Destination Overview

ARUBA

Aruba is much more than a Caribbean paradise. The world-class beaches, always-perfect weather and warm and welcoming culture are only a part of what makes Aruba unique. The feeling you get when you step onto the sunny shores is what truly sets the country apart from any other. Come and discover this happy island, nestled in the warm southern Caribbean, shaped by 100 unique cultures, and filled with surprising natural wonders.

Capital

Oranjestad

Time

GMT -4

Currency

Aruban florin

Language

Papiamento, Dutch

Religion

Roman Catholic

Population

0.1 Million

International Airports

Oranjestad

Weather

May is the hottest month in Aruba with an average temperature of 28.5°C (83°F) and the coldest is January at 26.5°C (80°F). The wettest month is November with an average of 90mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in October when the average sea temperature is 29.2°C (85°F).

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Top Highlights

Breath-taking Beaches

The island of Aruba is home to some of the Caribbean's top beaches. From water sports hotspots lined with luxury resorts to secluded coves sandwiched by limestone cliffs, Aruba’s breath-taking variety of beaches offers something special for everyone. The best beaches in Aruba are renowned for their pure, white sand, gorgeous turquoise waters and warm, but comfortable climate.

On The Water

As warm and beautiful as the Aruban air above, the sea is bursting with life and activity. Its crystal-clear depths are home to vibrant reefs and wrecks just waiting to be explored by snorkellers and scuba divers. Snorkellers, water skiers and swimmers enjoy the protected shoals whilst elsewhere crashing waves sculpt craggy cliff faces, leaving their mark on the happy island.

Natural Wonders

The island paradise of Aruba is blessed with the bounties of nature and a variety of wonders found nowhere else. Explore the calm sandy stretches of the west coast and the towering boca bays to the north. Climb the windswept steps to Aruba’s iconic mountaintop forged by ancient volcanoes. In Arikok National Park, discover rugged deserts, towering green cacti and limestone cliffs.

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Top Places to Visit

Oranjestad

Oranjestad is a unique blend of old and new that lends a distinctive charm to Aruba’s capital.

Paradera

One of the smaller districts on the island is Paradera, home to three of Aruba’s iconic landscapes.

San Nicolas City

San Nicolas offers iconic beaches and island charm far removed from the glitz and glam of Palm Beach high-rise resorts.

Regions of Aruba - Santa Cruz

One of Aruba’s main highways, Route 4, runs through the centrally located district of Santa Cruz.

Regions of Aruba - Noord

There is perhaps no district on the island that is a symphonic menagerie of all things Aruba than Noord.

Regions of Aruba - Savaneta

The Village by the Sea.

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