Aruba Attractions

Unique Aruba offers so many great attractions there's always something to see and experience

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Aruba has a reputation for beauty that is not undeserved. Many people think immediately of the gorgeous white-sand beaches, but visitors are often pleasantly surprised to learn that the history and culture of the island have made their own contribution to it's current state of loveliness.

Beaches

Baby Beach

Beaches are certainly one of the major reasons why travelers make a point of putting Aruba on their itinerary. The clear water and pristine sand are a breathtaking combination, and basking in the warm Caribbean sunshine is incredibly appealing. But there are other aspects of the island's nature to stimulate visitors. The wild animal and plant life make Aruba a truly unique vacation spot, home to desert landscapes as well as iguanas, birds, and butterflies.

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. Regardless of whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer a quieter spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Just click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that beach.

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A nice beach with snorkeling is Baby Beach. Accessible by taxi or car, Baby Beach is located on the southeastern tip of Aruba. There are parking opportunities along Baby Beach road.

Another top pick for snorkeling fans is Eagle Beach. Eagle Beach is a wide expanse of pristine white sand that stretches along Aruba's coast for miles, hugging gentle waters with small waves. The beach is easily accessible and lined with hotels directly across the street.

Malmok Beach: Easily accessible by car (plenty of parking) and taxi. Public transport is also a nice option - the Malmok bus stop lets you off right at the beach.

Aruba includes many other beaches. Those interested can find out more by clicking on this link.

Landmark Attractions

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

Travelers interested in Aruba's colonial past will find plenty of fascinating outlets for their curiosity. A host of museums showcase various artifacts from different eras in the island's history while the architecture found throughout Aruba serves as a great example of the relationship it maintains with the Dutch. The presence of the Catholic church can also been seen in many of the historic cathedrals.

One popular destination is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is Oranjestad, in western Aruba. Take a free half hour long tour and see the factory which produces moisturizing Aloe Vera gel.

Another popular destination is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located in downtown Oranjestad. Located in downtown Oranjestad, this is both museum and research institution whose purpose is to educate locals and tourists alike about Aruba's colorful history and preserve that knowledge through the generations.

San Nicolas Community Museum: The main focus of the museum is indeed San Nicholas and Aruban history, showcasing exhibits that offer insights to how the people lived and how communities functioned. In addition though, the museum also features prehistoric fossils, original international art work, as well as first-hand accounts and primary sources of world events.

These are just a few of what you can find. Click here to find our page dedicated to other interesting places to visit on Aruba.

Natural Attractions

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

The topography of Aruba allows vacationers to choose between several different landscapes to explore. In one instant you can be touring the awe-inspiring wonder that is natural underground caves, and the next hitting the desert terrain of the northwest coast for some dune-sliding. Top it off with a dip in the hidden natural pool that is Cura di Tortuga, and you will have seen a myriad of natural wonders all in one trip.

Aruba Ostrich Adventures is one of the most enjoyable outdoor attractions. Ostriches may not be what comes to mind when one thinks of Aruba, but the Aruba Ostrich Adventure nonetheless is home to a number of ostrich that guests come from all over the island to see. While it may not be the "natural Aruba" it is still an interesting sight to see.

Donkey Sanctuary Aruba is another attraction that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors. Before cars became the main source of transportation in Aruba, donkeys were brought to the island to serve such a purpose. As motorized vehicles became more prevalent, the need for donkeys decreased, and their care did as well.

Of course, you can find plenty of other options too. Click to view our extended discussion of natural attractions on Aruba.

Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Those wanting to try their luck on the slots will find lots of places to go on the island.

Stellaris Casino, which is on the premises of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is the vicinity of Palm Beach, in northwestern Aruba. Stellaris Casino is one of the largest in Aruba. Forget about small rooms and crowded slot machines.

If you're simply looking to play a few slots, you could give Wind Creek Seaport Casino a try. Enjoy a night of gambling at sister casinos Crystal and Seaport. Seaport Casino offers some of the best odds in Aruba, especially for gamers who get their hands on a Free Play Cash Card.

Copa Cabana Casino has a selection of games for guests to play, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Other Games, and Poker - 3 card. You have hours upon hours of time to strike it rich at Copa Cabana, which is open daily from noon to 4:00 a.m.

Of course, you'll be able to find additional choices too. You can read this extended discussion dedicated to gaming on Aruba if you want to find more details.

...From interesting wildlife to electrifying nightlife......

 

Visitors who are eager to experience all of the sights and attractions that Aruba has to offer find that the small island packs a big vacation punch. From interesting wildlife to electrifying nightlife, there is plenty to see and do on the island of Aruba.

 

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