Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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The Bubali Bird Santuary is a manmade wetlands area that creates protected habitat and nesting areas for Aruba's native and migratory bird populations.

Located between Palm Beach and Eagle Beach, Bubali Bird Sanctuary covers a 49 acre area set around a lake complex created from the discharge of a wastewater treatment facility. Now these wetlands support ariound 80 species of birds that include several threatened and restricted-range species. The vegetation surrounding the lakes is also home to many nesting species.

The main area of access for visitors is an observation tower that can be reached by traveling down a short dirt road on the sanctuary's north side. The small tower offers views across the lake. 

Species of birds commonly seen at the sanctury incude American coots, common moorhens, white-cheeked pintails, yellow warblers, burrowing owls, and bananaquits.

There are no fees required to visit the sanctuary and it tends to stay pretty quiet and free of many other visitors. Reaching the tower requires a drive down a short dirt road that is commonly rutted and may have large puddles owing to its low elevation location. Generally all passenger types can make it, though if the road is too rough or wet, it's easy to park just off the street and walk the road to the observation tower.

No bathrooms or drinking water are available at the sanctuary.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass



Sanctuary protected from resort development.


Occasional odors. Only one main access area.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed


Family friendly
Near lake or river
Bird watching



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