Aruba really lives up to the phrase “One Happy Island”. The people I encountered, whether they were people born and raised there or ones who lived there 5+ years and had immersed themselves were all very welcoming and friendly. An island full of happy people, who love the warmth and that their country strives off of tourism – I think there’s a certain pride that comes to living in a place that everyone likes to go to as an escape.
The night life in Aruba is definitely a good time – you’ll find Aruban locals along with tourists in many of the main party hubs. Continue reading “The Night Life”
Summing up almost 20% of the island the Arikok National Park is a must see when traveling to Aruba. Continue reading “Arikok National Park – Sero Jamanota”
As I was getting off the airplane when I arrived I heard a language I thought was Spanish. However, as I kept listening I realized I could only understand a handful of words so that couldn’t be.
There is little to no public transportation in Aruba so the main options for transportation are taxis, tour buses or a car rental.
If you like to travel the way I do, making your own itinerary and taking in as many sights as possible, the tour bus probably isn’t something you’d be interested in. Continue reading “Cruising Around the Island”
I haven’t been on this island too long but it’s quite interesting to me to be in a place that depends so heavily on tourism.
As soon as I landed in Aruba I took a taxi to the resort my friends and I were staying in, Caribbean Palm Village. It was a group of 5 of us and I was the last to arrive.
We all got dressed and immediately headed to Moomba Beach. It was a relaxing day to sunbath and take a dip in the water. Continue reading “Day 1 – Moomba Beach”