Travel to the Beautiful Island of Aruba

Facts about Travel to Aruba

You want to travel to the beautiful island of Aruba! It lies 50 miles / 80 kilometres north-west of Curaçao. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao it forms the ABC islands. Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It has a population of 116,576 (2019 est.). Christianity is the largest religion. The capital is Oranjestad. Typical Aruban food is Keshi Yena. Delicious cheese balls stuffed with spicy meat. And also fried plantain and cabrito stoba (Aruban goat stew). 

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When you travel to the beautiful island of Aruba, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is the Aruban florin (AWG)
  • Official languages are Dutch and Papiamento
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • Driving side is right
  • Calling code +297
  • There is an International Airport near Oranjestad called Queen Beatrix International Airport

Best Time to Travel to Aruba

Aruba has a hot semi-arid climate. Warm, sunny clear skies can be expected year round. The ABC islands lie outside Hurricane Alley. Monthly temperature varies from 80°F / 26°C to 85°F / 29°C. The Aruban sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The temperature near Oranjestad ranges from 79°F / 26°C to 84°F / 29°C.

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The major Aruban towns are:

  • Oranjestad. The capital. With beautiful Dutch colonial architecture. Visit Fort Zoutman, the Willem III Tower and the tax-free harbour!
  • San Nicolaas. The second largest town. It has a picturesque promenade. Nearby in Seroe Colorado there is a small natural bridge.


The most popular Aruban attractions are:

  • White sandy beaches on the western and southern coasts. Sheltered from the ocean currents. Like Palm Beach near Oranjestad. And Baby Beach (officially Klein Lagoen) with calm water that’s safe for very small children. 
  • Arashi Beach on the north side of the island. Popular for snorkeling and swimming. 
  • Arikok National Park. Popular hiking trails through beautiful nature.
  • Rodgers Beach. Calm waters and a private feel. 
  • Eagle Beach. The widest beach of Aruba with soft white sand!

A vacation in Aruba! Relax and enjoy in a beautiful setting!