Our Favorite Things to Do in Aruba

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Shopping
Go beyond the beach for a little retail therapy. Right in downtown Oranjestad, you’ll find everything from luxury clothing shops to fine jewelry stores to boutiques with local treasures.
Aruba is also a shopper’s paradise. Make room in the suitcase! Insider tip – While shopping in downtown Oranjestad, be sure to hop on the trolley and check out our bright and colorful Dutch-style architecture.

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Natural Wonders
Within Arikok National Park, lies one of Aruba’s hidden gems. Known to the locals as “Conchi,” The Natural Pool is a pristine, secluded swimming hole protected by a wall of volcanic rock. It’s an adventure to get there…and so worth it. Insider tip: The tide brings in amazing, colorful fish right right into the Natural Pool. Bring your snorkel. It’s like swimming in a tropical fish tank!

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Beach-Front Dining
Aruba is also a food lover’s paradise. For a truly unforgettable romantic meal, many beachside restaurants serve up a special experience complete with soft sand between the toes, the sound gentle waves and a beautiful Aruba sunset. Insider tip: Many of Aruba’s finest restaurants are conveniently situated close to the hotels and resort. You can also find romantic local gems just off the beaten path.

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Outdoor Adventures
Aruba has many awesome spots for boogie boarding, body surfing and surfing, including Wariruri, Dos Playa and Andicuri. These beaches are very popular with the locals and they’ll be happy to give you some tips and guidance. Insider tip: Aruba’s North shore has some strong currents. Make sure your skill level matches the waves. If you’re in doubt, just sit it out…and enjoy the beach!

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