Of Native Indian, Dutch, English, African & Venezuelan ancestry and heritage, Aruba residents love life and will happily discuss the meaning of it with anyone at the market, gift shop, beach or rum shops — especially the rum shops.
After 150 years of Dutch colonial rule, the British briefly took possession, adding their island imprint.
Eye-catching lava formations, quartz diorites and limestone shape the island’s geological identity.
Arashi Beach on the northwestern end skirts a barren landscape and a winding road to California Lighthouse.
A dormant volcano, exotic rock formations and cactus plants inform you this is an unusual Caribbean island.
Major celebrations occur on New Year’s Day, Betico Croes’ Birthday, and Carnival Monday.