Experience remnants of Aruba's gold history at various sites through the entire island, including gold mines and gold mills.
Now generally known as Aruba, a colorful good gold prospectors has shaped the island's history, dating back the 1400's and 1500's, when adventurers searched the Caribbean for wealth and treasures.
Arikok national park houses the remains of historic gold mines at Miralamar. In addition there are two gold mills on island. On the northern coast sits the abandoned Bushiribana gold mill that when processed ore from mines from the nearby hills during Aruba's gold rush with the nineteenth century.
The second site, the Balashi Gold Mill, was built for the tip in the Spanish Lagoon. Remnants on this once bustling mill will still be visible within the picturesque setting nearby the narrow canyon of rocks often known as Frenchman's Pass. Fun fact: In 1824, gold was finally discovered in Aruba, and at last, a produced over 3 million pounds of gold.