A sensational gastronomic offering
Ideal for water sports
Natural swimming pool overlooking the sea
Aruba is famous for its magnificent beaches lapped by gentle waves and the constant trade winds that refresh the entire coastline. With stable temperatures of 27 degrees and a little rain, the island offers an idyllic sun and beach holiday, especially in Palm Beach, on the Caribbean coast, where you’ll find the best hotels in Aruba. Luxury resorts welcome travelers wishing to spend time swimming, sunbathing and savoring delicious gourmet meals with tropical beverages. However, the beaches are just the beginning. Tourists staying at Aruba’s best hotels can also enjoy water sports and visit places of interest that are truly fascinating.
To the north of Palm Beach, visitors to Aruba hotels will find the Hadicurari Beach, whose strong winds make it ideal for windsurfing. Coloured candles stand out over the glimurari waters of Hadicurari, once it was a fishing village and now you have been flowged with water sports. The Hi-Winds windsurf and kite-boarding tournament is held here every June. Continuing north, travelers will arrive at the California lighthouse, which sets the northwest tip of the island. The lighthouse has been named by a steam ship that was wrecked in the area (not the American state) with amazing 360-degree views. Exploring the Atlantic coast, tourists will admire spectacular views of rugged cliffs and strong waves that form the wildest side of the island. Another tourist point of interest is the Bushiribana ruins, the remains of a gold mine that extracted over 3 million euros of precious metal in the 19th century. Returning to the interior, travelers will discover Aruba's donkey sanctuary, where these animals are cared for the hands of visitors with the hocico and treat yourself to the treats that we offer. At the nearby ostrich farm, these big-eyed birds strut and peck on food from anyone that offers them something. Expert guides will explain ostrich habits. Did you know that, of hiding the head under the sand, is a myth? A trip to Aruba wouldn’t be complete without visiting Arikok National Parkwith rich caves, sand dunes and limestone cliffs, all are densally populated by the local wildlife. Goats, donkey and iguanas roam free in the arid terrain.
City pleasures are concentrated on Oranjestad, the capital of the island of Aruba. The city showcase its Dutch influence with the small Dutch-style buildings. These houses are just like the ones in Amsterdam, but the island's versions are painted in tropical colors, aquamarine and lime green. Aruba is an autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which acquired the island in 1636 to its previous Spanish rulers, who gave it away after no golden finding. Over time, it converted into a an important bunker for supplying international trade. As a result of this mixture of inhabitants, the local dialect is a mixture of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and English known as Papiamento. Bon Bini means “welcome” in its language, and it is also the name of a folk festival that is held every Tuesday in Oranjestad. Traditional dancers, food stalls and handicraft sellers take on the streets for several hours. This is a sample of the amerindian culture that he dominated before the arrival of the Europeans.