All you need to know about what and when to do the most fun activities on Aruba.

Are you going to Aruba with a toddler soon, but don’t know how to keep the little ones entertained?

No worries. I have recommendations for things to do in Aruba with toddlers.



Things To Do in Aruba With Toddlers

This list of recommendations has activities that includes animals, water parks, beach time and playgrounds.

You’re going to have a fun to do list for your kids by the time you’re done reading this article.

1. Philip’s Animal Garden

Take your kids to one of the most exotic animal garden on the island – Philip’s Animal Garden.

This animal garden focuses on rescuing exotic animals in Aruba and Caribbean region.

What’s inside the animal garden?

You’ll see snakes, cows, tigers, birds, alligators, camels, monkey, alpacas, eagles and various other species of wild animals.

It’s safe. And entertaining for a toddlers.




2. Butterfly Farm

Walk between hundreds of butterflies and green lush gardens at the islands only butterfly farm.

You can walk the gardens unguided, or follow a tour that includes information about the butterflies, how the farm works, and cool stories.

There’s also a gift shop, fish pond and benches to relax.

Anyone will be amazed after visiting the butterfly farm, especially the kids.

Related Article – Not Touristy Activities in Aruba

3. Ostrich Farm

Far from the hotel area, in the country side of the island, you’ll find a farm with large birds better known as ostriches.

Believe it or not. Aruba has an ostrich farm and it’s worth visiting.

If you decide to go, take a tour around the farm, which includes a visit to the incubator and hatchery for baby ostriches. And a trip to the tall birds waiting for you to hand feed them.

Take your kids to the countryside to get to know Aruba’s ostriches.


4. Donkey Sanctuary

Yes. Aruba has donkeys.

Usually they roam around the countryside, but if you want to see donkeys, go to the only donkey sanctuary in Aruba.

The donkey sanctuary is a non-profit organization that has a simple mission – take care of donkeys in Aruba.

Kids can help the volunteers feed the donkeys. Or you can just watch the volunteers from the porch as they take care of the animals.

Plan a trip to the sanctuary and discover more to a donkey than what you thought you knew. Entrance is free! 

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5. Baby Beach

When on vacation in Aruba, you’re definitely going to spend some time at the  beach.

Nearly all major hotels on the island are close to the beach, but not all beaches in the hotel area are suited for toddlers.

If you want to bring your little one where they can enjoy calm and shallow waters, go to Baby beach.

Baby beach is located in San Nicolas and it’s perfect for smaller kids.

You can go out in the beach for a long distance and still touch the sandy bottom. And the waves are very gentle at Baby beach.

Related Article – 15 Must Have Beach Items in Aruba

6. Water Show At Paseo Herencia Mall

What are you planning to do in the evening with your kids?

I recommend taking a walk on the high rise hotel strip, alongside popular shops, restaurants and visit the mall – Paseo Herencia.

Here you’ll find various activities for kids, including a water show.

The water show is daily and starts at 8:00 PM at the Paseo Herencia courtyard.  

Local dancers move rhythmically to music, and the water show in the background is also move in sync to the beats.

The mall also has pony rides for kids, small carousels and little gift shops.

Spend a relaxed evening at the mall with your family and enjoy the night.




7. Atlantis Submarine

Show your kids the underwater world in Aruba without going snorkeling, but in a real life submarine.

Get up and close with the tropical fishes, corals and natural formations more than 130 feet below water.

The submarine tours the water of Aruba towards different spots including shipwrecks and beautiful underwater sites.

It’s not everyday that you hop into a submarine, but it’s worth it.

Kids must be 4 years or older to enter submarine.

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8. Palm Island

Palm island is little man made island located in the Aruban waters.

The private island is only a 5 minute ferry ride away. On the island you’ll find various activities: snorkeling, buffet, open bar and a water park, including a shallow pool for the kids.

Plus they have a bunch of activities to keep the kids entertained – face painting, a small playground and slides.

It’s a perfect place to take the little ones to play and enjoy.


9. Aruba Water Park

If you want to avoid ferry rides and stay on land, but still visit a waterpark, go to Aruba Water Park.

It’s located next to one of the highest mountains on the island – Hooiberg.

There’s a big playground for kids, swimming pool and slides for toddlers.

Aruba Water Park is a fun place to take your kids to play and splash with water, instead of the pool at the hotel.

The best part is children under 3 years old enter free!

10. Neptali Children’s Play Ground

Take your kids to play inside of the largest playgrounds on the island – Neptali Park.

It’s a community playground located in the downtown area, close to the airport.

Neptali is a popular spot for parents to bring their little ones and enjoy the afternoon.

The park has swings, slides, monkey bars, and a bunch of other fun toys for kids.

Take your kids to play in the outdoors with new local friends.




5 Extra Tips For Going To Aruba With Toddler

Now that you have your list of activities for toddlers in Aruba, consider these following tips when on Aruba vacation with toddler.

  1. Book a hotel that has a pool for kids.
  2. Book a hotel room with a kitchen – you can easily prepare a meal when you want to, instead of spending money at restaurants.
  3. Not all resorts have babysitters, if you’d like a night out alone, ask the front desk for local & trusted babysitter recommendations.
  4. Buy a blow up pool & on Amazon for your toddler, blow it up, put it in the shade, fill it in with water, and watch your kids entertain themselves in front of you as your relax in paradise. You can also buy inexpensive toys for the beach and pool on Amazon.
  5. Don’t forget to pack sunscreens for your toddler, the sun in Aruba can be hard on kids. You can find sunscreens for kids on Amazon.


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Finding activities that are not exclusively catered to tourist may sound like a challenge, since Aruba is tourism oriented.

The island has plenty of activities for visitors, but if you know where to look, you’ll find non touristy things to do in Aruba.

If you’re looking for suggestions on local things to do in Aruba, you’re in the right place!




5 Non Touristy Things To Do in Aruba

Here’s a list of activities you can do that most visitors miss out on.

This list has suggestions that are season sensitive, depending when you visit Aruba, you can join the fun.

  1. Camp Like a Local

Camping is one of the most popular activities for locals during Easter holiday.

Similar to spring break in the US, camping season in Aruba is the time when locals enjoy a break from work, school, daily stress and just relax on the beach. 

Tents and gazebos on the beach, families and friends get together and spend quality time together.

Domino is the game to play during camping.

Camping is an old tradition. A part of the Catholic religion in Aruba celebrated during Lent. 

It started before tourism in Aruba became a trend.

The season starts one week before Easter, and continues one week after the holiday.

Camping is regulated by the Aruba government and monitored by the police. If you want to camp outside of Easter holiday, you have to ask for a permit at the local police station.

During camping season, you can pass by the camp sites, get to know and chat with the locals.

Camping is not for everyone, but if you enjoy the outdoors and sleeping under the stars, this might be for you.

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  1. Befriend a Local in Aruba

Want to get away from the tourist zone in Aruba and get a touch of the local feel?

One of the best things to do in this situation is to befriend a local.

The locals make this island so special.

Our Aruban hospitality is warm, friendly and happy.

When you get to know a local, chances are big that they will show you how they live, meet their families, eat a home cooked meal and show you around the island.

Many visitors have the best vacation experience in Aruba when they spend time with locals.

If you spend time in Aruba without befriending locals, you’re missing out on long lasting relationships every time you come back to the island.

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  1. Join a Carnival Parade

Carnival is celebrated all over the world, but in Aruba it’s one of a kind!

As the first week of January kicks in, the carnival season starts with a torch parade with several other day & night parades until March.

The tradition started way back in the 1950’s, and has carried on until this day. 

2019 was the 65th edition of the Aruba’s carnival.

During carnival season, you see thousands of participants in beautiful decorated costumes and gigantic floats. They move to the rhythm and beats of calypsos and road marches composed by local bands.

I was part of Carnival 65 with TOB Group.

Besides parades during carnival, there’s also music competitions, queen elections and festivals.

Carnival in Aruba attracts thousands of visitors.

Tourist are known to watch the carnival parades, but how about switching it up and actually participating in the parades, between the locals?

It’s more fun if you’re in the parade compared to watching it from the sidelines….

  1. Hike Trails in Arikok

You might not have hiking on your to do list when in Aruba, but that is exactly the point – non tourist activities!

Why not hike to only national park (Arikok) in Aruba?

Arikok is a natural reserve that covers nearly 20% of Aruba. With such a large undiscovered terrain, you’ll probably have the entire park to yourself.

Hiking the trails of Arikok is an activity that will separate you from all the other visitors on the island.

It’s the place to go to if you want to find out what’s hidden at the countryside and connect with nature.

There’s over 29 rugged miles of rocky trails available for hiking at Arikok.

Hiking tours under guidance of a park ranger are highly recommended. But if you’re brave enough to take on the jagged and rocky terrain, you’re in for a surprise.

There’s several beautiful sites, natural wonders, and beaches to explore inside Arikok.

Beautiful landscape in Arikok.

As a local, I enjoy hiking at Arikok and connecting with nature every time I get the chance.

Related Article – Follow my recent hiking journey inside Arikok and I Discover Aruba’s Country Side.

Take your mind of the commercial attractions on the island and hike the sands. You’ll be rewarded by amazing views and will discover  new things along your hiking trail.

  1. Cheer for Local Sport Clubs

If you’re looking for out of the ordinary activities in Aruba consider cheering for a local sporting club and watch a game!

The most popular sports in Aruba are soccer and baseball.

Drive around the island and you’ll find several fields where you can watch a game.

One of the most popular fields to watch baseball is “Veld di Winston”, which is located on the main road through the district of Santa Cruz.

Don’t worry about getting weird looks when showing up at the field, because locals appreciate visitors who are interested and support sport in Aruba.

Want to know when baseball games are on in Aruba?

Search on Facebook for a page called “Baseball Aruba” and get to know where and when.

Don’t be surprised if you see an agent scouting local talents to sign to international teams. Because the island has talented players who can make it in the big leagues.

Here’s a list of recent Aruban players who made it to the major league baseball in the US :

  • Eugene Kingsale
  • Calvin Maduro
  • Sidney Ponson
  • Radhames Dykhoff
  • Xander Bogaerts

Watch a local game, maybe you will witness a young aspiring player that will be playing in the future for the mayor leagues.




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Hiking is not the first thing on your mind when you vacation in Aruba, but a cooling dip in turquoise waters and drinking rum punch at the beach bar sounds more like a tropical get away, right?

Although this looks like the way to go when in Aruba, there’s much more to experience than white beach sand and colorful drinks. Because miles away from the swaying palm trees is a stark and barren country side most visitors never get to see known as, Arikok National Park.

One usually visits Arikok with jeep tours, but this time I took the road less traveled and hiked the sands!

If you already did the jeep tour through the national park or never been before, let me show you what I found on my hiking adventure.




Discover The Country Side

As the sun started rising, I stood on a hill north coast of the island, overlooking Rancho Daimari, one of the oldest and largest coconut plantations in Aruba.

Rancho Daimari was named after a nearby secluded beach named Daimari bay, located within the Arikok National Park. 

This view is just, wow!

Hiking the sandy paths and rocky trails of Daimari, I noticed phenomenal natural wonders only found off the beaten path in Aruba.

As I got closer to the coastline of Daimari, I could smell the sea salt in the air, and feel the hard blowing wind everyone comes to love once on the island.

The coastline of Aruba is beautiful.

Exploring The North side Coastlines

Alongside the windward coastlines one will encounter local flora and fauna. The North side of the island is dotted with cactus and over 50 different species of tree’s. Cacti are important to the survival of different animals, especially for birds, because the fruits they produce are a main source of food. 

Walking further down the coastline you encounter Dos Playa, one of the many different bays, locally known as boca’s.

Boca’s are small inlets connected to the ocean at the beginning of dry riverbeds.

Standing near a boca is a spectacular sight – watching waves crash against the rocky shores that have done so for hundreds of years before we were born.

Dos Playa Beach.

The trail alongside the coast line after Dos Playa leads to a large sand dune.

Sand dunes are important for several birds known to nest and is a habitat for many animals living inside of the national park. The sand dunes are protected by law, and it’s not allowed to drive on them with any motorized vehicle.

Hike the sands in Aruba

Don’t drive on Aruba’s sand dunes.

After hiking for over an hour, I made it to Moro, one of the other Boca’s, but unique because it has two inlets and there’s a giant limestone rock in the middle formed like Aruba, when you see it from above. Locals know this place as Klein Aruba, Dutch for Small Aruba.

A well needed break after hiking for about an hour.

Inside Arikok National Park

Arikok is dessert like, with high hills, big rocks and secret caves.

The national park was established in 2000 to protect and preserve almost 34 square kilometers of flora, fauna, geology, and historical remains in Aruba.

Inside Arikok one will find two of the tallest hills on the island, Arikok Hilltop and Jamanota Hill, which is 188 meters, the highest point in Aruba. Standing on this hill gives you a panoramic view of the island, you won’t find anywhere else. 

Arikok National Park has a visitor centre, housing a large variety of educational and informational programs. The visitor centre is the starting point of all guided tours and over 29 miles of hiking trails.

Entrance inside the national park from the visitors centre is $11.00

Enjoying Natural Pool

Finally, after passing Moro, I made it to Natural Pool, to cool off from the blazing heat. 

The natural pool is one of the most sought after attraction by locals and visitors who end up exploring the national park. Most people know the natural pool as Conchi, but the real secret name is, “turtle pen” , because sea turtles used to swim in the pool before it became popular.

If you’ve never been to the Arikok National park, or only experienced it in a jeep tour, I recommend you to get to know the park by hiking the sands.

Standing on top of a giant rock at the natural pool.

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One of the best ways to drive through Aruba’s country side and see the top sites around the island is by UTV.

What Is a UTV?

UTV means utility task vehicles –  these machines are powerful 4×4 built for driving on the rocky countryside of Aruba.

You can drive on of these UTV’s

Don’t Know How To Drive An UTV?

Tour guides will show you how to:

  • Drive an UTV
  • Explain traffic rules
  • Explain what is allowed (and not) to ensure safety.





Fofoti UTV Tours

Fofoti Transfer & Tours has two awesome UTV tours available for adventure seekers that are definitely worth checking out!  

I have a special discount code you can use to get 15% off when you book online, use – VByA15

This is how you use the discount code to get 15% off!

The discount code works per vehicle so if you book more than 1 UTV you will be requested to add the discount code again to get your special direct booking deal.

Fofoti offers two type of UTV tours:

  1. Island Expedition UTV Adventure
  2. Natural Pool Adventure

Go on a off-road adventure!

Island Expedition UTV Adventure

This tour is all about sightseeing on the rocky north coastline of the island – use code VByA15 for discount

You’ll visit one of the beaches not seen by many travelers: Blackstone Beach.

See the Natural Bridge.

And the old fortress along the islands coastline better known as Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins.

The Natural Bridge.

The Gold Mill Ruins.

You’ll also visit the California Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful vistas on the island.

And you get to go for a swim after the tour at one of the most popular beaches among locals Arashi Beach.

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Natural Pool UTV Adventure

This tour will take you through Aruba’s one and only national park towards one of the islands natural rock formations that you can swim, snorkel and even cliff dive from!

The Natural Pool.

The natural pool UV adventure tour also includes stops at iconic sites:

  • Natural Bridge
  • Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins
  • Alto Vista Chapel – the first catholic chapel in Aruba.
  • California Lighthouse

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Highlights Of Fofoti Tours

Both tours take about 3.5 – 4 hours.

Included in tours:

  • Hotel or cruise port pick up & drop off.
  • Bottle water, dry snacks and bandanna

Bring your own goggles to protect your eyes from the outback trail or buy one at Fofoti office. And wear comfortable clothes, shoes,  sunscreen, swimsuit underneath if you’re going to swim at Natural Pool or Arashi.

Snorkeling equipment and water shoes are not included in tour.


Here’s what you need to know about the tour sites you will discover with Fofoti UTV tours:

Natural Pool

Believe it or not, it’s a natural swimming pool formed with big rocks by mother nature.

Natural Bridge

Before it collapsed back in 2005, this was the largest natural bridge formation on the island. During the years a new bridge has formed and it’s amazing to see.

Black Stone Beach

This is one of the only beaches on the island that has small and shiny black eroded stones.

Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

A building resembling a fortress on the coastline of the island used by the islands first inhabitants to mine and process gold.

Alto Vista Chapel

The first Catholic chapel on the island.

Arashi

One of the most popular local beaches on the southwestern side of the island.

California Lighthouse

Old lighthouse used to warn ships for the islands coastline at night. And one of the best places to overlook the island with scenic views.

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It’s Carnival season in Aruba – keep on reading to find out the Aruba Carnival dates 2018.

Aruba Carnival Dates 2018

This schedule covers the dates for all the mayor carnival events.

  • January 6 – Torch Parade in Oranjestad – 8:00 PM
  • January 14 – Balloon Parade in San Nicolas – 2:00 PM
  • January 19 – Children & Youth Queen Election – Entertainment Center – 7:00 PM
  • January 20 – Tumba Contest – Aruba Entertainment center – 8:00 PM
  • January 21 – Children Calypso & Road March Contest – Carnival Village – 6:00 PM
  • January 22 – Pre Finals Caiso & Soca Monarch – Carnival Village – 7:00 PM
  • January 26 – Carnival Queen & Mrs. Carnival Election – in Oranjestad – 7:00 PM
  • January 27 – Children’s Parade in Noord – 2:00 PM
  • January 27 – Final Caiso & Soca Monarch – Carnival Village – 7:00 PM  
  • January 28 – Transfer of command – Government Main Office – 10:00 AM
  • January 28 – Grand Children’s Carnival Parade in Oranjestad – 2:00 PM
  • February 1 – Hebbe Hebbe Fest – Parkinglot Post Office oranjestad – 8:00 PM
  • February 3 – Jouvert Morning & Pyjama Party in San Nicolas – 4:00 am
  • February 3 – Aruba’s Grand Lighting Parade in Oranjestad – 8:00 PM
  • February 4 – Grand Children’s Parade in San Nicolas – 2:00 PM
  • February 4 – Buring of Momito at Carnival Village in San Nicolas – 7:30 PM
  • February 8 – Lighting Parade in San Nicolas – 8:00 PM
  • February 10 – Grand Carnival Parade in San Nicolas – 12:00 AM
  • February 11 – 64th Grand Carnival Parade in Oranjestad – 12:00 AM
  • February 11 – Burning of King Momo (ending of Grand Parade) 7:30 PM
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Aruba’s carnival is a must experience!

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Carnival History in Aruba

The roots of Carnival in Aruba can be traced all the way back to the 1920’s.

It all started when social clubs organized private costume and masquerade parties.

In 1955 the first grand parade was organized for the public in the downtown area.

Aruba’s carnival has grown leaps and bounds since that first parade.




Aruba’s 64th Carnival

Aruba is known for its beautiful beaches and sunny weather, but carnival brings thousands of visitors to the island for the experience.

If you’ve never been to Aruba before, you should plan to visit during carnival season. Because, it’s a perfect way to get a feel for what Aruba has to offer.

You get to experience sensational musical events, queen elections and different parades.

The parades go through the main streets of Oranjestad and San Nicolas featuring spectacular display of majestic designed costumes, participants dancing to the rhythm of local music and a great ambiance by the public who know how to keep a party going.

Carnival is an integrated and important part of the islands cultural heritage. It’s the largest cultural festival on the island!

However, it’s not only a time of celebration, but it’s also a way of breaking away from the daily toils of life and enjoying.

Aruba’s carnival is known around the world for being an unique and safe event.

Everyone is invited and allowed to participate.




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Surfside beach Aruba is a beautiful strip of turquoise water and white sand beach near the coasts of the downtown area.

There’s plenty of cool spots to check out and fun things to do here.

Let me explain….

Where Is Surfside Beach Aruba?

Surfside Beach is located near the downtown area, close to the highway on your way to your hotel from the airport.  

You can easily reach surfside beach with the bus or taxi.

If you want to rent a car in Aruba, you can easily drive to surfside.

There’s lots of free parking space in this area. Read this article if you want to know the rules about paid parking in the downtown Aruba





Things To Do At Surfside Beach Aruba

Surfside is known for turquoise shallow waters, white sand shores and peacefulness.

It’s located about a mile away from the cruise port and a few minutes from the airport.

Many locals visit surfside during the weekend to spend time with their family, but during the week, the beach is so quiet, practically making it your own private beach.

Besides swimming, spotting planes land and watching cruise ships come in, there’s plenty of cool spots to check out and plenty to do at Surfside beach in Aruba.

So whether you’re looking for a place to spend some time after you explore the island with a tour, or just want a some fun in the sun, check out these fun things to do near the area of Surfside beach Aruba.

1. Experience Local Culture

If you want to catch a glimpse of Aruba’s theater and cultural center, you should visit Cas di Cultura.

Cas di Cultura was developed by a local cultural association since 1949.

Here you will find various talent nights, theater shows by locals and visitors, school plays and Broadway musicals.

2. Enjoy A Walk in The Park

Surfside beach has a new park called “linear park”.

You can walk for miles, enjoy the fresh Caribbean air and exercise on the different gym equipment for free.

The linear park spans from near the airport through surfside beach until the downtown area.

It’s very well visited by locals who jog or walk early in the morning and during the evening times.

3. Take Kids To a Playground

If you’re on vacation with kids, you should take them to a playground called “Neptali Park”.

It’s a community playground, which is well visited by local children and their parents.

There’s different swings, slides, merry go rounds and more other different recreational equipments.

The park open from 4:00 PM and closes after the sun sets (closed on Monday) – entrance to the park is free of charge.

You can drink from a water cooler or buy other refreshments or snacks from a vending machine.




4. Relax At Reflexions Beach Bar

Reflexion beach bar offers a nice pool to cool down, if you don’t want to swim at the beach. They also have a restaurant, to enjoy a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner.

You can even rent an umbrella or chair here and place an order for one or two cocktails on the beach….

You’ll also find umbrella and chair rentals here.

5. Happy Hour at Surfside Beach Bar

There’s a second beach bar, on surfside called “Surfside Beach Bar”.

This beach bar is known for their happy hours, on Wednesday and Saturday, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. It’s a great spot to hang out, drink and enjoy the view of the Caribbean.

You should try their delicious skewers, and infamous “Surfside Boom” drink, which knocks the blues out of everyone who tries it 🙂

They also serve lunch, dinner and coffee.

surfside beach Aruba

Surfside Beach Bar Aruba

6. Splash Around The Inflatable Water Park

There’s an inflatable water park waiting for you at surfside beach in Aruba.

It’s called splash park.

The idea of this inflatable water park in unique on the island.

Splash park is great place to take your family members for a challenge on their obstacle course.  so expect to have a lot of fun here with your family.

So prepare to bounce on trampolines, swing on monkey bars and climb high towers.

surfside beach Aruba

Splash Park!

7. Go on A Dive Excursion

Discover surfside’s underwater scenery with S.E. Fly N Dive school.

Sign up for a dive excursion and let the dive instructors shows you different dive sites, shallow reefs and shipwrecks.

Even if you’re not a certified diver, they offer half day training courses which includes theory and skills lessons, with a chance to dive in the open waters.

Your tour includes snorkeling or dive equipment, open bar and sandwiches.

surfside beach aruba

Go diving…

8. Dine Barefoot on the Beach

There’s a few restaurants in the area of surfside beach worth mentioning and one of them is called “Barefoot”.

Barefoot is one of the many restaurants where you can dine with your feet in the sand as the sound of ocean waves in the background sets a tropical mood.

Enjoy a delicious dish while you overlook the Caribbean sea.

surfside beach Aruba

Dine barefoot on the beach.

9. Dine On a Private Pier

Pinchos is another restaurant near the area of surfside beach in Aruba.

It’s a chic grill and bar on a private pier overlooking the turquoise waters.

The atmosphere at Pincho’s is very romantic during the evening.

Visit pinchos for a variety of grilled mouthwatering dishes & delicious beverages.

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Dine on a private pier overlooking the water.




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There’s an event that both locals and visitors should attend – Experience San Nicolas World Animal Day.

If you’re on the island, consider adding this to your to do list.

Experience San Nicolas World Animal Day

There’s going to be different happenings in the main streets of San Nicolas dedicated to animal day which is on October 4, 2017 (but celebrated this Sunday by Cosecha).

All events will take place on October 1, 2017 in the main streets of San Nicolas from 10:00 AM to 14:00 PM.

If you want to know what exactly is going to take place during experience San Nicolas world animal day, please read further….

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Museum of Industry

The museum of industry is located inside a iconic water tower. Inside the museum of industry, a guide will tell you the remarkable story of the industrial development on Aruba during the last two centuries in San Nicolas.

You can also take part in the anniversary challenge at the museum of industry.

The anniversary challenge is a set of 5 questions related to San Nicolas in which you can win weekend stays and other interesting prizes during the day.

Entrance is 2 for 1 and it’s open from 10:00 AM to 14:00 PM.

Community Museum

Enter the community museum and see all the antiquities and old artifacts that will take you through a passage in time of San Nicolas.

The community museum is located adjacent to the central bus station (in San Nicolas) and is also open from 10:00 AM to 14:00 PM.

Visit the community museum to get a glimpse of the lifestyle back in the days.

Entrance at the community museum is also 2 for 1.




Cosecha Art Gallery

Cosecha is offering a free workshop by local artist Robert Solognier also known as “Kala” at their creative center.

During the workshop you will learn how to make a bowl out of old newspaper. The bowl is going to be turtle shaped in connection with world animal day. There’s also paint available for you to color your bowl the way you like it.

Cosecha will be open for the workshop from 11:00 AM to 15:00 PM.

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Learn how to make this colorful paper bowl…

Other Things To Do At Experience San Nicolas

There’s much more to do during experience San Nicolas….

Different stores and shops will be open that offer various deals and promotions.

For example, O’neil Caribbean Kitchen, if you want to eat local and Caribbean dishes.

The owner of O’Neil was the chef at Jamaica Mi Krazy. After they closed he decided to continue the soul food legacy on his own.

Or you can visit Joy’s, which is a buffet style restaurant that sells the food per kilo.

Other stores that are also going to be open in the main streets of San Nicolas are, El Gayo Rojo (great for refreshments and snacks) WEMA (for all your hardware supplies) and clothing department stores (Alankar, JM Enterprises and La Aruba Store).

If you’re on the island, you should take the time to visit San Nicolas to wander the streets and appreciate all the beautiful street art, restaurants and free workshop at Cosecha.

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