Located 15 miles north of Venezuela in the warm waters of the southern Caribbean, Aruba is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, 82-degree days, and some of the warmest people in the world. The native language is Dutch and the island is a diverse constituent country of the Netherlands. Aruba is 70 square miles and located just below the hurricane belt, and unlike many islands in the Caribbean, the climate is dry, with rare rainfall. On the south and west coasts of Aruba, you’ll find Oranjestad, the capital city, miles of beaches, most of the hotels and all-inclusive resorts, and Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA).
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.
On the northeast coast, along the windward shore, you’ll see the island’s unofficial mascots, the fofoti trees. The constant trade winds have permanently sculpted them into graceful, southwesterly bending forms. 

Aruba Quick Facts

Language: Dutch (official language), Portuguese, Creole, Spanish, French and English

Currency: Aruba’s currency is the florin, but the US dollar is generally accepted everywhere.

Electricity: Aruba uses 110 volt outlets

Passport/Immigration: All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from Aruba. 

Drinking Water: Aruba’s drinking water flows from the world’s second largest desalinization plant and is completely safe to drink. 

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)

Peak Season: The peak tourist season spans from mid-December through mid-April.


  High* Low* Precip.*
January 86°F 76°F 1.5 in.
February 91°F 69°F 0.75 in.
March 93°F 70°F 0.3 in.
April 94°F 71°F 0.52 in.
May 94°F 71°F 0.54 in.
June 95°F 73°F 0.7 in.
July 94°F 70°F 1.2 in.
August 96°F 70°F 1 in.
September 96°F 72°F 1.39 in.
October 95°F 71°F 2.56 in.
November 92°F 72°F 3.1 in.
December 92°F 69°F 2.59 in.

*Historical averages.

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