Oranjestad is the capital and largest settlement on Aruba. It is located at the southwestern coast of the island and has just under 30,000 inhabitants. It was built just over 200 years ago and has been the capital of Aruba since then. In local language the city is often called Playa.
From the Oranjestad Travel Guide
Frigate birds were soaring overhead as we docked at 7am The sun rose and Oranjestad awakened. Aruba is a small island in the Dutch West Indies, just 70 square miles Tourism is flourishing, thanks to Aruba's beautiful beaches and friendly people. Reflecting the Dutch influence ...
Posted in SERENITY 4- YOU MEAN THERE'S MORE? by Swenigale
Day 26 – Oranjestad, Aruba
Heavy rain this morning and with no scheduled tour, I started the day slowly. Seemed most of the passengers had the same idea. The sun appeared just before lunch and we headed into Oranjestad. It turned out that most of the shops were closed as it is a Sunday leaving only a few tourists wondering about. The place ...
Posted in MV Discovery - 2010 by dpedler