Last updated: 29 November 2017
Aruba is a Dutch Caribbean island situated twenty-nine kilometres off the Venezuelan coastline. It is one of the most visited islands in the Caribbean, as its warm and dry climate attracts sun lovers and water sports enthusiasts. It also boasts modern shops, resorts, restaurants and casinos.

On one side of the island, snow-white beaches meet crystalline ocean waters where pink flamingos patrol the sands. Here you can dive into German ship that sunk in World War Two that tropical fish now call home or visit the local donkey sanctuary or an ostrich farm.


The Arikok Desert lies on the other side of the island, scattered with cacti and edged by crashing waves, this is home to rattle snakes, whiptail lizards, parakeets, iguanas, donkeys and goats. Explore abandoned goldmines and hike through ancient sacred caves adorned with stalactites and stalagmites to find rock paintings left by the ancient people that once lived here

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