Aruba Vacation - Deals & Packages!A constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, Aruba is located around 29 kilometers north of the coast of Venezuela. It is one of the four countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with the Netherlands, Sint Maarten, and Curacao. Aruba boasts a dry climate and an arid landscape. Here, visitors can enjoy strolling among brightly-colored Dutch colonial buildings and explore museums. Around the island, are a plethora of scenic beaches. Lovers of outdoor activities can enjoy water sports at any time of the year.Places of Interest in Aruba Arikok National Park Replete with cacti-covered landscape, sand dunes, caves and unique boulder formations, Arikok National Park is a great place to visit to enjoy nature's beauty and serenity. Large boulders decorated with Indian paintings make up the odd rock formation known as Ayo. As the roads in this park can be rugged, it is recommended to explore the park by jeep; although visitors can also explore on horseback.Boca Prins Located in Arikok National Park near the Blue Lagoon and Fontein Cave, Boca Prins is a beautiful and dramatic stretch of coast backed by massive sand dunes. At Boca Prins, swimming can be dangerous but one can enjoy picnicking.Philip's Animal Garden A non-profit garden, Philip's Animal Garden is a sanctuary and rehabilitation center for more than 52 species of animals such as ocelots, monkeys, snakes, and kangaroos. Avid animal lover Philip Merry weather poured his fervor for exotic animals into this renowned tourist attraction, which runs interactive and educational tours. Tourists can feed and touch some of the animals. All funds earned by park go towards the welfare of these animals.De Palm Island De Palm Island is located at five minutes of ferry ride from the mainland. Here, visitors can snorkel, swim, or zip around on banana boats and can also enjoy land-based activities including beach volleyball, card games, and salsa lessons, and that too for an all-inclusive rate. Tourists with young children can enjoy at the small water par, which features spiral waterslides and splash pools.