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This is a 30 story climb but worth it

We are in pretty good shape and this climb is a workout. Actually we went in the morning and most... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joseph J
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Great Views

Worth the 600+ step climb. Bring some water and go earlier in the day. Great views from the top... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ryan P
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Looking for adventure? Climb Hooiberg, Aruba's famous mountain located at the center of the island, with a view from its 541-foot peak that extends as far as Venezuela on a clear day.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hooiberg, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are in pretty good shape and this climb is a workout. Actually we went in the morning and most people making it were using it as their morning exercise. So if you are out of shape, afraid of heights or dislike narrow steep stairs...More

Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth the 600+ step climb. Bring some water and go earlier in the day. Great views from the top, except for the communication towers on the top with all of the graffiti. Don't be surprised when you see wild goats near the top.

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view from the top with great photo opps. I recommend to go early and bring some water with you.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located central of the island, the 2nd highest mountain with about 662 steps to reach the top is a must do! if you enjoy nature and a hike you'll enjoy this. Advised to hike early morning or after 5 pm stay hydrated. You may encounter...More

Thank Glendeline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hooiberg is pretty much in the middle of the island so it´s a good orientation point. Also it´s the highest hill and on a clear day you can see almost the whole island from top of it. If you decide in going up I...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to do this hike after reading the great reviews. The mountain is located in the center of the island and it is easy to get to from wherever you are staying! 3 friends and I did this hike at 8am before it got...More

1  Thank T B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lost count but I think we walked up 567 steps or so. Stopped a few times to snap some pics of the surrounding views. Saw a total of 7 mountain goats which was a surprise even though I had read about them being there....More

Thank Mary Rose H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I climbed Hooiberg around 4:00-4:30 in the afternoon and it was a comfortable temperature. The climb is just under 600 steps and most of it has no railings but there are sections where you can pull off the steps to rest or let faster people...More

Thank JSweet63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climbing the Hooiberg is definitely a nice addition to your stay at Aruba if that's the sort of thing you're in to! I'd recommend to go around 4/5 is in the afternoon to see the sunset and avoid the peek warmth!

Thank Roos v
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

wife sister in law and i went there around noon time started up the staircase and sister in law said she was getting dizzy from the height but we only went up about 40 steps will have to go back next year and be more...More

1  Thank Craig K
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7 April 2017|
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Response from chipRaleigh_NC | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall anything at the bottom on the hike.
Renet L
3 January 2017|
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Response from txmomofjandr | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said, it is not a walk I would take from the cruise port. The views at the top are good, but obscured by all of the antennas and equipment. There are so many others places to see and do, if this was a... More
28 August 2016|
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Response from GHMaruba | Reviewed this property |
Hi, just a 10 minute ride.