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Best things to do in Aruba

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“Also a restaurant, right on the beach (Palm Beach) between the Marriott and Holiday Inn”
43 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“You can have a look at the beautiful Paseo Herencia mall it offers different restaurants, souvenirs shops different shops like Aruba Aloe were you can buy our one local product for the skin its a very nice mall for the whole family ”
18 locals recommend
National Park
“The National Park takes you on a memorable journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites. These can all be enjoyed and explored either on your own or during guided tours. A wide variety of educational and informative programs and fun activities is available.”
36 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“for the young people there is Gusto Nightclub a very nice club we're you can have drinks and party all night long ”
18 locals recommend
Beach
“Arashi Beach is a quiet narrow stretch of beach in Aruba with makeshift huts and a large parking area. A favorite with locals, Arashi Beach boasts gentle currents and abundant underwater life, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling in the Caribbean.”
45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fish so fresh their still floppin! Local Aruban bar where you can drink, eat and enjoy the view. Note - The kitchen is CLOSED on Mondays. Its sooo popular, cruise ships have excursions to here.”
51 locals recommend
Beach
“Palm Beach has palm trees, hotels, casinos, water sports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants and shops. Calm waters make this beach a comfortable haven for swimmers and snorkelers.”
17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Palm Beach Plaza is a multi-level mall, where you can shop, dine or simply watch a movie at the Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex 8. Our favorite hang out spot: Taste of Belgium; Happy hour from 5pm-7pm”
12 locals recommend
National Park
“The park offers a journey of the islands past offering unique geological, cultural and historical sites and the protected local flora and fauna.”
29 locals recommend
Beach
“Famous Baby Beach in Aruba is a true Caribbean beach paradise. Baby Beach is a gorgeous half-moon sandy expanse in a calm lagoon. The waters are shallow making it a prime beach destination for families with children. Swimmers can wade out for a long distance and still touch the sea bottom. Baby Beach is also a perfect location for snorkeling in Aruba. Where the bay opens out to the Caribbean Sea, snorkelers will behold a colorful kaleidoscope of coral and tropical fish. ”
33 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Located right in your front yard! :-) 2 min walk!!!! What can I say! You must see it and you WOW!!!! That is why you chosen this location! )”
26 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Best views at north end of island.,..and now you can climb to the top of lighthouse for panoramic 360 views (ticket must be purchased to climb lighthouse). While up there, you can grab a coconut water (served in the Coconut) or grab a bite and drink at Faro Blanco (italian restaurant)”
13 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Stunning place with amazing atmosphere and wine cellar. Make sure to make a reservation!”
19 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“have not met a person that does not smile when seeing a butterfly, there are to many to count here. do a quick visit or hang out for a while and get a tour...”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“View one of Aruba's oldest monument, completely restored and open for public”
20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“From aruba.com’s website "Go out on adventure and discover Mangel Halto, offering some of Aruba's best snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. This secluded beach is a perfect sunning and snorkeling spot in Aruba with calm, shallow waters rich in sea life supported by an intriguing network of mangroves. Sun bathers that like a quiet beach and their privacy tend to go here. The public beach huts and shaded areas are also perfect for a beach picnic or to watch Aruba's sunset. The area offers a sand beach, a wooden sun deck, and access through the mangroves for open water kayaking and SUP boarding. Mangel Halto Beach also serves as an excellent shore diving site in Aruba. It is possible to walk out to the edge of the reef to behold such fish as parrot fish, yellowtail snapper, sergeant majors and blue tangs as well as deep water gorgonians, sponges and anemones. The reef plunges to depths of 110’ where octopi, morays and barracuda abound." https://www.aruba.com/us/explore/mangel-halto”
24 locals recommend