Things to Do in Aruba

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There’s plenty of things to do in Aruba, ranging from all kinds of water activities, beach activities, and great activities for families with kids. To explore or tour Aruba island, many top attractions are listed in the “points of interest” section in the menu you can choose from. You can do so by following a guided tour, offered by local companies, known for their high level of service, or just make the arrangements and prepare for the visit yourself. At the reception or activities desk of your stay, handy and concise maps are available. When you are looking for a cultural experience, restaurants or for a variety of shops, visit Oranjestad or San Nicolas. Both places are worth the trip and will bring you some wonderful Aruba time!

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Hooiberg, Aruba's second highest mountain, seen from the Casibari Rock Formations.

Climbing Hooiberg Mountain

If you feel like doing some exercise, climbing mt. Hooiberg is a great opportunity to get a little active during your stay on the island. Burning some calories is always a good idea, after all, ...
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Natural Pool (Conchi)

The Natural Pool Aruba, also known as the Conchi, is enclosed by natural walls of rocky coastline. These outcroppings are what allow the inside of the pool to be calm and swimmable. The waters that ...
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Seroe Colorado Anchor

The Seroe Colorado Anchor is located in the southeastern part of the island. Through the years, the anchor has become a popular point of interest in Aruba where many tourists go to explore the surroundings ...
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Seroe Colorado Lighthouse

The Seroe Colorado Lighthouse, also known as the Colorado Point Lighthouse, is the second active lighthouse in Aruba. It is located at the southeastern point of the island. It is still active to warn maritime ...
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Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad promises to be a travel destination like no other. It is the largest and capital city of Aruba that will expose you to a little old and new thanks to a large number of ...
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Philips Animal Garden

Philip’s Animal Garden is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2009. Philip Conrad Merryweather, an Aruban native, transformed his passion for exotic animals into taking care of mistreated and abandoned animals by offering them ...
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The Fisherman Huts in Aruba, also known as Hadicurari Beach.

Kitesurfing Aruba

If you’re looking for an awesome place for kitesurfing in the southern Caribbean, with winds pretty much guaranteed, Aruba definitely is the place to go ...
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Horseback Riding in Aruba

Horseback Riding in Aruba When you are looking for an activity that offers you exploration of the arid plains and some beautiful trails located on the east side of Aruba by traditional transportation, then joining ...
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Rock Wish Garden

Often referred to as the Rock Wish Garden in Aruba, mainly on the north-eastern coast you will find little stacks of rocks that look like they were formed by nature but in fact are not ...
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Alto Vista Chapel

Located about 5 miles south-east of the California Lighthouse in a neighbourhood named Alto Vista, you will find a small church called the Alto Vista Chapel. Originating from 1750, it was the first church that ...
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The Casibari Rock Formations

The Casibari Rock Formations are the perfect place for short hikes. Exploring the huge wind-carved boulders is a hiker’s delight, the tunnels and narrow ledges make climbing the rocks exciting and fun for all ages ...
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Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

The Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins are the remnants of a long-abandoned gold mill that processed gold ore during the gold rush of the nineteenth century. The gold mill was built in 1874 by the English ...
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The Old Dutch Windmill

Originally built in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands in 1804, the Old Dutch Windmill is one of Aruba's most authentic landmarks and reminder of Dutch influences on the island. In 1960, the Old Dutch ...
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Ayo Rock Formations

The mysterious Ayo Rock Formations, situated close to Ayo Village and Andicuri Beach, are worth visiting when you are looking for things to do in Aruba. This sightseeing spot is a place filled with mystery ...
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Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

The Donkey Sanctuary is a popular and well-known Aruba sightseeing and great to visit with children. Founded in 1997, the non-profit initiative provides food, shelter, and medical care to nearly two hundred donkeys. Visitors to ...
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Arikok National Park

Located near the rougher eastern coast of Aruba, the protected Arikok National Park covers almost 20% of the island. Here you’ll find unique flora and fauna and several historical, cultural and geological sites to explore ...
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Bubali Bird Sanctuary

Located on the west coast of Aruba and near the Butterfly Farm, the Bubali Bird Sanctuary is another popular sightseeing destination. It consists of giant wetlands and is an important place for all kinds of ...
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Aruba Butterfly Farm

The Aruba Butterfly Farm, one of Aruba's major tourist attractions, is a great place to learn more about the life cycle and behaviour of butterflies. It's a great sightseeing spot to visit with kids. The ...
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Day Trip from Aruba to Bonaire

Is a day trip from Aruba to Bonaire worth doing? Just like a day trip from Aruba to Curaçao, a day trip from Aruba to Bonaire is worth considering and rather easy to do if ...
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California Lighthouse

Located in north-west Aruba, the California Lighthouse is one of Aruba’s most famous points of interest. It was first lit in 1916 and is still active today, functioning both as a monument and coastal warning ...
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Day Trip from Aruba to Curaçao

Is a day trip from Aruba to Curaçao worth doing? When it comes to things to do in Aruba, a day trip from Aruba to Curaçao is a great idea if your holiday is long ...
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Visit De Palm Island

Visit De Palm Island Visit De Palm Island, is it worth the effort? Just like Renaissance Island, De Palm Island lies off the west coast of Aruba. De Palm Island is operated by De Palm ...
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Aruba Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge was one of the most popular Aruba sightseeing attractions, until it was destroyed by Mother Nature's brute force on September 2 2005. Located between the Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins and Andicuri Beach, ...
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Christmas in Aruba

Christmas in Aruba Christmas in Aruba Celebrating Christmas in Aruba is a true once in a lifetime experience, and if you'd ask us, should be on anyone's bucket list. Just imagine sitting at one of ...
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Flamingo Beach, Renaissance Island, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean.

Visit Renaissance Island

About Renaissance Island Are you looking for a place in Aruba to really relax and get that “reborn” feeling? Do you want to avoid the busy beaches such as Eagle Beach or Palm Beach? Then ...
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Mountain Biking in Aruba

Mountain Biking in Aruba Mountain biking in Aruba generally takes place at the northern part of the island. There are many great and challenging trails to explore that cover a total distance of about 350 ...
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Aruba Golf Courses

Aruba Golf Courses Play Golf in Aruba When you’re looking for an activity where you can combine a little workout with a challenging game, while you’re being surrounded by the beautiful environment Aruba has to ...
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Best Happy Hour in Aruba

Best Happy Hour in Aruba

The Best Happy Hour in Aruba Happy Hour! There's only one: the Aruba Happy Hour. Surely it's everyone's favorite time of day when cocktails and drinks are sold at reduced prices at your favorite Aruba ...
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Jogging in Aruba

Jogging in Aruba Jogging in Aruba Jogging in Aruba (or running) is likely not an activity that immediately comes to mind during your Caribbean vacation, but with these guidelines in mind, it should be very ...
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Getting Married In Aruba

Getting Married in Aruba Getting Married in Aruba Aruba and marriage go together like a horse and carriage! Besides all the great beaches this happy island offers, the snorkeling and diving spots, and the fantastic ...
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Beach Tennis

Beach Tennis Beach Tennis in Aruba Beach tennis was introduced on the tropical island of Aruba in the year 2000. This type of sport has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular beach ...
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Best Snorkeling in Aruba

Below you can learn more about some spots where you can enjoy some of the best snorkeling in Aruba. All snorkeling spot are easily accessible from the mainland. Although you could practically strap on your ...
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