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Cacti and Landscape in Arikok National Park.

Guide to the best towns in Aruba

From our dry desert to our Dutch-colonial capital, every part of Aruba sets us apart from any other Caribbean island.

Aerial's waves from the wild North Coast of Aruba.

To venture to each region is to experience everything that makes Aruba such a unique and diverse Caribbean island. To discover and delight in natural wonders around every corner.

Whether it’s the glamour and resorts of Palm Beach, the activity of Oranjestad, the charm and local culture in San Nicolas, or the tranquil beaches and inlets of our southern coasts, every square mile of Aruba is a treasure waiting to be uncovered.

The towns in Aruba are hubs of Aruban cultural enrichment. Get to know what makes the different towns in Aruba so unique!

Regions in Aruba

View of the town hall in Oranjestad.

Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad is a unique blend of old and new that lends a distinctive charm to Aruba’s capital.

Mural and industry museum in San Nicolas

Discover San Nicolas, Aruba

San Nicolas offers iconic beaches and island charm far removed from the glitz and glam of the Palm Beach resorts.

Colorful sunset.

Discover the region of Noord Aruba

There is perhaps no district on the island with a better symphonic mix of all things Aruba than Noord.

Santa Cruz District

Santa Cruz, Aruba

One of Aruba’s trunk roads, Route 4, runs through the centrally located district of Santa Cruz.

View of the Hooiberg from Casibari Rock Formations in Aruba

Paradera, Aruba

One of the smaller districts on the island is Paradera, home to three of Aruba’s iconic landscapes.

Mangroves at Mangel Halto in Savaneta Aruba

Stay in the region Savaneta, Aruba

The Village by the Sea

View of the Hooiberg from top of the Casibari Rock Formation

Sightseeing Tours in Aruba

The only thing easier than navigating our happy island is letting a local show you around the Aruba they know and love.

Romantic cabana dinner on the beach at Elements Restaurant.
Top restaurants in Aruba
Sunshine ray from the inside of the Quadirikiri Cave
Natural Wonders of Aruba
Mackenzie Tour -  PGA Tour Canada; Aruba Cup 2016
Aruba Sports & Golf
Rodgers Beach in Aruba.
Beaches & Coves
Mural of peacock in San Nicolas

Art in Aruba

Aruba’s culture comes alive in the spirited rhythms, art and dance that fill our streets, homes, galleries and hearts.


Featured Activities

Divi Aruba All Inclusive


Staying at Divi Aruba All-Inclusive

Showcasing Hung Paradise located in Renaissance Marketplace in Aruba

Eating and Drinking

Hung Paradise

View of outside the Palm Beach Plaza Mall with five various flags.


The Palm Beach Plaza shopping centre

Store front view of OndadeMar in Aruba.



Group of people lounging and listening to live music being played by the piano man at Sopranos Piano Bar in Aruba.

Eating and Drinking

Sopranos Piano Bar

We’re just getting started with the amazing effects Aruba has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will leave you sunnier, happier, and (of course) a little more tanned.

Discover the Aruba Effect