Shopping in Aruba at a flea market offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience for a variety of reasons. Flea markets are a treasure trove of unique and vintage items, often at prices that are much lower than what you would find in traditional retail stores on the island!
Aruba Flea Market
Nestled in the heart of Oranjestad near the Aruba Cruise Terminal and just a few steps from the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort, the Aruba Flea Market is a vibrant hub of Aruban culture and commerce. Stroll through a maze of colorful stalls, each offering unique handcrafted souvenirs and local treasures. You’ll find everything from intricately woven baskets and colorful paintings to traditional Aruban attire and aromatic spices.
It’s a good place for affordable souvenirs like t-shirts, baseball caps, mugs and Aruba license plates too. But you can find anything Caribbean in these shops, and the friendly shop owners are eager to bargain. The lively atmosphere is buzzing with the sounds of lively chatter, the tantalizing aroma of street food, and the vibrant rhythms of Aruban music!
Make sure you get there early because parking can be tricky when it’s busy.
The Local Market Aruba
The Local Market in Aruba is a bustling open-air flea market located opposite the famous I Love Aruba sign in Oranjestad, about 1300 feet north-west of the Aruba Flea Market. It’s a great place to find unique souvenirs and knick-knacks created by Arubans, such as vibrant paintings, colorful jewelry, and traditional Aruban clothing.
You can also find a variety of local snacks and drinks, making it a perfect stop for a quick bite or a refreshing fruit smoothie. The Local Market is a must-visit for anyone looking for a taste of Aruban culture and a chance to support local artisans. You’ll find very decent prices and you can usually bargain with the shop keepers. Just don’t overdo it and be friendly like everyone on the island!
Parking is nearby at no cost.