Welcome to Oranjestad

Speaking of which, Oranjestad maintains a pleasant low-key buzz – except when a cruise ship is in port. Then, thousands of passengers descend on the capital, invading the shops and restaurants, transforming the vibe into a high-pitched frenzy.

Top experiences in Oranjestad

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Oranjestad activities

$80 Private & Custom Tours

Aruba Family Friendly Private Tour

After pickup from your hotel or the cruise terminal in Oranjestad, you will be taken to see the most beautiful attractions on the island. The first stop will be the Aloe Vera Factory and Museum. You will have the opportunity to take a tour through the state-of-the-art factory, and at the adjacent museum you will learn about how aloe, first introduced to the island in 1840, became a significant part of Aruba's history. The next stop will be at the Casibari Rock Formation, one of Aruba’s most famous natural wonders. This rock formation is a unique cluster of huge rocks that rise up from the desert soil to create an unique visual setting. Some of the rocks weigh several tons and are shaped in peculiar forms. Roam the groomed walking trails and steps through the rocks and if you are up for a challenge, hike up to the top to see breathtaking views of the island. The third stop will be at the Natural Bridge, a formation of coral limestone cut from years and years of pounding surf. It was once once of the largest natural coral limestone formations in the world, standing an impressive 23 feet above sea level and more than 100 feet wide until it collapsed in 2005. The next stop will be at Alto Vista Chapel. Surrounded by the Aruban countryside, enjoy peace and contemplation at this chapel which was built on the site of the first Catholic Church built in 1750 by a Spanish missionary. Your final stop will be the famous California Lighthouse, named after a historic ship called the California which is famous for having received distress signals from the Titanic as it sunk in 1912. This area offers some of the most beautiful scenic views of Aruba.