aruba, a tiny dutch caribbean island off the coast of venezuela, has dry, sunny weather, blond beaches and gentle surf. constant trade winds bring cool breezes and cause the divi-divi trees to slope southwesterly. european influence shows in architecture that features dutch gables painted in tropical pastels. it's also evident in language, with english, dutch and spanish spoken alongside the local tongue, papiamento.

Eagle Beach

white sand beach.

Palm Beach

white sand beach.

Baby Beach

shallow lagoon

California Lighthouse

lighthouse, views

Arashi Beach

white sand beach.

Natural pool (conchi)

natural formation

Butterfly Farm

garden, butterflies

De Palm Island

island, resort

Philip's Animal Garden

animal shelter

Arikok National Park

geological formations

Malmok Beach

snorkeling, swim

Antilla Shipwreck

dive site

Boca Catalina Beach

snorkeling, swim

Donkey Sanctuary

donkey shelter

Ostrich Farm

farm, animals

Natural Bridge

geological formations

Gold Mill Ruins

mill ruins

Manchebo Beach

beach resort

Mangel Halto Beach

snorkeling, swim

Renaissance Island

island, resort

Ayo Rock Formation

rock boulders

Archaeological Museum

small museum

Guadirikiri Cave

popular cave

Druif Beach

white sand beach.