Coon Rapids Travel Agent Spotlight:
The perfect vacation can often include beaches, beverages, beautiful and bustling with activities. One of our Coon Rapids Riverdale Travel agents recently traveled to Aruba and saw some of the most amazing sunsets ever!
Explore the beaches of Aruba
Truly known for its beaches, I expected the country to be beautiful, but the peaceful surf and pristine water was more than I could have imagined. The combination of being tropical yet an arid desert gives the island a unique landscape.
We spent hours walking one of the most beautiful beaches in the world; Eagle beach. Visitors have the options of strolling through the soft sand or on a boardwalk which is perfect for those who want to enjoy the gorgeous views but may have mobility concerns. On the street side, there are wonderful local stores and shops.
Discover Arikok National Park
Activities abound. We loved Arikok National Park which represents 18% of the island and offers some of the most stunning views and great photo opportunities. In the park there are three caves, the Huliba Cave is also known as the Tunnel of Love because of the heart shaped opening at its entrance.
Local villages and shopping
A must see for me was the city of SanNicolas. This quaint village whose name I share, (yes even spelled the same!) was just a short trip from our resort! While there you must stop at Charlies Bar – the food and drink are top notch – but what really sets this local favorite is the decor!
Call me so I can tell you about my experiences at Renaissance Island with its famous Pink Flamingos, the black sand beach, and the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary.
If you are staying at an all-inclusive, you can enjoy breakfast and lunch along all day beverages. Since Aruba is affordable, you can certainly feel comfortable having dinner at one of the local restaurants. Unlike other beach destinations, all hotels and resorts are open to the public, visitors can wonder through hotels, dine in restaurants, and are encouraged to play a round or two of blackjack in any of the local casinos.
With its location only 15 miles north of South America, Aruba is out of the hurricane zone so an ideal spot for a vacation any time of the year. It’s a perfect location for beach lovers like me, destination weddings, honeymooners, and adventure seekers.