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Kids kayaking in Aruba

Adventure in Aruba

Kaweta. It means “curious” in Papiamento, and it’s the perfect word to describe Aruba’s spirit of adventure.

Kids kayaking in Aruba

Adventure in Aruba: Feel the Aruba Effect

Mark our words: Aruba is one of the best adventure vacation destinations. The island is full of wild surprises, from extreme sports to astonishing natural wonders. Want to balance it out? Combine your Caribbean adventure vacation with a few relaxing days on the white beaches and head home recharged - and with a lot of new memories. 

Adventure vacations aren’t for adults only. Take your family with you and make the wildest memories together. Or don’t and enjoy spending the time all to yourself. It’s up to you!

Need inspiration? Here are some (family) adventure vacation ideas that will really get you going. Indulge your wild side by windsurfing, kitesurfing, or cruising on a catamaran above the clear, calm turquoise waves. Or scuba dive and snorkel through the reefs and shipwrecks beneath them. The warm southern Caribbean has graced Aruba with world-class watersports.

Venture inland and you’ll find even more to experience. Explore the caves and ancient boulders of Arikok by foot, horseback, or ATV. Dive headfirst into the tranquil depths of “Conchi,” a hidden natural pool. It’s easy to wander our whole island in search of happy adventures.


Summer Vacation in Aruba

Check out my list of the top 10 most adrenaline-pumping experiences right here on the One Happy Island!

Aruba adventure (family) vacations are perfect ways to balance the serene beauty of our relaxing beaches with our untamed and accessible natural wonders. On our small island, it’s easy to wander your way to happiness. To explore the peaks of our towering cliffs and depths of our crystal-clear sea all in the same day.

By foot, car, off-road vehicle, or through one of our many Aruba adventure tours, Aruba adventure travel is your opportunity to indulge your curiosity, or follow the lead of an experienced local guide to parts unknown. To truly blaze your path across our dushi tera – our sweet land – however you see fit. Plan your visit and experience the excitement yourself.

Indulge your wild side

Rock Climbing in Aruba

Adventure Travel

From land to sea, Aruba’s diverse geography offers a variety of opportunities to explore in your quest for adventure.

Kite surfing lessons at Armando's Kite Shack

Extreme Vacations in Aruba

Embrace your daring side with a wide array of exciting extreme vacation experiences, many of which are unique to Aruba!

Golf Course with California Lighthouse in Aruba

Aruba Golf Getaways

Home to two picture-perfect courses, Aruba offers a fantastic golf escape for amateurs and professionals alike.

Parasailing in Aruba

Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience a feeling of exhilaration just as the parachute fills with air.


More Fun in the Sun


NEW! Aruba UTV Adventure Tours by Fofoti

Aruba UTV Adventure Tours by Fofoti

Fishing boat at sunset.

Adventure Vacations

Our Top 4 Island Experiences

There’s a wealth of things to do in Aruba beyond the mandatory beach time. Here’s some of the best…

Featured Adventures



Aruba Outdoor Adventures


Delphi Watersports

Pelican Adventures


Pelican Adventures

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.

Plan Your Effect


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