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.
You'll find several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the beach names to get additional information about that individual beach.
A beach scene that's good for snorkeling is Palm Beach. Water sports, fishing, and snorkeling are prominent on Palm Beach and equipment rental is available. There are also a number of hotels and restaurants to visit and people-watching remains a popular activity.
Another good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is 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.
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.
These are just some of the options that are available. Click here to view our extended discussion of beaches for Palm Beach.
A landmark worth visiting is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is situated in Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Take a free half hour long tour and see the factory which produces moisturizing Aloe Vera gel.
If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit 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 museum is open on weekdays only, from 8:30am until 4:00pm.
But that's not all -- you will find plenty of other choices as well. If interested, you can find more details about other sites worth seeing close to Palm Beach here.
One of the frequently visited local attractions is 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.
A second place that you might enjoy 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.
Palm Beach has many other choices too. Click on this link to read our extended discussion of natural attractions in and around Palm Beach.
In the mood for some action? Travelers looking to test their luck on the slots will have quite a few venues where they can do so in this area.
If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, you might like Copa Cabana Casino. Not only does the Copa Cabana feature 21 live table games and 255 slot machines, but every night is a celebration. With the "Carnival in Rio" theme, you can listen to live music every Tuesday through Sunday, dance, sip on tropical cocktails, and smoke hand rolled cigars.
Radisson Casino has a selection of games for visitors to enjoy, including Blackjack, Craps, Poker - Caribbean Stud, Poker - Let it Ride, and Roulette. The fun thing about the Radisson Casino is their host of weekly specials. Every Monday, guests are invited to play free Bingo.
Luckily, you'll be able to find quite a few other options too. Click to see our page dedicated to gaming in Palm Beach.
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