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Oranjestad Aruba

Fun and Exciting Activities Planned for Your Visit to Oranjestad in Aruba

Oranjestad (literally meaning “Orange City”) is the capital of Aruba as well as one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Founded around 1796, it used to be a place where horses were raised and delivered to neighboring islands like Jamaica and Curacao. Today, Oranjestad is a thriving little capital with beautiful, colonial architecture, a tradition of sporting events and of course, a booming tourist industry.

Anyone who visits Oranjestad quickly realizes that there’s never a dull moment here. The city is home to Eagle Beach which is often packed with people who are either sunbathing, visiting some of the numerous quality restaurants in the region, or engaging in water sports with equipment they’ve bought or rented close by.

At the outskirts of the city, you can visit a unique place called the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary, which is definitely worth the trek just to see the beautiful animals. Oranjestad also has a butterfly farm, the National Museum of Archaeology which is filled with ancient artifacts from thousands of years ago, and some great tours, festivals and special events that you’ll definitely enjoy.

Blane Perun

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