Located at the heart of the southern Caribbean, Aruba lies 15 miles north of Venezuela. With U.S. dollar freely accepted everywhere, it is equally popular with tourists from America from which it can be easily reached in under 3 hours via major hubs in Southern Florida.
For an island only 19 miles long and six miles across, Aruba packs a punch for a half million visitors a year with its spectacular array of attractions beginning with its exotic flora & fauna, almost constant 82 °F (28 °C) temperature, vibrant music and entertainment, exciting night life, discos and casinos.
By day, activities abound for scuba enthusiasts at 42 top diving sites, plus almost endless opportunities for world-class parasailing and deep-sea fishing.
Spend the day sailing, parasailing, and scuba diving, or just relax poolside in one of many Aruba resorts.
Of course, the island is ringed by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world to merely laze the day away.
While many visitors are just as happy to settle into the many resorts & beaches located around the capital city of Oranjestad, no visit to Aruba would be complete without a trip to the countryside to take in the stunning natural beauty of Arikok National Park.
More about Caribbean travel around the Web:
The Official Tourism Website of Aruba - Extensive guides to major attractions, beaches, hotels, timeshares and apartment rentals, online airfare and tour booking, practical travel tips, visitor forum, photo gallery.
travel guide - Compact online travel brochure from Wikitravel, filled with information on major attractions to see, and things to do, with suggested hotels and restaurants, best shopping locales, driving tips, maps & photos.
Bound! - Been-there advice from Lisa & Jerry with tips on hotels, smaller inns & timeshares, major and off-beat attractions, diving & snorkeling guides, how to's for arranging Aruba weddings, and lots of helpful tips for first-time travelers.
Visit Aruba - Newsy and informative guide with loads of visitor trip reports and suggestions, plus practical guides & resources
including hotel location maps, virtual diving tours, suggested restaurants, discount travel card sign-up, event calendar, weather information.
Aruba Travel Information - Lonely Planet guide with advice on best times to go, major attractions, practical travel tips and interesting factoids & trivia.