Oranjestad

Oranjestad is de hoofdstad van Aruba. Het telt ongeveer 35.000 inwoners, waarmee het de grootste plaats van het eiland is. Oranjestad wordt in de volksmond ook Playa genoemd. Een van de meest gefotografeerde objecten van de stad is het I LOVE ARUBA-logo. Bezoek verder ook Fort Zoutman en de Renaissance Marketplace.

Informatie over Oranjestad

Beste foto's & tips van Oranjestad

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Nederlandse AntillenOranjestad

Nederlandse AntillenOranjestad

Kwihi Tree

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Aruba's vegetation has adapted well to its dry environment with desert landscape covered by rare cactuses, Aloe and the Kwihi Tree. Kwihi actually is an Indian word, unfortunatly I don't know what it means, sometimes it is mistaken for the Divi Tree but it has an entirely different shape. The local people use the wood from this tree for making furniture.

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Nederlandse AntillenOranjestad

Nederlandse AntillenOranjestad

Sunset on Eagle Beach

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I took this sunset photo at the Eagle beach one of the nicest beaches in Aruba. Not sure how it got that name, but it is the place where locals want to have a party. The sand is so pure you’ll swear it’s sugar, and water so calm, you’ll think you’re in a pool. ( No, I did not stick the bird on the branch) pure lucky shot.

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Nederlandse AntillenOranjestad

Nederlandse AntillenOranjestad

Brown Pelican

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In my last posted photo you see this Pelican diving. It is a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the smallest of the eight species of pelicans, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106–137 cm in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg and has a wingspan from 1.83 to 2.5 m.

Kaart van Oranjestad en omgeving