Why Aruba is the "happy island" of the Caribbean

The spirit of its people is contagious. According to official reports, 78% of the population feels happiness every day. The perfect place for a dream vacation.

Before the plane touches the mainland at the Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba, the first postcards about this Caribbean paradise are already beginning to be remembered.

The warm welcome with local music and an airport full of colors are synonymous with the journey has already begun. Bonbini! - which means sweet welcome in Papiamento, a local language.

Queen Beatrix International Airport
Queen Beatrix International Airport

Leaving the airport and walking to the beach area, the Dutch touch that is perceived through the streets of Oranjestad, among colorful buildings, shops, restaurants, and street stalls does not go unnoticed for tourists who walk away from worry after a day of dream beach, sun and relaxation.

And the tranquility that is felt on its banks is not only due to its sun- assured days, with almost no rainfall and a privileged location outside the hurricane area. It is also due to the undisputed warmth of its people and safety on public beaches that never ceases to amaze.

Oranjestad
Oranjestad

Palm Beach is the most popular beach in Aruba, Isla Feliz, where the main international hotel chains, docks for nautical activities, shopping centers and, it goes without saying, the nightlife. It is followed by Eagle Beach , comprising two long strips of white sand located on the west side of the island and adorned by the Divi Divi , the most famous tree on the island , which with the trade winds, which blow constantly make the heat bearable, and blow the divi-divi to one side leaving them reclining almost completely to the west.

Also stand out more secluded beaches such as Arashi, in the northern tip, with shallow and calm waters. O Baby Beach, also a bit remote but ideal for families with children, since you can walk about 20 meters inland without the sea covering the waist.

Eagle Beach
Eagle Beach
Palm Beach
Palm Beach

The arid Arikok National Park (which occupies 20% of the country), its butterfly garden, a shopping trip through the picturesque Oranjestad center, the ruins of Bushiribana, jeep safaris, the Rock Formations of Ayo, the legendary White Lighthouse and up to a natural pool, they allow to distract for a moment the attention of their recognized and mentioned beaches and find some of the many options of activities to do with children.

The island exudes happiness, beyond its slogan. Following a five-year investigation about happiness; conducted by the Tourism Authority of Aruba and the Rosen College of Hotel Management of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the results showed that 78% of the population of Aruba is happy, while 76% also expresses satisfaction with his long-term life.

The Aruba Point will be an exclusive meeting point with a brand presence on the terrace of the Atelier de La Barra next to Copa Airlines, while on the beaches you can enjoy activities such as gym classes, running, stretching, kitesurf classes, stand up paddleboard and presence of DJs for sunset.

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