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.

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 5 dive operators and at least 11 different dive sites to choose from. For more in-depth coverage of diving in this area go to this page.

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.

Fishing is a popular activity here, as suggested by the existence of 13 charter fishing services in this area. Follow this link to find our page dedicated to this topic.

Golf

Tierra Del Sol Golf Course

Like to golf? There are a pair of area golf courses. The courses in the area are The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course and Tierra Del Sol Golf Course. To get additional information concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more simply click on the name of the course. Moreover, you can take advantage of this article if you want to discover more details concerning golf throughout Aruba.

Sailing and Boating

Jolly Pirates

The chart right below summarizes more information about area firms that will help you enjoy some time on the 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'd like to read about local marinas and charter options see this page.

Shopping

Aruba Trading Company

If there are some shopping aficionados vacationing with you, they'll be interested to know that at least 76 retailers are located in this area. For information concerning opportunities for shopping in Oranjestad and nearby, navigate to this page.

Sightseeing

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

You should plan on spending a day exploring the sights, sounds and culture of Oranjestad. The area has a few historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Click to see our page about area sightseeing and attractions.

Details concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found in the following table:

Sightseeing Services In Oranjestad
Name Type Phone Location
Aruba Kayak Adventure Kayaking Service (297) 582-5520 Downtown Oranjestad
Aruba Motorcycle Tours & Rentals Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 641-7818 Jaburibari, 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Oranjestad
Aruba Walking Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 582-0112 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 1.0 mi. Northwest 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
Seaworld Explorer Excursions and Sightseeing Service (297) 522-4400 Downtown Oranjestad

Snorkeling

Atlantis Submarines

If you are thinking about snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Oranjestad. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, go to this page.

Spas

Relaxing in a spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 5 spas that operate in this area. For more about places to relax in this area click this link.

Tennis

Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort

If you're a tennis player you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are 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 instance, Costa Linda Beach Resort is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Glance through the following chart for information about other activities. to learn more. for information about 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
Corpus Sanus Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (297) 588-3555 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 1.0 mi. East of Downtown Oranjestad
 

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