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What to see in Aruba

Aruba Attractions


Windsurfing and kite surfing are undeniably two of the biggest drawcards for visitors to Aruba, with the island providing some of the best conditions possible in the world for these two sports. Whether a beginner or an expert, there are spots suitable for everyone as well as plenty of schools and shops that provide lessons and equipment hire. Further water-based activities include snorkeling and diving along the shallow, world-class coral reefs, tubing, banana-boating, and much more.

Holidaymakers with a yen for horseback riding can indulge themselves in Aruba's topography, which provides plenty of adventurous and enjoyable excursions, from sand dunes to arid desert plains. Riding experience is not required to join a guided outing from one of the two main horseriding operators, Rancho Notorious and Rancho Del Campo. Most excursions take in the island's sights and landmarks, like the Arikok Hills, the lighthouse and natural bridge. Riding excursions cost between US$55 and US$160 depending on route and duration.

A visit to the waterfront in Oranjestad is all it takes for deep-sea fishing enthusiasts to hire themselves a private boat with captain and crew, for a day or a few hours, to set out to sea in search of game. The island's temperate offshore waters boast a wide variety of Atlantic game fish, including white and blue marlin, Barracuda, Shark, Blackfin, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. In high season charters may be difficult to come by, so it may be wise to book ahead through your hotel.

And of course, for the less actively-inclined, there are miles and mils of pristine white beaches, fringed with palm trees and ringed with warm, bright blue water. An idyllic spot to relax and unwind.


Arikok National Park

Arikok National Park, encompasses a significant chunk of the interior and a long stretch of the northern coast. The park…

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Aruba Beaches

Just north of the capital, Aruba's best stretch of beaches extend four miles (7km) between Eagle Beach and Palm Beach.…

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Natural Pool

Also known as 'Conchi' or 'Cura di Tortuga', Aruba's Natural Pool is a must-see tourist attraction. Formed from a depression…

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San Nicolaas

The industrial centre of Aruba, San Nicolaas is the island's oldest and largest town. Until the late 19th century it…

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