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 activities that are well worth exploring during your stay. Away from the resort strip, visitors can slide down towering sand dunes, ride the swells on a kite surfer, discover unique rock formations, swim in natural pools, fish for wahoo and tuna, and explore some of the island’s rocky cacti-cloaked terrain in four-wheel-drive vehicles or on horseback. Visit caves with ancient indian drawings or an antique wildmill once used in Holland to pump water. See portrayals of Aruban music and dance, find museums, slide down sand dunes, visit an art gallery.
Aruba Things To Do
Oranjestad is a charming city and the capital and cruise port of this tiny island. The most striking feature is the Dutch colonial architecture.
Fringing turquoise Caribbean waters, Aruba’s beaches include wide shaded expanses, quiet retreats, and busy sunbathing and water sports meccas. Jump on a surfboard and crash the waves of Hadicurari. Soak up the sun on Arashi Beach, Rodgers beach, Malmok or Conchi natural pool.
Aruba tour operators offer several ways to visit the many historical and natural island attractions. You can visit these places in an air conditioned sight seeing bus or on a more adventurous 4×4 guided off-road tour, or at your own pace with a rented vehicle.
Aruba’s quaint capital, Oranjestad, is a charming cruise ship port. Oranjestad is a charming city and the capital and cruise port of this tiny island. The most striking feature is the Dutch colonial architecture.
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba
The Donkey Sanctuary Aruba is a nonprofit organization devoted to saving the island’s donkeys and educating locals and tourists on their care. Donkeys used to be the main form of transportation on the island.
Carnival is Aruba’s biggest and most famous event and features weeks of events and celebrations. Spectacular parades dominate the streets with colorful decorated floats, catchy lyrics and rhythms and lots of celebrants adorned in luxurious and vibrant costumes.