Northwest Coast
De Olde Molen

A piece of Aruba's Dutch heritage, this windmill was built in Holland in 1804. In 1960, it was shipped to Aruba, piece-by-piece and reconstructed. Tours not available but definitely worth seeing.

Northwest Coast

This historic lighthouse, built in 1910, is not named after the rolling sand dunes behind the cliff on which it is situated, but rather for its proximity to the wreck "S.S. California" - a ship that sank nearby in 1891, before the lighthouse was...  Read More

National Archaeological Museum of Aruba

This newly restored museum, which moved in 2009 into one of the island's most historic landmarks downtown, offers a fascinating glimpse at the life of Aruba's first inhabitants. The permanent exhibition provides an interactive experience for...  Read More

Constructed in 1796 this old Dutch fortress now houses the Historical Museum of Aruba. The museum offers displays chronicling the island's early history from ancient Caiquetio Indian artifacts through Spanish and Dutch colonialism. The Willem...  Read More

San Nicolas
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp

Spend a day touring Aruba's oldest and second largest town. San Nicolas was where most of the Lago oil refinery workers lived until 1985 when the factory closed. Now this port town is rejuvenating itself for tourism by building a central market,...  Read More

Northeast Coast
Alto Vista Chapel
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp

Established more than 250 years ago by the Indians and the Spanish, Alto Vista is often called the Pilgrim's Church. As the name suggests, the chapel is set on a cliff looking out across the sea. A small, winding road leads to the chapel – the...  Read More

Northeast Coast
Photo courtesy of Dino Erasmus

In the mid-19th century, Aruba experienced a gold rush and small mines were built throughout the countryside. The gold mill ruins at Bushiribana is still visible and serves as a reminder of Aruba's golden years.

Northwest Coast
Rancho Notorious

Rancho Notorius is Aruba's leading horseback touring company. Their most popular trip is three hours long and includes free hotel pickup and a tour of the unique countryside, beach and lighthouse. Other tours visit the Conchi natural pool, a...  Read More


The historic town of Savaneta is the original Dutch capital established in 1816. Located right on the way to San Nicolas, the charming town is known for its picturesque, historic buildings, which include the oldest homes on the island. Fishing...  Read More

Northeast Coast

Ayo Rock Formations is located to the northeast of Hooiberg and just a couple of minutes away from Aruba's Donkey Sanctuary and Casibari – another popular but more crowded spot to explore the island's unique collection of massive diorite...  Read More