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Address: | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 586 0787
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8:30 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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. 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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There are not much to see at Aruba beside the beautiful beaches, so this can be an alternative if you want to see something else. Close to the most beautiful Arashi beach is this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Lakeland, Florida
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The drive to the lighthouse was beautiful. We took pictures of the lighthouse and the dunes next to it. It is amazing how you can see the calm waters on one side of the lighthouse while on the other side of the lighthouse the waters are so rough. The winds were strong. There were so many cactus there. The view... More 

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very easy drive along a beautiful coast. Drive right up to the lighthouse then have a drink or a meal or buy a souvenir.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are not much to see at Aruba beside the beautiful beaches, so this can be an alternative if you want to see something else. Close to the most beautiful Arashi beach is this old lighthouse with a beautiful view of the north side of Aruba.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lighthouse is beautiful and has history behind it, too. You can get coconuts from vendors at the base of the lighthouse, and you can also climb to the top of the lighthouse to check out the views. Definitely recommend!

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FaroBlancoRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at California Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by Stephanie G! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the island of Aruba but this was not one the top 5 highlights. You can go past the lighthouse with quads,that is absolutely one of the top 5's.

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Thank Mike V
FaroBlancoRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at California Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hello Mike V. Thank you for visiting us. Did you manage to take the tour of the lighthouse. You can climb now up to the top of the lighthouse and experience an amazing view not seen from the quads. Hope to have you guys back again soon. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So I think I may be in the minority but this was my big let down of the week. Was so looking forward to this dinner. After sun set, waiter disappeared, food came out eventually and cold, refill on wine took 25 minutes from order to delivery, and was REALLY disappointed because I had heard so many positive things about... More 

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kings mountain, nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect pictures and a great quick break from the beach life.....our favorite time to go is at night when the moon is just to the left of the lighthouse and the pics are amazing.....if you're into night photography!!!

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Thank tomgor
FaroBlancoRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at California Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hi tomgor, Thanks for visiting us. Oh yea we are pretty sure those pictures came out looking really fantastic! More 

Hull, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular views of the west side of the island, high rise hotels, boats. You can also get a glimpse of the undeveloped side of the volcanic island. Beautiful sand dunes and rough to tourraine. . A few local vendors with coconuts and the lovely restaurant El Faro Blanco too.

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Thank Joyce M
FaroBlancoRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at California Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hi Joyce M. Glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you guys back again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to see with the jeeps. It is just a destination. Don't expect the wow factor if you are a history, lighthouse, or Architecture buff. But if you are in Aruba and want to get out of the hotel, yes, it is worth the trip.

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Thank Alan27605
FaroBlancoRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at California Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hi Alan27605, Did you manage to take the tour of the lighthouse? Hope to see you back again soon. More 

West Plains, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here in March, it was under construction. It had scaffolding all over the outside structure, which kind of put a damper on the beauty. There is a restaurant nearby that has a lovely terrace. They let you come through even if you are not eating and take pictures overlooking Aruba!

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Thank Tiffany P
FaroBlancoRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at California Lighthouse, responded to this review

Tiffany P visit us again soon. Now you can climb all the way up to the top. More 

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