Aruba is a well-known tourist destination on the south of the Caribbean Sea. This lovely island is nestled between the Venezuela coast and Guajira Peninsula. The climate of Aruba is tropical marine with distinct wet and dry seasons. The best time to hit the beach is from January to March when the weather is warm. Many cheap hotels are offered between April and December when there are less tourists. Book the perfect cheap hotel for you online.
The first settlers in Aruba were the Caquetio people from the tribe of Arawak who moved to the island coming from Venezuela in order to escape the attacks of the Kalinago people. The remains of the first Indian settlers in Aruba proved human existence around 1000 AD.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Most tourists go to Aruba during the Carnival season which is held every January. Just like any Caribbean Carnival, there would be parades, beauty contest, music, dancing and drinking, but what makes Aruba's carnival unique is its Dutch influences and Antilles culture. The most notable landmark in Aruba is the Natural Bridge which is a spectacular bridge-like rock formation. Other eye-catching attractions include the Alto Vista Chapel, California Lighthouse, Lourdes Grotto, Aruba Butterfly Farm and Fort Zoutman which features the Historical Museum.
Since Aruba is a small island, everything is within easy reach on foot especially the resort area where one can find all the action. To explore farther destinations, it is best to take the Arubus which covers most of the island and inexpensive too.