Destination guide

Paradera is in the heart of Aruba

Paradera might not have the glitz and glam of Aruba's capital Oranjestad, but it's deeply charming nonetheless. Paradera vacation rentals are little oases away from the crowds on the coastline. It's located slap bang in the center of the island, but you can still be stretched out on the sandy beaches, or exploring the buzzy streets and eateries of Oranjestad, in under 10 minutes. If you've brought your hiking boots, don't miss a walk through the national park to catch a glimpse of some fascinating indigenous critters. Afterwards, escape back to your peaceful little retreat.

Things to do

Paradera is ideally placed for Aruba exploration

If you want a day away from the beach, you've got plenty to keep you busy around your Paradera vacation rental. Within walking distance, you can visit the Casibari, a cluster of unique rock formations which offer some astounding views, while the nearby White Knight Observatory Aruba is one of the first automated observatories on the island. Neighboring Oranjestad is a treasure strove of fascinating museums and Dutch colonial architecture, so it's well worth a day of exploration. If you bring the kids, you can swing by the Aruba Ostrich Farm to see an 80-strong herd of the huge flightless birds.


Kick back or go full throttle at Paradera

Whatever you're interested in, this tiny island has got you covered. If you want to spend your days being a beach bum on the white, powdery sand, Aruba's your kind of place. However, if you get a little restless sunbathing, you can always get the blood flowing with a swim in the refreshing ocean, or by going full-throttle on jet skis across the water's surface. Like much of the Caribbean, Aruba is a paradise for anglers. You'll find several daily sports fishing charters near your Paradera vacation rental, who'll take you out to nab that all important sailfish trophy.


Paradera is a Caribbean hotspot

This little Caribbean island sits just off the coast of Venezuela, well away from the hurricane belt, making it a year-round destination hotspot. Most choose to stay in a Paradera vacation rental during the winter, when they fly south to escape the cold weather back home, but with prices soaring and cruise ship passengers crowding the beaches, it's not always the best time to visit. A little later in the year, between April and August, the temperature rises, the crowds thin out and the prices take a nosedive, making it perfect for those looking for a Caribbean getaway without the hefty price tag.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Paradera

Travelers enjoy Paradera for its island views and beaches. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Paradera is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Eagle Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Surfside Beach (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Renaissance Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Renaissance Island (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Divi Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Manchebo Beach (4 mi / 6.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Paradera

The nearest airport is in Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA), located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Paradera?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Paradera that's a match made in heaven. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Around 5 miles from the center of Paradera, you'll love staying at "Condo Penthouse - Amazing Views Complete Private Rooftop". It has 2 bedrooms and handy features including a fridge and a hair dryer.
  • "Luxurious Apartments Very Close To The Beaches With Amazing View" is another top-notch choice, offering 1 bedroom, optional golf privileges, a boat and more. It's around 3 miles from Paradera.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Paradera vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Paradera?

If you've been busier than a squirrel in a nut factory, you deserve to escape for a couple of days. Leave work early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Paradera:

  • "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club" is around 4 miles northwest of Paradera and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll appreciate the convenient amenities here, including a washing machine and a resort.
  • Or, pack a few clothes into an overnight bag and make a beeline for "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club". This great getaway is around 4 miles northwest of Paradera and comes with an elevator and towels.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Paradera?

Studio apartments are tough to beat when it comes to character, convenience and location. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Paradera and discover the local vibe and energy:

  • Make "Luxurious Apartments Very Close To The Beaches With Amazing View" your home away from home. This wonderful property features amenities including winery tours and an ocean view.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "Unique Experience In The Nature Of Aruba #1", which comes with conveniences such as beach towels and a heated pool.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see more of Paradera. Cultural sights like National Archaeological Museum Aruba and Cosecha Aruban Craft Design & Heritage will help you understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Paradera?

Every now and then, you've just got to escape from the real world, even if it's only for a few days. Experience the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure at one of these short-term rentals in or around Paradera:

  • If you'd love to be near the action, "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club" has your name on it. It's within easy reach of the heart of Paradera and a convenient base to discover attractions like Royal Plaza Mall and Alto Vista Chapel.
  • "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club" is another enticing option. Remember to add Bushiribana Gold Smelter Ruins and Aruba Town Hall to your itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Paradera?

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your love life. Whisk your sweetie off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these escapes in or near Paradera:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club". Around 4 miles from Paradera, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend away, including a resort and air conditioning.
  • "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club" is another popular option that'll impress. It's around 4 miles from Paradera and comes with a resort and a balcony.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Paradera?

We've got some spectacular mansions for rent in and around Paradera. If you're seeking somewhere spacious with a big dollop of wow factor, these architectural stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Located 2 miles to the northwest of Paradera, "Gorgeous Mansion, Private Pool" is the place to go for a luxurious getaway. Amenities here include a swimming pool and a garden.
  • With a swimming pool, golf and a wealth of other top-rated amenities, "Deluxe Mansion Steps To Beach Pool Sea Views" will dazzle you and your guests. This plush retreat is around 6 miles to the northwest of Paradera.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Paradera?

Nothing screams fun like a pool does. Grab your unicorn floatie and browse these houses in or near Paradera that feature this must-have amenity:

  • Pack your swimming gear and take your gang to "One Happy Island, One Tiny House". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including cable/satellite TV services and a swimming pool.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or just kicking back by the water at "Traditional Cunucu House In Calbas Plaza Aruba". This vacation rental is another top pick and offers a garden, a swimming pool and more.

Unsure how to pack your bags for your Paradera escape? This appealing destination has a semi-arid climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 80 ºF and 80 ºF. Look up our range of Paradera vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Paradera?

It's always more fun when you share the great times with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family escape or getting away with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that suits you. Here are two of our best in and around Paradera:

  • About 5 miles to the northwest of Paradera, "Luxury Home Close To Aruba's Best Beaches" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including a fenced yard and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • "Newly Build - Beachfront - Facing Beach Swimming Pool" is another excellent option. It's about 6 miles to the south of Paradera, has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people. Useful amenities here include a living room and a microwave oven.

When you're ready to leave the house and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Butterfly Farm, Donkey Sanctuary and Bushiri Karting Speedway should be at the top of your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Paradera?

Spending time with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Paradera and make wonderful new memories with the people you love:

  • "Aruba Beachfront Lux Cabin" - This popular retreat offers outdoor furniture and towels and is located about 11 miles to the southeast of central Paradera.
  • "New: Wine Cabin" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights at this appealing rental, which is around 1 mile to the southwest of Paradera. You'll have access to cable/satellite TV services, a TV and much more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Paradera vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Paradera?

Romantic retreats, work trips or adventures all on your own — a single-bedroom rental property is a perfect solution for a multitude of occasions. One of our options in or near Paradera is sure to be just the thing:

  • Check out "Unique Experience In The Nature Of Aruba #1", a great centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A swimming pool and a kitchen are just a few of the useful inclusions here.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Paradera, "Lovely And Quite Area - Very Centrally Located On The Island" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, return and enjoy amenities like a swimming pool and a kitchen.