One of the most charming locations in the Caribbean is the Dutch island of Aruba. Located just north of Venezuela, it's known for white sand mixed with blonde-colored coral beaches, and sparkling blue warm waters. You will find Dutch influence in everything from the architecture and town names to the cuisine. It's a small island, but with so much to see, you will want to book a car rental in Aruba.
Getting Around the Island
Reserve cheap flights to Aruba and land at Queen Beatrix International Airport, located in the capital city of Oranjestad. You will notice pastel-colored buildings with Dutch gables and charming shops. You can drive your car rentals in Aruba up and down the leeward side of the island, exploring the lovely beaches and communities. For a different feel, go over to the windward side, where you will find a near-desert landscape and crashing surf. Drive north to Palm Beach for some of the best sand in the world, then head up to Arashi Beach and California Lighthouse. To get to the windward side, drive Route 7, which goes through Arikok National Park.
Explore Sea and Culture
The Butterfly Farm in Oranjestad is loved for the brilliant colors it exhibits -- give it a look. Book hotels in Aruba and gamble at one of the casinos, explore the quaint specialty shops, and sample the eateries offering a blend of Dutch, South American, Caribbean and world influences. You can ride horses on the beach, ride an ATV, or take a dive in the amazing reefs and wrecks. With dozens of shipwrecks to examine, there are spectacular underwater zones. You can explore the mangrove forests and sea caves along the southern coast, or take on the trade winds and parasail. Reserve your Aruba car rental today and remember the Travelocity Price Guarantee. Travelocity will match a lower price and refund the difference.