Make Every Minute Of Shopping In Downtown Oranjestad Count

Of course, there are more shopping facilities in Aruba than downtown alone. The high rise area flourishes because of its top resorts, fine restaurants, exclusive shops and prestigious malls. But, for visitors who have only a couple of hours available to get to know the island, do some shopping and mingle with the locals, Oranjestad is perfect.

A great way to explore the capital of Aruba is by tramcar. This solar-powered vehicle is waiting at the cruise ship terminal to take passengers for a scenic city tour. Make a stop at the Caya G.F. Betico Croes (main street) for a real local shopping experience, including typical Aruban snacks and a fresh fruit smoothy to recharge the batteries. Visit some of the island’s oldest stores, like Aruba Trading Company, Maggy’s and La Linda Department Store. For Dutch linen, high quality souvenirs and Delft Blue, check out ECCO. 

For upscale shopping in Aruba, there’s the Renaissance Mall with high end brands like Cartier, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, among other top quality stores. The Royal Plaza is known for its extensive and varied collection of unique gift and specialty shops like FantaSea and Bula Surf Shop. Browsers will enjoy haggling and sniffing out the best bargains at the Wharfside Flea Market. Whatever the catch, don’t forget to breathe in some of the island’s history and culture. The National Archeological Museum and the Historical Museum Of Aruba are both around the corner.

Super Food Plaza
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Once located on the L.G. Smith Boulevard, surrounded by all the island's bigger supermarkets in Oranjestad, Super Food has come a long way. From grocery store filled with fresh produce and Dutch brands to the new and growing Super Food Plaza...  Read More

Post Aruba
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For downtown shoppers, the nearest postal office is located in one of the harbor malls in Weststraat, right next to the cruise ship terminal gate. Aruba Post not only offers regular postal services and products, but also money transfer options...  Read More

Botica Kibrahacha
Photo courtesy of Botica Kibrahacha


Bad sunburn? Stomach flu? Anti-allergic deodorant? Extra strong hairgel? For all your health care needs, beauty and personal care products, Botica Kibrahacha is just around the corner. The shortest route to get to this local pharmacy is by...  Read More

Boolchand's Digital World
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Mr. Doulatram Boolchand Nandwani started this incredible journey called Boolchand's more than eighty years ago. Today, the Boolchand's family is conquering the Caribbean with their primary focus: the happiness of their customers. At Boolchand's...  Read More



ECCO opened its doors in 1978 specializing in high quality merchandise like hand decorated linen, Dutch Delft Blue pottery, unique gifts and local handicrafts, men's and women's clothing plus a big assortment of accessories. Located at the front...  Read More

Palm Beach


Maggy Abrahams started her first beauty salon at the age of 18, this is how Maggy's was born - one of Aruba's first beauty emporiums with six store branches on the island, up till now. As a local favorite, Maggy's not only specializes in the...  Read More

Wharfside Flea Market
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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...  Read More



Aruba's main shopping street, Caya G.F. Betico Croes (named after ex-member of parliament Croes, who was responsible for setting Aruba's independence from the Dutch Antilles, back in 1986) is a half-mile long smorgasbord of international and...  Read More

Royal Plaza Mall
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp


This very pink and ornate building houses an attractive collection of shops that offers a little bit of everything. Buy souvenirs from the colorful kiosks spread across the Royal Plaza square, or browse the finer gift stores and surf shops on...  Read More



Renaissance means "revival", a time when interest in art, literature, education and other cultures, was reborn. That's exactly the atmosphere the Renaissance Mall & Marketplace wants to create with its wide variety of trendy shops, high-end...  Read More


Meet Liliana Erasmus

Born and raised in Aruba, Liliana moved to the Netherlands to continue her college education in Marketing. Since 1998 she’s been back on her beloved island, where she is working as a...  More About Liliana