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Why Visit Aruba ?
Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and known as one of the ABC islands in the Caribbean, not far north of Venezuela.
Repeat after me – Bon Bini !
That’s “welcome” in Aruba and anywhere else in the Dutch Caribbean.
If you like warm, arid weather, beautiful sunny beaches, and stunning sunsets, Aruba might be the perfect place for you. One of the best things about this island is its climate. Unlike many of the other island in the Caribbean, Aruba does not have a generally rainy climate, and in fact is home to desert-like terrain featuring a few species of cacti. It is located far south, making it lie outside the hurricane belt.
If you like water sports, you don’t have to lie on the beach all day! You can try a lot of great water adventures.
Aruba has famous white sand beaches and beautiful clear blue waters, the waters of Aruba offers nearly every watersport imaginable. On one part of Aruba, the waters can be calm and serene, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. On another side, the waters crashes over large rocks, coral ridges and cliffs making it ideal for windsurfing, jet-skiing, and sailing.
Water sport heaven
The crystal-clear waters surrounding this Caribbean paradise are full of shipwrecks waiting to be explored, exotic fish ready to be photographed and rolling waves ideal for windsurfing and a host of other activities. Whether you are a scuba devotee, a deep sea fisherman or just someone in search of the most unique fun under the sun – Aruba is the place to be for all watersport enthusiasts.
On Aruba’s southern shore, novice windsurfers and kitesurfers can enjoy calmer winds and gentler surf. There are also plenty of instructors and tour guides available for tourists looking to get into the water. Regardless of your skill level, you will find perfect conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing throughout the island.
Surfing hi and low
Aruba has long been one of the most popular destinations in the world for windsurfing and kitesurfing. In fact, one of the biggest events on the island is the annual Aruba Hi-Winds windsurfing competition. Located at the famous Hadicurari Beach, the event allows professionals and amateurs alike to take advantage of the consistent 15-knot trade winds of the northern and eastern coasts.
Bring your own food
In the pristine waters surrounding Aruba, deep sea fishers consistently reel in exciting catches. You can easily schedule a boat for a half-day or full-day tour.
Here are just some of the exciting species you might find at the end of your line. Sailfish, white and blue marlin, wahoo, barracuda, blackfin and yellowfin tuna, kingfish, bonito, amberjack and a variety of shark. After returning to shore, you can visit a number of local restaurants that will happily cook and serve your catch.
Join the party
The Carnival season is important in Aruba and takes place from January until Ash Wednesday. Just as in many other Caribbean countries, Carnival in Aruba has a variety of great festivities in which vacationers on the island can take part. This includes midway games and children’s rides, parades, contests, parties, and special foods.
Have a Balashi
You might notice a unique brand of beer served at every bar and restaurant on the island. Balashi, Aruba’s favorite local brew, is one of the most popular products produced in Aruba. Balashi Brewery has grown into one of the world’s most acclaimed beers. In Aruba, Balashi Brewery has constructed a complete bar with a European-style beer garden ranking as a favorite spot for tourists and locals alike.