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Watapana, Arikok National Park, Aruba

High up for sunrise in Arikok National Park, Aruba. This life-sized bonsai bush is the native Watapana. Thanks to the strong and always present trade winds, the watapana trees on the island all grow pointing the same direction. For this same reason, the hotels on the island are built along the leeward coast where the water is calmer and the sand can form beaches. The locals say, “if you are a tourist and you are lost, the watapana will guide you home.” #arubaonehappyisland #discoveraruba #Caribbean #onehappyisland #arikok #arikoknationalpark #divi #divitree #divitrees #hikearuba #aruba #sunrisehike #whyamiawake #firstlight #Divi-divi #Cascalote #Guaracabuya #Guatapana #Nacascol #Watapana

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