ARUBA IS A SMALL ISLAND WITH...
ARUBA IS A SMALL ISLAND WITH A VERY DRY CLIMATE. YOU CAN TRAVEL MOST OF THE ISLAND IN A FEW HOURS ,BUT IT TAKES A LIFE TIME TO FIND EVERY THING...
RENT A MOTOR BIKE OR 4X4 AND CHECK OUT THE BACK ROADS. DON'T WORRY ABOUT GETTING LOST THE LOCALS WILL GUIDE YOU BACK AND SHOW YOU SMALL RESTERAUNTS THAT THEY GO TO.....TRAVELE TO THE SOUTH END OF THE ISLAND TO THE GOLF COURSE AND REFINEREY. TAKE A TRIP OVER TO THE NATURAL BRIDGE ON THE WILD SIDE OF THE ISLAND.Related to:
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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.
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!
Birds of Aruba
Suikerdiefje - Coereba flaveola - Bananaquit
The sugar thief is a small bird that occurs in Central and South America and the Antilles.
It owes its name to its special diet. He mainly eats nectar from flowers, but where many birds while the flowers pollinate sting sugar thief a hole in the calyx. He sucks the nectar from the flower without "something in return," a thief so.
The natural sugar thief in the dense forests, but for years he seeks the man, because he has experienced that man loves sweets. In many gardens hanging bottles and tubes filled with sugar water or honey to include this little beauty to lure.
Suikerdiefjes live mostly solitary, they swarm or in groups, but that's only in places where food is available. There are several subspecies, probably purely geographically determined. Some species breed when the rainy season comes, but there are species that can breed throughout the year.
Male and female together build a nest of grasses and leaves, usually a type of horizontal cylinder. The inside is lined with all kinds of fine material. Once the doll approves the nest is paired and will pop in the nest floor Wijne. The male guards her and the nest during the nesting fierce and stays possible near the nest.
Once eggs are, however, the mother may find out yourself, further interfering with the care he barely.
The doll brings the youngsters with nectar and small insects. Suikerdiefjes can be 4 litters in succession raise until conditions are favorable (moist enough).Related to:
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
EAST COAST OF ARUBA......THE...
EAST COAST OF ARUBA......THE ROCKY DESERTED BEACHES.....YOU GET A ERIE FEELING WHEN YOU WALK THESE BEACHES.......
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.......
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