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The Local Market

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Typical Boat side market

We went here not looking for local crafts but for souvenirs that said Aruba. Mostly the same things... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Lois H
via mobile
Clean Environment, Good People

Fun place to grab a deal - all non-brand name stores prices are highly negotiable. Don't pay full... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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20 Jul 2018
“Typical Boat side market”
5 Jul 2018
“Tourist trap ”
Want to get a feel of the Aruban culture; The Local Market is the place to be! Located right in front of the Valero Boulevard gas station by the cruise terminal, the market is open Monday thru Saturday from 9am-6pm; parking is free for market...more
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Paardenbaaistraat / Rockefellerstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 733 1982
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We went here not looking for local crafts but for souvenirs that said Aruba. Mostly the same things in all the stores, did by two draw string backpack, a couple of hats and a few t-shirts. Go all the way to be back because they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lois H
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Same thing as all the other islands except says Aruba on their stiff. Clean And safe and staff are all very friendly and not much pressure to buy ether.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 677ScottS
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I am normally a huge lover of the local markets as they usually bring the most authentic people together and vendors offering locally made goods... that's not the case here... this was very disappointing... with all due respect to the nice people who offer their...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank reedmangreg
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to see local artisans and interesting stuff. No luck. I prefer items that don’t have the locale plastered all over. If you want super cheap, run-of-the-mill flotsam, you’ll find it there. And most of the vendors have the same stuff. The only...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ebuzzmaster
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Just bring US dollars youll be fine.....everyone seems to prefer US dollars in Aruba ITS F@#$%IN HOT IN ARUBA IN AUGUST......bring hat sunblock and water if you are going to shop bus is $3.00 US taxi from RIU palace is $11.00 US

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank petsan2ditto
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Decent market for souvenirs only, as that's pretty much all they have here. Magnets, t-shirts, wood carvings and fake jewelry, but it's not all junk, you just have to take a look and see for yourself.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JamesA546
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fun place to grab a deal - all non-brand name stores prices are highly negotiable. Don't pay full price at the brand name stores...

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank AddyJoeTV
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Be aware, this place can get hugely busy when the cruise ships are in. But that is part of the fun. Lots to browse.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank williamo126
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Oranjestad seems to have a lot of flea markets with the same old things: dresses, hats, caps, purses, bags, beach towels, and souvenirs. This one seemed higher priced than the one right next to the Arubus station. There was a giant Adirondack chair where you...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Stanley K
Reviewed 29 December 2016

As soon as you can get off the ship do so as the shops in the downtown area are great. You can find all types of items from regular stores to local vendors. The best part about is they all take American cash. You can...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank joefocht53
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