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Aruba

When thinking of a vacation, what better place for your next getaway than wonderful Aruba. This is a country of endless sunshine and is packed with excitement. Aruba offers something for anyone that crosses its borders. Located in the Caribbean and surrounded by the Caribbean Ocean. this island is a playground for both young and old.


Aruba Attractions

Aruba offers many things for many different types of people. If you?re a lover of beaches then you have come to the right place. There is a vast amount of sandy white beaches lying here just waiting for you and every water sport that you can imagine. If you are a couple or traveling with a large family, you?ll find all you need here to keep you busy. Some of the activities include swimming, fishing, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, hiking, and just kicking back lying on the beach and watching the world go by. What a paradise Aruba is! The avid golfer will certainly want to tee off at the Terra Del Sor or the Links, both of which are championship courses. Horseback riding, mountain climbing and a tour of the national park are just some of the outdoor activities that can entertain you away from the beach. Motorcycles are available for rent if you want to take a tour of the island on your own. Aruba has a colorful history with stories of pirates and buried treasure. There are many caves here that you can explore, such as Guadirikiri Cave where there are two chambers. Sunlight pours into one chamber and there is a 100-foot tunnel inhabited by bats. The Lourdes Grotto is a must see even if you are not religious. This is a unique Roman Catholic shrine built into the rocks and if you are lucky enough to be on Aruba on February 11, you will witness the procession from the church in San Nicolas to the grotto. For sightseeing, you can visit the California Lighthouse, The Historic Gold Mills, Arikok Park and many other locations. See the beautiful flora and fauna as well as delight in the exotic birds and wildlife, such as wild donkeys, lizards and iguanas.


Dining in Aruba

You will be delighted with the array of foods served on this island and the number of places to dine is astounding. Try a dinner candlelight dinner on the beach or dine in elegance at one of the famous restaurants. If you have children, then you will find many places that are geared for just sitting and relaxing in a friendly atmosphere. Choose from Caribbean cuisine, Italian cuisine, French cuisine, Aruban cuisine or International cuisine. It is all here waiting for you and you can be sure that seafood will be on every menu. The language of Aruba is Dutch, but English is spoken all over the island and US and Canadian funds are widely accepted.


Night Life

Aruba also has a very lively nightlife as you will soon find out after getting there. You can dance the night away at one of the clubs or sneak away to a private bar for a quiet interlude. The club you choose depends on your choice of music and dancing. For example, if you like salsa, then you will have the time of your life at the Mambo Jambo. For more modern music, La Fiesta is a good choice and for a little bit of everything, then you can see what Chaos has to offer. There are many more clubs than these. You can actually visit a different one every night of your stay. Aruba offers all Whether you are traveling first class or on a budget Aruba has some thing for every price range. You can choose to stay at an elegant resort or an economical hotel or motel. The tourist season is from September to April because this is the time of the year when there is no rain. The other months are considered the off-season and even though it is the rainy season, it does not rain continuously. It may rain in the early morning or evening and it stops just as suddenly as it starts. It will not interfere with your sunbathing or sightseeing. In fact, if you want a luxury vacation at budget prices, the off-season is the best time to visit. At this time of the year you won?t have to jostle the crowds at the beach. Choosing an all-inclusive means that everything is paid for before you arrive so all you have to bring is your spending money and for dining out if you wish to do so.


Shopping

For shopping Aruba is one of the best places in the Caribbean. The small stores and markets have everything you need in souvenirs and at fantastic prices

 

 

 

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