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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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Northern Aruba | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 0787
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, nice to see on boat cruise didnt go inside. Snorkeling by lighthouse nice historical site to see.

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the lighthouse as a part of island tour. Open setting good for panoramic pictures, great view of island and you can climb the stairs to the top. There is a restaurant in the same lot if you want to make a lunch or dinner...More

Thank TJHolland
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped at the California Lighthouse on our tour of Aruba and it was adorable. We didn't go up inside, but we took pictures and enjoyed the view. There is a very nice Italian restaurant up at the lighthouse. Bring a dollar to use the...More

Thank CLC439
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you go to Aruba, you need to make it out to the Lighthouse. It is just a part of the history of Aruba and it has some great views from its location as well. We took a jeep your to it both times so...More

Thank Melvarae
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with m SO, two school mates, and their SOs.Nice view -but that is mandatory for a light house. I wanted to get two geocaches, one virtual, and one small. I got the virtual and expained what it was and then they wanted...More

Thank GrandpaGene
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive in a utv is simply super for people who like off-roading. A combination of various sights takes you to the lighthouse, many breathtaking photo ops enroute. A good option to carry a camera with long range lens to capture the natural views

Thank parsvakumar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour bus stopped here for 20 minutes. If I had more time I would've toured the inside of the lighthouse. There are great views of the island from this location. Check it out.

Thank brandon v
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Debbie K
Conflicting articles. Is the lighthouse open for guided tours?
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
Can you go to the top without taking the guided tour?
September 11, 2016|
Response from FaroBlancoRestaurant |
Hi MarshaP, No you can't go up the tower unattended.
Hours and prices
August 27, 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