An Enchanting Eco-Attraction
Secreted away in a lush tropical garden oasis full of brilliant blooms and serene koi ponds is The Aruba Butterfly Farm, one of this island’s most enchanting eco-attractions. You’ll find it right across from the Divi Phoenix hotel where you’ll be delighted by the sight of hundreds of butterflies freely flying about feeding on nectar and fresh fruit. And did you know a group of butterflies is called a “kaleidoscope”? That’s a fitting description here as the farm provides an ever-changing scene of vibrant colors and light.
There are dozens of species, including the exotic neon Blue Morpho, and if you’re lucky, you might happen upon the magic of metamorphosis unfolding right before your eyes. To make the most of your visit, join a guided tour-they run every hour, and are included in the admission price. Learn all about the habits of these fascinating creatures from fun and friendly guides and wear bright colors so the butterflies will alight on you. Afterward, seek out the butterfly wing mural for a perfect IG-worthy pose, or better yet, become a butterfly yourself! You’ll find a human-sized set of colorful wings hanging from a tree which you are welcome to try on for stunning souvenir pics. Next, head to the on-site Nectar Café for refreshing freshly squeezed juices, home-baked goods, coconut ice cream, and fruit popsicles.
Go early in your vacation as your initial entrance is good for as many repeat visits as you like. (And you’ll want to return often!)
Article written by Susan Campbell