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    Aruba's Camping Tradition by Marilyn Feliciana of the ATA

    Aruba’s Easter Camping Tradition

    Many of our visitors during the Easter and Passover holidays are quite surprised when they stroll our beaches and discover villages of tents springing up along the shore. The tradition follows the period of Lent (known as Cuaresma to our predominantly Catholic island), specifically during the week before and after Semana Santa (Easter).
    Much like “spring break” vacation in the United States, Semana Santa is a time for families to enjoy a reprieve from work and school, and as with most occasions on the island, Arubans are extremely family-oriented, choosing to spend their free time together. The community, in general, is close-knit and Semana Santa is no exception, with large groups of extended family and friends coordinating their camping sites together. Many of these families have been frequenting the same camping area for decades. In fact, the tradition began before even the first hotels sprung up, with locals observing this Holy time in the peaceful setting of nature.
    Today, the tradition carries on, organized and monitored by the government, with families obtaining permits in officially designated areas. During camping season, activities like volleyball, beach tennis, soccer, and even live bands are enjoyed.

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    I was there last year for Easter, they really do go all out it is something to see.

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    Easter at Lacabana

    We have been on the island before at Easter and will be there again this year and will be at Lacabana as we were before.The natives do indeed go all out camping and the area on eagle beach between Lacabana and Costa Linda is a favorite spot.It makes for a little more traffic noise,especially later in the evening around Lacabana but never bothered us.We usually walk the beach one day from LCB to Aruba Beach Club for lunch and enjoy the sights at the campsites! 13 days and a wake-up!!

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    Our timeshare week most of the times during Easter week-not this year

    Have a GREAT time!

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    i am bumping this thread and repeating Marilyn's post here.
    For those of you that will be in Aruba during Holy Week/ Easter, the camping tradition by residents of Aruba is a sight to behold!


    Aruba's Camping Tradition by Marilyn Feliciana of the ATA

    Aruba’s Easter Camping Tradition

    Many of our visitors during the Easter and Passover holidays are quite surprised when they stroll our beaches and discover villages of tents springing up along the shore. The tradition follows the period of Lent (known as Cuaresma to our predominantly Catholic island), specifically during the week before and after Semana Santa (Easter).
    Much like “spring break” vacation in the United States, Semana Santa is a time for families to enjoy a reprieve from work and school, and as with most occasions on the island, Arubans are extremely family-oriented, choosing to spend their free time together. The community, in general, is close-knit and Semana Santa is no exception, with large groups of extended family and friends coordinating their campingsites together. Many of these families have been frequenting the same camping area for decades. In fact, the tradition began before even the first hotels sprung up, with locals observing this Holy time in the peaceful setting of nature.
    Today, the tradition carries on, organized and monitored by the government, with families obtaining permits in officially designated areas. During camping season, activities like volleyball, beach tennis, soccer, and even live bands are enjoyed.

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