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Sailboat sailing the pristine blue waters of Aruba

Things to Do in Aruba

At 70 square miles of paradise, Aruba is an island filled with unforgettable experiences.

If relaxation is your speed, look no further than our world class beaches. The stretches of soft, white sand and crystal blue water make Aruba the ideal place to find your center.

Venture beyond our shores and you’ll discover even more. A sea full of life and shipwrecks. Pastel streets lined with shows, shopping, and vibrant nightlife. An authentic, inviting culture filled with the friendliest locals on earth. There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Aruba, it’s just a matter of finding which ones fit your vibe.

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Farmers Market at the Ostrich Farm in Aruba.

The Ostrich Farm organizes the monthly local farmers market.

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Aruba's Beaches & Coves

Where pristine white sand meets the turquoise sea, Aruba is home to some of the top rated beaches in the Caribbean - and the World!

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Female surfing at the beach.
On the Water in Aruba
Sunshine ray from the inside of the Quadirikiri Cave
Natural Wonders in Aruba
Romantic cabana dinner on the beach at Elements Restaurant.
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The Aruban Nightlife
Mural of peacock in San Nicolas

Arts & Culture in Aruba

Aruba is not just a tropical paradise. It’s a center of Caribbean art and culture.

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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
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Woman doing yoga at the dunes in Aruba.
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Mackenzie Tour -  PGA Tour Canada; Aruba Cup 2016
Aruba Sports, Golf & Outdoor

Beyond Aruba’s picture-perfect beaches and sunshine is an island of treasures waiting to be discovered. It’s the near-endless variety of fun things to do in Aruba that keeps happy travelers coming back year after year, adventuring and exploring to their heart’s content.

The top things to do in Aruba aren’t set in stone, they’re written in sand. They vary by mood, by trip, and by traveler. Here, you’ll find sparkling seas for snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing; volcanic rock and sprawling desert to explore by Jeep or ATV; cultural delicacies to delight in; pure happiness to uncover. If you ask us, they aren’t just some of the best things to do in Aruba, they’re some of the best things to do in the Caribbean.

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