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The Local Market

Paardenbaaistraat / Rockefellerstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 733 1982
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nice........but like all of Aruba expensive

Just bring US dollars youll be fine.....everyone seems to prefer US dollars in Aruba ITS F@#$%IN... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Decent market for souvenirs.

Decent market for souvenirs only, as that's pretty much all they have here. Magnets, t-shirts, wood... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
James A
Windsor, Canada
via mobile
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Want to get a feel of the Aruban culture; The Local Market is the place to be! Located right in front of the Valero Boulevard gas station by the cruise terminal, the market is open Monday thru Saturday from 9am-6pm; parking is free for market visitors. Traditional Dutch-style market stalls fill up the marketplace with vendors offering a huge selection of products at bargain prices.
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“souvenirs” (8 reviews)
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Paardenbaaistraat / Rockefellerstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 733 1982
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Just bring US dollars youll be fine.....everyone seems to prefer US dollars in Aruba ITS F@#$%IN HOT IN ARUBA IN AUGUST......bring hat sunblock and water if you are going to shop bus is $3.00 US taxi from RIU palace is $11.00 US

Thank petsan2ditto
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Decent market for souvenirs only, as that's pretty much all they have here. Magnets, t-shirts, wood carvings and fake jewelry, but it's not all junk, you just have to take a look and see for yourself.

Thank James A
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fun place to grab a deal - all non-brand name stores prices are highly negotiable. Don't pay full price at the brand name stores...

Thank tarheelfans0103
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Be aware, this place can get hugely busy when the cruise ships are in. But that is part of the fun. Lots to browse.

Thank William O
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Oranjestad seems to have a lot of flea markets with the same old things: dresses, hats, caps, purses, bags, beach towels, and souvenirs. This one seemed higher priced than the one right next to the Arubus station. There was a giant Adirondack chair where you...More

Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Reviewed 28 December 2016

As soon as you can get off the ship do so as the shops in the downtown area are great. You can find all types of items from regular stores to local vendors. The best part about is they all take American cash. You can...More

Thank joefocht53
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a great place to pick up that last minute souvenir or gift for someone back home. The Vendors are friendly and the prices are very good. They will even barter with you so just ask. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Heading home from vacation is not fun, but browse through this local area and you will find treasures abundant. Everything from standard t-shirts and keychains, to unique wares as well. The dollar goes a lot further, and there is a little something for everyone.

Thank marci4tony
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I enjoy shopping the market, lots of suviorners at a reasonable price. Variety abounds among this quaint market

Thank skyvixen1
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had a great experience with all the vendors. They were all very friendly and helpful. As other people have said not pushy at all which is a lively change from some of the other island market places. They had some really nice traditionally dressed...More

Thank Glamgirls123
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