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Address: Northern Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Phone Number: 2975860787
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One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known...

One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known for its spectacular views of the island.

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Ever seen a lighthouse before?

Um.... It's a lighthouse. That's about it. As a "professional Aruba visitor," I can honestly say that I'm not sure what the attraction is here. In my mind, it's a starting point... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Staten Island, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Um.... It's a lighthouse. That's about it. As a "professional Aruba visitor," I can honestly say that I'm not sure what the attraction is here. In my mind, it's a starting point for a great off-roading adventure to the old mines and the Natural Bridge. Otherwise, it's like....wha?

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Richmond, Virginia
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The light house was just finishing renovation when we visited. Unfortunately it was not open to climb. Have been told it will open on 9-1-16 for tours. It's a nice light house sitting up on the high plain above the California sand dunes. From up here you get great views of Arashi beach and the sand dunes.

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Layton, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The area around the California Lighthouse is worth visiting just for the views but don't go just for the lighthouse alone. It is closed and under renovation and covered with scaffolding. Aruba is by far my favorite island and there are so many other things to do so don't feel bad if you don't get out there to see the... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lighthouse is at the northern tip of the island. It's really worth the short drive from most points on the island. It's almost like the lighthouse is set in the desert. You need to see it for yourself. Plus there is a lovely Italian restaurant on site. Go later in the afternoon and stay for dinner.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove to the lighthouse to see that part of the island and take in the view from that vantage point. It was well worth the ride. You can see the nice house in Malmok and Arashi Beach.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Would I do this again? Solo, no. With friends, yes, for the full tour experience of the island. What did it cost? was free.. I ddin't get to go inside Downside: Could not go into lighthouse, nothing was really around it Highlight: There's some hot Colombian girl who works at the little food truck that parks next to this. Honest!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love visiting the Lighthouse. Alot of history about the lighthouse. The lighthouse wasn't open to the public to climb. They were doing some work on the lighthouse. Hopefully on our next visit to Aruba all renovations on the lighthouse will be completed. Great photos and spectacular views all around. I loved to vendors there selling fresh cut coconuts, snacks, drinks... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

...only hardship! Only joking - visiting Aruba is certainly no hardship. When we visited, the lighthouse was closed to the public due to ongoing work. I believe it is due to re-open later in 2016 (but of course, that is subject to change). So, sadly we were unable to climb to the top and enjoy the views from there. However,... More 

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Hewitt, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was cool to hear the history behind the lighthouse. It had great views of the island too. It was not a long ride from the Ritz-Carlton.

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Thank Steven S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be warned. You cannot enter the light house!! This is a monument that is being restored. A bit disappointing since it was a decent drive to get there....

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