Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Plantage Prins is an old plantation house ruins near the central section of Arikok National Park.

Reached up a rough dirt road just west of the Boca Prins and Fontein Cave area of the park, Plantage Prins are the remains of a former coconut plantation that operated on the site of underground water sources. The plantation was owned by the Printz family, from which the property derived its name. Reconstructed in the 1950's, the building walls and outdoor stone fireplace remain standing.

While the eastern side of Aruba tends to be very arid, the underground water at Plantage Prins makes this area lush with year round vegetation growth. This makes the area great for birdwatching.

While there is not much else here, the ruins tend not to see too many visitors so despite lying just over a small hill from the paved road, the ruins feel far away from anything else.

There are no improvements or development of any kind around the plantation ruins. A high clearance vehicle is necessary to reach Plantage Prins, however it is also a short walk if you'd like to park along the shoulder of the paved road and follow the dirt road to the structure.

Plantage Prins is subject to all park rules, including entry fees and open hours.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Park entrance


Feels very secluded. No crowds.


Crumbling and not much left.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed


Historically significant
Family friendly


Nearby Adventures

Arikok National Park, Aruba
Arikok National Park, Venezuela
Arikok National Park, Venezuela


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