Does Aruba get hurricanes?
No, Aruba doesn't get hurricanes. It's on the southern fringes of the traditional Atlantic Caribbean hurricane belt. So islanders usually don't have to worry about hurricanes or fierce tropical storms. But in September 2007 Aruba experienced heavy rains from the occurrence of Hurricane Felix elsewhere in the Caribbean.
Answer . The nightlife in Aruba offers a variety of possibilities: There are disco's focusing on all types of music to fit anyone's desires: Mr. Jazz (Jazz/instrumental), Mambo Jambo (Latin Music),Chaos (Alternative Rock/metal), Senor Frogs, Bahia and Tequilla focus on the mix of every type of mu…sic: mainly the top hits and hottests beats, Kildaris offers a mix of rock and reggue...but does however host different parties falling in other music generes. There are of course bars and lounges, restaurants and hang outs like Aruba Hard Rock Cafe!, moon light sailing with Tatoe, golfing, gamerooms, cinemas, Paseo Herencia water show every night!, Parties like: Full moon at Havana beach or Rock Festivals that get organized (just look out fot the posters in Downtown or for rock parties add: Aruba's Rock Scene and Dwight DJIMPRO to your list on myspace!!....so you are in the vibe with the current hit and top parties and nightlife activities! There is something for every one: even for those in need of some private company. (MORE)
An especially helpful map is Aruba Interactive Map. It's a 71 page interactive map available for download at one of the Aruba Tourism Authority's websites, which can be accessed by visiting the link provided below. Major attractions, beaches, cities/towns, hotels, and landmarks are described and loc…ated precisely on a detailed interactive map. (MORE)
Aruba is about 21 miles [33 kilometers] long . Its width ranges from about 2 miles [3.2 kilometers] to 8 miles [12.8 kilometers]. Its total area is 74.5 square miles [193 square kilometers]. For comparison, it's slightly larger than Washington, D.C. [68.3 square miles; 177 square kilome…ters]. (MORE)
Aruba is an island and does not have any lakes; as far as i know. Aruba does have a shallow lake called Bubali Plas which is close the high rise hotels
The currency in Aruba is called the Aruban florin. However,considering Aruba is a popular tourist destination for Americans,they also usually accept USD.
No , Aruba isn't in Mexico. Mexico is a country that's to the south of the United States of America, and to the north of the Central American country of Guatemala. Aruba is an island in the Caribbean Sea. It's off the north coast of the South American continent.
YES THERE IS COMPUTERS OTHERWISE I WOULDNT BE TYPING THIS!!! . gosh why does ppl think theres no computers here
60Hz , the Same as the US The voltage in Aruba is 127 V @ 60 Hz (which makes it compatible with the US and Canada). It also uses the same plug type as in the US and Canada. source: voltageplugregion.com
The Aruba Tourism Authority has two sites for brochures. One, click onto the Brochure Request Form by visiting the link provided below. Two, brochures on Aruba Bonbini Adventure, Aruba Family Experience, Aruba Interactive Map, Aruba Wedding, and Water Sport Adventures may be requested at by a vi…sit to the link provided below. This site also offers online brochures for downloading on: Aruba Bonbini Adventure, Aruba Family Experience, Aruba Gastronomic Association Restaurant Guide, and Water Sport Adventures. (MORE)
Aruba is known as the Dutch House of Oranges. Aruba is known for the heat.
Yes , Aruba has forests. But the Aruban forests are on a small scale befitting the island's small size. They're found in the Arikok National Park [Parke Nacional Arikok], which covers 18 percent of the island. Some of the trees in the Park include divi-divi [ Caesalpinia coriaria ] and mata di yuwan…a [ Bourreria succulenta ]. For a 5 minute 14 second video of the flora of Aruba's Arikok National Park, please visit the link provided below. (MORE)
Yes , Aruba is an island. It's located within the Caribbean Sea. So it's one of the Caribbean islands that also are referred to as the West Indies. It's off the northern coast of the South American continent.
Aruba is 1,132 miles [1,821 kilometers; 983 nautical miles] from Miami, Florida. Aruba's located in the southern Caribbean Sea about 17 miles [27 kilometers; 14.7 nautical miles] north of the northern coast of Venezuela. It's 524 miles [843 kilometers; 455 nautical miles] southwest of Charlotte Amal…ie, capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. (MORE)
Three of the products manufactured on Aruba are aloe vera based beauty products , Fluff , and household cleaners/detergents . Body, sun, and hair products containing 100 percent Pure Aruba Aloe Vera gel are manufactured by Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. Located in Oranjestad, they're the oldest company on …Aruba. They were founded in 1890. Their website can be accessed by the link provided below. Fluff is made from household garbage through the WastAway hydrothermal process at the Solid Waste Management Facility in Perkietenbos. It's similar in consistency to wood pulp. On Aruba its initial use is as a growing medium to supplement topsoil. Bouldin and Lawson of McMinnville, Tennessee finished building their first international WastAway system on Aruba in 2009. Their website can be accessed by the link provided below. R.J. Van Der Sar N.V. have manufactured household cleaners since 1975. They've expanded their product line to include dishwashing and liquid laundry detergents as well as pine and industrial cleaners. They started in Oranjestad, and now they're based in Barcadera. Their website can be accessed by the link provided below. (MORE)
Aruba is an island with a pleasant year round climate. So there's an abundance of activities, attractions, and pastimes. There are a multiplicity of shopping centers, specialty shops, and supermarkets. Food is important. Specifically, seafood is available in abundant supplies from the waters th…at surround Aruba. There's a restaurant for everyone. The options range from fast food all the way to sophisticated gourmet dining. Sports are also important and include water activities such as windsurfing, and land activities such as soccer. There's bowling for inside enthusiasts. There's beach volleyball and golf for outdoor enthusiasts. Tourism is one of Aruba's major industries. Aruba has the highest number of repeat visitors in the Caribbean. Aruba's focus is on offering each visitor a 'bon bini' ['welcome'] so that every visitor has the vacation of their dreams. (MORE)
Yes , Aruba is basically a safe country, according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Information on Aruba. No known terrorist or extremist groups are connected with Aruba. There are no known areas of instability or organized crime on Aruba. But it's noted that drug trafficking rings are thought… to operate on Aruba. Aruba is generally considered to have a low crime threat. But it's noted that travelers should take normal precautions in unfamiliar places. For example, valuables shouldn't be left unattended on beaches, in cars, or in other places. Aruba's emergency number is 911. Up to date safety and security information may be obtained by calling the U.S. Department of State tollfree at 1-888-407-4747 from the U.S. or Canada [1-202-501-4444 tollfree from other countries]. For safety and security information, please visit the link provided below. (MORE)
Powder fine white sand beaches with calm, clear waters are what makes Aruba famous and known worldwide. The southwest coast of Aruba is dotted with popular beaches, such as Eagle, Manchebo and Palm Beaches. Baby Beach on the southeast coast has shallow waters that are enjoyed by waders and beginnin…g swimmers and snorkelers. If you haven't visited at least one beach, then you haven't seen Aruba. (MORE)
Aruba isn't 'hot' in terms of temperature even though it has 'hot' attractions for residents, tourists, and visitors. Aruba has a tropical marine climate that's attractive all year. The temperature is moderated by trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean. So it stays around 82 degrees Fahrenheit [28 deg…rees Celsius]. Annual rainfall averages about 20 inches [51 centimeters] or less. The rainy season lasts from October to December. The ABC Islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao are on the southern fringes of the tradiitonal Atlantic Caribbean hurricane belts. So they usually don't have to worry about hurricanes or fierce tropical storms. But in September 2007 Aruba experienced heavy rains from Hurricane Felix. (MORE)
No , Aruba isn't in Florida. Florida is one of 50 states that make up the United States of America. Aruba is an island in the Caribbean. So it's much closer to the northern coastlines of South America than to the southern coastlines of the United States.
Yes , Aruba has sound. Specifically, the sound of the ocean has an operatic range in Aruba. The ocean is calm and gentle along the west coat. Waves lap the beaches along the west shore. In contrast, dramatic displays of crashing waves pound the rocky east coast.
That Aruba's climate makes the island a popular tourist destination is an interesting fact. Additional, interesting, specific facts about the climate are listed below. 1. Aruba has a pleasant year round climate. Trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean moderate the temperature. So it stays around 82 de…grees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). 2. Annual rainfall averages about 20 inches [51 centimeters] or less. 3. The rainy season lasts from October to December. 4. The ABC Islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and CuraÃ§ao are on the southern fringes of the traditional Atlantic Caribbean hurricane belts. So they usually don't have to worry about hurricanes or fierce tropical storms. (MORE)
Yes , Aruba exists. It's an inhabited island within the Caribbean Sea. But its political ties are in Europe. Specifically, its status is as a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands
No, Aruba isn't in Europe. Europe is a continent that's to the northeast of Aruba. Aruba is an island in the Caribbean Sea. The continent to which it's nearest is South America. But Aruba's culture shows European influences. The official language of the island is Dutch. That's because it's a former… Dutch colony. (MORE)
During an exploratory expedition of the South American country of Venezuela was how Aruba was found. Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci [March 9, 1454-February 22, 1512], Alonso de Ojeda [c. 1466-1515], and Spanish cartographer Juan de la Cosa [c. 1460 1509] were recorded as discovering the… Caribbean island in August 1499. No other European was known to have been aware of the existence or whereabouts of Aruba before that date. (MORE)
If calling to an Aruba land line telephone from the United States, dial 011-297 + Aruba personal/business phone number . For example, to dial the Aruba Tourism Authority from the United States, dial 011-297-582-3777. If calling to an Aruba cellular phone from the United States, dial 011-297-9 + A…ruba cell phone number . If calling to an Aruba land line telephone from elsewhere abroad, dial 297 + Aruba personal/business phone number . For example, to dial the Aruba Tourism Authority from elsewhere abroad, dial 297-582-3777. If calling to an Aruba cellular phone from elsewhere abroad, dial 297-9 + Aruba cell phone number . (MORE)
Three main rock groups make up Aruba. One, igneous rocks were formed from volcanic activity that occurred about 90 to 95 million years ago. Igneous rocks on Aruba include diabase, tuffs [from Italian 'tufo'], and schists. Two, metamorphic rocks were formed from previous existing rocks that were tr…ansformed by high temperatures and pressure. Metamorphic rocks on Aruba include quartz diorite, gabbro, and a distinctive variety of quartz diorite called 'hooibergite.' Three, sedimentary rocks were formed on top of the older igenous and metamorphic rocks. Sedimentary rocks are the youngest rocks on Aruba. Limestone is the sedimentary rock on Aruba. To view hooibergite laced with quartz, please visit the link provided below. (MORE)
Another common name for the divi divi tree [ Caesalpinia coriaria ] is what 'watapana' is on Aruba. It's bent at a 90 degree angle that points southwest. The tree's unique shape and its compass direction are due to the trade winds that blow from the northeast across Aruba.
The area of Aruba is 74.5 square miles (193 square kilometers 21 miles [33 kIlometers]
No , Aruba isn't in Jamaica. In fact, a distance of 591 miles [951 kilometers; 513 nautical miles] separates Jamaica's capital city at Kingston from Aruba's capital city at Oranjestad. It takes under 1.5 hours to fly from Kingston to Oranjestad. The two islands are in the Caribbean. Jamaica is an… island in the Greater Antilles. Aruba is an island in the Lesser Antilles. But the two islands aren't in the same time zone. Kingston is one hour behind Oranjestad. (MORE)
To find Aruba on a map, look in the Caribbean near the northern coast of South America . Aruba is located in the southern Caribbean Sea about 17 miles [27 kilometers; 14.7 nautical miles] north of the northern coast of Venezuela . Aruba's geographic coordinates are 12 degrees 30 minutes North …latitude and 69 degrees 58 minutes West longitude. (MORE)
Aruba is considered to be in the Caribbean region. It's in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea. Because of its longstanding ties with the Netherlands, Aruba is one of the Dutch speaking islands in the Caribbean.
Aruba feels the after-shocks of earthquakes in the Caribbean area, especially in Venezuela. The earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010 and the earthquake in Venezuela on January 13 were felt minimally in Aruba, according to the 'Visit Aruba Forum on Auba [sic] Rattled by Earthquake'. Fundacio Vene…zolana de Investigaciones Sismologicas [FUNVISIS] reported a 4.2 magnitude earthquake at 3:44 a.m. located 37.9 miles [61 kilometers; 32.9 nautical miles] northeast of Punto Fijo, on the northwest coast of the Paraguana Peninsula in northernmost Venezuela. The epicenter was off the northern tip of the Peninsula, which is about 17 miles [27 kilometers; 14.7 nautical miles] south of Aruba. Forum participants reported being awakened by shaking at 4:15 a.m. that day. For more information, please visit the links provided below. (MORE)
Aruba has a King and Queen. The King is His Majesty KingWillem-Alexander of the Netherlands, the queen of Aruba is HerMajesty Queen MÃ¡xima. The King is the official Head of State.
Yes , Aruba has cities. The city of Oranjestad is the island's capital and largest city. Second in population and size is Sint Nicolaas , which also is called San Nicholas and San Nicolas.
Yes , Aruba has towns. One is Savaneta , the island's oldest town, location of Aruba's oldest surviving home, and former capital. Noord is the town where U.S. Major League Baseball pitcher Sidney Ponson [b. November 2, 1976] was born.
Yes. Exacty one. Its called the Hooiberg, and its fun to try and run up it. otherwise its a very flat island. I think when you fly over it you can see two other hills, that without any apparent foothills, shoot up into the air and plateau.
Yes , Aruba has villages. One village is Piedra Plat , which is located centrally, has an average temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and caters to art and dance lovers. Another is Madiki , whose inhabitants are known for their love of soccer and the arts and for their fluency in English, French…, Portuguese and Spanish. (MORE)
There are daily non-stop flights to Aruba from New York, Newark, Boston, Miami and other cities in Europe and South America. The island is served by many airlines and connections can be made to anywhere in the world. Aruba's Queen Beatrix International Airport is now known as a hub in the Caribbean.… (MORE)
No , it is not humid in Aruba. Specifically, Aruba is in the southernmost Caribbean Sea just 17 miles (27 kilometers) off the northern South American coast. It there fore has a tropical marine climate. It also benefits from the Atlantic trade winds, which help keep the daily weather at a slightly… breezy 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). (MORE)
It is as a constituent but autonomous country that Aruba is governed within the European Kingdom of the Netherlands . Specifically, Aruba still is part of the mother country in the sense of certain functions. For example, the island cannot handle defense, foreign affairs and justice independent…ly of Dutch policies. Otherwise, the island has its own prime minister, of which the current officeholder in 2011 is the fifth. Additionally, the island conducts its own elections. (MORE)
Yes , Aruba has an archipelago. Specifically, an archipelago is a chain or cluster of islands. Aruba has islets immediately off its shore. For example, Renaissance Island, owned as Aruba's only private islet by Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, is a quick shuttle boat ride away Oranjestad's harbor…. (MORE)
Santa usually stops by on December 25, the same time when he is delivering presents on the US Eastern sea border :)
Yes , there are tides around Aruba. Specifically, Aruba is located in the south Caribbean Sea. Marine reports give daily and extended forecast information on high and low tides. In terms of Aruba, the marine reports are made available through information collected at the fishing town of Amuay, on… the Paraguana Peninsula of Venezuela. (MORE)
No , Aruba is not a commonwealth. Specifically, Aruba is an island in the south Caribbean. But it is not one of the Caribbean's sovereign states. Instead, it is an autonomous but yet dependent country within the European Kingdom of the Netherlands.
No , Aruba is not a city. Specifically, Aruba is the name of an island in the south Caribbean. Its economy is based largely on tourism to its beautiful sandy beaches. Politically, it is not independent since it remains autonomous but dependent through its status as constituent country of the Euro…pean Kingdom of the Netherlands. (MORE)
Yes There Is Shopping In Aruba. Theres Not Alot Of It But There Is Shopping Aruba.
Yes there are Lobsters in Aruba, it is not common but people who leave nest to catch them do get a nice amount for self use. Most of the Lobsters you find in the restaurants are not from Aruba.
No , Aruba does not have rainforests. Specifically, Aruba is a desert island in the sense of having an arid climate and an equally arid landscape. It does not rain enough to support lush, rainforest-style vegetation. Instead, the most common vegetation - aloe vera and cactus plants as well as div…i-divi trees - is typical of drought-tolerant plants in a low moisture environment. (MORE)
Because it is within the area of the eastern Caribbean trade winds is the reason why Aruba is described as windy. Specifically, Aruba is a beautiful, but flat island whose vegetation consists more of low-lying ground cover than of trees. The island therefore has no natural protection by which th…e force of the trade winds can be deflected or minimized. The consequence is a year-round, coolly welcome breeze whose force tends to be more obvious in April, May and June than during other months in Aruba. (MORE)
Aruba is a small carribbean island. It's only a few miles away from Venezeula which is in the continent of South America, however Aruba is in North America.