Orientation & Geography

North America, Aruba

Hooiberg is a 168 m high (541 ft) volcanic formation on the island of Aruba. It is located almost in the center of the island and can be seen from virtually anywhere on the island. The Dutch word Hooiberg, literally translates into Haystack in English. Many have remarked about the panoramic views obtained atop Hooiberg. There are 562 concrete steps that lead to the top of the mountain. On a clear day Venezuela can be seen. The windswept mountaintop is also the site of several radio antennas and cell sites used by the Aruban telecommunication company called Setar.