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Traveling in Aruba



Aruba is a vacation destination that has no equal. It is located a few short miles north of Venezuela, and it is a genuine treasure that is situated in the enchantingly delicious waters of the southern Caribbean. Aruba is very well known for its exotic and extremely sensational white-sand beaches. Also, it has the perfect temperature all of the time. It averages 82-degrees Fahrenheit on every day of the year.

The actual island of Aruba is a little over 19 miles long and about six miles in width, and the total square miles of this entire piece of paradise is only 70 square miles. Best of all, the location is not hurricane-friendly, and the climate is quite dry, which means that vacations are rarely interrupted with rain.

You can fly to Aruba from a number of UK airports such as Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick. If you’re driving to an airport, be sure to check out official Gatwick Parking, Heathrow Parking and Stansted Parking.

Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the island’s nationality is Dutch. Its capital city is Oranjestad, and this is also the location of the Queen Beatrix International Airport and the home of many inclusive resorts and hotels of every variety. The city offers many Boutiques, upscale chain stores and street vendors to its visitors. It also has casinos, restaurants, clubs and bars. For those who want culture, there are museums, art galleries, and historical sites. There is even a butterfly farm and a marina!


Aruba’s water is the characteristic turquoise, and its beaches include vast expanses. The seven-mile strip along the west coast is lined with resorts, and there is much activity associated with these areas. Snorkelling, kite surfing, water skiing, tubing, parasailing and banana boating are some of the choices. On the other hand, the beaches along the windward coast are more secluded.

The island’s ties to the Netherlands is quite noticeable in Oranjestad’s Dutch colonial architecture. On the other hand, there are many brightly coloured buildings that speak to the Caribbean culture. In the mid-section of the island is the Arikok National Park, which has an environment that resembles a desert, and it showcases many types of cacti, rock formations and wildlife.

The holiday of Carnival, which is associated with the weeks before Lent in the Christian religion, is highly-regarded and highly-celebrated in Aruba. Carnival is very much like Mardi Gras, which is celebrated in other parts of the world.

Carnival’s official celebration in Aruba began in the 1950s, and it has progressed to magnificent levels. It starts at the beginning of January, and it lasts until the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It concludes with an enormous parade on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. The whole season of Carnival is a tourist attraction that continues to grow and attract visitors every year.

The residents of Aruba, which total a little over 100,000, are one of the best characteristics of the island. They are a group that has a broad international flavour, are well-educated, and have a natural tendency to be pleasant and hospitable, especially to visitors and tourists. Aruba has a strong economy, and tourism is one of the reasons for their prosperity. Many travellers return to Aruba on a regular basis because they appreciate the authentic and diverse influences of the local cultures.

The beaches, which are pristine and beautiful, are also a natural source of pleasure for visitors.

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  1. Freya says:

    Aruba looks absolutely beautiful, just like paradise. WoW I’m dreaming about having a cocktail on one of these beaches right now.