As you explore, as you get to know Aruba, you'll soon begin to notice the smiling faces everywhere. Real smiles. Gracious smiles. Sheer-joy of living smiles. Aruba, as any traveler here will tell you, must surely be among the most welcoming places on earth. Maybe it's the Dutch tradition of hospitality, maybe it's the long and prosperous history of the island, maybe it's the year-round warmth of the sunshine and the fresh breezes of the trade winds.Whatever it is, it's absolutely true: Aruba is a genuinely happy place to be. And the people who live here, in the cities, in the towns, in the countryside, are genuinely happy to be sharing it with you. Come, find out why Happiness Lives in Aruba.
The incredibly blue waters of the Caribbean are alive with neon-yellow fish, flame-bright coral reefs and the billowing rainbow-colored sails of windsurfers.
Aruba is the perfect location of all types of watersports. Go Windsurfing or snorkeling or scuba diving. Or rent a sailboat. Go deep-sea fishing. Do some water or jet skiing. If you're less adventurous, see the underwater sights by Submarine or glass-bottom boats, go for a lazy swim in a warm, relaxing sea or sample any of our other water activities.
In Aruba the newspapers almost never publish a weather report. They don't need to.
Around here, "sunny and warm" is not news. With an average rainfall of less than 20 inches a year, an average daytime temperature of 82° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius), a location completely outside the hurricane belt, and the constant cooling influence of the trade winds, Aruba is one of the most temperate islands in the Caribbean. And just as comfortable in July as it is in January.
The difference between median day and night temperatures, and between summer and winter emperatures, is just 3.6°. The rainfall occurs mainly in short showers during November and December. Aruba's weather in a word -- perfect.
The ideal Caribbean vacation used to mean hours of tanning on the beach, margarita in hand, with Jimmy Buffett crooning in the background. Today's traveler,however, seeks engaging and enriching activities as an alternative to simply lounging around the hotel. The trend towards active vacations can be seen in the growing awareness in ecotourism and interest in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and climbing.
The island of Aruba is responding to this increasing demand for active vacations by proving that it has much more to offer than Caribbean sun and sand. The island, 20 miles long by 6 miles wide, is the right size for convenient exploration off the beaten path while the semi-arid topography and geological formations offer a wealth of activities distinct from other Caribbean isles. With an incredible marine life as well, Aruba's diversityprovides adventure for water babies and landlubbers alike. Give it a try
Some excursions well worth while;
* Spelunking in caves once used as pirate hideouts
* Off-road safaris explore Aruba's wild side
* Shipwrecks give divers a glimpse of the past
* Island tours by horseback