Oranjestad Travel Guide

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Oranjestad Overview

Oranjestad (English: "Orangetown"), is the capital and most important city of Aruba located on the southern coast near the western end of the island. It has a population of ~30,000. In the local language, Papiamento, Oranjestad is often referred to simply as "Playa".

Caya G. F. Betico Croes, also called Main Street, is Aruba's main shopping street in Oranjestad. However in the past few years shoppers have increasingly turned to Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in the city. This is in part because the boulevard is closer to the cruise ship terminal and harbour area.

Discover the unique local open air shopping located near the cruise ship terminals. Each little shop offers the flavors of Aruba from musical instruments to t-shirts to shot glasses. You can find it all from local people.

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