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.


Located in the vicinity of Palm Beach, near Oranjestad, The Butterfly Farm welcomes local customers and visitors who are lodging in this area of Aruba. Whether or not you're staying nearby, you should consider dropping by to check it out. It is south west of Palm Beach.

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

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be having a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of The Butterfly Farm. Pure Beach Restaurant, which has a menu full of eclectic food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The restaurant is a short distance off, but distant enough that you might decide to make arrangements for having some method of transport to get there. Also nearby, you will come across restaurants including Pure Ocean and Caffe Baci where you and your group can sample Italian food and enjoy the Aruba scene.

Nearby Attractions

Additional local activities include Signature Park, which is less than a hundred yards away the vicinity of Palm Beach. You might also want to think about making the trip to Bubali Bird Sanctuary, which is another attraction in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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
Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8 Other Activities/Excursions 0.5 mi. (0.3 km) NE Palm Beach
4D Theater Other Activities/Excursions 0.7 mi. (0.4 km) NE Palm Beach
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum Museum 1.8 mi. (2.8 km) SSE 1.8 mi. North-Northwest of Oranjestad
Noord Mountain Park -- -- -- Sabana Lider
National Archaeological Museum Aruba Museum 3.1 mi. (1.2 km) S Downtown Oranjestad
Museo Historico Arubano Museum 3.3 mi. (0.9 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.

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


(297) 586-3656




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