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Noord, Aruba

Built in 1952 on the site of Aruba's first Roman Catholic church, this house of worship is aptly named. Its high position in the island's interior affords excellent sunrise and sunset views. Inside the basic church, pews are arranged in a...

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Although explorers set sail to the New World in search of gold, that likely isn't the first thing that pops to mind when you think Caribbean. This former gold mill in the northern part of Aruba recalls the island's rush. First discovered here...

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History buffs and expert divers score big at this site just 10 minutes off the coast of Aruba. A German freighter during World War II, the 400-foot-long ship is one of the largest wrecks in the Caribbean. Today, its starboard side is...
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J.E. Irausquin Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba
At this tranquil spot in Oranjestad, hundreds of species of butterflies flutter among tropical flowers, groomed gardens, and a Japanese pond, all set beneath gauzy netting. Docents lead tours past rushing waterfalls, crystal-clear pools, and...
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Eagle Beach, Aruba
It’s no wonder this pristine stretch of northwest coast is widely considered the best in the Caribbean—its powdery white sands and clear waters are the stuff of picture-perfect screen savers. Lined with a series of low-slung hotels,...
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San Fuego 70, Santa Cruz, Aruba
Among the 20 percent of Aruba that’s protected land, Arikok National Park boasts lava fields, limestone terrain, and a small beach, all crisscrossed with picturesque hiking trails. Paths lead to gold mine ruins, former plantations, and...
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An air of mystery hangs over this site on the island's cacti-laced interior. A series of boulders are piled high in a cluster—somewhat Stonehenge-like. Trails weave among the enormous stones, which are believed to have been formed...

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north end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba

Standing 30 meters (98 feet), this double-lens lighthouse offers the best vistas of the northern section of the island. The stone landmark was constructed from 1914 to 1916 and named for the ship California, which wrecked offshore in 1891....

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Schelpstraat 42, Oranjestad, Aruba

Occupying a former complex of private homes, this sprawling museum encompasses more than 10,000 pieces from 5,000 years of indigenous Amerindian history. Visitors can view tools, decorative items and food vessels, along with items...

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Wilhelminastraat 8, Oranjestad, Aruba

The pretty green building with intricate white trim is one of the architectural jewels of central Oranjestad. The former home of Dr. Eloy Arends was constructed in 1922. It was designed for Dr. Arends, who presented the home, furnished, for...

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Washington 61 Noord, Aruba
Located in a former home built more than 100 years ago, this intimate restaurant excels in ambience and Caribbean specialties. Outdoor tables sit next to a pool and pretty tropical gardens, while the dining room boasts an array of European...
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At Casa del Mar beach resort, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 51, Oranjestad- Aruba, Aruba

Housed in the Casa del Mar Beach Resort, this casual indoor/outdoor eatery starts serving at 7:30 a.m. Menus feature local fish, oversize salads and hearty sandwiches. Cocktails are another specialty at this beachside spot, with popular happy...

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Weststraat 36, Oranjestad, Aruba

It's all about the fruits of the sea at this local favorite in the center of town. The décor is nautical, and the dishes are named for seafaring icons. Among the must-tries are the Charlie Brouns (fried fish roe in a garlic...

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Bubali 141-A, Noord, Aruba
True to its name, this centrally located eatery and seafood market excels in super-fresh preparations of the daily catch, whether fried, baked, smoked, grilled, or cooked in soup. The fish-and-chips, served with coleslaw, is particularly popular...
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Savaneta 270, Savaneta, Aruba
Enjoy fresh seafood right from the source at this local spot in Savaneta, a seaside town that was once the capital of Aruba. Enjoy a cold Chill beer as you wait on line. The menu, in both Papiamento and English is simple. Once it's your turn, be...
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Weststraat 17, Oranjestad, Aruba

This is the oldest continuous business on Aruba, established in 1923. And today this enormous store is still a go-to place for just about everything, from jewelry and clothing for adults and kids to makeup and skincare. Home...

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Caya G. F. Betico Croes, Oranjestad, Aruba
Aruba is a paradise for shoppers, and this leafy street, named for a local freedom fighter, is its main attraction. Lined with palm trees and an antique streetcar, the half-mile stretch features several different stores, all housed in pastel-hued,...
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L.G. Smith Blvd, Oranjestad, Aruba
A shopping mecca, this downtown street is lined with malls and flea markets. On Oranjestad’s main pier, across from one of the larger malls, you’ll find the site of Aruba’s first public market. Once a clearinghouse for local...
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Noord, Aruba

Attention beach bums, this shop is just for you. There's an endless array of beachwear for men, women and children, and the shop also stocks accessories for sand and sea activities. Look for beachy décor items...