Attractions in Noord

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A popular resort town, Noord is a great spot to choose for their luxury and comfortable hotels.  When it comes to exploring your surroundings, you'll find that beaches and casinos are top choices, but for landmarks and natural attractions you might have to drive to the surrounding towns to make it worth your while. 


Aruba's Palm Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to choose from, though each of them are found in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for vacationers who are so inclined. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that beach.

If you enjoy snorkeling, a location where that is an option is Palm Beach. Plenty of parking opportunities exist on either side of J.E. Irausquin Blvd. You may also choose to take a public bus which will drop you off at any number of locations right along the beach.

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Another option worth considering is Hadicurari Beach. There are gravel parking areas on the ocean side of L.G. Smith Blvd. Taking a car or taxi is the best way to get out to this spot beyond the Marriott Aruba Resort.

Eagle Beach: There are a number of parking areas off J.E. Irausquin Blvd. and there are multiple public bus stops with direct access to the beach.

Nearby areas offer a wider range of beach choices. To read more about beaches available, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions


A common landmark for vacationers is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is found within Oranjestad, 1.6 mi. South of central Noord. Aloe is arguable Aruba's most significant export and an important aspect of the island's economy. Since aloe was brought to Aruba in 1890, the industry has flourished here and Aruban aloe can now be found worldwide.

Another landmark worth visiting is Bushiribana. It is found in Bushiribana, 3.8 mi. East of central Noord. The site of a two former gold smelters built in 1825 by the Aruba Island Gold Mining Company, these ruins are a popular stop for visitors on there way to visit the Natural Bridge, and can't help but snap a few pictures of the unique rock formations.

National Archaeological Museum Aruba: Artifacts here shed light on the origins of the first inhabitants of the island and then tour you through the centuries to the cultural landscape today.

These are just a few of the options that are available. To learn more about other enjoyable places to visit near Noord, see this page.

Natural Attractions

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

Travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors frequently have fun visiting The Butterfly Farm. <p>After the first Butterfly Farm in St. Martin experienced such great success, one of the owners, William Slayter decided to take the concept to the island of Aruba. This Butterfly Farm, co-owned by Tony and Lori Cox, has been open since May of 1999, and remains popular thanks in part to the beauty and majesty of the butterfly, and also in part to William's quirky sense of humor.</p>

Another local site to consider is Bubali Bird Sanctuary. <p>Located in the area surrounding Bubali Pond, Bubali Bird Sanctuary seeks to create a safe refuge for a variety of coastal birds, including pelicans, sandpipers, and storks.</p>

These examples are just a sample of your options. Make your way to this extended discussion which is all about natural attractions in and near the area if you'd like to find out some more details.


Looking for some action? Visitors interested in trying their luck in some gaming action have quite a few places to go nearby.

Copa Cabana Casino, which is part of Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, is located in Palm Beach, 1.0 mi. West-Northwest of central Noord. This spacious gaming floor featuring a brightly lit space has a bank of electronic games to the back of the house and along the right while, and table games in the middle. Not at all cramped, there is plenty of space for you to work your way around the room and mingle.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, consider giving Stellaris Casino a try. The casino opens at 10:00 a.m. and does not close until around 4:00 a.m.

Hilton Casino offers a wide array of games for guests to try out, including Blackjack, Craps, Poker - Caribbean Stud, Poker - Let it Ride, and Roulette. The Hilton Casino wants to make every moment you spend with them an enjoyable one. That is why they offer not only slots and table games, but weekly specials and promotions that double your chances to win.

These examples are just some of the available choices. Navigate here to visit our article concerning gaming close to Noord.


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