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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average37%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
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 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 2 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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

1  Thank Damian94
Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm from California, never thought I would see something 4000 miles away named the California Lighthouse interesting place. Interesting story. The view of the ocean breathtaking. Cant climb the lighthouse but interesting just the same.

Thank Lloydandkim
Reviewed 6 days ago

The California Lighthouse was the first stop on our independent UTV travels. It was a nice sight.. nothing spectacular but hey why not take it all in. We did have a hard time finding our way away from the light house. There are no directions...More

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vivian k
October 8, 2017|
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Response from markristin | Reviewed this property |
There is no bus. I would take a taxi and then you get a tour guide too. The taxi drivers are very friendly.
Debbie K
September 19, 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
September 11, 2016|
Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant |
Hi MarshaP, No you can't go up the tower unattended.