If you ask someone who’s traveled to Aruba if they’ve seen Oranjestad, chances are, they’ll say yes! But have they really? The new Aruba Walking Tours allows you to rediscover our capital in a way you never have before. Besides the great shopping and dining scene, Oranjestad has a very rich colonial history and distinct culture. Curious to what you will experience while walking in Oranjestad? Keep reading, we’re about to break it down for you:
This September, I had the privilege of traveling to Aruba for the first time, thanks to the second annual ATECH conference. The conference brought together entrepreneurs, tech startups and innovators from all over the world for three days in arguably the best place to host a conference on the planet -- Palm Beach, Aruba.
I spent a solid portion of my time in Aruba at the Aruba at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, where the conference was held. It was an incredible experience to meet, hang out with, and hear from so many talented, diverse entrepreneurs, however, I have to say that my most memorable experiences happened when I ventured away from the resort and explored all that Aruba has to offer.
Courtney Chaffin considers herself a ‘yiu di tera’ or a child of the island of Aruba, as she has been visiting Aruba every year, since the day she was born. Over the years Courtney’s love for the island translated into life-long friendships with islanders and some she considers extended family. Like the staff ofBoardwalk Small Hotel Aruba, where she has been staying for 24 consecutive years and learned to walk, talk AND kite surf there. In this blog she shares her favorites on the island: the best beaches, the nicest surf and the coolest bar tenders. You’ll soon know why she calls Aruba her second home.