Oranjestad is the capital and largest city of Aruba
Oranjestad is on the southern coast of Aruba. The city combines governmental buildings, a picturesque ocean, and a busy shopping center. Both tourists and locals occupy the city throughout the year.
If you are going in from the high rise hotels, just to walk around downtown, you are better off riding the bus. It is $2 round trip, (vs taxi, 20 round-trip).