An Aruba Vacation On or Off the Beach

People take an Aruba vacation for two reasons – to relax in the Caribbean sun and to have fun. There’s plenty of both on Aruba, so no one goes home disappointed! Often, Aruba vacation photos are spectacular photos of brilliant turquoise blue water contrasted against white sands and towering palms. News about the nightlife in Aruba spreads more by word of mouth. Most people are having too much fun in the bars, nightclubs and casinos to think about taking pictures!

Not that they’re not enjoying themselves during the day! Aruba is just such a picturesque island that you can’t help but take Aruba travel photos. Everywhere you turn, there’s something to take a picture of. There are countless photographs of Aruba’s famous beaches and almost as many underwater shots of tropical fish swimming amongst the coral reefs. Since Aruba’s waters are so crystal clear, your underwater Aruba vacation photos will look like they’ve been taken by a pro!

Off the beach, the famous windswept divi divi trees are featured in almost anybody’s Aruba vacation photos. Those who venture by jeep to the interior come back with photographs of the ruins of old gold mills from Aruba’s colorful past, pictures of the mysterious rock drawings in the Guadirikiri Cave on Aruba’s windward coast and the ancient Arawak Indian drawings on the ceiling of the Fontein Cave. If you have a digital camera, make sure it’s got plenty of memory, because you will be taking a lot of Aruba vacation photos!

Back in civilization, Aruba’s capital city, Oranjestad, is a photographer’s delight, with all its beautiful restored Dutch architecture, the bustling local markets and, of course, Fort Zoutman. Fort Zoutman was built in 1798 to protect Aruba against pirates when Horse’s Bay (Paarden Baai) became a commercial harbor. Today, a marvelously restored Fort Zoutman serves an equally important peaceful purpose as the location for Aruba’s Bon Bini (Welcome) Festival every Tuesday evening. It also houses Aruba’s historical museum – a must-see on your Aruba vacation. Continue reading “An Aruba Vacation On or Off the Beach”