Fodor's Expert Review Mt. Hooiberg

Santa Cruz and Paradera Views

Named for its shape (hooiberg means "haystack" in Dutch), this 541-foot peak lies inland just past the airport. You are bound to notice it as your plane lands. If you have the energy, you can climb the 562 steps to the top for an impressive view of Oranjestad (and Venezuela on clear days). It is the island's second-highest peak; Mt. Jamanota at 617 feet is the tallest.  It's a very hot climb with no shade, so wear a hat, apply plenty of sunscreen, and bring water.

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Paradera, n/a Aruba  Aruba

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