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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard

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Sightseeing, Zoos and Aquariums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
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  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

This colorful attraction in Oranjestad boasts hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world, from blue morphos from South America to longwings and monarchs from the Caribbean. Visitors are encouraged to take a 20-minute guided tour, which are offered all day, to learn about the evolutionary cycle of butterflies.

Recent visitors said that the farm is definitely worth checking out, noting that if you visit in the morning, you may even see butterflies hatching. Guides will also show you the best way to handle the butterflies and caterpillars without damaging them. The staff recommends wearing bright colors and citrus cologne to attract the butterflies to land on you.

The farm is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last guided tour starts at 4 p.m.). Tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for kids between the ages of 4 and 16. Children 3 and younger are admitted for free. Tickets, which are valid for return visits at any point during your Aruba vacation, include a tour of the farm. Past visitors recommend making a trip to the Butterfly Farm at the beginning of your Aruba vacation so you can come back multiple times if you wish. For more information, visit the farm's website.

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