Aruba is an island in the Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela, but forming an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Although this is a Caribbean island, the climate is notably drier than those further to the north and east, as evidenced by its cactus-populated inland scenery.
On the surface, Aruba has everything one could possibly require from a holiday in the Caribbean: great and long stretches of white-sand beaches (some very quiet), practically constant temperatures year-round and very little rain, turquoise and warm waters, as well as an interesting main town (population 35,000) with some charming sights and good shopping and nightlife.
So that's great isn't it? But if you dig a little deeper into the rest of the island you will find it has yet more to offer than only that. The inside of the island is a desert-like landscape with goats, iguanas and donkeys roaming around. The Arikok National Park showcases some of this interesting scenery. Then, on the north coast you will find limestone cliffs and sights like the Alto Visto Chapel, a chapel located on the hills of the northern shore. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Aruba is a region in Aruba. It is situated at an altitude of 0ft and the best airport to fly into is AUA (Reina Beatrix, Aruba)
- The currency used in Aruba is the Aruban guilder (AWG)
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