Your Best of Aruba Checklist
Aruba is only 19 miles long and 6 miles wide, so it is completely realistic to see all of it in a single visit. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your experience:
- Rent a jeep or ATV early in the morning. This way you have complete flexibility over when and how you explore the island.
- A highlight of driving around the island is its free-roaming wildlife. You may encounter donkeys, sheep of all colors, lizard, and iguanas.
- One of Aruba’s must-see attractions is its natural bridges. The most well-known of these collapsed back in 2005, but people still flock here to see the ruins.
- Aruba features a lot of strange rock outcroppings, man-made rock piles and man-made statues. Local legend claims that if you pile up a stand of rocks, and it’s still standing the next time you go there, you’ll have good luck. So keep your eyes open, they appear in strange places.
- Guadirikiri Caves is a network of caves, including one that has a hole in the top that works like a skylight. Other caves are dark and steep so be ready for darkness, insects and bats before entering.
- Baby Beach, a well-protected lagoon, is another one of Aruba’s little gems. It’s no more than 5 feet deep, warm and calm—so it’s great for kids. Also it’s a great place to relax and cool off after a fun day of exploring, hiking, dune sliding and cave crawling.