About Aruba

Warm tropical breezes, sun drenched beaches and perfect weather await you in Aruba! Hotels with oceanfront views let you awake to the sounds of the waves lapping gently against the beach. Attractions in Aruba offer everything you need to alleviate your stress including the thrill of water sports, the exhilaration of horseback tours through gorgeous scenery or evenings with scrumptious cuisine and the excitement of gambling or dancing the night away.

Location and Size

Aruba is located in the heart of the southern Caribbean, 15 miles (20 km) off the coast of Venezuela. It is 19.6 miles (30 km) long and 6 miles (9 km) across, at its widest point, with an area of approximately 70 square miles (184 square km).


Aruba’s population of about 100,000 inhabitants is made up of a broad international mixture of well educated people with a pleasant nature and a zest for hospitality. The modern Aruban is generally of mixed ancestry, claiming Caquetio Indian, African and European roots. However, the face of Aruba is in continuous flux with the island, drawing individuals from all over the world. Today, the island claims over 40 different nationalities, which live and work peacefully on the island.


The average temperature is 82ºF (28ºC), with cooling trade winds.


Atlantic Standard Time one hour ahead of New York except during Daylight Savings when the time is the same.