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Aruba’s 6 most iconic landmarks

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The Caribbean’s happiest island offers much more than sun, sand, and sea. There are enough sightseeing places on the island to occupy a month’s vacation, and there are also lots of possibilities to learn about Aruba’s most iconic landmarks, historical and natural attractions, and museums. Casiola Aruba will help you locate your ideal island vacation villa no matter where you choose to stay in Aruba.

The famous California Lighthouse

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At the northern tip of the island you’ll find The California Lighthouse, one of Aruba’s most famous landmarks. The lighthouse is an ideal site for a panoramic view of the island’s coastline! Climb to the top for the greatest 360-degree views of the island. The lighthouse was named after the S.S. California, which went down before it was built in 1910. The surrounding landscape is rough and magnificent, including sand dunes known as the California Dunes, cactus, and even grazing goats. The lighthouse is currently accessible every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a $5 entry fee and no reservations necessary.

Oranjestad, the Capital of Aruba

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Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital, has historical proof of its robust past and is swiftly evolving toward a wealthy future. Discover remarkable renovated iconic landmark buildings along the road, such as the green “Stadhuis” housing the City Hall, where formal weddings are performed. Oranjestad has a lot to offer, from cultural events to shopping and dining. Explore the city center by trolley to familiarize yourself with the retail districts.

Aloe Vera Farm

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Learn about the healing wonder plant aloe vera and see for yourself how it became Aruba’s number one export product. The aloe vera miracle plant was brought to Aruba around 1840. Soon, aloe vera plants covered two-thirds of Aruba’s area, and the island became the world’s largest aloe exporter. Upon your tour, you may purchase aloe items at the gift store to cure your sunburn or to take them home as a keepsake.

Lourdes Grotto Roman Catholic Shrine

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The Lourdes Grotto is named after the renowned French religious landmark and was built in 1958 under the supervision of a priest named “Erkamp”.  The Grotto is a rock-cut shrine near Seroe Preto, right off the main route to San Nicolas. A 700-kilogram statue of the Virgin Mary was brought into place in the grotto. Every year on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (February 11), a procession departs from the St. Theresita church in San Nicolas for the grotto, where a mass is held. The grotto is accessible by car and may be visited on a daily basis.

Alto Vista Chapel

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Services are still held in this little yellow chapel often called the “Pilgrim’s Church,” which was built by Spanish missionaries in 1750 and is regarded as the Caribbean’s first church. Alto Vista Chapel is a modest Catholic chapel and one of Aruba’s most beloved iconic landmarks. Alto Vista means “highest view” in Spanish, and the church, true to its name, is situated high on a hill with stunning views of the island’s north shore.

The Butterfly farm

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The Butterfly Farm is a rare opportunity for photography and a sure delight for visitors of all ages. This is one of the most unusual landmarks in Aruba, and it’s a great opportunity to take vivid close-up shots. Best of all, your entry permits you to return as many times as you like during your stay, so arrive early and visit as frequently as you like. The Butterfly Farm is located in the popular Palm Beach area, and across from the Aruba Divi Phoenix.

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Those browsing Aruba rentals with the purpose of visiting all of the island’s iconic landmarks are in the correct spot. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the highlights of a memorable vacation to Aruba. With so many fantastic places to stay with Casiola Aruba, living your best island life is simpler than ever!

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