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California Lighthouse

Northern Aruba | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 0787
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One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known for its spectacular views of the island. It's now open to the public to climb up to the highest look out point and enjoy panoramic 360 views of Aruba's most northern point.
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  • Average37%
  • Poor7%
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Northern Aruba | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
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+297 586 0787
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the lighthouse on a day we had a car. Lovely views from here, worth a visit but the climb would only be for the very fit!!

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We rode by the lighthouse on our off road tour but didn’t stop. So we got a taxi up another day. We arranged to be picked up 90 minutes later, which was perfect. We were the first tour of the day, and it was a...More

Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you visit Aruba, the California Lighthouse is a must see especially at dusk. Choose either drinks or dinner at the restaurant and enjoy one of the most beautiful sites on the island, a magnificent sunset.

Thank Kathyrn C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can’t miss the lighthouse when visiting Aruba. It’s very iconic. Many of the tours stop here, but we brought our own rental car up just to see the view.

Thank Rochelle A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouse is beautiful, the area where it stands is beautiful and there is a nice looking restaurant right there as well! We didn't eat there but looks nice and has an awesome view. We came here as part of a UTV tour!

Thank Dee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and great views to take pictures. This is always my first stop when touring the island with friends and family new to Aruba

Thank CathyPeary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful spot for pictures. Nice beach to visit. Recommend taking a tour there. We took a taxi and we're finished sooner rather than later.

Thank P1722XGamandam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to visit when is not busy. Lighthouse steps inside are very small and twisted. Only one way people can climb. Group up to 10 people. If more, you spend hours in queue. Guide very professional. Amazing views from top of lighthouse. Very windy and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up to the northern point is worth the view when you arrive. The lighthouse was closed when we arrived at 4pm but there are daily tours up as the sign outside says. There are food/drink vans outside and a restaurant/bar up there too....More

Thank Amsterdoc74
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought day passes on Arubus ($10 each) and rode from Oranjestad north to Arishi beach, a lovely spot in its own right with a beach-side bar and cafe. From there we walked up the road to the lighthouse, about 15 minutes past the cacti...More

Thank TimidOnSkis
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vivian k
9 October 2017|
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Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Vivian, The closest the city buses get you to the California Lighthouse is the Arashi beach. From there you would have to walk another couple of minutes up to the lighthouse. It is recommended to take a tour bus, taxi or... More
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Debbie K
20 September 2016|
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Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Debbie K, The lighthouse is open for guided tours. You can climb up to the top now. Please visit the website to purchase tickets or right here on tripadvisor. If you are on the island swing by the Faro Blanco Restaurant... More
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MarshaP
12 September 2016|
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Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant |
Hi MarshaP, No you can't go up the tower unattended.
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