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

There are certainly enough road signs to get you here. Since it towers over the rest of the terrain, you can miss it. But I did miss the historical importance of this lighthouse... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely a must see while in Aruba. Close to eagle beach. Great views from up top. There's a great restaurant too that has wonderful food and is perfect at sunset.

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St. Paul, Mn
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saw the lighthouse on a jeep tour. Not much to see. I would have been disappointed had I paid a cab fare to go see it. It was on our tour, saw it as we passed by. Look at this in any brochure but don't waste precious vacation time to go look at it.

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Thank MnMimi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lighthouse is nice, the 360 view is exquisite. From here you can see most of the Happy Island, certainty the north shore and the beaches on the south shore. Go see for your self.

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Thank William F K
Chesterfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are certainly enough road signs to get you here. Since it towers over the rest of the terrain, you can miss it. But I did miss the historical importance of this lighthouse which would make it more impressive.

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Thank joe-chicago-23
Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here on a tour. I was expecting a lot more. It was still beautiful but not much to see really. There are some great views. The on site restaurant looks amazing. You have to payn$1 to use the washroom due to the water being brought in. Try the chill beer it's very good

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Thank Sundane
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely surrounding views, lighthouse restauration was just completed it is beautiful, great location for photos.

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Thank Thalie1965
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really just an opportunity to take a photo for a trip. There is not much other activities here. The beaches are all coral and rocky not sany types of beaches. You may see some flamingos on your way out.

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Thank Craig P
Seville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took a taxi to the light house and eat at the restaurant . Please make sure you do this. I arrived just before sunset, then had my meal, The view is breath taking as well as the meal. No appitizers, but a great meal and dessert. Drinks were fabulous . But the view .....

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Thank Carol C
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a lighthouse. You should go. But don't go without getting a coconut vodka frozen drink from the bus. They're BY FAR the best on the island with fresh coconut and perfectly blended. We trudged back up there three times already just for the dreamy drinks.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lighthouse has been off for many many years and they just turned it back on. great views early morning late nigh, any time

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