In general the beaches in Aruba do not have breakers big enough for this - however on several beaches on the North coast, such as Andicuri and Wariruri types of surfing such as bodyboarding and kitesurfing are very popular.
Topless in Aruba is not illegal, there is no specific law against it, but it's not permitted on public beaches. There are two private beaches where this is allowed, namely on Renaissance island & De Palm island. Manchebo Beach Resort and Bucuti Beach Resort cater to Europeans. They have separate areas where Europeans go topless, but they are not allowed to walk on the beach topless.
Yes you can! The best way to get great Aruba discounts and special offers is to apply for your own personalized VisitAruba Plus discount card. Using the card you can save money at more than 150 participating locations in Aruba. In most cases, by using your card just once you will have recovered the cost, and after that it's pure savings over and over again since you can use it as many times as you like and always receive the discounts. More information is available on the VisitAruba Plus website.
Yes, legal civil marriages are performed in Aruba at the Civil Town House. It is also quite common for couples to have a beach blessing once they have been legally married in Aruba or in their home country. More information is available in our getting married in Aruba page.
There are several ways to fish in Aruba. One can take a deep-sea fishing charter, or simply pick locations for fly fishing. More information is available in our Aruba fishing section.
There is no seaquarium or dolphinarium in Aruba, however, in Curacao they do have a Seaquarium and allow swimming with Dolphins and also with Sharks. In Aruba in general there has been a lot of resistance to organizations who contemplated keeping dolphins in captivity for public entertainment, which explains the lack of such establishments.
Aruba offers a varied choice of things to do. Some people simply want to spend a lot of time on Aruba's beautiful beaches, but there are attractions and activities in Aruba for all tastes. Aruba also offers several island tours and day trips plus various shopping locations, a bustling nightlife and a dizzying array of world-class restaurants.
Aruba has beautiful white sandy beaches at various points on the island's coastline. Each has different characteristics and attractions. Please see our aruba beaches page for complete information. We also have a convenient Aruba beach map outlining the locations of Aruba's most most popular beaches.
You can find information on our Deep Sea Fishing page.
For information on family oriented packages please visit our One Happy Family page.
You can get in touch with Wim Eelens at Aruba Boardsailing. He is one of the persons who is involved in the famous annual Aruba Hi-Winds Windsurfing and Kitesurfing tournament and aside from renting equipment, Aruba Boardsailing also provide windsurfing and kitesurfing tuition.
You can get the recipe for the Aruban cocktail "Aruba Ariba" at the Aruba Cocktails page.
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