Arubans are a mixing pot of over 90 nationalities from more than 130 countries, all living in harmony on the One Happy Island. The Dutch architecture with pastel-lined streets, colorful murals in San Nicolas, and the incredible desert-like environment surrounded by the different shades of blue are indeed a sight to see. Combine all of that with some of the tastiest food you’ll ever have, and you just know this is your new favorite place to be. Aruba has a lot of history to explore too! From Caquetio Indian cave paintings to museums, Aruba’s friendly people will be more than happy to share stories with you. Come at the right time, and you’ll experience one of the biggest parties in the Caribbean; Carnaval!
Aruba is located in the warm waters of the Southern Caribbean, outside of the hurricane belt. The tiny island is miles off the coast of Venezuela, and you can even see Venezuela on clear days!
Some Local foods
The cuisine is influenced by all the nationalities and cultures that form the “Aruban”. American Indians, merchants, pirates, Dutch and Spanish powers, Africans, Oriental and Asian settlers. Bami or nasi with peanut sauce, Johnnycakes, pan bati, and stoba (stews made from different types of meat). We of course can’t forget seafood. Fresh fish is abundant on the island. You can also start your day with some Aruban Snacks such as a delicious pastechi, deep-fried and filled with cheese or other fillings. This is just the tip of the Aruban cuisine iceberg.