Caribbean Tourism

Aruba

Aruba - Introduction

Aruba - Introduction Flat, cactus-dotted landscapes and brilliant blue waters make Aruba a land of exciting visual contrast. Just off the coast of Venezuela, it's known for friendly Dutch hospitality, long white beaches, hotels with every facility, excellent watersports, colorful cabarets and spectacular casinos. Its residents are devoted, gracious, energetic tourism hosts with...

Aruba - Country profile & Map

Geography Situated in the southern Caribbean, 1230 north of the equator & 70 west longitude, Aruba is only 15 mls off the coast of Venezuela, 19.6 mls long & six mls wide & encompassing 70 sq mls. Because of its dry climate, the vegetation includes a wide variety of cacti set among interesting rock formations & the trade wind sculptured...

History of Aruba

Archaeologists have discovered that there were two waves of Amerindian migration to Aruba. The first came from present day Venezuela about 4,000 years ago. They were semi-nomadic, living in family groups of 10-15 people and lived on what they could gather from the sea: fish, conch, turtle eggs and turtle meat. A second group, the Caquetios, arrived much...

Government & Economy of Aruba

Gold was discovered in 1825, but the mine ceased to be economic in 1916. In 1929, black gold brought real prosperity to Aruba when Lago Oil and Transport Co, a subsidiary of Exxon, built a refinery at San Nicolas at the east end of the island. At that time it was the largest refinery in the world, employing over 8,000 people. In March 1985 Exxon closed the...

Flora & Fauna of Aruba

NATURE Natural bridges have been carved out of rock along the north coast by pounding surf. Similarly formed, Aruba’s caves contain intriguing Indian rock drawings. Fontein is the largest and most easily accessible. Natural light penetrates the ceiling of the Quadirikiri cave, creating an eerie effect. A more challenging climb is the nearby Tunnel of Love...

Festivals in Aruba

The most important festival of the year is Carnival, held from the Sunday two weeks preceding Lent, starting with Children’s Carnival. There are colourful parades and competitions for best musician, best dancer, best costume etc. The culmination is the Grand Parade on the Sun preceding Lent. Other festive occasions during the year include New Year, when...

Aruba - Useful information

To call Aruba To call Aruba from North America, dial 011-297 + the six-digit local number. To call from Europe or most other countries, dial 00 + 297 and the six-digit number. On Aruba itself, dial only the six digit local number. Tourist Offices Aruba Tourism Authority LG Smith Blvd. 172 Eagle, Aruba Dutch Caribbean Phone 582 3777 Fax 583 4702 Email: ata...

Aruba - Money / business guide

Banks Aruba Bank. Banco di Caribe. Caribbean Mercantile Bank & Trust. RBTT Bank. Travelers in Aruba who carry ATM cards bearing the CIRRUS or MasterCard network logos can withdraw cash in Aruban Florins. Home bank accounts will be debited in dollars at a favorable exchange rate. ATM machines may be found in the following locations: Dr. Horacio Oduber...

Aruba: How to get there

US and Canadian residents may submit any of the following: A valid passport; or an original birth certificate with a raised seal plus a photo ID; or a certificate of naturalization plus a photo ID for citizens born outside the US or Canada; or a re entry permit or an Alien Registration Card (Green Card) for non US citizens residing in the US. Getting Aruba...

What to see and do in Aruba

What to see and do in Aruba Dining Fish and seafood abound in countless preparations, countries tried-and- true, and updated versions of oldies created by experienced and award-winning chefs, both local and from abroad. The settings are as diverse as the menu offerings: by the pool, on the beach, penthouse and art gallery, seaside coast to coast, deep in the countryside, open-air...

Skydive Aruba

Skydive Aruba Sky diving is now available in Aruba with Sky Dive Aruba. Beginners can do a tandem jump from 10,000 ft to a drop zone near the Fisherman’s Huts on the salt pans on the northwest coast. Soaring from 10,000 feet, you will see the Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón State, and Venezuela just 17 miles to the south. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao just a short...

AquaXotic Sports Aruba

AquaXotic Sports Aruba Specialize in Parasailing Rides, Snorkel Trips, Boat Rides, Fishing trips(tours), Jet Boat Rental, Jet Skies Rentals (sitdown wave runners), Tubes and Banana Boat Rides, Waverunner (Jetskies), Water Skiing, Wake Board, bottom fishing trips and others. Established in 1980. aquaXotic Sports is the second water sport operator on the island of Aruba. They...

Sailboard Vacations, Aruba

Sailboard Vacations, Aruba Sailboard Vacations have helped thousands of travelers enjoy there windsurfing vacations since 1986 by providing lodging and equipment at the Caribbean sailing destinations like Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados and Margarita. Let them take care of the hassles while you walk out your front door into some of the finest windsurfing in the world. Sailboard Vacations...

Aruba Watersport Center (AWC)

Aruba Watersport Center (AWC) Aruba Watersport Center (AWC ) is a company of WindwardLeeward NV, Sabana Liber 76, Noord, Aruba. AWC offer a variety of watersports, for the real dare devils, till those who love to be surrounded by marine life. Aruba Watersport Center (AWC ) offer Sail & Snorkel trip, Jetskis/Waverunners, Wakeboard or Waterski, Tube rides, Speed Boats, Sailing,...

Watapana Tours, Aruba

Watapana Tours, Aruba Watapana Tours for those who wish to experience the insald's sights and beautiful landscape. Whether you would like to explore the island with one our professional tour guides, or take and adventurous ride driving you own 4x4, ATV, Bus, Jeeps, Dune Buggy, Motorcycle, Party Bus on the wild coast of Aruba. Watapana Tours guarantees you fun, excitement and...