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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.

Aerial shot of the California Lighthouse in Aruba.

Warm and welcoming

Our wonderful people are dedicated to hospitality – to making our happy island home feel like your happy island escape. We welcome travelers in four languages, represent over 90 unique nationalities ourselves, and love swapping old stories with new friends.

Beyond our beautiful alabaster coasts, picture-perfect weather, and crystal clear waters teeming with aquatic life, Aruba is an island as diverse as its people. A beautiful, sustainable spectrum of dry desert, limestone coves, and picturesque pastel architecture ripe for exploration.

A closer look at Aruba

Weather & climate

Aruba averages a balmy 82 degrees , with more sunny days than any other Caribbean island.


While Dutch and Papiamento are our official languages, most Arubans also speak English and Spanish.

Special needs

Our happy island is open and accessible to all, and we offer accommodations to visitors with special needs.


The pursuit of happiness and wellbeing is the cornerstone of Aruba’s approach. Ultimately, we hope to be the model for a low-carbon, sustainable and prosperous economy that can be replicated in other island nations.

Aruba Time Zone

As you probably know, Aruba is located in the Caribbean Sea. It’s only one boat trip away from many American countries, like Venezuela, Mexico and the United States.


The Aruba Effect

Faces of Aruba fisherman

The One happy island is known for its white sandy beaches, sunshine, and friendly people.

You’ll get the best Aruba facts straight from the mouths and hearts of our happy people. So, pull up a chair, pop open a cold beer, and have a friendly chat.

More facts about the island

A peaceful and beautiful place to relax in Aruba.

Weather & Climate in Aruba

Consistently balmy temperatures, perpetually sunny skies, and refreshing trade winds. That’s the Aruba Effect!

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.

Aruba's Money - Florin.
On the 4th of June 2019, the Central Bank of Aruba introduced a new series of florin banknotes. The new florin banknotes are a celebration of the life and beauty of Aruba and includes elements from the Island's rich culture, flora and fauna.

Official Currency of Aruba

The official local currency is the Aruban Florin; however, U.S. dollars are widely accepted.


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!

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.

Solar Panel Shade and Electricity outlet in front of Tourist Information Office in San Nicolas Aruba


Aruba’s pristine beaches and clear, turquoise waters lure more than one million visitors seeking relaxation and fun under the sun every year.

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The following are four reasons why every traveler should escape the cold and enjoy the sun and sand in Aruba this year.

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Aerial shot of Casibari Rock Formations.


Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations

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Historic Gold Mines

We’re just getting started with the amazing effects Aruba has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will fill you with sunshine and send you home with a happy afterglow that never fades.

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