There is much more to Aruba than fun in the sun on the beaches. You can tour an Aloe factory and the electricity and water plant known as WEB. Visit caves with ancient indian drawings, explore the Cunucu (countryside) where you’re likely to see herds of goats wandering freely. Visit a Butterfly Farm, a Donkey Sanctuary and an Ostrich Farm. Marvel at ancient giant boulder formations that no one has been able to explain. Visit Lourdes Grotto and Alto Vista Church dating from the 18th century, climb a mountain, hike at Arikok National Park, see portrayals of Aruban music and dance, find museums, slide down sand dunes, visit an art gallery or the home of Aruba’ National Beer, Balashi Brewery. There’s even a brand new Archaeology Museum.
Aruba is a Caribbean island 15 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, an autonomous dependency of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is 30 km (19.6 miles) long and 9 km (6 miles) across at its widest point, an area of approximately 70 square miles (184 km). A flat island with no rivers renowned for white sand beaches and a tropical climate moderated by constant trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The temperature is almost constant at about 27C (81F) and the yearly rainfall usually does not exceed 20 inches. Aruba lies outside the Caribbean hurricane belt. Aruba is divided into the north-east and south-west coasts. The south-west coast has the white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and warm waters. The north-east coast, exposed to the Atlantic, has a few white sand beaches, cacti, rough seas with treacherous currents, and a rocky coastline. The time in Aruba is Atlantic Standard Time; it is the same as Eastern Daylight Savings Time all year round.
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