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View of the Hooiberg from Casibari Rock Formations in Aruba

Paradera, Aruba

One of the smaller districts on the island is Paradera, home to three of Aruba’s iconic landscapes.

Paradera District in Aruba


Paradera is located in the central northeastern part of the island, comprising the areas of Shiribana, Ayo, Bloemond and Piedra Plat.

The Hooiberg, meaning “haystack” in Dutch, is the cone-shaped mountain that rises 540 feet up from the centre of the Island. The 550-plus steps on the side of the mountain lead to breathtaking panoramic views of Aruba. While the entire Island is peppered with huge diorite boulders, Casibari Boulders and Ayo Rock Formations boast the most remarkable collections. Arawak Indian rock paintings adorn the monolithic stones of Ayo, providing evidence of the great importance these rocks held for the Island's early inhabitants.

The Roman Catholic Church in this district, Santa Filomena, is an oft-photographed structure that stands tall among the surrounding neighbourhood architecture, horse ranches and local businesses of Paradera.

When you’re in Paradera Aruba, be sure to pay attention to its unique landscape.

One of the most popular things to do in Paradera is visiting the mysterious rock formations. While you won’t find any Paradera resorts and the closest thing to Paradera hotels you will find are beautiful holiday rentals, there are some must-visit Paradera restaurants that will titillate your palate.

Lose yourself in the flavours of the Caribbean when you visit some of the top local eateries on the island.

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