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Things to do in Aruba
Arikok National Park + Natural Pool
Looking for ocean views that’ll blue you away? Look no further than Arikok National Park, located in the northeastern part of the island. Beyond the rolling hills and the panoramic views, you’ll also find the Natural Pool located within the park. Enjoy a cool dip in the naturally-formed pool surrounded by craggy rock formations after the scenic journey there. We recommend visiting the park by ATV to add some adventure to your day. And if you’re lucky, you might even come across some donkeys or goats roaming around the park!
Wreck + Reef Diving
When it comes to Aruba’s world-famous diving sites, sea-ing is believing. One of the most famous dive sites in the Aruba is the Antilla, a ship that sank during WWII. The wreck is so large that the majority of it is visible while snorkeling on the surface and continues to turn into an artificial reef teeming with coral and marine life. Please note that the currents are strong, and it’s best to book an underwater tour, but if you prefer to explore on your own, there are several dive shops along the island that offer equipment rentals. Although most famous for wreck diving, the south coast of Aruba is also home to some beautiful reefs where visibility ranges between 35 and 85 feet.
Eagle Beach + Baby Beach
Looking to embrace your freedom of beach? Aruba is home to about 20 beaches—all unique in their own ways. Here are just a few of our favorite beaches:
1) Eagle Beach, which has consistently been noted as one of the world’s top 10 beaches by various magazines and travel blogs, is known for it’s snow-white sand, clear blue waters and the famously photographed divi tree. This beach is also home to a turtle nesting area so parts may be closed from March to July.
2) Baby Beach, which is located in the southeast end of the island near San Nicholas, is known for its white sand and extremely shallow waters, making it a perfect beach spot for families and beginner snorkelers.
Oranjestad (Dutch for "orange town") has been the capital of Aruba since 1797. We recommend visiting the town after a day at Eagle Beach as it’s located just southeast of it. The name comes from two characteristics: One, the deep orange hue that envelopes the island in the evening, and two, the tropical pastel colored buildings. The best way to explore Oranjestad is by foot, so you can stroll through the local marketplace and pick up souvenirs for your friends and relatives.
Aruba Travel Tips
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Passport Required: Yes
Languages Spoken: Dutch, Papiamento, English, Spanish and Portugese
Power: Standard U.S. Plug
Currency: Aruban Florin, and the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted
Transportation: Taxis are widely available and have fixed rates, the bus system is also reliable and affordable, and there is always the option to choose a rental car when purchasing your JetBlue Vacations package.