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Address: | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
Phone Number:
+297 586 0787
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08:30 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known...

One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known for its spectacular views of the island. It's now open to the public to climb up to the highest look out point and enjoy panoramic 360 views of Aruba's most northern point.

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California lighthouse

Beautiful views from here. Did not pay to go up in the lighthouse- just looked at the sea all around- gorgeous! Just remember to take $1 to use the restroom. Worth the trip.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Carol R
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Bloomington, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a bad thing just kinda boring, I wouldn't go out my way to go see it, you may spend more time getting there than anything else. No activities

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views from here. Did not pay to go up in the lighthouse- just looked at the sea all around- gorgeous! Just remember to take $1 to use the restroom. Worth the trip.

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic! 360 view of the island. You will have to walk up but it is worth it. The views are amazing and you will earn bragging rights and have a great selfie to prove it.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely trip, very open with plenty to see, not too busy , $8 to go up to top if it's your thing , worth the visit

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a tour bus around the island of Aruba. The first stop was the lighthouse. We love lighthouses and take pictures to add to our collection. Next time, we'll take the tour that includes going up to the top.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't expect to much from this attraction. It's a lighthouse as thousands others with a little history just as thousands others. So nothing special and certainly not a ' must see'.

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Cookstown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a fan, a nice well kept Lighthouse. Great view and our starting point for off road fun with our Jeep down the NE shore of the island. Well worth the drive.

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a Lighthouse, It was pretty! We took a bus ride to make the wives happy. You can also rent ATV's to go there. It's however an adventure if you do rent an ATV. The bus driver was great and very friendly.....

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LaSalle, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't climb it but would give you stunning views of ocean and island. Wild goats grazed in the morning. Heard the steps were quite challenging. Husband drove there for sunrise but watch out for unlit rough roads.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the history of the lighthouse and the interpreter told us it had recently been upgraded. The light used to be operated by hand but now it is automatic.You can climb to the top only on ertain days and you must be on a tour. I understand why, but think it should be open to the public with a... More 

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