Aruba, Dutch Caribbean


Cruise to Aruba.

ArubaAruba, a tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela  in the southern Caribbean Sea, has dry, sunny weather, blond beaches and gentle surf. Aruba is a popular port of call for cruise ships. Ships dock at the Port Authority in Aruba’s quaint capital, Oranjestad.

Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. Constant trade winds bring cool breezes and cause the divi-divi trees to slope southwesterly. European influence shows in architecture that features Dutch gables painted in tropical pastels. It’s also evident in language, with English, Dutch and Spanish spoken alongside the local tongue, Papiamento. The pastel façades of Oranjestad landmarks and shops lend an inviting and playful vibe to the capital city.

Aruba tourist attractions

Aruba – Pearl in the Caribbean. Aruba’s beaches are probably one of the biggest attractions on the island but there is much more to Aruba than fun in the sun on the beaches. Aruba offers plenty of other attractions and[…]