glimpse into Aruba's indigenous heritage.
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