Things to do in Aruba
It must be said that there are things to do in Aruba for everyone.
Aruba's beaches are probably one of the biggest attractions on the island. Even though it's great to spend your day relaxing on the beach, Aruba offers plenty of other attractions and activities that are well worth exploring during your stay.
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Get to know Aruba's most popular sights, museums, natural and historical attractions. Climb the 587 steps to the top of the Hooiberg, visit Aruba's Natural wonders Natural Pool and Natural Bridge or explore National Park Arikok to get a chance to view a great variety of landscapes including caves, rough hills of volcanic lava formations, sand dunes and beaches.
Aruba is surrounded by beaches and best of all they are all public and easily accessible. Most beaches typically consist of powder-fine, white sand and they are considered to be among the cleanest and most spectacular ones in the Caribbean. Some famous beaches that cannot be missed are: Eagle Beach, Palm Beach, Baby Beach.
On Aruba you can find a wide selection of activities on land or at sea. Get on board a catamaran for a snorkel or sunset sail or take a plunge and dive to discover Aruba's underwater world. Explore Aruba in an air-conditioned tour bus or choose for a more adventurous way to discover the island. Horseback riding, ATVs, mountain bikes or all-terrain jeeps are perfect options for off-road exploring.
Aruba hosts lots of special events throughout the year. Besides traditional holiday celebrations like Aruba's National Anthem and Flag Day celebration, Aruba also presents numerous sports, musical, cultural and social events. International competitions and tournaments, annual music festivals, art and food festival are some examples of regular organized events on the island.
Also after the sun goes down there are a variety of options to choose from to fill up your night in Aruba. Just to name a few: try your luck at one of the casinos that are located in almost all major resorts, hop on board a bar hopping tour to meet new people, enjoy an evening of family fun with live entertainment or dance the night away in one of the many bars and nightclubs.
Aruba offers a wide selection of shops and is a real shopping paradise. From shopping malls with international brands to little stores selling souvenirs and local arts & crafts, Aruba has it all. Explore downtown Oranjestad for deals on jewelry, perfumes, sunglasses, apparel, shoes, gift & souvenirs and much more. Shops can also be found in larger hotels and in the shopping centers in the high rise hotel area.
There are various relaxing and rejuvenating spas in Aruba, each with their own style and treatment range, all eager to provide you with an extraordinary spa experience. All spas offer a wide variety of services like facials, massages, body treatments as well as manicure, pedicure and hair services. Escape from the daily hassle and treat yourself at a relaxing day at one of Aruba's spas.
Carnival is Aruba's biggest and most famous event and features weeks of events and celebrations. Spectacular parades dominate the streets with colorful decorated floats, catchy lyrics and rhythms and lots of celebrants adorned in luxurious and vibrant costumes. Besides street parades Aruba's Carnival hosts a range of exciting musical events and contests.
Aruba is a favorite wedding location in the Caribbean offering couples a wide choice of unique and memorable venues for a wedding proposal, wedding, honeymoon or renewal of vows. Legal marriages take place at the Civil Registry in Oranjestad but most couples choose for a beach ceremony once they are legally married.