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Sailboat sailing the pristine blue waters of Aruba

Things to Do in Aruba

It’s true that we’re small, but we pack more fun and happiness into 70 square miles than any other Caribbean island.

We’re known for our perfect weather and legendary beaches, near-endless stretches of alabaster sand kissed by sparkling warm seas and hugged by the wind-curved trunks of our fofoti trees.

Venture beyond the sand and you’ll discover so much more. A sea full of life and shipwrecks. Pastel streets lined with shows, shopping and vibrant nightlife. An authentic, inviting culture. There’s no shortage of fun things to do here, it’s just a matter of finding which ones make you happiest.

Rodgers Beach in Aruba.

Beaches & Coves

Best Beaches Aruba

Female surfing at the beach.
Water Sports Aruba
Sunshine ray from the inside of the Quadirikiri Cave
Natural Wonders of Aruba
Romantic cabana dinner on the beach at Elements Restaurant.
Top restaurants in Aruba
Nightlife in Aruba
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.

View of the Hooiberg from top of the Casibari Rock Formation
Sightseeing Tours in Aruba
Downtown Oranjestad. Daniel Leo Square was the location of the commander's house - the residence of predecessors to the administrators and governors of the island, built in the first quarter of the 19th century
Shopping in Aruba
Woman doing yoga at the dunes in Aruba.
Mackenzie Tour -  PGA Tour Canada; Aruba Cup 2016
Aruba Sports & Golf

There are many fun things to do in Aruba. You probably won’t get everything you planned done in a single visit, but that’s okay. It gives you a reason to come back many times to experience the best things to do in Aruba. Decide on the activities you would like to engage in before your trip, or just wing it! The beauty of being on an Aruban holiday is that there is no wrong way to enjoy it. Some of the best things to do in the Caribbean involve being outdoors, and there are activities for all types of travellers. If you’re into adventure travel, some of the top things to do in Aruba for you may be skydiving, parasailing, hiking or diving. If you came to Aruba to relax, visit one of the many outdoor spas or simply enjoy a day at the beach. The possibilities are endless.

Itinerary ideas

Countless ways to find happiness

Inspire your Aruba vacation with itineraries that invite you to explore, experience, and embrace every unforgettable corner of our happy island.

Get Inspired

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Discover the Aruba Effect