Aruba is located to the north of Venezuela and is an island with a big name, famed for its light-coloured desert beaches formed from the constant, cool trade winds.
The climatic conditions of Aruba range from relatively dry to minimal rainfall between late October to January. Aruba is rarely affected by hurricanes as it is positioned far south of the Caribbean.
The capital of Aruba, Oranjestad is an outstanding cruise ship port. Here, you can take a boat trip and enjoy a day out at sea or participate in a diverse range of adventures from swimming in natural pools, fishing and horse riding along the beach. The capital is the place to be for jaw-dropping architectural designs, unique shops, museums and art galleries. With many organised events throughout the year, make sure you check the local calendar for parades, beach festivals and kitesurfing tournaments.
Fancy some time to relax? Try one of the delicious buffets which you can find being served along the beach as you enjoy watching the ocean waves. If you’re looking for something with a moderate pace, visit the Arikok National Park which has beautiful landscapes, caves and dunes – perfect for any outdoor enthusiast.
The Boca Prins is a must visit location with slim silver beaches, limestone cliffs, and some magical coastal vistas. Climb the lighthouse at the California Dunes to witness the stunning views of the dunes below or get some action as you dive through shipwrecks and washed up aeroplanes out at sea. Pop down the road to soak up some sun as you laze around in the warm waters of the volcanic stone natural pools.
Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking. Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.