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A little about Aruba

Our white-sand beaches, cooling trade winds and warm, friendly people are just a few reasons why so many people return to Aruba year after year. Our island is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, with a total area of 70 square miles. We’re located just below the hurricane belt, and unlike many islands in the Caribbean, our climate is dry, so we rarely have a rainy day. On the south and west coasts of Aruba, you’ll find Oranjestad, our capital city, and miles of beaches that have been named some of the best in the world. In the interior of the island, you’ll find Arikok National Park, a desert like preserve with a variety of wildlife, cacti and dramatic rock formations. You’ll also find some of Aruba’s most striking views, as the ocean crashes against the rugged shoreline below.

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The history of Aruba

Aruba's first inhabitants were the Caquetio Indians from the Arawak tribe,who migrated there from Venezuela to escape attacks by the Caribs. Fragments of the earliest known Indian settlements date back to about 1000. Due to Aruba's mostly distant location from other Caribbean islands and strong currents in the sea which made canoe travel to the other islands difficult, the Caquetios remained more tied to South America than the Caribbean. In 1636, Aruba was acquired by the Netherlands and remained under their control for nearly two centuries. In 1796, the town that was later named Oranjestad, was founded and became the island's capital. During the Napoleonic wars, the British Empire took control over the island, between 1799 and 1802, and between 1804 and 1816, before handing it back to the Dutch. In 1986, Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles and became a separate, autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Contact Information

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Aruba, Aruba
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Businesses in Aruba, Aruba

Here is a collection of local Aruba, Aruba businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Casino at the Ritz Carlton

Entertainment

Let us dazzle your evenings with a roll of the dice

 

Crystal Casino

Entertainment

The proven recipe for the best action in Aruba

 

Effy Jewelers

Jewelry

Inspired by trends from around the globe

 

2 Fools and a Bull

Restaurants

Different Dining in a Gourmet Studio

 

Azzurro Ristorante Italiano

Restaurants

An elegant open-air Italian seafood restaurant

 

Cafe Rembrandt

Restaurants

Located across from the Radisson Aruba Resort

 

Flying Fishbone

Restaurants

Gourmet seafood or meat dishes underneath a star filled sky

 

Iguana Joe's Caribbean Bar & Grill

Restaurants

Critically acclaimed Caribbean restaurant

 

Papillon Restaurant

Restaurants

French-Belgian cuisine with Caribbean flair

 

Caribbean Clothing Co.

Shopping

On the trolley route in downtown Oranjestad

 

Cigar Emporium

Shopping

A great selection of authentic Cuban cigars

 

The Lazy Lizard

Shopping

Resortwear & Beach Accessories

 

Atlantis Submarine Expedition

Tours

View of the underwater world

 

Aruba Kitesurfing School

Water Sports

A sport filled with adrenaline rush

 

Happy Divers Aruba

Water Sports

Become a HAPPY DIVER !

 

Hatts Off Charters

Water Sports

46ft Hatteras convertible