Cruising to Paradise: How to Explore Aruba
Aruba is a popular stop for many Caribbean cruise lines, and with good reason. If you only have one day to explore the island, here are some must-visit places to make the most of your time.
Start your day by exploring the island's natural beauty with a visit to Arikok National Park. Many cruise lines offer excursions to the park that include transportation and a guided tour. You can see unique flora and fauna, as well as learn about the island's history and geology.
Head to the beach! Aruba has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and many are within a short distance from the cruise port. Palm Beach and Eagle Beach are two of the most popular, with soft white sand and crystal-clear waters. You can rent a beach chair and umbrella, or try your hand at water sports like snorkeling, windsurfing, or paddleboarding.
Try local dishes like keshi yena (stuffed cheese) or pastechi (fried pastries with cheese or meat). You can also enjoy some fresh fish in Latin and African flavors.
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