Beyond The Beach: Exploring The Food, Art, And Adventure Of Aruba

By: Patrice J. Williams.

Aruba. You probably have visions of white sand beaches and pink flamingos, but the island that’s located in the southern Caribbean Sea and less than 20 miles from Venezuela has so much more. Dutch is the official language, Papiamento is the native language and the island has more than 90 different nationalities. As varied as the people are, so is the terrain, which makes it perfect for the adventure lover or any art seeker. For Adventurers Of course, you’ll probably make a visit or two to Arashi, Eagle or Palm beach but you’d be silly not to partake in a bit of adventure. A popular and fun option is heading to Arikok National Park, which occupies 20 percent of the island. Anyone will tell you to head there early and that’s not just to beat the crowds but because the Aruban sun is no joke. Take a guided tour to learn all about the island’s beauty. The location is the perfect example of Aruba’s varying terrain. One minute you’re trekking through the bush and an hour or so later the tour ends at Dos Playa beach.