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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Northern Aruba | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 0787
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to the lighthouse several times. It seems that they have cleaned up the area and are now allowing entrance to the lighthouse. It was quite expensive to walk to the top. It is always a nice stop on a tour of the...More

Thank markristin
Reviewed yesterday

The view from that area is spectacular, if you want to go inside and to the top of the light house there is fee of $8 dollars. If you are hungry or thirsty you will find something there to eat and drink.

Thank Luz J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walk through the restaurant and enjoy a fantastic view with a replica of the lighthouse. $1 charge to use the restroom and $8 to go up into the lighthouse which we chose not to do; thought it was a little pricey. Stop by Arashi Beach...More

Thank Lilesfamily
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting spot to visit with a great view of the ocean and part of the island. There's a $8 fee to enter which is a bit expensive.

Thank DM S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well this should not be missed. The view is really good even if you don't climb up. You get a true flavor for the island of Aruba. You see the natural island and the rough sea on the Northern end and rocky terrain of the...More

Thank LORRAINE0293
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a nice Lighthouse to climb. Beautiful from the outside, the views are nice from the top. And since everything is nearby, why not :)

Thank jbaruch
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful light house with a wonderful Italian restaurant right next door, the view of this lighthouse is worth getting to the top.

Thank sorijnyc
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked to the Lighthouse from Marriot Surf Club, along the beach as far as we could then, walked the road the rest of the way. Beautiful view at the top.

Thank SueleighG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We rented a jeep to take a tour of the beautiful island and our first stop was at the California Lighthouse. The lighthouse is easy to access by car on the island and has a view that is truly spectacular. You can buy a ticket...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The lighthouse is a cute, lighthouse that's easily accessible if you stay in Noord or the resort area. It's an easy walk to the top and you get spectacular views of the northern shore as well as the dunes. Add this to your itinerary!

Thank NigelAlexander
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Debbie K
Conflicting articles. Is the lighthouse open for guided tours?
19 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
Can you go to the top without taking the guided tour?
12 September 2016|
Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant |
Hi MarshaP, No you can't go up the tower unattended.
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27 August 2015|
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Response from WillingSpouse | Reviewed this property |
There are no hours or cost . The Lighthouse is at the top of the road but is not open to enter. There are plans to renovate it and have it open to the public but that may be years away. Still neat to see and there are... More