Adventure in Aruba

One of most beautiful islands on the Caribbean, Aruba is tiny by comparison to neighboring islands but a giant in adventure. Like many of the surrounding islands, Aruba has turquoise waters and white sand beaches that invite visitors to take a step away from the many other modern attractions.

But if you are looking for an adventure, the comparison stops right there. Aruba has forty-two different dive sites that make the island a diver’s haven. If you want to discover the secret treasures of Aruba’s underwater world that are hidden from the landlubber, scuba-diving is a must. Exotic coral reefs, teeming with marine life, a variety of tropical fish parading in vibrant colors, manta rays, barracudas and other sea creatures, are seen at close range for a spectacular show under the sea. The opportunity to explore sunken ship wrecks of World War II vintage only serves to make the experience more unforgettable.

Aruba, with its trade winds, is also perfect for sailing and windsurfing. Those who like staying close to shore can enjoy snorkeling which affords a magnificent view of the coral formations and marine life. Kayaking along the coast provides a breathtaking sight of mangrove forests and secret caves.

Fishing charters in Aruba offer an exciting adventure visiting the marine life and witnessing one of the most valued adventures in the island. Whatever fishing charter you choose, you will surely enjoy the adventure knowing that the Aruba waters give you the opportunity to catch trophy fish. At the same time you will be fishing with some of the best crews that you may ever encounter. Arranging passage on one of Aruba fishing charters can lead to a day of sun, fun and excitement when you reel in a mahi mahi.

What if you like land? Well, there is plenty of adventure for you to enjoy. Horseback riding through the diverse landscapes, from the sand dunes to the desert-like plains allows you to discover the untamed beauty of Aruba’s wildlife.

If you’re a fan of those SUV commercials that show a vehicle ascending a peak overlooking the ocean, then rent a four-wheel drive for an island tour along the North coast with its rugged terrain, giant cacti and the popular divi-divi trees. A top tourist attraction is the Natural Bridge, the Caribbean’s highest and most impressive coral structure that stands twenty-five feet above sea level.

Want to go underground? Exploring Aruba’s subterranean caves shows a different landscape from those famous white beaches. Spelunking offers another view of Aruba’s exciting and mysterious side. Secret caves sprinkled throughout the shoreline make for fascinating exploration. Legend has it that these caves were made by the pirates of the Caribbean as their hideouts, a story which adds a touch of romance and adventure when visiting the caves.

An adventure vacation in Aruba can give your Caribbean vacation an extra-special memory. Exploring and discovering the exciting side of Aruba may be what your lifestyle needs. Remember to bring a camera and take pictures to create your own travel log that you can share of your exciting Aruba adventure.