California Lighthouse is one of Aruba’s most photographed attractions; © BigStockPhoto.com
Aruba attractions will keep vacationers busy both on land and in water if the island’s beaches aren’t enough to keep them satisfied.
This island near the coast of Venezuela is popular for its year-round warm temperatures and low rainfall.
The popularity has made Aruba reputedly the Caribbean destination with the most return visits.
Another reason for its popularity is Palm Beach, which is considered one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.
The island also is known for scuba diving.
But there is plenty to do on the island itself.
Land attractions start with the California Lighthouse and Arikok National Park.
Nature lovers might want to tour the Ostrich Farm, the Donkey Sanctuary or the Butterfly Farm, while others will have a chance to explore Guadirikiri, Fontein and Huliba caves.
Educational attractions include the Archaeological, Numismatic and Antiquities museums or the historic gold mills.
Most of these attractions can be reached via taxis that will go around the island or public buses that travel between the major hotel districts and the capital of Oranjestad.
Aruba excursions on land take advantage of Arikok National Park. A number of operators offer tours and excursions through the back country via horseback, motorcycle, bicycles, ATV and jeep. Continue reading