Tourist Places to Visit in Aruba, America

Tourist Places to Visit in Aruba, America

Aruba is an island country located towards the Southern Caribbean Sea at 12°30′ N 69°58′ W. The island of Aruba measures a length of 33 km is situated around 27 km north of Venezuela’s coast. Aruba belongs to Lesser Antilles covering an area of 179 sq. km.

Oranjestad is the capital and largest city and Dutch and Papiamento are the official languages of Aruba. The currency of Aruba is Aruban florin and Aruba enjoys a semi-arid climate.

The major cities of Aruba are:

  • Oranjestad
  • Noord
  • Santa Cruz
  • San Nicolas
  • Savaneta
  • Bubali
  • Madiki


History of Aruba:

It is likely believed that, Caquetios Amerinds from the Arawak tribe were the first inhabitants of Aruba. The Spanish was the first European to invade Aruba in 1499, later Dutch captured it after the 135 years rule of Spanish. On 1st January 1986, Aruba achieved autonomous status from the Netherlands Antilles.


How to reach Aruba?

Queen Beatrix International Airport is the most important airport of Aruba, located 3 km away from the centre of the capital city, Oranjestad. It operates scheduled flights to USA cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, New York and Toronto in Canada and Amsterdam in Netherlands, operated by American Airlines, Arkefly, Air Canada and US Airways and many other renowned airlines.

LG Smith Blvd is the main road of the island and buses are regular, taxis and cars are other options to get around.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Aruba:

Papiamento is the major language communicated by the natives of Aruba and also natives have sufficient knowledge on Dutch, English and Spanish. Around 80% of Aruba population is covered by Black, White and Caribbean Amerindian.

Oranjestad is the capital city, holding most of the larger shopping centres and the food corners of Aruba. Some most famous restaurants in Aruba include:

  • 2 Fools and a Bull
  • Carte Blanche Restaurant
  • G&G Pizza Co.
  • Costa Riba
  • Windows on Aruba Restaurant


Places of interest in Aruba:


Bubali Bird Sanctuary:

Bubali Bird Sanctuary houses more than 80 species of migratory birds from the different regions of the globe.  Tourists can use observation tower to view birds.


Natural Pool:

Natural Pool of Aruba is just off Aruba shore and reachable by ATV. It takes around a day to explore this natural site and also tourists can explore it through guided tours.


Haystack Mountain:

Haystack Mountain stands in the heart of Aruba offering spectacular view of entire Aruba and coast of Venezuela. Tourists are needed to climb 561 steps to reach the top of the mountain.


Other places of interest in Aruba include:

  • California Lighthouse
  • Our Lady of Alto Visto Chapel
  • Aruba Aloe Factory
  • Casibari Rock & Ayo Rock Formations
  • Natural Bridge
  • Bushiribban Gold Mill
  • Aruba Ostrich Farm
  • Boca Catalina and the Antilla Shipwreck
  • Arikok National Park
  • Guadirkiri Caves
  • The Palm Island
  • Butterfly Farm


Best time to visit Aruba:

Throughout the year is best, especially from April to August will be the ideal time to visit Aruba.


Accommodation options in Aruba:

Aruba houses abundance of resorts and spas located all around the island with latest amenities and world class services. Most of the resorts renovated recently to provide upgraded hospitality services to both domestic and overseas tourists. List of prominent resorts and spas in Aruba include:

  • My Aruban Home
  • Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba
  • Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
  • Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
  • Paradera Park
  • Costa Linda Beach Resort
  • Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
  • Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino
  • Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa
  • MVC Eagle Beach
  • Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club
  • Playa Linda Beach Resort
  • Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
  • Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club
  • Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort
  • La Quinta Beach Resort

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