'One of the highlights of our trip! Manny, our dive instructor/guide was the perfect blend of attentive, patient and cool- loved him!! The dive was awesome- saw beautiful fish, eels an octopus and shipwreck- gorgeous!!'
Located 17 miles from the northern coast of Venezuela, the island of Aruba has been one of the Caribbean's premiere tourist destinations for decades. One of the main attractions in Aruba is its landscape. Most of the Caribbean islands feature lush, green vegetation.
The majority of the plants that grow in Arubian soils, however, are in the cactus family. Aruba also enjoys a somewhat drier climate than the rest of the Caribbean, which has helped to establish it as one of the region's prime tourist places. Those who book vacations in Aruba can be reasonably certain they'll enjoy sunny weather rather than being pelted by unexpected rains.
Aruba activities include basking on the beaches, snorkeling, going out to sea for day and dinner cruises, and mingling with local people at the many community festivities enjoyed by those lucky enough to call the island their home. Christmas and New Year's are especially fun times to be visiting Aruba because of the vibrant music and culinary delights that punctuate the local celebrations of these holidays. Those in search of things to do in Aruba during this time only have to wander into one of the spots where locals meet, and they will be included in the festivities.
Although Aruba is only about 20 miles long, it is best to set out on Aruba excursions with a good map in hand. The island has no major cities, and exploring the various villages is an adventure in its own right. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the natural bridges that exist along the island's coastline and getting outdoor exercise on Aruba's trademark white beaches. Located in Arikok National Park, the Quadiriki Cave are a must see for island guests.
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