Are you looking for a place to hang your hat and take a break from work? Then you should walk up to the wooden pier floors at Bugaloe Beach Bar and Grill.

I’ve decided to write this article to help you find Bugaloe when you’re in Aruba.

Also to give you a preview of how the food and drinks look like trough pictures.

And of course to inform you how much you can expect to pay at the end of the day.

Let’s start with…

Bugaloe beach bar and grill location

Bugaloe is located on palm beach, at the palm pier.

It’s between RIU Palace Resort and Hilton Resort. 

You can reach Bugaloe easily with car or public transport.

There’s a bus stop right in front of the palm pier (picture below).

But which bus should you take?

Whether you’re staying at the low-rise or high-rise area take Arubus L-10.

There’s plenty of parking space on the other side of the road of the palm pier entrance if you happen to have your own rental car

To get to Bugaloe walk towards the path (picture above) between RIU Palace Resort and Hilton Resort leading to the beach until you see the palm pier.

You’ll find Bugaloe right behind the palm pier.

Ambiance at the Bugaloe beach bar

With colorfully painted walls, graffiti, rustic style stools and tables you feel the beach vibe.

There are singing bartenders (two girls) that know how to put on a show.

Between 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM there’s happy hour (half price on beers, wines and selected cocktails)!

After 6:00 PM there’s live music.

The local band plays groovy music, so make sure you dance like nobody’s watching.

Are you saying you can’t dance?

Well you can learn salsa for free on Wednesdays between 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

A few cocktails will make you forget you can’t dance, if you miss the dance lessons.

The menu at Bugaloe beach bar

Good drinks?


Live music?


Nice ocean views and live entertainment?

Double check!

How about the food?

They also have that covered!  

I find the prices aren’t steep either and fit any budget.

You can choose between a simple sandwich, appetizer, snack platter or a full dish.

The chefs did a great job cooking and presentation with my dish.

Your order will be done in less than 20 minutes.

Last time me and my family (wife, daughter and mother) ate at Bugaloe the food was on point!

We ordered a sate platter that came with fries, sate sauce and vegetables.

It tasted as good as it looked. 

A sate platter will cost you about $12.

We also ordered a steak platter that came with fries and salad.

Accompanied with delicious dressing and tar-tar sauce.

Looks great doesn’t it?

It tasted really good.

A steak platter will cost you about $14.

I also ordered a Ceviche just to taste how they make it (one of my favorites dishes).

And to be honest it wasn’t bad! 

If you don’t know what Ceviche is…

It’s a Latin American dish made with raw fish (Bugaloe uses Grouper Fish) marinated with vinegar or citrus juice from lemons or lime.

If you haven’t tried it yet, you should.

It’s perfectly safe to eat.

Cilantro and onions are added to give it some taste of sweetness.

They also serve the Ceviche with a side dish of plain nachos.

It will cost you about $7.

The total bill came out around 57$ (sate platter, steak platter, chicken nuggets, chicken wings, Ceviche, coca cola, sprite and 1 beer). 

Pretty reasonable price, I think!

What you should remember…

If you want to kick back and relax during your vacation you should visit Bugaloe.

Don’t miss the chance to experience:

  • Stunning ocean views.
  • Good food and drinks.
  • Live music.
  • Happy hour.
  • Salsa Lessons.
  • A wonderful time with great ambiance.
  • Affordable prices.
  • and much more.

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