Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Oranjestad

3.9
#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Aruba
On the northern coast stands Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, a remnant from the 19th century gold rush in Aruba. Strong winds from the Caribbean sea power the 1874 structure, and the crumbling mill is now a popular stop on local jeep tours navigating coastal dirt roads. The dramatic backdrop of sea and sand also make it a stunning spot to soak up the scenery on foot. Follow tradition by stacking local stones on the beach and making a wish. Put Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oranjestad travel route builder .
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  • On the ride to the natural bridge we stopped here briefly, nice place with very nice views of the sea.
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  • The ride to get here is very bumpy. Located along the beachfront, there is no paved road that gets you directly here so be prepared for a very bumpy ride. It had rained the 2 days before we took this ...  more »
  • We drove out, not that far by car. Nice ruins, but not so much to do. No food/drink around there og rest rooms that i could see. But drive around, theres some beatifull places near by if you keep driv...  more »
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  • Really nice views out there. Great history story about the ruins shared to us by our ATV tour guide. I recommend taking the "Action Tours" ATV tours to get there. It was amazing! Over 2 and a half hours of riding ATVS and nice sights. Jessie and Preston were awesome tour guides!
  • Had a great time there. Very interesting and a great setting. Had a hot dog and beer for $26... but it's all good, people have to make a living.
  • We thought it was a neat place to climb & explore. Great views! There was a portable toilet for $1 & a food cart available
  • Very neat ruins in a picturesque environment. Wish there was more information around the ruins about how they were used. Would love to go back.
  • Was an incredible visit. Be sure to have a couple $1 bills handy to be able to use the bathroom. It's quite neat how everything is there and how you are able to climb over it
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