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Must-See Sights All Around Aruba

While it’s tempting to spend your days relaxing on Eagle Beach, sipping a Manchebo Breeze at the or warming up for a , you’d miss a variety of attractions unique to Aruba, including a donkey sanctuary, an ostrich farm and the island’s only Aloe museum, a historic nod to the days when one-third of Aruba was covered by Aloe plantations.

Aloe Museum

Pitastraat, Oranjestad

Learn all about Aruba’s top agricultural crop at the Aloe Museum, which features an exhibit and artifacts, as well as guided tours of the ultra-modern Aruba Aloe factory, the oldest Aloe company in the world.

Butterfly Farm

Oranjestad

Take a guided tour of this tropical garden filled with butterflies from around the world, plus exotic flowers and lush tropical plants.

Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

Santa Cruz

A sanctuary dedicated to saving Aruba’s wild donkeys, whose numbers once dwindled to just 20, the Donkey Sanctuary is a safe haven for more than 130 donkeys, each individually named.

Aruba Natural Bridge

North Coast

This famous attraction, formed naturally out of coral limestone, collapsed in 2005 but continues to draw visitors, who also enjoy seeing the adjacent (and intact) Baby Natural Bridge.

Alto Vista Church

North Shore

This tiny Catholic chapel overlooking the sea is considered the island’s oldest church. Open daily, it is located on the exact site at the original chapel built in 1750.

California Lighthouse

Hudishibana

A beloved landmark, the 1910 lighthouse is perched high on an expanse overlooking Aruba’s west coast and offers stunning 360-degree views of the island.

Aruba Ostrich Farm

Paradera

Take a guided tour of this unique farm for ostriches and emus and learn more about their behavior and instincts. Tours are offered daily.

Arikok National Park

Santa Cruz

Geologically diverse, Arikok National Park spans nearly 8000 acres and features rugged terrain, desert hills with cacti, wind-swept coastline and protected flora and fauna.