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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".
Our friendly people and our penchant for hospitality play a key role in bringing visitors back to Aruba year after year.
Most Arubans are Catholic; however, there are many other religions harmoniously coexisting here.
With its contagious music and electrifying vibe, Carnival is Aruba’s biggest party of the year—and you’re invited!
We’re just getting started with the amazing things The Aruba Effect 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 tan.