Aruba Made

The wharf-side market is often the first stop for new visitors seeking souvenirs, but few items there are locally made. But now there is the brand-new Aruba Made right across from the cruise terminal. Look for the epic mural of Aruba’s native birds out front, and as the name suggests, all products there are made in Aruba.

You’ll find modern, colorful kiosks with homemade ice cream (including vegan flavors), homemade chocolates, organically made health and beauty products, locally ground coffee, poffertjes, stroopwafels, and a Johnnycake hut, too. And their on-site alfresco restaurant/bar specializes in authentic local eats like “stobas” (stews).

Local artists and crafters also have stalls there for island-made items that make great souvenirs. It’s a very welcome addition to downtown.