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A Caribbean island located near Venezuela, Aruba is one of the four small
countries that together form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The city was
discovered in Spain in 1499 AD and was acquired by the Dutch in 1636 until
it split from Netherlands Antilles in 1986. Aruba is a flat island
recognized for its powdery white sand beaches, turquoise seas, warm waters
and humid climate. Tourists prefer spending their vacations here since of
its pleasant climate and year-round temperature and moderate rainfall.
Visitors can enjoy horseback riding, jeep safari, hiking, cycle tours, rock
climbing, sailing, snorkelling and scuba-diving here.
Things to do in Aruba
Baby Beach is a shallow, cozy, man-made lagoon positioned on the southeast
end of Aruba. It is termed thus as its waters are tranquil and safe for
very small children as well. Due to this reason, snorkelling here is an
attraction. The marine life near the beach mainly encompasses barracuda,
squid, parrot fish, blowfish, angelfish, and eels.
Alto Vista Chapel
Also called the Pilgrims Church, Alto Vista Chapel is a small hilltop
Catholic chapel on the island of Aruba. The church boasts a bright yellow
exterior and is observed as a religious monument by the multitudes. This
mid-20th century church is located on the site of a former
mid-18th century original chapel.
Arikok National Park
Arikok National Park covers nearly one-fifth of the space on the island of
Aruba. The park features 3 primary geological formations counting a lava
formation, a quartz diorite formation, and a limestone formation. Arikok
National Park features some of the island's oldest Arawak paintings and
numerous aboriginal reptile species like cascabel, santanero and Aruban
Best Time to Visit Aruba
The best time to book flights from Miami to Aruba is in the summer season
from June to August. Passengers booking flights from MIA to AUA will find
that this is the prime time for beach lovers and the city’s roads are
thronged with the tourists who have come to enjoy events like Comic-Con and
San Diego County Fair.