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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!

Kite surfing lessons at Armando's Kite Shack

Aruba is world-famous for its exquisite beaches, calm waters, and laid-back vibe, but it also provides a rich variety of adventure-packed land and sea activities to satisfy any level of thrill-seeker. Aruba’s coral reefs, intriguing landforms, and constant 15-knot trade winds have made it a hotspot destination for some of the most exhilarating and unique extreme vacation activities in the Caribbean.

Grab your sunblock and let’s go!

Prefer sticking to dry land?

Scale the Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations or explore the “wild side” of Aruba in Arikok National Park, where you’ll find rolling hills of cacti, dramatic coastlines, and ancient caves. Challenge yourself on one of the many hiking and bike trails, or add a little extra adrenaline with some high-intensity off-roading in a jeep or on an ATV.

If you’re into watersports, you’re in for a real treat.

Thanks to our constant trade winds, Aruba is ranked as one of the best places in the world to windsurf and kitesurf. Join the locals as they slice through the glassy water and perform aerial tricks at Fisherman’s Huts and Boca Grandi. You can also enjoy unparalleled parasailing, jet skiing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and much more.

If the deep blue sea calls, book a deep-sea fishing excursion and catch your own dinner.

Fancy a bit of spectacular underwater exploration?

Add a scuba diving trip or a snorkel adventure to your itinerary. Aruba’s entire south coast is a coral reef, with over 20 dive sites and 11 diver-friendly wrecks, such as sunken planes, a cargo ship, and warships. In fact, Aruba has been called the wreck-diving capital of the Caribbean.

Still want more? Take to the sky!

Take it up a notch by skydiving and catching one of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen.


​​Popular Sporting Event

The Aruba Hi-Winds is back! Get ready for the 36th edition taking place from May 8th-13th, 2024.

Aruba is one of the few extreme vacation destinations where you can go on a thrill ride and enjoy a relaxing massage right after! If you’re really just here for adventure, there is plenty of that to go around. Create your very own extreme vacation packages with all the exciting activities Aruba has to offer.

Adrenaline junkies, take note. Aruba’s reefs and constant 15-knot trade winds have made it world-famous for offering some of the most exciting and interesting extreme vacation experiences in the Caribbean!

Featuring world-famous wreck diving sites (there’s a reason we’re known as the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean!), exceptional parasailing and unparalleled kitesurfing opportunities, there’s always something extremely fun to do in Aruba.

If traditional adventure experiences like sailing, paddle boarding, deep sea fishing, and snorkeling have left you yearning for more, then have no fear, because Aruba offers an abundance of extreme activities, from skydiving to off-roading, in spades.

Keep an eye on for some great extreme vacation ideas that will inspire you to plan your next exhilarating Aruba vacation!

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