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Aruba Travel Guide

Aruba Sports & Activities

On Aruba you can hike a surreal arid outback and participate in every conceivable water sport, play tennis or golf, and horseback ride along the sea. But the big sport of note these days is beach tennis. Aruba has become the beach tennis capital of the Caribbean, and Palm and Eagle Beaches host several tournaments, including one big annual international competition. As for water sports, the coolest new thing to do on Aruba is the thrilling jet-pack-over-water ride called Jetlev. They also offer hoverboard—an air-propelled skateboard over the waves—and jet blades, which are like ski boots on a board that jet-blast you into the air. Parasailing, banana boats, kayaking, paddleboarding, even yoga on paddleboard … You name it, Aruba has it. And this island has some of the world’s best conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding. In fact, it has produced world champions.

Horseback Riding

Ranches offer short jaunts along the beach or longer rides through the countryside and even to the ruins of an old gold mill. Riders of all...


Deep-sea catches here include anything from barracuda, tuna, and wahoo to kingfish, sailfish, and marlins, and a few skippered charter boats...


Golf may seem incongruous on an arid island such as Aruba, yet there are several popular courses. Trade winds and the occasional stray goat...


Despite Aruba's arid landscape, hiking the rugged countryside will give you the best opportunities to see the island's wildlife and flora. Arikok...


Aruba has all it takes for windsurfing: trade winds that average 15 knots year-round (peaking May–July), a sunny climate, and perfect azure...

Submarine Excursions

Atlantis Submarines. Enjoy the deep without getting wet in a real U.S. Coast Guard–approved submarine with Atlantis , run by De Palm Tours...


Kayaking is a popular sport on Aruba, especially because the waters are so calm. It's a great way to explore the coast and the mangroves. ...


Thanks to constant trade winds, kiteboarding (also called kitesurfing) has become huge on this island. The sport involves gliding on and above...

Multisport Outfitters

There are a number of outfitters in Aruba that can handle nearly all your water- or land-based activities with guided excursions and rental...

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

With visibility of up to 90 feet, the waters around Aruba are excellent for snorkeling and diving. Advanced and novice divers alike will find...


SkyDive Aruba. There's nothing like the adrenaline rush when you are forced to jump out of a perfectly good airplane at 10,000 feet because...

Biking and Motorcycling

Biking is a great way to get around the island: the climate is perfect, and the trade winds help keep you cool. If you prefer to exert less...


Dream Bowl Aruba. Dream Bowl does it right with eight glow-in-the-dark bowling lanes, hip music, computerized scoring, and all kinds of special...

Day Sails

Aruba is not much of a "yachtie" destination; you won’t see a lot of sailboats, but you will see lots of luxury catamarans taking big groups...


Aruba Racquet Club. Aruba's winds make tennis a challenge even if you have the best of backhands. Although visitors can make arrangements to...



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