Top Things To Do
With a large national park covering 20% of the island and being home to a varied wildlife including donkeys, goats, and iguanas, as well as majestic rock formations in the shape of natural bridges, pools, and caves adorned with ancient Amerindians paintings, Aruba is a big natural playground waiting to be explored. If you find yourself wanting more nature-based activities, the island has plenty more to offer with places like the ostrich farm, donkey and bird sanctuaries, a butterfly farm, and an animal garden. And if it's a bit of adrenaline you're after, head to the coast and enjoy the thrill of the great surfing, diving, kitesurfing, and windsurfing spots.
When you're craving a bit of civilisation, spend a day getting lost in Oranjestad and admire the beautiful Dutch architecture of its historic buildings, sample the local fare at one of its renowned restaurants, or go for a shopping spree in the little street boutiques and large malls, before enjoying a sunset cocktail by the beach.