Don't forget to visit the...
Don't forget to visit the Butterfly Farm near Aruba Phoenix. Visiting Baby Beach on the South Eastern end of the island is a must. Arikok National Park is also worth visiting. Do not limit yourself to the resort area but try to explore the entire island. Aruba is not just sun sea and sand it has lots of intresting things to see..
This picture was taken by B Raaphorst at the Arikok National Park on the island this year. Click on the picture to enlarge. At the horizon you can see the haystack hill which is one of Aruba's natural landmarks. From the Yamanota Hill which 617ft high (highest point on the island) you can see the coast of Venezuela at the horizon on a often clear beautiful day. This picture was taken at Yamanota which offers a view on the entire beautiful island of Aruba.
I would recommend a trip to...
I would recommend a trip to Baby Beach - calm inlet waters with access to snorkel gear and great relaxing time. Also, must visit the tunnel of love. Probably have to ask a local for directions, it is off the VERY beaten path, but is worth it. It is a cave tour, guided with flash lights - very interesting
THE ISLAND IS ONE BIG BEACH...
THE ISLAND IS ONE BIG BEACH AND THE HOTELS LIKE TO TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF YOU.WHEN WE WERE THERE THEY HAD ONLY 2 LARGE HOTELS AND THE DIVI DIVI WAS A SMALL HOTEL , I UNDERSTAND THAT THE PLACE HAS MANY LARGE HOTELS AND CASINOS AND THE DIVI HAS CONDOS BUILT ON TO IT. AH WELL ,,THAT'S PROGRESS.......THE CACINOS ARE THE BIG A DRAW AND GIVE YOU A GOOD TIME FOR YOUR MONEY. THE HOTELS HAVE ADDED LARGE BUFFETS THAT ARE FANFASTIC. UP NEER THE LIGHTHOUSE IS AND OLD WRECK THAT MAKE FOR GREAT DIVEING. YOU CAN WIM OUT TO IT FROM THE BEACH.
If you get on Route 1 and head...
If you get on Route 1 and head east until you pass San Nicolas, you can follow signs to Baby Beach. It's kind of hidden, but it's great. The beach is surrounded by a reef, so the waters are very calm and are great for Snorkeling. It's just a nice quiet beach!
Arikok National park is a...
Arikok National park is a place to wander around the cactuses, divi divis, listen to birds and see iguanas.. Tke your binoculars hat and water bottle and wear a covered shoe. There are some poisonous smakes. They will probably avoid you but watch where you step!
Also if you are interested in photography there are typical dutch style houses in the countryside.
Go to Ceroe Colorado, see the beautiful scenery looking to Rogers beach (a.m. is good for taking photos)and stop at the beautiful non denominational Community Church. That area was closed to people and was the private community for the ESSO gas co. employees. They have streets, little white houses a nice club house and a beautiful 'Baby Beach'. Now it is open to public but I heard the beach got dirty with trash!
Manchebo beach is the place wher Europeans feel comfortable for nude sunbathing which is still a novelty for most Americans. If you feel like sunbathing nude go there.
The resort we stayed at...
The resort we stayed at (Marriott Aruba Ocean Club) has this wonderful restaurant event called 'Simply Fish.' What they do is every Tuesday through Saturday convert their beach to a lovely little fresh fish restaurant. Imagine sitting in a hut on the beach with the beautiful sunset reflecting off of the perfect waters while you feast on great fresh seafood (I had the Tuna - it was great; my wife had the Seabass and said it was excellent as well). Not to be missed!
Further east along the north coast from the California Lighthouse (west of the Natural Bridge) are the ruins of Aruba's gold mines. Not much left here, but worth a stop.
Alto Vista Chapel
Along the north shore is an unlikely chapel, set off by itself among the rocky terrain. The first chapel in Aruba, it seems to still be an active, so be respectful of anyone inside.Related to:
- Religious Travel
Along the north shore between the lighthouse and the Natural Bridge there are hundreds of rock sculptures. You can stop and make your own - but don't knock any over! It's bad luck.
Rent a car and jet out to the other side of the island for a unique sight---famed the 'world's largest natural bridge'. It's well worth the drive and you see a side of Aruba that most don't...desert!Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Arts and Culture
The natural bridge on the...
The natural bridge on the north side of the island is beautifull, or diving at the shark cave near the prison is a must for diving lovers, just watch the strong currents here (and sharks)
Take a jeep safari! You will...
Take a jeep safari! You will feel like you are on another planet!
This photo is of the inside of the Sonesta resort, you pick up a boat shuttle to their private island.
Ruins from the gold rush of...
Ruins from the gold rush of 1824.....found on the east coast of aruba.......its a lonely deserted beaches......full of trash from the cruise ships and washed away from Venezuela.......
EAST COAST OF ARUBA......THE...
EAST COAST OF ARUBA......THE ROCKY DESERTED BEACHES.....YOU GET A ERIE FEELING WHEN YOU WALK THESE BEACHES.......
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