Thinking about Aruba? On your bucket list or simply don’t know enough about the place? Join us on a visual meander through some of its beaches, which Aruba is so known for in the Caribbean. Below is a shot of Palm Beach.
The beaches along the windward coast are in more secluded and undeveloped areas. There are coves carved out of limestone, inlets formed by pounding waves, unique natural phenomena and craggy desert terrain. Because of strong undertow and crashing waves, swimming here is not recommended. Both coasts afford spectacular Caribbean views however and all beaches are open to the public.
BABY BEACH is nestled on the southeast end of the island, Baby Beach is a calm, sandy-bottom lagoon. With a bounty of fish, it’s one of Aruba’s perfect snorkeling spots.
EAGLE BEACH is one of Aruba’s most popular beaches. The calm, turquoise waters and picnic areas make it a perfect place to swim, snorkel and play for the day.
PALM BEACH is a spectacular two-mile stretch of pristine beach where the sand leads right up to hotels and resorts. The calm waters are perfect for swimming, and the sunsets are ideal for sandy evening strolls. (see top photo above)
More about Aruba:
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 island is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, with a total area of 70 square miles. They are located just below the hurricane belt, and unlike many islands in the Caribbean, thei climate is dry, so there’s rarely a rainy day.
On the south and west coasts of Aruba, you’ll find Oranjestad, the capital city, and miles of beaches that have been named some of the best in the world. Here, you’ll find most of the hotels and all-inclusive resorts in Aruba, 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 our island’s unofficial mascots, the fofoti trees. The constant trade winds have permanently sculpted them into graceful, southwesterly bending forms.
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