What Should You Know About Aruba?

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Editors Note: This post is part of a series I will be doing about the small caribbean island that makes tourists’ mouths water. 

In This Article You Will Learn:

  • What Is Aruba?
  • What is Aruba Known For?
  • What Should You Do In Aruba?
  • Where Can You Learn More? 

What is Aruba?

Aruba is a small Caribbean nation located along the northern edge of South America, near Venezuela. As a former Dutch colony, the popular Caribbean island attracts nearly 1.5 million tourists a year. It’s lure has helped propel the island’s popularity among tourists and it’s reputation for offshore banking. Since the 1980’s, the boom of tourism in Aruba has led to a huge increase in construction projects for hotels and hospitality.

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According to statistics, Aruba is 80% Amerindian, with a large Dutch population. Linguistically, about 65% of the languages spoken in Aruba are among the Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English variants. It holds the largest repeat-visitor rate of all Caribbean states.

What Is Aruba Known For?

Aruba possesses a stunning and rich environment. Its waters average about 78 degrees (F) per year, leaving much room for scuba diving, snorkeling, and other undersea adventures. It’s lush reefs enjoy amazing dropoffs and a blissful variety of colors that not even the most seasoned divers could pass off. 

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What Should You Do In Aruba?


Don’t miss out your chance to check out some wildlife at the Philip’s Animal Garden – as many swear this to be a must-see destination on the island. If you’re with friends or family, you’re bound to have a good time on the fresh white beaches. If you’re more of the partying in more or playful mood then…


An afternoon (or week) spent swimming along Eagle Beach is a sure way to have some fun. This popular resort beach is known for its turquoise waters and sedating palm tree chill outs. Known for both it’s cleanliness and convenience, the beachside is home to easily accessible bars and restaurants for quick bites.

Dive into the Natural Pool

The natural pool is a magnificent location for thrill seekers. Many tourists rent jeeps and take a spin to the cliffsides, where they jump into the waters and crashing waves below. Don’t forget your snorkeling gear as this is an ideal location for some wildlife!

Options: Horseback ride your way to the Natural pool.

Where Can You Learn More About Going Abroad?

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Click here to learn more about Aruba, or visit the Aruba Tourism Association’s page for Aruba Travel.

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