One of the greatest places to visit in the Caribbean sea paradise, Aruba is a low altitude island country with a dry climate and arid, cactus-strewn landscape, fact that contributed immensely to the development of tourism.
The first thing you need to know about Aruba is that this amazing sunny paradise can be visited almost all year round without any trouble. The night/day temperature differences, as well as the summer/winter ones vary around 3 degrees, so plan your trip whenever it is possible. It would be a good idea to avoid November and December though, as these are the only months when there is actually a little bit of rain there. Aruba is also free of the kind of storms that usually occur in hot areas like this.
1. The beaches here are very easy to get to from any point in the island, whether you go by car, bus or on foot. The number of beaches compared to the total surface of Aruba is impressive. The Palm Beach has calm waters and is great for swimming, the Hadikurari Beach is perfect for windsurfing because of the breeze and the shallow water, the Punta Brabo Beach has the most amazing view, the Eagle Beach and the Arashi Beach are also great places where the breeze, the calm waters and the fine sand will make it feel like heaven.
2. If your option for the day is not the beach, a great thing to do is to rent a jeep (it is not very expensive, it costs around 60$ a day; you can also find more offers here), take a map with you and go for an unforgettable adventure to discover the island. Opting for a guide is also an option.3. The marine life in here is out of this world and it would be a shame to miss the opportunity to enjoy the great diversity of these mysterious creatures. Some of the best places for snorkelling are the M
almok town, Boca Catalina, Baby Beach and Druif Beach.
4. Outside the beach related activities, you can also go for a little cultural-informative trip regarding the
Caribbean paradise. The Museum of History, the Archaeology Museum, the Numismatics Museum, the Rococo Plaza Museum of Antiquities, the Aloe Balm Museum of Aruba are some of the most interesting places to visit if you want to form an idea about the culture of this amazing place and its colonial past.
5. Another fascinating place to visit is the Arikok National Park. It occupies around 25% of the entire island surface. Here is where you’ll find the rarest species flora and fauna: divi divi and
kiwi trees, exotic cacti, aloe, various
other tropical plants, exotic birds and iguanas.
6. The biggest carnival in Aruba takes place in January and February is San Nicholas. The event is rated right after the Brazil and the Trinidad carnivals. The locals are welcoming, cheerful and they love to have fun. The tourists are usually delighted by their beauty and the exoticism of their costumes, their dances and rhythm.
7. The Bubali settlement in Aruba is also known as the “sanctuary of birds”. It is populated by over 80 species of marine birds such as: egrets, cormorants, gulls, sea swallows and herons.
8. You can also visit the California Lighthouse, named after a ship that sunk there a few years before this was built. The landscape is
a great picturesque image and the peace and quiet there are an amazing opportunity to take a break and completely relax for a few moments.
The visa regulations are similar to the Netherlands. A current passport is required. American, Canadian, and EU citizens do not require visas, nor do most South Americans:e.g.Colombia & Venezuela.