Aruba was the first of the Dutch Caribbean Islands to gain autonomy in the 1980’s and is also the closest neighbor to the Venezuelan coast, at about 29 km north of Paraguaná, Venezuela and 80 kilometers northwest of Curaçao. The island measures 32 kilometres long from its northwestern tip to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres across at its widest point, and that equates to about 320 km2 area of “funtastic” outdoor activities to do in Aruba. So, if Aruba is your next vacation destination, then here is your bucket list of “The” top outdoor activities to do in Aruba!
1) GO SKYDIVING
One of the most scenic viewing experiences in outdoor activities to do in Aruba is freefalling sky high above, before popping your parachute to bathe in the beauty and essence of Aruba!
2) GO ON AN EXCURSION WITH ARUBA ATV TOURS
If you want to experience Aruba outdoor activities with adrenaline, you must choose an ATV tour that starts with Aruba Island’s largest wildlife sanctuary: Philip’s Animal Garden, which covers many exciting spots before concluding the trip at their starting location. Around Aruba Tours will bring a whole adventure and a great ATV escapade!
3) GO SCUBA DIVING
There are numerous dive sites to select from. There are a few wrecks that are ideal for beginners who want to see what the sea has claimed over time. On average, the depth of the wrecks ranges from 6 to 30 meters. Underwater expect a spectral display of coral landscape caressed by the warm tropical currents and groves of seagrass off the northwest coast that makes a unique diversion from the shipwreck scenery.
4) GO SNORKELING
Aruba’s tropical climate, crystal-clear aquamarine waters, and diverse marine life makes it among the best Caribbean islands for snorkeling. You will be remiss in your outdoor activities to do in Aruba, if you fail to explore the underwater showcase of Aruban snorkeling!
5) VISIT ARIKOK NATIONAL PARK
Arikok National Park is the must-see-n-visit place in your list of outdoor activities in Aruba, besides it covers about 20% of the island. It’s an immaculate balance of flora and fauna with a plethora of wildlife living in different ecosystems from hills to sandy beaches and hidden coves to underground caves.
Go swimming in The Conchi (Natural Pool)
At the Arikok National Park visit and dip into “The Conchi”, Aruba’s natural spa pool.
Go climbing Jamanota Hilltop
Climb to the top of Aruba’s highest point at Jamanota Hilltop to absorb a breathtaking view of the island.
6) VISIT THE FONTEIN CAVE
The Fontein Cave is a must see of ancient limestone rock formation with stone carvings engraved on the walls by the Arawaks centuries ago.
7) GO SURFING AT DOS PLAYA
If you’re a novice or intermediate level surfer then the waves at Dos Playa are perfect for surfing.
8) SUNBATH AND TAN ON THE BEACH
Dos Playa is also a fantastic place to sunbathe and achieve that perfect tan capitulating your experiences of outdoor activities in Aruba.
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