Introduction to Aruba
North America’s fleeing winter make Aruba the most touristed island in the southern Caribbean. The draws are obvious: miles of glorious white-sand beaches, plenty of all-inclusive resorts, and a cute, compact capital, Oranjestad, which is well suited for the two-hour strolls favored by cruise-ship passengers. It’s all about sun and fun. Venture away from the resorts and you’re in for a real treat. At the island’s
extreme ends are rugged, windswept vistas and uncrowded beaches – perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Crystal-clear waters are bursting with sea life and shipwrecks (and an airplane wreck or two), providing incredible opportunities
for snorkeling and diving. And nonstop breezes create near-perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding.
So whether you’re longing to lounge on a beach or to delve into the great outdoors, Aruba has got you covered. One happy island, indeed!
High Season: (Dec-Apr)
Shoulder : (May-Jun & Nov)
Low Season: (Jul-Oct)
Funchi: Based on cornmeal, it is formed into cakes and fried or used as coating
Nasu Goreng : Indonesian fried rice, located in Aruba thanks to the colonial Dutch.
Curacao: A startling-blue liquor, with an orange flavor.
Eagle Beach : Frolic on this ribbon of powdery sand north-west of Oranjestad. This is Aruba's best beach and frequently makes the list of the best in the world. Vendors, loungers and shade trees mean you can relax.
Antilla Wreck: Discovering the amazing underwater world at dive and snorkel sites around the island..
Oranjestad: a bustling island town that mingles a respectable amount of local life with the breathless pursuit of tourist dollars. The main drag, aka Caya GF Betico Croes, is lined with a charming mix of mom-and-pops and international chains. In the surrounding blocks, the colorful colonial buildings are sprinkled in among shiny new shopping malls.
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