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Where is Aruba and what to do there


Aruba is a pretty easy country to miss; being only 19 square miles long and 6 across. The ‘A’ in the ABC islands is only a spec on the map 15 miles north of Venezuela, but it’ll probably  be one of the most surprising places you’ll ever visit. Think quintessential Dutch streets framed by bright Caribbean sunshine and glorious white sand beaches. Picturesque towns and some of the friendliest people you’ll meet this side of the Prime Meridian; Aruba is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

 

ArubaAruba resorts and Hotels

  • Aruba has many great resorts and hotels, from quaint secluded spots to beach front high rises.
  • Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts
  • Boardwalk, Small Hotel Aruba
  • Aruba Beach Front Villa

 

Flights to Aruba and General Travel Tips

Getting to Aruba is quite easy: search flights, book flight, get on flight! (Direct flights are available and many Aruba vacation packages)

Best time to go: If you’re looking for a less crowded time mid-April until mid-December is the time.

 

Aruba beaches!

Palm Beach

Aruba_beachLet’s start with Palm Beach. If you are looking for something fancy, this two mile long strip is for you. Home to Casinos and within walking distance of the best night clubs and restaurants on island, boredom won’t be in your vocabulary here, and if the flashing lights and loud sounds aren’t for you, movie theaters and bowling alleys are available too.

 

Baby Beach

If you’re vacation includes small children and/or is more family bonding based, the aptly named Baby Beach is what you’re looking for. You won’t find any of the glitzy stuff here. What you will find is prime snorkeling territory (guaranteed to be one of the most colorful sights you’ll ever see) and shallow water than can be waded into quite far out.

 

Boca Catalina

boca_catalina_aruba_beachAnd if what you seek is a secluded, quiet, non-too ‘touristy’ location. Boca Catalina is where you need to be. This beach is located in a residential area, and is more secluded than the other two and is smaller as well. Boca Catalina is Just a slip of beautifully curving cove. If you’re the type to seek out locals, then this beach is your best bet.

 

Aruba Fun on land!

Arikok National Park

If you’re a nature enthusiast, then why not visit this stunner. Arikok National Park Occupies between 18-20% of the island of Aruba. The entrance fee of US$10.00 (children under 17 can roam for free) goes toward the preservation of the park, so you’ll be doing some good as well as getting to see animals like the Aruban burrowing owl, Aruban whiptail lizard and Aruban parakeet, as well as viewing authentic Arawak drawings in the well preserved bat caves. And if after that you feel like a dip in the ocean, well there are a few beaches nearby as well; it is the Caribbean after all.

 

Skydive Aruba Air Adventures

Skydiving in ArubaTechnically this one is in the air, but what goes up must come down. You’re probably thinking ‘I don’t need to go to the Caribbean for that’ well imagine falling (strapped to a licensed professional of course) over green hills dotted with quaint houses in the Dutch style, and a vast ocean of turquoise. Sounds a lot more interesting than your current scenery doesn’t it?

 

Aruba Motorcycle Tours

You can join a group or go solo. This one doesn’t need much really. Touring a beautiful island on a motorcycle? If you’re not already convinced then there’s no hope.

 

Aruba Nightlife!

BLUE Bar at Renaissance Marina Hotel

ArubaIf your aim is to feel like a celebrity while sipping a special house martini and nodding along to the latest chart toppers then this proclaimed ‘hip’ bar is for you.

 

Confession Nightclub

The words extensively and soundproofed always good ones when you’re looking for a good time, and this boutique club has the perfect atmosphere to get you dancing.

 

Here are few tips to avoid unnecessary hassles

The Currency used is the Florin, though US currency is accepted. So check up on exchange rates. All major credit cards and travelers check are accepted.
The Legal age for drinking and gambling is 18.
Contact your mobile phone service provider about roaming charges.
Don’t forget your prescriptions.

 

For more info:

Telephone: US: 1-800-TO-ARUBA, Int. 1-800-862-7822
Email: support@aruba.com
Website: http://www.aruba.com/

 

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