Aruba, the island of 90,000 friends you haven’t met yet, is truly a special experience. The island provides excitement and entertainment for all with championship golf courses, sumptuous spas, vibrant casinos, extraordinary international and local cuisine, exclusive shops and boutiques, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, world-famous music festivals and events and clubs and cafes with live music. This cosmopolitan tropical destination filled with warm, hospitable people offers the perfect vacation spot for first-time guests and loyal visitors who return to Aruba.
Easily accessible from 12 gateway cities and only two-and-a-half hours by air from Miami and four hours from New York City. Aruba is ideally situated in the southern Caribbean outside of the hurricane belt and boasts year-round cooling trade winds and perfect weather with average annual temperatures of 82 Fahrenheit and less than 20 inches of rainfall annually.
Outside of the resort areas and downtown Oranjestad, explore the rest of the island. The rugged northwestern coast has its own beauty, including The California Lighthouse with incredible views of the Caribbean waters, and secluded beaches featuring great snorkeling and diving. The city of San Nicolas, lies on the island’s southeastern tip featuring picturesque beach spots and incredible diversification of nature. Inland Aruba presents a very unique Caribbean landscape of cactus, aloe and dramatic rock formations.
Aruba Gastronomic Association (AGA) and Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA) invite you to “Dine on Us,” a culinary promotion set to launch this summer. During the months of June, September and October, stay at participating hotels and receive two $50 “Dine on Us” gift certificates. Book by October 31, 2012.
This allows everyone to experience flavor-rich Aruban cuisine from more than 20 well-known international restaurants on island.