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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average38%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Northern Aruba | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 0787
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a nice 15 min ride from our beach hotel. Once up there not much to do but see the lighthouse. A few vendors up there and a spectacular view of the island.

Thank jthwrh
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped at the lighthouse as part of our shore excursion. View is nice, but we really didn't do much with this stop. We got the brief history of the lighthouse, and basically waited around for the bus to leave.

Thank SheltieOwner
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here on a tour of Aruba. The views from where the lighthouse is located, is gorgeous! A highlight was the little snack bar that sold fresh fruit smoothies. They were yummy!

Thank HarlanKY
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to view near sundown. The views are absolutely stunning. Then, to have a cold coconut water and take some amazing photo's to send to family and friends, you cannot ask for a better view; especially with the sound of the ocean!

Thank Dayna8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The view from this restaurant is beautiful. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and portions are just perfect.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took an ATV tour by the lighthouse and it was an amazing view , you can also pay a small fee and climb to the top of the lighthouse! This is a must see in Aruba !!!

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For a quick ride from our resort. It looks further then it really is. Place is nice. Worth the $30 you spend for 4 people. Tour guide was really friendly, super informative. Took his time and was very clear.

Thank Verushka O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very simple ride up. It was our first stop on the desert side of the island. We stopped and had a beer while at the Lighthouse and took in the scenery, not a bad first stop.

Thank SCh2ofowler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were staying near the high rise hotels and this was a short drive away, probably 15-20 min. It's $8 for all persons who want to take a tour to the top of the light house. You won' t be able to go up without...More

Thank Charles O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worth the drive. Not worth more than 30 Minutes. hours. Beautiful vistas to the south and north. The lighthouse itself is beautiful, simple and worth a few photos. We did not do the rather expensive tour/climb. Driving to the lighthouse is also interesting because of...More

Thank danmurphy
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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.
27 August 2015|
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Response from WillingSpouse | Reviewed this property |
There are no hours or cost . The Lighthouse is at the top of the road but is not open to enter. There are plans to renovate it and have it open to the public but that may be years away. Still neat to see and there are... More