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Flag of Aruba gently waving in the wind.

Our Island

Ever ask yourself: where is Aruba? In the warm waters of the southern Caribbean, just outside of the hurricane belt, that's where. Our happy island.

Only 19.6 miles long and six miles across, our beautiful speck of powdery-white sand is a paradise shaped by the sea—an island that embraces you with warm sunny days and even warmer, sunnier people.

To the south and west, Aruba is alive with resorts, shopping, and nightlife. To the north, waves and wind sculpt rugged coastlines and limestone cliffs. And in our heart, Arikok National Park protects a sprawling landscape of desert sand, towering cacti, and natural wonders.

Learn More About Aruba

Aruba is home to beautiful beaches and warm waters. But what else do you know about Aruba? We’re guessing not these 16 facts.

Learn More About the Aruba of Island

Come visit the Historic monuments of Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins in Aruba.

Aruba's Island Facts

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Caribbean, our happy island is a beautiful, sun-bathed speck on a vast azure sea.

Cacti and Landscape in Arikok National Park.

Regions of Aruba

From our dry desert to our Dutch-colonial capital, every part of Aruba makes us unlike any other Caribbean island.

Family Walking at Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins in Aruba

Aruba - One Happy Island

When you touch Aruba it touches you back. It returns the love with warmth and kindness, natural treasures and surprises.

The statue of Princess Wilhelmina (1880-1962; Queen of the Netherlands from 1898 to 1948), in the park named after her, was unveiled in October 1955 by her daughter Juliana, who was on the throne at the time.

History & Culture of Aruba

You’ll find traces of Aruba’s history and culture on cave walls, pastel facades, and the faces of our happy people.


Wildlife: Discover the animals of Aruba

When planning a Caribbean vacation, you might wonder how many exotic animals you’ll spot. When that vacation is to Aruba, the answer is: a lot!

Where is Aruba located?

Aruba, a tropical paradise situated in the southern Caribbean, welcomes travelers with its radiant sun, crystal-clear waters, and warm hospitality.

Aruba Bridges

Aruba Time Zone

Welcome to Aruba: the One Happy Island in the Caribbean Sea.

Male in his wheelchair enjoying the view of the beach.

Special Needs in Aruba

Our goal is to make traveling with special needs in Aruba as convenient, stress-free, and as comfortable as possible.

A local displaying many of his art work of Aruba.

Languages spoken in Aruba

In Aruba, you’ll find a lot of spoken languages – because of the great variation of influences of other cultures on the Aruban island.

Girl exploring the island

When is the best time to visit Aruba?

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Aruba beckons travelers with its enchanting landscapes and vibrant culture.

Cunucu Arikok Hike

Flora and Fauna in Aruba

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Aruba is home to a fascinating array of plants and animals.

Itinerary ideas

Countless ways to find happiness

Inspire your Aruba island vacation with itineraries that invite you to explore, experience & embrace every unforgettable corner of our happy island.

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