“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain
Aruba’s consistent weather makes it a perfect all year round destination. The temperature here averages 82 degrees fahrenheit/28 degrees celcsius, tropical but not extreme. It’s also not prone to hurricane.
If you’re like us who cannot sit still on the beach for few straight days, no worries, Aruba has something else going to feed your mood for adventure. We rented a jitney for a day to explore the sight and sound of the island outside the beach.
California Lighthouse is located in the windy northernmost tip of Aruba. It was built in 1914 and was named after the ship that sank in the nearby shore.
We were not looking for another beach but we came across this beautiful and tranquil beach in the northwest end of the island close to California Lighthouse. Bathers here said that it was good for snorkeling.
Yes, Aruba is not all beaches. It also has chunk of desert. This arid expanse is called the Arirok National Park. We loved this awesome sight of the desert meeting the ocean.
Located in the center of the island is a unique cluster of rock formation. They are said to be carved by trade winds but geologists have no plausible explanation for the presence of these mysterious rocks in the island.
We ventured into 100 foot long narrow tunnel to reach one the chambers of Guadariki cave. It is home to hundred of harmless bats.
We survived our first trip together! Aruba makes a perfect first trip. It’s beautiful and romantic. It’s fun and easy but gives you enough traction to test drive your relationship. I agree with Mark Twain that traveling makes or breaks a relationship. In this case, it was a “make.” Shortly after this trip, we planned our next one – to a meatier and certifiably romantic destination….Paris!
Travel Date: May 2007
Suggested Travel Guide: Grab one of those free guidebooks at your hotel. That’s all you need. They very comprehensive and gives you list of things to see with maps and directions, an updated list of new dining places and current festivals, offerings, etc.
Accommodation: Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts
Official Aruba Travel Website: Aruba.com
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