Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins
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Jeff
30 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
I am a history buff so this place was incredible to see. The fact that it was built 150 years ago, by hand is just amazing.

You can climb as high as you like, or are able, to see panoramic views and explore the construction of the building.

This is a thought provoking site that reflects the history and talents of the people who helped to develop the commercial viability of the island.

The gold ruins are within a couple miles from the Natural Bridge so you can see two amazing sites on the same stop.

Highly recommend
Written February 1, 2021
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Nels A
Gaithersburg, MD179 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
We happened upon these ruins as there is a geocache nearby, but it was very fortuitous. We were the only ones at the ruins at the time and we were able to climb, explore, and take pictures to our heart’s content. This is an interesting historical place as well. It appears many of the 4x4 or off road adventure companies stop here. Of note, this is very close to a new cave pool which is a great experience. If you head towards the coast at about 45 degrees to your right from the ruins there a ladder down that will take you to the pool. Likely you will see other cars parked near there an people coming up and down the ladder.
Written February 28, 2021
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TravelLoverLaura
Silver Spring, MD86 contributions
Jan 2022
The ruins were kind of neat for a short visit, but in January 2022 there was no signage telling about the history of the mill, just a sign saying not to climb on/in the ruins (fair enough!). What we really loved was the "new natural pool" right nearby; we had a rental car and could get there, but not to the "natural pool" by Conchi. If you google "new natural pool" you can find a couple youtube videos to give a better sense than our photos (e.g., there's a place deep enough for people to jump in). The ladder in wasn't scary at all, even for our most cautious and height-averse family members.
Written March 12, 2022
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Shi La M
United States17 contributions
Dec 2021
Shocked you were able to climb in and walk around. Worth exploring if you have time. Got a cool photo at this location. This location is for people who like to explore and tell others about their experiences. Not necessarily someone coming to Aruba to drink and hang out at the beach.
Written January 23, 2022
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UK Traveler
Belfast, UK463 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Very nice historical site to visit. Best to rent a car vs shore excursion from cruise ship and visit on your own. Just less than two miles away is the Natural Bridge, Ostrich a farms, and Ayo rock formations. All a nice drive from the port and excellent points to visit. Rent your car right when you enter the city, about $65 from Budget. Safe city to drive around in, only caution, stay away from the Seroe Colorado area; very isolated and word has it not very safe at night. Area where hotels are, Eagle Beach, etc very nice. Surf side and Reflextion beaches although close to cruise terminal, not worth visiting. Head to hotel area for a better beach.
Written February 8, 2020
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TravelingFam
Omaha, NE614 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Stopped on our self ATV tour. There was a Food truck and bathroom truck on the Sunday we drove thru. This Can be a 5 min to 30 min stop - Up to you.
To get into the ruins you will need to be able to climb “stairs”. Otherwise observe from the road No charge. Can’t miss this I f you are in the right road and will see it from approaching either side.
Written June 9, 2021
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DSBrandt
Purdue-Indiana404 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a car, tried to find Ayo Rocks, got lost, found the Gold Mill Ruins and north shore. The Ruins seem to appeal to off-roaders and younger people who climb on them. We would have liked more information (there is a small sign). The north shore of many Caribbean islands are rough with lots of waves splashy, and this one was too. If you're bored of the beach, by all means try to take in Ayo, Arikok, Bushiribana, etc.
Written February 15, 2020
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,346 contributions
Mar 2022
The remnants of an abandoned, 19th century gold mill along Aruba's rugged North Eastern coast. The gold ruins are within a couple miles from the Natural Bridge so you can see two amazing sites as part of an island tour with ease. Our tour guide provided a fascinating insight into its unique history.
Written April 10, 2022
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Damian94
Bristol, UK520 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Visit only when is part of tour to Natural Bridge or when do off-road trip. Just couple of walls made from big stones.....and that it.
Written October 10, 2017
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Court
110 contributions
Aug 2019
So this place is very close (within 2 minutes) of the Ostrich Farm so suggest visiting both. The Bushiribana Ruins is a history landmark in Aruba and sit near the ocean. Nice looking out into the vast blue water from ruins in a desert landscape. There is a food truck right outside selling snacks. Looks like a pit stop for the tours that come there. The ruins themselves are free $ to enter and you just climb all over the rocks. There are several areas so people can spread out. The back just slowly slopes off into rubble so you can exit or enter that way too for a less climbing. There is a natural pool nearby so there were lots of people walking and climbing all over in just bathing suits. Not the view I cared to see and I think very inappropriate since there is no swimming at the ruins. But that is just my opinion. Nice place to visit because of the contrast from the water and it's free.
Written September 6, 2019
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