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Front view of the Alto Vista Chapel in Aruba

Practiced Religions in Aruba

Welcome to the religious landscape of Aruba, a Caribbean island where different faiths harmoniously coexist.

Sagrado Curason Catholic Church in Savaneta Aruba

While Catholicism is the predominant religion on the island, there are a variety of other practiced religions in Aruba - each with its unique traditions, customs, and places of worship. Indeed, with a quick search of the "Aruba religion percentage," you'll find that the island's religious landscape is as diverse as its people. Whether you're seeking to learn more about the religious history of Aruba, or planning to visit some of the island's oldest churches, let’s dive into the diverse array of practiced religions in Aruba.

How many religions are practiced in Aruba?

From the well-known Catholicism to the lesser-known spiritual beliefs of indigenous groups, there’s a great variety of religions represented on the island. Think of Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and even spiritual beliefs of the indigenous people.

One thing’s for sure: this religious diversity adds to the unique history, culture and traditions of Aruba, and contributes ever more to the welcoming and accepting atmosphere of the One Happy Island.

What is the main religion in Aruba?

Aruba was originally colonized by the Spanish, who brought Catholicism to the region in the 16th century. Today, the Catholic Church is still an important part of Aruban society, with numerous churches and chapels scattered throughout the island. Want to swap your beach bed for some sightseeing? These are actually must-visit places - even if you are not religious.

Aruba’s religion percentage

More than 75% of Aruba’s population identifies as Roman Catholic. Many important Catholic holidays, such as Easter and Christmas, are therefore celebrated with fervor and devotion. However, despite this prominent presence of Catholicism, the One Happy Island is a tolerant and diverse society that celebrates and respects all religions equally. Whether you want to celebrate with some of the locals or stay far from the church, everyone is welcome here.

Top 3 famous churches in Aruba

Can’t wait to see the churches in Aruba? We listed three that are definitely worth visiting!

  1. Alto Vista Chapel Aruba

Located on the North coast of Aruba, Alto Vista Chapel is a beloved icon of the island. It was built in 1750 by a Spanish missionary, and has since become a place of pilgrimage for both locals and tourists alike. Its picturesque location overlooking the sea makes it the perfect spot for quiet contemplation and reflection.

  1. St. Ann's Catholic Church Aruba

St. Ann's Catholic Church is located in the northern portion of Aruba as well, and is one of the finest landmarks of the region. With its clean lines and soaring bell tower, It’s a beautiful example of modern Catholic architecture.

  1. St. Francis of Assisi Church Aruba

Searching for a Catholic church in Oranjestad in Aruba? Go to the St. Francis of Assisi Church! It’s one of the oldest churches on the island. Originally built in 1813, the building has undergone several restorations and renovations over the years, preserving its historic beauty and serving as a testament to Aruba’s cultural and religious heritage.

10 English speaking churches in Aruba

 

  1. Seroe Colorado Community Church (Non-denominational)

Seroe Colorado

Sunday / 8:30 a.m. (English)

 

  1. St. Ann’s Catholic Church (Catholic)

P.O. Box 509, Noord 16, Noord, Aruba

Tel: +297 587 1409

Monday, Wednesday, Friday / 6:30 p.m.

Sunday / 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. (only English service), 6 p.m.

 

  1. Protestant Church

Wilhelminastraat 1, Oranjestad

Tel: +297 582 1435

Sunday / 10:30 a.m. (English and Dutch)

 

  1. Beth Israel Synagogue

Adriaan Lacle Blvd 2

Tel: +297 582 3272

Friday / 7:30 p.m. (English)

 

  1. San Nicolas Church of Christ

Pastoor Hendrikstraat 107, San Nicolas

Tel: +297 584 8172

Sunday / 9:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

Wednesday / 7 pm (English)

 

  1. Holy Cross Anglican Church

Seroe Preto 31, San Nicolas

Tel: +297 584 5142

Friday / 7 a.m. (English)

Sunday / 8 a.m. (English)

 

  1. Methodist Church

Longfellowstraat, Oranjestad

Tel: +297 584 5243

Sunday / 11 a.m. (English)

 

  1. Christ Church

Amalia van Solmsstraat 3, San Nicolas

Sunday / 8:30 a.m. (English)

 

  1. Beth El Church

Brasil 24A

Sunday / 11 a.m. (English)

 

  1. Faith Revival Center

Rooi Afo 10, Paradera

Tel: +297 583 1010 / +297 583 3070

Sunday / 9:30 a.m., 6 p.m. (Papiamento with English translation)

Other places of worship in Aruba

 

  1. San Francisco Church (Catholic)

Oranjestad (across from Post Office)

Tel: +297 582 1434

Monday / 7 p.m.

Sunday / 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 7 p.m.

 

  1. Church of San Nicolas (Catholic)

St. Theresiaplein 8

Tel: +297 584 5118

 

  1. Immaculate Conception Parish (Catholic)

Santa Cruz 41

Tel: +297 585 8110

Monday / 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday – Saturday / 7 pm

Sunday / 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

 

  1. Bible-Way Baptist Church

Bernhardstraat 18, San Nicolas

Tel: +297 584 8491

Sunday / 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

 

  1. Evangelical Church

Jasmijnstraat 7, San Nicolas

Tel: +297 584 8973, +297 584 9540

Sunday / 10:00 a.m.

 

  1. Baha’I Faith

Bucutiweg 19

Tel: +297 582 3104

 

  1. Chapel of Alto Vista

Tuesday / 5:30 p.m.

 

  1. New Apostolic Church

Goletstraat 5A, Oranjestad

Tel: +297 583 3762

Saturday / 7 p.m.

Wednesday / 7 p.m.

 

  1. Chabad Jewish Center

Tel: +297 592 7613

 

  1. Parokia San Juan Pablo II (Catholic)

Tanki Leendert

Tel: +297 587 9767

​Official Holidays in Aruba

Easter and Easter Monday are official holidays in Aruba.


Religion in Aruba is a very important part of our collective culture. Our island is very culturally diverse, which is why it is great that all of Aruba’s religion types can coexist in a respectful manner. We believe that everyone should feel comfortable in practicing and expressing their beliefs.

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