Aruba Convention Bureau

CVB
Hotels36
Convention Center3,716 sq. m
Guest Rooms3,500
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel
Special Event Venues20
Average Room Rate$227.00
Restaurants100
Daily Food Cost$96.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate3%

Aruba Convention Bureau

CVB

Why Choose Our Destination?

A visit to Aruba is all it takes to understand why we are called the One Happy Island. Unending days of blissful sunshine sparkling off vividly clear turquoise waters, sugar-white beaches, and the warm and inviting hospitality of our people will put a smile on anyone’s face! Aruba boasts top-notch resorts and amenities that cater to groups large and small with unique and traditional venues for meetings and events. Those who enjoy active pursuits can hit the greens on two challenging world-class golf courses, set sail for a day of cruising and snorkeling the calm waters of our coastline, explore the rugged beauty of our countryside by Jeep or horseback, or even learn to windsurf in a day at our famous Fisherman’s Huts. A day of marathon shopping with some of the world’s top designers and retailers can be had in the downtown Oranjestad shopping district and at several plazas and malls open until late in the evening in Palm Beach. Aruba’s cultural heritage is abundantly accessible with art galleries and museums to tour, as well as various music, food, and art festivals taking place throughout the year. And, of course, those with pure relaxation in mind have miles of pristine, award-winning beaches to enjoy. Afternoons spent lounging under the shade of a palapa, with cooling trade winds blowing and frozen drink in-hand, will surely ease the everyday stresses of life! After the sun sets, the Island takes on a new energy. Culinary adventures abound, with some of the top-rated restaurants in the Caribbean located here on Aruba. The Island is home to more than 70 nationalities, and our restaurants represent a variety of international cuisines as well as our local cuisine.

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Distance from Airport

  • Queen Beatrix International Airport

    10 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

Island Tours

This is a great way to navigate the island in a single day without a map! You are now part of a jeep tour "wagon train" that will often contain 10 or more four wheel drive vehicles, consisting of Jeeps and Land Rovers. Organized jeep tours often stop at the California Lighthouse, charming Alto Vista chapel, Seroe Crystal, the Bushiribana gold mill ruins, famous Natural Bridge, through the back roads to the Guadirikiri caves and finishing off on a private island that is located just a five minute ferry boat ride from the main land.

ARIKOK National Park

Park
The Arikok National Park land area encompasses the three primary geological formations that shape the island of Aruba: the Aruba lava formation, a quartz diorite formation and a limestone formation extending inward from the coastline. These formations have played an important role, not only in supporting unique, indigenous plants and wildlife, but by influencing historic human settlement and activity patterns on the island. The rock outcrops, boulders and crevices between the various formations create micro-climactic conditions that support unique examples of indigenous flora and fauna. As a result, the park is the habitat of several animal species found only in Aruba including two snake species: the cascabel, Crotalus thurissus uni-color (Aruba island's rattlesnake) and the santanero, Leptodira bakeri (Aruba cat-eyed snake); the kododo blauw, Cnemido- phorus arubensus (Aruban whiptail lizard); and two bird species: the shoco, Athene cunicu- laria arubensis (Aruban burrowing owl) and the prikichi, Aratinga pertinax arubensis (Aruban parakeet).

Natural Bridges

Recreation
For thousands of years, pounding waves and strong winds have slowly chiseled away at the limestone cliffs along Aruba’s north coast to create several natural bridges. Before collapsing in 2005, the largest and most photographed of these bridges was the famous Natural Bridge between the Bushiribana gold mine ruins and Andicuri Beach. The remains of this bridge are still a tourist attraction in Aruba, with the adjacent intact Baby Bridge also meriting a visit. Other gorgeous natural bridges can be found in Seroe Colorado (towards Baby Beach), at Wariruri Beach and near Black Stone Beach where you’ll find unique tripod bridge.

Natural Pool

Recreation
On a deserted stretch of coastline, dramatic shows of water spraying over the rock occurs on a regular basis as the tide rushes to shore. In a unique formation of rock, volcanic stone circles a small depression, creating a tranquil pool known as "conchi" or "Cura di Tortuga," or more familiarly by visitors as the Natural Pool. The location of the Pool is surrounded by some of Aruba's most rugged terrain, so a visitor truly gets the feeling of having "discovered" something when they reach the site, by either foot, horseback or 4x4 vehicle. Because of the nature of the environment in this secluded area, the site is inaccessible by car.

Golf

Recreation
Tierra del Sol Golf Course Caya di Solo. #10 Noord Aruba Taking in the constant tradewind conditions while setting up your swing at a tee on the championship golf course of Tierra del Sol proves both a challenge and an extreme pleasure in the practice of what you love best. The game, further enhanced by sweeping views of the coastline and the stunning contrast of rolling greens landscaped with water features and cactus hazards, is made memorable in Aruba. For more information visit www.tierradelsol.com. Divi Links J.E. Irausquin Blvd. #93 Oranjestad Aruba The narrow course of nine holes at Divi Links provides its own mixture of beauty and bemusement, with the wind often guiding the ball in an unintended direction. Being able to land the ball and bring your handicap right back to where it belongs not only brings with it bragging rights but a true sense of golfers' satisfaction. For more information visit www.divivillage.com.

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