Destination guide

Delight in the tropical landscape of Santa Cruz

The island views and desert create a pretty picture of Santa Cruz. Travellers to this walkable city praise the snorkelling, bird watching and local tours. Natural Bridge - Boca Andicuri and Bushiribana Gold Smelter Ruins are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Santa Cruz

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Santa Cruz a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Donkey Sanctuary Aruba (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Donkey Sanctuary (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Blue Parrotfish Water Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Aruba Ostrich Farm (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Gold Mine Ranch (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Philip's Animal Garden (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Cruz

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Santa Cruz is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Natural Bridge - Boca Andicuri (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Baby Beach (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Arashi Beach (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Arikok National Park Visitors Center (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Boca Prins (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Ayo Rock Formations (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)

Travelling to and around Santa Cruz

The nearest airport is in Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Santa Cruz?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,343 holiday rentals near Santa Cruz. From 208 Houses to 546 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Santa Cruz is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Santa Cruz?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santa Cruz:

  • Palm Beach: 789 holiday homes
  • Gold Coast: 204 holiday homes
  • Malmok: 517 holiday homes
  • Alto Vista: 38 holiday homes
  • Tanki Flip: 67 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Santa Cruz?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Santa Cruz. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • De Palm Island: 1,375 holiday rentals
  • Balashi Gold Smelter Ruins: 1,376 holiday rentals
  • Arikok National Park Visitors Center: 1,307 holiday rentals
  • Donkey Sanctuary: 1,375 holiday rentals
  • Blue Parrotfish Water Park: 1,308 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Cruz listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Cruz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 208 Houses in Santa Cruz. Our other popular types of Santa Cruz holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 546 holiday houses
  • Villas: 328 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 13 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Santa Cruz?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 996 holiday homes with pool available in Santa Cruz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.