Originally designed to warn ships from the coastline of Aruba, the California Lighthouse is now a landmark for tourism. This lighthouse does much more that emit a coastal warning light; it beckons visitors to the most spectacular views of the island. The old stone California lighthouse stands as a silent watchman in the area known as "Hudishibana," near the island's northwestern tip.
The lighthouse was named after the S.S. California - which sunk previous to its construction in 1910. Perched on a high seaside elevation, the lighthouse has become one of Aruba's scenic trademarks and offers a picture perfect view of the island's western coastline of sandy beaches, rocky coral shorelines and of the beautifully landscaped golf course Tierra del Sol.
Adjacent to the lighthouse are the California Sand Dunes which offer loads of family fun or a hand-in-hand starry-eyed stroll to the secluded coastline. Any time of day or night is a great time to visit the lighthouse for a 360 degree view, but the sunset is hands down the right time of day to be there as the big orange ball of fire gently dips into the Caribbean Sea.
Keep your eyes open, you might just see the green flash. The lighthouse is now also open for tours, visit www.arubalighthouse.com and book your ticket for $8,-
Refreshments are available or take in the full experience with a romantic lunch or dinner at the el Faro Blanco restaurant.