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Things to Do

There's plenty of things to do in Aruba on land, on water, above the water and below it. Read on for a listing of the activities you can experience while on our island.

Windsurfing

Flat seas and dependable trade winds guarantee ideal conditions for sailing and windsurfing. Winds typically blow at a steady 20 to 25 knots year-round, which makes Aruba the natural location for annual events such as the Hi-Winds Windsurfing Competition (June) and the Aruba Catamaran Regatta (November). More about windsurfing in Aruba

 

Sailing

One of Aruba’s most popular adventures is the cruise to nowhere. This is a terrific way to see the leeward side of the island from the water while relaxing with a cool drink aboard a yacht or catamaran. Some tours include snorkeling, lunch or dinner, entertainment, open bar or a combination package. If you want the ultimate trip, charter your own boat and plan your own itinerary.

Sailing Tours
 

Kite Boarding

Kite Boarding is one of the newest watersports that is quickly gaining popularity anywhere in the world where there is water. With the help of very large inflatable kites, about 90 ft of flying lines and boards not unlike small surfboards with footstraps proficient kite boarders are able to skim across the water surface at 30+ miles an hour and get launched 10, 20, 30, even 40 to 50 ft up in the air. This is a sport like no other. With some perseverance you will be amazed at how steep the learning curve is too. Aruba is one of the premier locations for this exciting new sport.

 

Kayaking

Kayaking is a relatively new adventure on Aruba, and visitors are taking to it with enthusiasm. Because the waters on the leeward side of the island are so calm, kayaking is relaxing and peaceful way to explore Aruba’s coast. No experience is necessary. A well-informed local guide leads you through the basics and handles all the details from pick-up to drop-off at your hotel. Normally the four-hour package costs $80 per person.

 

Parasailing

Enjoy Aruba from a different angle. Parasailing is a unique and exciting way to look at Aruba's beautiful beaches and scenery. It is an ultimate feeling of freedom. Get a bird's-eye view, while you are towed along by a speedboat. The ride takes about 20 to 25 minutes and ascends and descents directly from the boat. The airtime of your ride is 8 to 10 minutes.

 

Scuba-diving & snorkeling

The offshore waters offer great visibility of up to 100 feet and the 42 major dive sites provide an amazing variety of underwater activity: numerous shipwrecks from 25 to 400 feet deep are waiting to be explored, and the waters are teeming with sea life including manta rays, barracuda, and the rare green moray. All levels of diving from beginning to advanced are available, and instruction and equipment can be arranged for at any of the major hotels. More about diving in Aruba

 

Golf

 

Jeep Tours

If you are adventurous and want to see the island in an unforgettable way, then go on a jeep tour. Jeep tours take you on the back-roads of Aruba along the rugged north coast, passing rock formations, cacti and the famous divi-divi trees.

 

Horseback Riding

Aruba’s outback lends itself to exploration on horseback. Choose early morning or sunset rides for the coolest breezes and most active wildlife. Several stables group rides along the wild east coast, along beaches, and over inland terrain and cannot be covered by car.

 

Biking

Flat terrain and deserted back roads make ideal conditions for bike enthusiasts. Traffic is too heavy in the tourist areas and on the main road along the western coast, and wind can be a deterrent for some. However, the paved roads and smoother dirt paths along the northern coast are scenic and enjoyable when the wind is calm.

  • Pablito’s Bike Rental  Eagle Beach
 

Hiking

Arikok National Park has already laid 20 miles of trails and more are planned. Some of the rock-bordered dirt paths lead to formal presentations and learning centers; others branch out to the isolate undeveloped areas along the park’s north and south boundaries.

Wildlife Watching



 
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