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 an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for people who are so inclined. Click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that part of the coast.

Hadicurari Beach: Hadicuri, also known as Fisherman's Huts, is a white sand beach with some pebbles and shells near the shore. The water here is very shallow and great for swimming in, or, for those who prefer to stay dry, shade huts are placed along the beach to provide respite from the sun.

Attractions Map

Another location worth considering 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: 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.

These are just a few of your options. Readers can find out more by going to this page.

Landmark Attractions

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

A common landmark for vacationers is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is situated in Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. South of central Palm Beach. 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located within downtown Oranjestad, 3.5 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Museo Historico Arubano: There are several exhibits in the museum that will help give anyone a deeper understanding of the Aruban story, an insight into its rich history, and a look at how the islanders have grown as a people.

That's not all -- you can find some other places to visit. To read about other landmarks nearby, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

Travelers who like being outside will frequently enjoy The Butterfly Farm. 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.

Another site 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.

Of course, you can find quite a few other choices too. To learn about more natural attractions in and around Palm Beach, use this link.

Casinos

Feeling lucky? Visitors wanting to test their luck on the slots will discover several alternatives in this area.

Stellaris Casino, part of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is situated in northern Palm Beach. Vegas style gaming indeed. There are 26 table games like Let it Ride Poker, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, and Blackjack available so you can prove just how lucky you are.

If you want to try your luck at 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 has a selection of games for visitors to try out, 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.

Luckily, there will be a nice selection of choices. Click here to read our page dedicated to gaming in Palm Beach.

 

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