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You’ll find traces of Aruba’s history and culture on cave walls, pastel facades, and the faces of our happy people.
From our ancient Caiquetio Indian roots, through Spanish and Dutch rule, to our modern day standing as a constituent country of the Netherlands, Aruba’s history dates back centuries.
It’s what’s made us the proud, diverse collection of over 90 unique nationalities – a melting pot of people all living happily together, welcoming new visitors and old friends with a sunny smile and warm embrace.
Aruba’s history isn’t confined to a museum. It’s embedded in the features of every smiling face. It’s sculpted deeply into the rocks and gold mill ruins and Oranjestad sculptures that have endured for generations. Historic vacations to Aruba bring you face to face with our incredible story. View our historical vacation packages, or build your Aruba historical vacation to explore the centuries and stories of our happy home.
Learn a bit about Aruba’s past and how it has shaped the unique island we know today.
The flag of Aruba was officially adopted on March 18, 1976, along with the official anthem "Aruba Dushi Tera".
Whether you're planning a visit to Aruba or simply curious about its culture, Papiamento is one thing you just can’t skip to learn about.
You probably know Aruba from its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and beautiful nature
Welcome to the religious landscape of Aruba, a Caribbean island where different faiths harmoniously coexist.
It’s the highlight of the Caribbean Carnival season. It’s one of the most anticipated events in Aruba. It’s something you really don’t want to miss.
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 fill you with sunshine and send you home with a happy afterglow that never fades.