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California Lighthouse: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Northern Aruba | North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 0787
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Reviewed today

My friends and I went up into the lighthouse towards sunset and it was beautiful. At the top I just felt the magic of an amazing trip with my best friends and a well needed vacation.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Matteos_Photo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a taxi to the lighthouse to be in control of our own schedule, but plenty of tour busses were there also. It was an $18 taxi ride from low rise section. There was a $5 charge to climb the lighthouse. The views are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing view, crazy climb of staircases but worth it! Not for the faint of heart or out of shape! Lol. The pics we got and the memories we made we will never forget!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The view was excellent and the breeze was nice. Wish we would have went earlier because it was a lot of people there.

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked up to the lighthouse from our rental early one morning before all the tourists arrived. Great views. Took some of the trails down to the waters edge - the the crash of the waves. Very different than the high rise areas.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TGzgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

5 American dollars and climb up 100+ tiny winding stairs will get you great views of Aruba. The 360 degree views allow you to see almost all of Aruba. The Not handicap accessible.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank IL_Redheads_Rock
Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s a nice view from the highest point on that side of the island but not that nice. It’s hot up there and there is a nice restaurant but it is a bit of a drive and lots of jeeps goings out to the desert....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gigahaw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I guess being from New England we are spoiled with lighthouses. This one is tiny and the cost of $5 seems alot. The scenery from the top isn't really great as you can see from my pictures.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank michelyn318
Reviewed 3 days ago

I wish we could have been fit enough to go to the top as the view must be fantastic. Have your photo taken in your wedding clothes provided.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mailroom2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tough climb to the top but so worth the view when you get there!! Plenty of parking and spots to get refreshments.

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 9, 2019|
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Response from Caren W | Reviewed this property |
No. We went there on Frankie's Rock a Bus, who took us around the our little group around the island as an orientation the first day. I recommend the trip.. But not sure about the lighthouse hours. good luck have fun. Dean
Mike L
May 9, 2018|
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Response from FaroBlancoAruba | Property representative |
Hi Mike, You do not have to really book in advance. You can actually go inside for a small $10 fee. Tickets are available at the lobby of the Faro Blanco Restaurant right next to the lighthouse. Hope to see you again soon!
lenka L
January 10, 2018|
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Response from FaroBlancoAruba | Property representative |
Hello Ienka, The last tour of the lighthouse would be at 4:45PM. You can also book an after hours tour if you would like to go up after 4:45PM. You can tour at night as well as there are lights inside the lighthouse. For... More