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Things to do in Aruba

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Within a 5 minute drive you have Arashi beach. Enjoy a nice sunset view or a nice swim or just relax and read a book.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for happy hour and drinks. Beach bar with great music and ambiance.”
  • 46 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 ”
  • 15 locals recommend
National Park
“Nearly 20% of Aruba is a designated National Park and home to a long list of animal species and plant life. The Arikok National Park is home to rare priceless gems that are indigenous to our island. The Arikok National Park is a great place to spend the entire day enjoying the dramatic landscapes. There is a small entrance fee that goes towards the preservation of the park, educational programs and the animals who roam freely throughout the 7907 acres.”
  • 37 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 ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“Baby Beach is a shallow, sheltered man-made lagoon located near Mangle Cora in Seroe Colorado, on the southeast end of the island of Aruba.”
  • 50 locals recommend
National Park
“Arikok Park offers so many things: wild beaches, caves and rocks with Indian drawings and a sweet water well (the only one on the island). Walk or drive around the park and you will find out.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is our closest beach and one of the Most beautiful beaches on the planet 🌎 Home of the Divi Divi Tree a rarity that only exist here.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Beach
“This neighbourhood is close the Belle Privé. Lots of our guest sunrise or sunset jogg/run/powerwalk. We invite you to beach plogging to help our planet 🌎 ♻️”
  • 18 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
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Stunning place with amazing atmosphere and wine cellar. Make sure to make a reservation!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“For a one of a kind casual and affordable on the water experience where they serve fresh fried fish and shrimps with pan bati, aruban kind of pancake, fried funchi, aruban corn 'bread', fried plantain and yuca. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Best snorkel spot! This beach is a bit further away towards Savaneta, so say a 40 minute drive. But is is nice! You can also do kayak tours here!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“During the day you can buy fresh coconut water at the carts close to the light house 🥥 💦 you can have the best view at the Faro Blanco Restaurant. Sunset or romantic dinner? ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“The vibe is laid back, chill & relaxed. It's my all time favorite. Cuisine is Dutch & international.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Good dancing every saturday with live band and Proffesional latin dance instructor”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great place for happy hour and drinks. Beach bar with great music and ambiance.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“Stunning place with amazing atmosphere and wine cellar. Make sure to make a reservation!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“For a one of a kind casual and affordable on the water experience where they serve fresh fried fish and shrimps with pan bati, aruban kind of pancake, fried funchi, aruban corn 'bread', fried plantain and yuca. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Nice place to eat and it is part of an area with more restaurants. At night you have nice listening music for all the restaurants in that area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“The vibe is laid back, chill & relaxed. It's my all time favorite. Cuisine is Dutch & international.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
“Experience Happy Hour like a local! A Local favorite hangout spot, Local Store offers Wings, Burgers, Wraps & Salads, Craft Beers, in a unique cozy local ambiance.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great local seafood. The ambiance is not my favorite. Books out months in advance but if you call in the afternoon or show up at 5 pm to get reservation.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unique!! daily open for dinner .. Upscale ; particularly coz at this restaurant you can have your dinner on a bed! Besides only restaurant on the Island that creates a weekly menu with the season items from all over the world. Love it”
  • 15 locals recommend

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