Things to do in Aruba

Beaches: For wet 'n wild fun, rent a jet-ski, paddleboat, wave-runner, banana boat or tube, or visit De Palm Island's water park. Fisherman Huts is a mecca for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Hop aboard a pleasure boat, luxurious catamaran, or fishing yacht. The south coast is a coral reef with over twenty dive sites and eleven diver-friendly wrecks. Behold underwater splendor while snorkeling or diving, with Snuba or Sea Trek, or aboard Atlantic Submarine. Land activities include horseback riding, hiking, golf, tennis, beach tennis and mountain biking.

Attractions: See the sights! Explore natural wonders throughout Arikok National Park, Casibari and Ayo rock formations and Indian caves. Walk through history at the Bushiribana gold mill, Alto Vista Chapel and the museums in downtown Oranjestad. Fascinating attractions include art galleries, the Butterfly Farm, Ostrich Farm, Donkey Sanctuary and Aruba Aloe factory.

Shopping: You will find an enormous selection of international brand name products and prices that are 10 - 35% lower than in the United States. Jewelry store-lined streets and upscale malls with prestigious international brands pepper the downtown area, while gleaming new shopping/entertainment centers front the high-rise resorts.

 Aruba's night life: Can be mellow or sizzling with an eclectic assortment of sidewalk cafes, action-packed casinos; popular clubs, lounges, pubs and bistros; and barhopping buses. The high-rise area rivals downtown Oranjestad for trendy nightspots and after-hours haunts.  

Dining: Dining out is a must with a choice of hundreds of international and ethnic restaurants. The abundance, full flavor and diversity of cuisines prepared by world-class chefs; fine wines from all over the world; casual, elegant and creative ambiances; and attentive service combine to create very special dining experiences.

   Visit the Aruba tourist board website for more information.