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.

Several hundred exotic butterflies from around the world make their homes in the controlled environment that is Aruba's Butterfly Farm. Take the 20 to 25 minute guided tour to learn all about the butterflies.


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The farm is located across from the Phoenix and Riu High Rise hotels.

The Butterfly Farm is located near Oranjestad; it's to the south west of Palm Beach.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite wandering around this attraction, don't worry -- you can find an impressive array of local restaurants in this area. The most convenient eatery to The Butterfly Farm is Pure Beach Restaurant, which offers eclectic fare. Pure Beach Restaurant is a slight ways away, but far-off enough that you might want to make arrangements for having a means of transportation to get there. Also nearby, you will find restaurants such as Pure Ocean and Sunset Beach Bistro where you may test out International meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Aruba.

Nearby Attractions

Other local attractions include Signature Park, which is less than a hundred yards away the vicinity of Palm Beach. You might also want to consider heading to Bubali Bird Sanctuary, which is another attraction in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Aruba's attractions as possible, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near The Butterfly Farm
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Signature Park -- 0.0 mi. (0.9 km) NNW The vicinity of Palm Beach
Bubali Bird Sanctuary -- 0.3 mi. (1.5 km) S The vicinity of Palm Beach
4D Theater Other Activities/Excursions 0.7 mi. (0.4 km) NE Palm Beach
Caribbean Cinemas Mega Plex 8 Other Activities/Excursions 0.7 mi. (0.4 km) NE Palm Beach
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum Museum 1.8 mi. (1.8 km) SSE Oranjestad
Noord Mountain Park -- -- -- Sabana Lider
National Archaeological Museum Aruba Museum 3.1 mi. (0.4 km) S Downtown Oranjestad
Museo Historico Arubano Museum 3.3 mi. (0.8 km) S Downtown Oranjestad

More Information


The farm is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm. If you want to go on a guided tour of the farm, you will need to arrive before 4:00pm, when the last tour begins.


Wear bright clothing and sweet smelling sunscreen and perhaps a butterfly will land on you, which is safer for them than trying to handle them.


Rates vary at the Butterfly Farm based upon the size of the party, but guests receive complimentary pass to return as many times as they like throughout the duration of their stay on the island.


Irausquin Blvd. Z N, the vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba


(297) 586-3656




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