This spring we were lucky enough to spend 29 days and 20h on the spectacular Caribbean island, Aruba. Many of you know this island, but for the ones that don’t, Aruba is part of the Dutch Caribbean and it is the A in the ABC islands: Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. As I have already accustomed you, I always come back from our travels with many beautiful photos, tips and trick, tours and interesting facts. This article is part of the Aruba Travel Guide and you will read here the top 21 amazing facts about Aruba for your next travel.
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01 Aruba’s Motto: One Happy Island
02 All Beaches are Public and Free
03 You can leally get married in Aruba
Did you ever considered a destination wedding? If so, take in consideration the white beaches of Aruba too. HERE is some information you might need for organizing your dream beach wedding.
04 Cuisine is international in Aruba and it comes from 3 continents.
Dutch, US and local cuisine combine, offering a wide variety of tastes in Aruba. Find your favorite dish and share it with us!
05 Aruba is environmental friendly.
Paper straws, compostable take away containers, reusable shopping bags these are just some examples on how Aruba is reducing the plastic volume on the island. One of the major solutions for less plastic wastes comes from the clean and delicious tap water. Bring your favorite reusable water bottle or get one as a souvenir on the island, because you don’t have to buy bottled water. Hotels offer refill stations too.
06 Shade is free at the beach.
This are grade news here in the Tropics, where daily temperatures get easily to 30 degrees celsius (86 deg Fahrenheit) and the UV index is 11 (very high). Feel free to set your chair or beach blanket on the sand and enjoy the Caribbean breeze. If this not an option for you at most beaches you can rent sunbeds too.
07 The famous Caribbean Divi Divi Tree is native to Aruba.
This is your chance to stay on the beach in the shade of a Divi Divi Tree. There are 2 famous Divi Trees at Eagle’s Beach, that you will share with locals and tourists. On the other hand you can go along the island and find your own Divi Divi Tree just for yourself. My favorite one is the one from my souvenir pictures. This one can be found at the Surf Side Beach, after the Barefoot Restaurant.
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08 It is windy all year round on Aruba.
There is nothing to say here besides get used to it and buy towel clips.
09 Beaches are clean and there are no cigarettes’ butts on the sand
Amazing job Aruba for keep those beaches clean and beautiful. It is a pleasure to play with the white sand and have it cigarettes’ butts and garbage free.
10 Local beer comes in 0.22 L bottles
11 The island is 33 km long and it takes 45 minutes to drive from one end to the other.
12 The East side of Aruba is always windy and has mostly cliffs.
13 The wide white sand beaches are located on the West Side of Aruba
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14 There are many stray dogs on the island (unfortunately)
If you stay in the Eagle Beach area you have probably no idea what I am taking about. If you by chance stay at an AirBnb on the island or booked tours around Aruba, you have probably seen stray dogs. The government and many animal rescue foundations are taking care of the situation. If you want to volunteer, donate or give a helping hand, HERE are the main animal rescue organizations in Aruba.
15 Parking is free at the beach
16 The most used word in Papiamento is the word Dushi that means sweet, nice, good
You won’t probably learn Papiamento, the local language, while visiting Aruba. But you will learn for sure the word DUSHI.
17 Aruba has wild donkeys and a Donkey Sanctuary
Make sure to pay a visit at the Donkey Sanctuary while being in Aruba. The entrance is FREE and for a few US Dollars you can feed the donkeys.
18 There are many Iguanas in Aruba in parks or resorts
Iguanas live free in Aruba and can usually be seen on resorts’ properties or parks. Wilhelmina park in Oranjestad is one big home of iguanas. Make sure you go before the sunset there and keep your eyes on trees and rocks.
19 There is a Butterfly Farm on the island
If you are looking for some quiet, peaceful moments take a few hours to visit the Butterfly Farm in Aruba. For 16$ US you will receive a multiple entry pass, a guided tour and hundreds of butterflies.
20 Flamingos are NOT native to Aruba
After seeing for years all those famous Instagram photos at those famous beaches in Aruba, I always imagined I will just go to the beach and take some selfies with the flamingos. In Aruba flamingos can be found on Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino’s beach or at De Palm Island. In both places you will pay between 100 to 125 US-Dollar for a day pass. The flamingos are kept there and can not fly away.
21 Aloe grows naturally in Aruba
Aruba is abundant in aloe and aloe products. It even has its Aloe factory that sells products around the world. Take a FREE tour to the Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory, and Store on-site in Hato, Aruba – just minutes away from the hotel area. You have the location HERE.
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4 thoughts on “Aruba Travel Guide | 21 Amazing Facts about Aruba with Photos”
Again an incredible and wonderful experience, dear Ioana. You make us seeing the world in such a beautiful way. And proves how beautiful indeed our planet is. Thank you☺️
Thank you very much Iuliana for your kind thoughts. I am glad that my travels bring a contribution to the world. with love, ioana ❤
Amazing! I didn’t know any of these and now I can’t wait to plan my next holiday there ahah! Thanks for sharing
That is really cool. Aruba is indeed One Happy Island. You will love it there.