Activities in Oranjestad

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Along Aruba's southwest coast is the capital city of Oranjestad, which also happens to be the largest and most popular center of tourism on the island as well.  The town was built up around Fort Zoutman, so it is no surprise that sightseeing tours of local historic attractions that tell the tale of Dutch rule over the island are a top activity, but it is really shopping that most visitors are enthralled by.

In recent years, Main Street was restructured to be a pedestrian only shopping center, so tourists can walk the waterfront stopping at each stall on the hunt for a good deal – and there are a lot of them.  If it is luxury goods you're after, then you'll want to stop by the Renaissance Mall.  Not everything is duty free, but the low prices on things that are bring tourists here in droves. 

Other activities vary greatly, accommodating a wide variety of tourists.  Active visitors will find fishing, snorkeling, and diving to be available, and most of the seven mile stretch along the resort coast is busy with dining and nightlife.

Bike and Scooter Rental

As a developed city, biking or riding a scooter in Oranjestad can be easy. Additionally, rural areas nearby serve as a great opportuntiy for mountain biking.

If you are thinking about feeling the wind on your face as you move along, there are a variety of different businesses that can help. To find out about other bike and scooter rentals, check out this page.

Diving

Oranjestad Diving

While few sites are found right off Oranjestad, the many services that the city offers, makes it a good destination for divers - even if they will have to travel a bit further to their dive site.

You'll find several dive services and at least 11 interesting dive sites in the area. Navigate to this page which is all about diving opportunities in this area if you want to find additional specifics.

Fishing

Teaser Fishing Charters

While not home to the best fishing in the Caribbean, Oranjestad does offer some options for those looking to fit in some fishing during a vacation.

Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 9 charter fishing services that operate from this area. For a better look at fishing in the area go to this page.

Golf

Tierra Del Sol Golf Course

Enjoy playing golf? There are a couple of golf courses in this area. The courses are The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course and Tierra Del Sol Golf Course. Click on the name of the course to get additional information concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. To reach our guide to golf courses throughout Aruba, go to this article.

Sailing and Boating

Jolly Pirates

Check the table just below to learn more about firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Oranjestad
Name Phone Location
Black Pearl Sailing (297) 593-1554 The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
De Palm Tours (297) 522-4400 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Jolly Pirates (297) 586-8107 The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Pelican Adventures (297) 587-2302 Palm Beach, 4.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Red Sail Sports (297) 586-1603 Palm Beach, 3.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Snorkeling Aruba (297) 592-6373 Palm Beach, 3.8 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Strea Charters (297) 600-2503 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad
The Tranquilo (297) 594-2173 Downtown Oranjestad
Wave Dancer (297) 582-5520 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad

If you want to find out about area marinas and charter operators click here.

Shopping

Aruba Trading Company

If you are traveling with some folks who enjoy shopping they can while away some time exploring some of the area's 87 retail shops. If you need details on shopping in Oranjestad, you can do so by clicking on this link.

Sightseeing

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

You really should set aside a day for exploring the sights and sounds of Oranjestad. Among other things, the area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors You can read this extended discussion concerning area sightseeing attractions if you want to find additional facts.

Information concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen in the following chart:

Sightseeing Services In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Aries Tours And Travel Travel and Tour Operators (297) 583-6785 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Aruba Kayak Adventure Kayaking Service (297) 582-5520 Downtown Oranjestad
Aruban Historic Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 582-0112 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Atlantis Submarines Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 522-4400 Downtown Oranjestad
Banana Bus Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 593-0757 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
De Palm Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 582-4400 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Fantasy Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 592-4737 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Kini Kini Transfer & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 583-3633 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Oduber Travel & Tours Co Travel and Tour Operators (297) 582-6664 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Seaworld Explorer Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 522-4400 Downtown Oranjestad
Shirley's Travel Services Travel and Tour Operators (297) 584-8860 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Shore Tours Aruba Nv Travel and Tour Operators (297) 588-6889 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Watapana Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 583-5191 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad

Snorkeling

Seaworld Explorer

If you enjoy looking at fish you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Oranjestad. For a more detailed look at snorkeling, navigate to this guide, which discusses possibilities for snorkeling.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 5 different spas in this area. To find out more about the options, see this page.

Tennis

Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Oranjestad
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Costa Linda Beach Resort Eagle Beach, 2.9 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad 2 check
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 2.3 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad 3 check
Casa Del Mar Resort Manchebo, 2.8 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad 4

For example, Costa Linda Beach Resort is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Take a look at the following table for information about other activities. for information concerning one other option. for information concerning other activities.

Other Activities In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
2Bfit Personal Training Studio Fitness Centers and Instructors (297) 588-7715 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Arawa Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park (297) 588-1438 Moko, 2.7 mi. Northeast of Central Oranjestad
Campana Watersports Watersports Operator (297) 586-3735 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Corpus Sanus Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (297) 588-3555 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Hustler's Billiards Billiard Hall (297) 582-7654 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Joe Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (297) 588-3562 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator -- Perkietenbos, 2.6 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad
Trinidad Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 1.1 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad
YMCA Fitness Centers and Instructors (297) 582-3072 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
 

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