The “One happy island” is more than a place — it’s an ideal. Adventure meets serenity on this island of contradictions, where the sun-kissed, sandy shores of pristine, world-famous beaches collide with the rugged northern coastline and where Dutch influence meets North American ease. Adventure-seekers bask in cool waters Conchi — Aruba’s natural pool — and hike through the Guadirikiri Caves and Ayo Rock formations, uncovering history and civilization at every turn.
Beyond the immaculate beaches and desert-like terrain, Aruba boasts 90+ nationalities and culinary influences; signature sports like Beach Tennis and a spirited nightlife at casinos, beach bars and evening events including the weekly Carnival-style Caribbean Festival.
Aruba’s diverse geography lends itself to a distinct combination of land and sea activities, unlike any other found in the Caribbean. Active visitors can explore the depths of Arikok National Park’s wild interior during an off-road Safari tour or by hiking, biking or horseback riding more than 32 square kilometers of local flora and fauna. Aquatic adventures are abundant on top of and below the waves, attracting windsurfers, kite surfers, sailors, snorkellers, divers and more.
Vacationers craving peace and tranquility often find their own paradise during a rejuvenating spa treatment or while strolling through downtown Oranjestad, exploring high-end shopping centres, historic museums and vibrant art galleries.
Guests settle into a glamorous high-rise hotel overlooking the two-mile-long Palm Beach, opt for a stylish low-rise boutique property on Eagle Beach or choose one of the 25 luxurious villas, condominiums, beachside cottages or quaint bed and breakfast locations on island.
With more than 90 nationalities on island, Aruba is at the epicentre of a cultural melting pot, offering Amerindian, Latin and European influences found in every aspect of life, from language and island events to flavour-rich cuisine. Foodies enjoy a mouth-watering assortment of zesty flavours from fresh seafood, Caribbean and vegetarian dishes to exotic churrascaria creations
and vibrant Italian, Mexican and Creole, found at more than 150 restaurants ranging from local dining spots to world-class international establishments.
The sun shines in Aruba year-around, boasting a constant 28° C temperature, low humidity and refreshing east trade wind breezes. Located outside the fringes of the Hurricane Belt in the heart of the southern Caribbean, 27 kilometers north of Venezuela, the island is 113 square kilometers (31.5 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide across its longest point).
Aruba continues to attract couples, families, adventurers and foodies year after year looking for something remarkably different from the traditional Caribbean travel experience with convenient one-stop flights from every major Canadian city.
Learn more at aruba.com.