Baranca Sunu Grot

Baranca Sunu Cave - Tunnel of Love

Useful Information

Location: Arikok National Park Aruba.
North of Huliba, near to the east coast of Aruba which is named Guadirikiri.
(12.47281, -69.89651)
Open: All year daily 8-16.
Fee: Free.
Helmets and flashlights rented for $6.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: none
Dimension: L=200 m.
Guided tours:  
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The name Tunnel of Love became common for this cave, because of its spectacular shaped entrance, which looks like a big heart. There are also some speleothems inside which are interpreted as fertility symbols because of their shape. However, the actual name is Baranca Sunu Grot (Naked Rock).

This cave requires some physical fitness to explore, as there are several steep climbs. Helmets and flashlights can be rented at the entrance. The cave is not a tunnel, as its name suggests, but a complex of passages and has two entrances.

The Tunnel of Love has become a big tourist attraction, even a road was built to the entrance and nearby Huliba Grot. Currently, the cave is closed for preservation reasons, to reestablish its bat population. The two bats which are called Long Tongue Fruit Bats, and Insect Eater Bats, are very important to the island’s ecosystem. Fortunately the government has also realized, that they help control pests that could bother tourists.