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California Lighthouse

Northern Aruba | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 0787
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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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  • Average37%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Northern Aruba | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 0787
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Reviewed today

We drove up this way to have dinner at the Faro Blanco Restaurant (giving THAT a 3 out of 5). The view from near the light house and in the restaurant is great. Moon and night sky look good too. It's easy to get to...More

Thank Rhommer V
Reviewed yesterday

Well - its Lighthouse but with views of almost whole island. If you are not an adventure type person but want to "do" something on a lazy day, go there and you will not be disappointed.. There is a coconut water vendor there - try...More

Thank Love2ReviewThis
Reviewed 2 days ago

The lighthouse has recently been renovated and is at the northern tip of the island as you look around you get a pretty good view of the difference between the eastern and western side of the island. Great place to take a few pictures.

Thank christa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here as this was one of the sites on our island tour. It is an historic lighthouse built in 1913, named after a historic ship called the California which is famous for having received distress signals from the Titanic as it sunk in 1912....More

1  Thank WImom
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove by and checked it out. The sounding views were very nice, especially around sunset. Someone told us the restaurant there is the best Italian one on the island.

Thank Telly M
Reviewed 4 days ago

While on vacation we decided to exercise!! hiked up to the lighthouse everyday about 4 mile round trip from where we started - we parked at Arashi Beach sometimes and sometimes further down the road -depending on parking availability. Good walk! - a lot of...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Aruba recently as part of a Caribbean cruise. There are plenty of tour options from the port - you can take the bus tour ($25 USD per person) or you can choose a private tour which is what we did. Cost was $30...More

Thank TouringTurtles
Reviewed 5 days ago

No tours of the lighthouse available at the time we visited. So, we could only see it from the outside. Good photo op, I suppose. The best part was the big restaurant down the hill (walking distance) from the lighthouse, with terrace -- beautiful looking...More

Thank shetravelsherenthere
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a lighthouse, they do tours if you want to look inside but I doubt there's that much to see. Italian restaurant looked ok but just used the the toilets on our visit.

Thank Roy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was very very cute!! Loved the Italian restaurant! You can tell the lighthouse was renovated, but it still is a working light house!!! Definitely recommend this as a MUST when traveling to Aruba!

Thank Nicolcon
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vivian k
9 October 2017|
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Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Vivian, The closest the city buses get you to the California Lighthouse is the Arashi beach. From there you would have to walk another couple of minutes up to the lighthouse. It is recommended to take a tour bus, taxi or... More
Debbie K
19 September 2016|
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Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Debbie K, The lighthouse is open for guided tours. You can climb up to the top now. Please visit the website to purchase tickets or right here on tripadvisor. If you are on the island swing by the Faro Blanco Restaurant... More
11 September 2016|
Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant |
Hi MarshaP, No you can't go up the tower unattended.