Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Aruba, like its close neighbors, Bonaire and Curacao, is one of the most southerly of the Caribbean Islands. The landscape is almost desert-like, with very little rainfall annually. Because of the lack of rain and very warm temperatures year-round, Aruba has become one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean Sea. Include Aruba in your Caribbean adventure for at least the following reasons:
1. The Dutch architecture of Aruba and its neighbors is particularly enchanting.
2. The capital city, Orangestad, is quaint and delightful to explore on foot.
3. Delightful reminders of Europe can be found in in this former Dutch colony.