Bon Bini (welcome) to Aruba: a Paradise in the Caribbean for sun, sea and beach lovers! Make your choice from the many sunny sandy beaches, view the underwater world with lots of coral and enjoy the rough North Coast. The capital Oranjestad and the unspoilt nature of the Arikok National Park can count on a lot of interest too. With an average temperature of 26 degrees, a vacation to Aruba is highly recommended.
Sun, sea and beach!
A vacation on Aruba is a dream come true for sun, sea and beach lovers. The combination of pearly white beaches and azure blue sea appeals to everyone’s imagination. Sit back and relax with your cocktail in a hammock and you don’t have to think about anything all day! The most famous beaches of Aruba are Eagle Beach and Palm Beach on the west coast of the island. See the whole list of my favorite beaches on Aruba.
But the southwest coast of the island is also worth a visit: it is surrounded by the most fascinating coral reefs. Check them out during a diving or snorkeling excursion! After a day of relaxing on the beach, something more action? Go windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing, parasailing or jet skiing.
Are you curious about where you can eat during your vacation on Aruba? Discover my 8 best restaurants in Aruba!
Sights during an Aruba vacation
Do you want to see something more of the island than just the beach?
The capital of Aruba is Oranjestad, which is a colorful and atmospheric center that is entirely in the Caribbean style.
Arikok National Parc
Within the nature park that you can best visit with a 4×4 car you will find the Natural Pool, the Fountain Cave and the small natural bridge.
Alto Vista Chapel
The current chapel dates from 1952 and was built on the spot where the Indians had built the first version of the Chapel di Alto Vista in the eighteenth century.
Bushiribana Gold Mine
First discovered in 1824, gold remained an important Aruban industry until around 1916, with the island producing more than 3 million pounds in total.
Streetart in San Nicolas
During the Aruba Art Fair, San Nicolas was transformed into one large open-air museum with colorful murals and other forms of street art.
Casibari Rock Formations
The Casibari Rock Formations is a collection of diorite boulders, situated close to the village of Paradera. Not far to the east you will find the Ayo Rock Formations.
More beautiful sights
- Explore the North Coast of Aruba with a jeep safari.
- Admire the tropical birds in the Bubali bird sanctuary
- Climb the Hooiberg
- Visit the “Natural Bridge”
Looking for an unforgettable trip to Aruba? Let me know your travel wishes and I can make a customized travel proposal for you.
More tips for the Caribbean
Do you want to go on holiday to the Caribbean, but have you not yet made a complete choice as to whether you will discover the Aruba sights or whether it will be another destination in the Caribbean? Then also read my tips for Bonaire, Barbados and Jamaica. Or view all my blogs about the Caribbean.
Best travel months
Although you can visit Aruba all year round, I would say the best travel months to go to Aruba are January, February, March, October and November. These high season months will have the best weather but can be crowded and little bit more expensive than other months.
The cost of a trip to Aruba
The prices for everything depends on location and quality. This means that the more central the location the more expensive it can be.
Beer 4 dollar and wine 6 dollar;
Restaurant prices vary from 25 dollar to 55 dollar per person for a main course.
Hotel prices vary from 150 to 500 dollar per night;
Taxi prices vary from 10 to 40 dollars (depends on the distance)