Travel Guide 2022
Aruba at a glance
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Guide to Aruba
Two words sound like a program on Aruba: “Bon Bini”. Anyone who has ever been to this beautiful Caribbean island knows what that means: “Welcome”. The fact that Aruba disappeared from the map of international tourism as a white spot is thanks to resourceful holiday managers. They quickly realized that this island on South America’s doorstep had a lot to offer. It was formerly the historic territory of the Caquetio Indians of the Arawak tribe, who came from the mainland and fished off the coasts of Aruba and gathered berries on the island.
American businessmen were the first to scent a source of income here more than half a century ago. Meanwhile, Aruba fulfills the dream of a carefree stay under the Caribbean sun. The average annual air temperature is 27 degrees, and the turquoise sea is almost always at the same temperature. Aruba also enjoys the fact that this happy island is located outside the hurricane belt of the tropics.
So beach vacations remain unclouded. Snorkelers and divers are taken with the conditions in the sheltered bays with their dazzling underwater worlds and great coral reefs. “Eagle Beach” in the northwest is one of the preferred spots for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts. There, the so-called “palapas”, the umbrellas, offer protection from the rays of the sun. The windsurfers find themselves on Aruba above all in the areas “Palm Beach” and “Fishermans` Hut”, where the shallow sea also suits the beginners. At the “Baby Beach” with its blue lagoon, families can splash around with their children in the warm water without hesitation.