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Wharfside Flea Market
Type: Art Galleries, Childrens Clothing, Flea Markets, Markets, Shopping Districts
Bring your best haggling tricks and get ready to bargain for T-shirts, local arts, crafts and delicacies. This flea market at the dock of Oranjestad's harbor used to be Aruba's first public market.... Read More
Bring your best haggling tricks and get ready to bargain for T-shirts, local arts, crafts and delicacies. This flea market at the dock of Oranjestad's harbor used to be Aruba's first public market. Years ago, before the big supermarkets started to pop up everywhere, farmers and fishermen brought their fresh fruits, vegetables and fish here, at these open-air kiosks along the harbor, for locals to barter and buy. The Waf (wharf) was desolated for a while, but one day it picked up its trading habits and resuscitated as a flea market, bringing tourists closer to the island's culture and traditions.
L.G. Smith Boulevard z/n
- Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: The Renaissance Mall was Aruba's first shopping center, and now it's one of the top venues for everyone seeking the ultimate shopping experience.
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: The Wharfside Flea Market has maintained its unique location alongside Aruba's cozy downtown harbor, enhancing the souvenir shopping and bargaining experience.
- Best for Shopping near Cruise Port Because: The Wharfside Flea Market may not be the only flea market on the island, but it was the first and most meaningful one.