Oguz Kaan Kısa · Feb. 5, 2021
Aruba is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean in the south of the Caribbean Sea. The area of the country is only 179 square kilometers and its population is approximately 102 thousand people. Aruba is one of the four countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the capital city of the country is the city of Oranjestad.
Aruba was first discovered by the Spanish in 1499 and was a Spanish colony until 1636, when it was taken under the control of the Netherlands. The island's livelihood has been in various industries until the 20th century, but there was a major tourism boom in the 20th century. With this tourism boom, it has continued to be the center of attention of tourists until today.
Another feature of Aruba is that it is established on a flat land just like the Netherlands. The highest point on the island is only 188 meters. The official language spoken in the country is Dutch, a dialect of Dutch. The currency used is Aruba florin (AWG).
Tropical Climate prevails in Aruba. Temperatures hover around 30 degrees throughout the year. Rainfall is not a common thing on the island, when it rains, it rains in a very short period of time at night, but thanks to the winds from the ocean, no matter how hot the weather is, there is no very uncomfortable temperature.
First of all, you should know that Aruba does not accept a Schengen visa, although it is a country dependent on the Netherlands. You will need a Caribbean visa to go to Aruba. Apart from that, Aruba has an international airport with daily flights. You can get here by plane, especially from various cities in Europe such as Amsterdam or Paris. Likewise, there are various cruise ships going to Aruba from various cities of Europe.
Aruba is an excellent destination especially for those who want to enjoy the sea and the sun at their destination. Some of the most famous beaches on the island are Arashi Beach, Eagle Beach, Palm Beach and Rodgers Beach. You can enjoy the deep blue ocean on all beaches in Aruba. In addition, many beaches have facilities such as diving, surfing, and water skiing.
One of the most popular places on the island is the Natural Pool (Conchi), a natural pool formed on the ocean shore by the erosion of the rocks at the northernmost part of the island. No matter which part of the island you are in, it is possible to find daily tours with off-road vehicles. In addition, one of the places you should visit while you are in the north of the island is California Lighthouse. You can be sure that a magnificent view will await you here, too.
Aruba also has a factory where the Aloe plant is grown. You can also make daily trips here. By visiting the factory, you can get an idea about the cultivation of the Aloe plant and its different uses.
Those who like to climb or want to try it will have a lot of fun here. Casibari Rock & Ayo Rock Formations; It is a natural formation that offers its climbers a magnificent view of the city.
There are 7 natural bridges on the island, which is also famous for their natural formations. The largest of these is the Natural Bridge in Boca Andicuri region. This bridge collapsed in 2005 and only its ruins can be seen now. However, it is possible to see a smaller natural bridge formation in the immediate vicinity of the Natural Bridge. You can visit the aforementioned places to see these natural formations.
Aruba also has a History Museum and an Archeology Museum. In these museums, you can see the island's change in history from the colonial times. In addition, items and artifacts from the first cultures living on the island are exhibited in the museums. In addition, “Our Lady of Alto Vista Chapel”, located in the northern part of the island, which is a church that is visited by tourists.
One of the things that should definitely be done in Aruba visit is the night tour. The tour is done by a bus called Kukoo Kunuku. The tour costs $ 67. The bus picks up visitors from night hotels, and first goes to one of the local restaurants to eat. First drinks and food are included in the tour price. Then the visitors are taken to three different bars. The first drinks in these bars are also free of charge.
Aruba has a very rich cuisine. It is possible to see South American, European and Caribbean influences in the cuisine of the island. Seafood is the most popular food on the island. We are sure that you will find food worthy of your taste.