The Port of Oranjestad has a consistently mild climate, averaging 8 1°F (27 °C) throughout the year. The busy tourist season is between December and April. The main harbor is just five minutes from downtown Oranjestad, and passengers can walk easily to find affordable shopping, world-class dining, and popular city sights.
Of course, the island is well-known for its beautiful beaches. The water is so clear, you can see to the bottom. Within walking distance from the port, visitors will enjoy the white sands of Druif Beach located near the Manchebo Beach Resort. Popular Eagle Beach is further north. With long clean sands, visitors can a variety of water sports, including riding on catamarans, and comfortable huts for lounging. Malmok Beach is great for snorkeling and shallow-water fishing. Arashi Beach is near the popular tourist attraction, the California Light House.
Visitors to the Port of Oranjestad can take one of many available tours of the island or rent a car for an independent adventure. You won’t want to miss attractions like the Natural Bridge, the gold mine ruins of Balashi and Bushiribana, and Fontein and Arikok Caves with their Indian drawings.
The Butterfly Farm is a favorite spot for visitors. Downtown near Eagle Beach, you can get a guide to lead you through fields full of beautiful and rare butterflies. Fort Zoutman, the first European building on the island, contains Aruba Historical Museum, the William III Tower, and Bin Bini, the weekly folklore festival. At the Aruba Ostrich Farm, you can feed and dine on these giant birds. The Oranjestad Numistic Museum displays over 45 thousand pieces of currency from around the world. Golfers will enjoy the Civi Aruba Golf Course, an easy-to-moderate rated course.
There are many cruise opportunities to visit the Port of Oranjestad and the island of Aruba. Visit the Aruba ports website to find a schedule of cruises.