Aruba is a beautiful island which lies off the Venezuelan coast. The island enjoys amazing weather and is blessed with blond beaches and is a popular choice among travelers to the Caribbean. The island has several resorts, beaches, and casinos.
In this article, we will discover the best places to visit in Aruba. Check them out below:
De Palm Island Aruba
This is a great getaway that offers you a bit of everything, it is the perfect private island getaway. You have the options of a full or half day adventure and your fee provides you an array of activities. You get to enjoy tasty breakfast and lunch menus, salsa lessons, banana boat rides, and zip line rides. The island also has its own waterpark and for an extra fee, you can get a massage. Scuba divers also get to enjoy a great time with the underwater helmet walk.
Alto Vista Chapel
The Alto Vista Chapel is also known as “Our Lady of Alto Vista” and it is recorded in history as being the first Catholic Church in Aruba. It is set on a hill in close proximity to Noord town. The present church structure was built in 1952 but there has always been a church on the site. The church is open daily for two hours, from 5 pm to 7 pm but you can catch the mass on Tuesday. The beautiful yellow structure with its red roof stands out from the blue sea right behind it.
This is one of the most popular landmarks in Aruba. It was constructed between 1914 and 1916 and it got its name for the S.S. California which sank in 1910. Though recent technology has made it quite obsolete, yet, the 100-foot-tall building is a major attraction for tourists visiting the island. If you can reach the top of the lighthouse you will have an amazing view of Aruba, it is one of the best on the island.
Arikok National Park
This park is a must-visit for nature lovers. The park covers an estimated 20 percent of the whole island. You are bound to see several animals here including the Aruban cat eye snake, Aruban parakeet, Aruban whiptail lizard, and the Aruban burrowing owl. There are three beaches in the park but what attracts most visitors is the natural pool also known as Conchi.
This beach is home to some of Aruba’s high-end resorts, bars, casinos, restaurants, and shops. You don’t need to drive in Palm Beach as everything is within reach and a walkable distance. The waves are calm making the beach ideal for swimming but if you’re bored you may consider renting a Waverunner or paddleboard. At this beach, you can be sure you will have the best nightlife in Aruba.