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Aruba, part of the Netherlands, lies in the southern Caribbean Sea. Its tradewinds offer travelers some of the world’s best windsurfing and kite surfing. Book your flight to Aruba with LATAM today and lounge beside the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea while listening to steel bands and Calypso music.
Things to see in Aruba
- Pack your scuba gear and explore the Antilla wreck. Scuttled in 1940, the Antilla is the third largest shipwreck in the Caribbean and home to the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle.
- Visit Arikok National Park and discover pre-Columbian cave drawings at Fontein Cave. Hike up Jamanota hill, Aruba’s highest point, for panoramic views. Afterward, grab your swimsuit and join an ATV tour to the Natural Pool.
- Skim across the Caribbean Sea when you windsurf at Eagle Beach. Go snorkeling at Boca Catalina and spend a day immersed in the underwater world of trunkfish, corals, and sea turtles. For calm and shallow waters, try Baby Beach. This man-made lagoon is perfect for families.
- Celebrate Carnival and experience this grand party’s colorful costumes and torch-lit parades. If you missed Carnival, check out a music festival. These occur throughout the year and feature Antillean “Tumba” music, Calypso and steel bands, salsa, and more.
Aruba is located outside the hurricane belt and rarely experiences tropical storms. With a constant average annual temperature of 81 F (27 C), Aruba’s pleasant climate delights travelers year-round. Taxis and rental cars are the easiest way to get around Aruba. For a more authentic experience, catch an Arubus in downtown Oranjestad. Bus routes run across the island with services to most beaches and attractions.