Located just 29 kilometers off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is a popular Caribbean vacation destination for both Europeans and Americans looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday. Not only is this tiny Dutch island peaceful, but contained within 74 square miles, it boasts some of the most stunning natural and man-made places in the entire Caribbean. Let’s take a look…
Aruba’s capital city of Oranjestad, named after Huis van Oranje, the royal family that ruled during the colonization of the island, is the perfect place to spend an afternoon shopping, whether you’re looking for luxury brands or local crafts. However, be sure not to miss the Plaza Daniel Leo, named after a local politician, that’s situated in front of the Renaissance Mall. Not only is this plaza home to a plethora of boutiques, it also boasts some of the best examples of stunning multicolored Dutch colonial buildings in the region.
Seroe Colorado, a small village located on the south-eastern tip of Aruba contains some of the most gorgeous sights on the entire island. The town’s name translates to “Colorful Hill”, due to the tall, multicolored limestone cliffs that dominate the landscape. Baby Beach, so called because of its very calm waters, is the perfect place to bring children for swim. Rodgers Beach is another great place to take in the sand and surf. Be sure to stop by the giant red ship’s anchor at the entrance to the town – it’s the perfect place to snap a photo.