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Hooiberg, Oranjestad
(4.1/5 based on 260 reviews on the web)
At 165 m (541 ft), Hooiberg represents one of the highest points in Aruba, allowing you to experience a 360-degree view of the area. As you climb to the top of this volcanic mountain, you can take a break at plenty of rest stops, ensuring additional vistas from different perspectives. On clear days, many visitors report being able to see as far away as Venezuela. Put Hooiberg into our Oranjestad itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • Went mid-morning and was glad we didn't do this in the middle of the day heat. By our count around 600 stairs to the top with a decently steep incline. Nothing terribly difficult but could be troubles...  more »
  • It was neat to climb the Hooiberg all the way to the top. There are multiple platforms along the way where you can stop, turn around and see the town . 
  • This was a great hike up the steps. Our tour guide told us it was 560 steps but there are over 600 steps. Good activity to do early in the morning or late afternoon and stay for sunset. There are part...  more »
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  • Nice place...easy to climb up in 20 min because of the stairs! The view is great! BUT at the top a lot of electric cables lay on the ground. Looks not that save
  • Easy climb, only takes 10-15 minutes to get to the top via the steps. Nice romantic spot to watch the sunset.
  • Quite an exercise to get to the top, but the view is worth it.
  • Climbing up those stairs was scary but worth it for the views :)
  • Very hard to climb but when you reach the top is worth the effort