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  • 1. Baby Beach

    Beach–Sight

    On the island's eastern tip (near the now-closed refinery), this semicircular beach borders a placid bay of turquoise water that's just about...Read More

  • 2. Butterfly Farm

    Farm/Ranch

    Hundreds of butterflies and moths from around the world flutter about this spectacular garden. Guided tours (included in the price of admission...Read More

  • Eagle Beach

    3. Eagle Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Aruba's most photographed beach and the widest by far, especially in front of the Manchebo resort, Eagle Beach is not only a favorite with visitors...Read More

    Eagle Beach
  • 4. Manchebo Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Impressively wide, the white-sand shoreline in front of the Manchebo Beach Resort is the backdrop for the numerous yoga classes now taking place...Read More

  • 5. National Archaeological Museum of Aruba

    Museum/Gallery

    Located in a multi-building complex that once housed the Ecury Family Estate, this modern, air-conditioned museum showcases the island's beginnings...Read More

  • 6. Palm Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This is the island's most populated and popular beach running along the high-rise resorts, and it's crammed with every kind of water sports...Read More

  • 7. Alto Vista Chapel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Meaning “high view,” Alto Vista was built in 1750 as the island’s first Roman Catholic Church. The simple yellow and orange structure stands...Read More

  • 8. Arashi Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This is the local favorite, a ½-mile (1-km) stretch of gleaming white sand with a rolling surf and good snorkeling. It can get busy on weekends...Read More

  • 9. Aruba Aloe Museum & Factory

    Farm/Ranch

    Aruba has the ideal conditions to grow the aloe vera plant. It's an important export, and there are aloe stores all over the island. The museum...Read More

  • 10. Aruba Ostrich Farm

    Farm/Ranch

    Everything you ever wanted to know about the world's largest living birds can be found at this farm and ranch. There are emus, too! A large...Read More

  • 11. Balashi Brewery & Beer Garden

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Aruba is the only nation in the world to make beer out of desalinated sea water, and it’s really good beer! They also now make a version called...Read More

  • 12. Boca Grandi

    Beach–Sight

    This is the choice for the island's best kiteboarders and expert windsurfers, even more so than Fisherman's Huts. But the currents are strong...Read More

  • 13. California Lighthouse

    Geological Site

    Declared a national monument in 2015, the landmark lighthouse on the island’s eastern tip is being restored to its original glory. It was named...Read More

  • 14. Druif Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Fine white sand and calm water make this beach a fine choice for sunbathing and swimming. It's the base beach for the Divi collections of all...Read More

  • 15. Fisherman's Huts

    Beach–Sight

    Beside the Ritz-Carlton, Fisherman's Huts is a windsurfer's and kiteboarder's haven. Swimmers might have a hard time avoiding all the boards...Read More

  • 16. Ft. Zoutman

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the island's oldest edifices, Aruba's historic fort was built in 1796 and played an important role in skirmishes between British and...Read More

  • 17. Malmok Beach

    Beach–Sight

    On the northwestern shore, this small, nondescript beach borders shallow waters that stretch 300 yards from shore. There are no snack or refreshment...Read More

  • 18. Mt. Hooiberg

    Geological Site

    Named for its shape ( hooiberg means "haystack" in Dutch), this 541-foot peak lies inland just past the airport. If you have the energy, you...Read More

  • 19. Rock Formations

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The massive boulders at Ayo and Casibari are a mystery, as they don't match the island's geological makeup. You can climb to the top for fine...Read More

  • 20. Rodger's Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Near Baby Beach on the island's eastern tip, this beautiful curving stretch of sand is only slightly marred by its proximity to the tanks and...Read More

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