Attractions in Palm Beach

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When they aren't in their high-rise resorts or lounging on the beach, most people spend their time in Palm Beach on the piers, shopping, dining, and taking in the sites.  There is more to do in the surrounding area that can't be overlooked like cultural attractions in Oranjestad, casinos in and around Palm Beach, and several natural attractions which revolve around local fauna.

Beaches

Aruba's Palm Beach

You'll find a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that specific beach.

Hadicurari Beach: Hadicurari is home to the Hi-Winds World Challenge, a pro-am windsurfing competition. Windsurfing is the most popular sport in the area and visitors have ample opportunities to learn new skills or practice what they already know.

Attractions Map

A second place that beach-goers can consider is Palm Beach. Located in the center of Aruba's tourism industry, Palm Beach is comprised of a long stretch of sandy white beach sprinkled with palapas and palms for shade. Several high-rise hotels are found near this beach, as well as two piers.

Eagle Beach: Recently noted as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World by Trip Advisor, Eagle Beach is a well-loved family beach where picnics and camping are commonplace. Water sports are popular on Eagle Beach and rental equipment and organized water activities are available to visitors.

These are merely a few of the places worth checking out Click on this link to check out our discussion of beaches for Palm Beach.

Landmark Attractions

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

One popular destination is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is located in Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Monday to Friday tours are offer from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saturday tours run from 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located in downtown Oranjestad, 3.5 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Located in downtown Oranjestad, this is both museum and research institution whose purpose is to educate locals and tourists alike about Aruba's colorful history and preserve that knowledge through the generations.

Museo Historico Arubano: The Historical Museum of Aruba follows Aruban history from the first settlers to modern day, showcasing some of the island's greatest achievements, as well as its most difficult challenges. Founded in 1983, three years before Aruba's independence, the museum would play a crucial role in preserving the island's heritage.

But that's not all -- you'll be able to find other choices as well. If you need to find out more about other sites worth visiting close to Palm Beach by clicking here.

Natural Attractions

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

The Butterfly Farm is one of the better known outdoor attractions. 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.

A second place worth a visit is Bubali Bird Sanctuary. 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.

Luckily, you can find a full range nature attractions. To read about other natural attractions in and around Palm Beach, use this link.

Casinos

Ready for some action? Visitors looking to test their luck will have lots of places to go in and near the area.

Stellaris Casino, a part of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is located in northern Palm Beach. Stellaris Casino is one of the largest in Aruba. Forget about small rooms and crowded slot machines.

If you enjoy playing the slots, consider heading to Copa Cabana Casino. 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.

Hilton Casino offers a selection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Blackjack, Craps, Poker - Caribbean Stud, Poker - Let it Ride, and Roulette. The fun thing about the Hilton Casino is their host of weekly specials. Every Monday, guests are invited to play free Bingo.

Needless to say, you can find some other choices too. Click this link to view our extended discussion of gaming in and near Palm Beach.

 

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