Nestled in the southern Caribbean Sea, Aruba is a small island paradise that boasts pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and a vibrant culture that beckons to travelers from all over the world. Staying with Casiola Aruba, you’ll experience the island’s warm and sunny climate, coupled with its natural beauty, that makes it a top destination. However, Aruba is not just about lounging on the beach and sipping tropical cocktails. It is a haven for adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, offering an array of thrilling activities that will get your adrenaline pumping and your heart racing. From exploring the rugged landscapes of the Arikok National Park to diving deep into the ocean to discover shipwrecks and colorful marine life, Aruba has something for everyone. Here are the top 5 Aruba outdoor activities to enjoy during your stay with Casiola Aruba.
1. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Snorkeling is one of the most popular Aruba outdoor activities, attracting visitors from all over the world. It’s an excellent way to explore the island’s beautiful coral reefs and see the incredible marine life up close. Even if you’re a beginner and have never snorkeled before, it’s easy to get started with just a mask, snorkel, and fins. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be swimming effortlessly through the water and discovering the incredible underwater world that surrounds you.
Arashi and Baby Beach
The shallow reefs of Arashi and Baby Beach are perfect for beginners, with calm waters and easy access from the beach. The clear waters of Arashi Reef are home to a variety of fish, including trumpet fish, angelfish, and parrotfish. You may even spot a sea turtle or two! Baby Beach is known for its calm waters, making it an ideal spot for families with young children.
For more experienced snorkelers, the Mangel Halto reef offers a more challenging and rewarding experience. Located on the island’s southeastern coast, Mangel Halto is home to a variety of coral formations and marine life, including barracudas, stingrays, and eels. The reef is also known for its vibrant colors, with a range of blues, greens, and purples visible from the surface.
If you’re looking for an even more immersive experience, scuba diving is the way to go. With the help of a certified dive instructor, you can explore deeper waters and get up close with Aruba’s incredible marine life. The Antilla shipwreck is one of the island’s most popular dive sites, with a large, sunken German freighter lying at the bottom of the ocean. The wreck is now home to a variety of fish and coral, making it a fascinating and eerie underwater attraction.
De Palm Island
De Palm Island is a snorkeler’s paradise, offering some of the best snorkeling experiences in Aruba. The crystal-clear waters surrounding the island are home to an abundance of marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, and vibrant coral reefs. As you glide through the water, you’ll be mesmerized by the incredible underwater world that surrounds you. The island has several designated snorkeling areas, each with its unique underwater landscape and marine life. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced snorkeler, De Palm Island has something for everyone, making it the perfect destination to explore the beauty of Aruba’s underwater world.
Adventure Sports Aruba
Adventure Sports Aruba offers an unforgettable experience for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts, no matter their experience level. The island’s warm and clear waters provide the perfect environment for exploring the underwater world. With a range of dive sites and tour operators available, Adventure Sports Aruba offers a variety of snorkeling and scuba diving experiences tailored to your interests and abilities.
One of the many benefits of snorkeling and scuba diving in Aruba is the diversity of marine life you can encounter. From colorful fish and sea turtles to stingrays and eels, the waters around Aruba are teeming with life. The island’s coral reefs provide a habitat for a variety of marine species, making them an important part of Aruba’s ecosystem.
Adventure Sports Aruba encourages responsible snorkeling and scuba diving practices to minimize the impact on the marine environment. With Adventure Sports Aruba, you can explore Aruba’s underwater world responsibly while experiencing the beauty and diversity of its marine life. So, if you’re planning a trip to Aruba, be sure to add snorkeling and scuba diving with Adventure Sports Aruba to your list of must-do Aruba outdoor activities.
2. Hiking and Biking
Hiking in Aruba is a unique experience that takes visitors on a journey through the island’s diverse landscapes. The Arikok National Park offers several hiking trails that vary in difficulty and distance, making it a perfect destination for both beginners and experienced hikers. The trails take visitors through desert terrain, rocky hills, and rugged coastline, providing stunning views of the island’s natural beauty.
Cunucu Arikok Hike Trail
One of the most popular trails in the park is the Cunucu Arikok Trail, which is a 6.5-kilometer loop that winds through the park’s interior. The trail takes hikers through a variety of terrain, including rocky hills, dense vegetation, and natural pools. Along the way, visitors can see unique geological formations, such as the Natural Bridge and the Natural Pool. The Natural Pool is a beautiful swimming hole surrounded by volcanic rock formations and provides a refreshing break from the heat of the day.
Dos Playa Hike Trail
Another popular trail in the park is the Dos Playa Trail, which takes hikers to two of the island’s most secluded beaches, Dos Playa and Boca Prins. The trail is 5 kilometers round trip and takes visitors through a rugged landscape of sand dunes and rocky hills. The reward for reaching the end of the trail is a stunning view of the coastline and two beautiful, unspoiled beaches.
Hooiberg Hike Trail
For more experienced hikers, the Hooiberg Trail is a challenging climb up a volcanic hill that provides panoramic views of the island. The trail is steep and rocky, but the effort is worth it for the breathtaking view from the summit.
Alto Vista Bike Trail
Aruba also offers several biking trails that take visitors through the island’s rugged terrain. One of the most popular trails is the Alto Vista Trail, which starts at the Alto Vista Chapel and winds through the desert terrain, providing stunning views of the coastline. The trail is approximately 8 kilometers round trip and is suitable for intermediate-level bikers.
California Lighthouse Bike Trail
For more experienced bikers, the California Lighthouse Trail is a challenging ride that takes visitors through the Arikok National Park and provides stunning views of the coastline. The trail is approximately 14 kilometers round trip and includes several steep inclines and descents, making it a challenging but rewarding ride.
If you prefer a more leisurely ride, several bike rental shops on the island offer guided tours that take visitors through the countryside, providing a unique perspective on the island’s natural beauty. The tours are suitable for all levels of experience and are a great way to explore the island at a leisurely pace. No matter what your skill level or experience, hiking and biking in Aruba is a unique and rewarding experience that allows visitors to explore the island’s natural beauty up close. The island’s diverse landscapes, from desert terrain to rugged coastline, provide endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Whether you prefer a challenging hike or a leisurely bike ride, Aruba has something for everyone.
Know before you go
It’s important to note that hiking and biking in Aruba can be strenuous, especially in the heat of the day. It’s essential to bring plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended to protect against the intense tropical sun.
3. Off-road Adventures
If you are looking for thrilling Aruba outdoor activities, you can explore the island’s rugged terrain with an off-road vehicle. De Palm Tours offer guided tours that take visitors through the desert, rocky hills, and natural wonders. You can choose to ride a UTV, a Jeep, or the Island Bus depending on your preference. Some of the popular off-road destinations include the Arikok National Park, the Natural Pool, and the California Lighthouse.
Get your adrenaline pumping and your heart racing with an exhilarating UTV tour! Hop aboard an all-terrain vehicle and prepare for an unforgettable adventure across Aruba’s desert-like terrain. With expert guides leading the way, you’ll make stops at some of the island’s most spectacular hidden gems and witness all the wildlife along the way. From stunning vistas to thrilling off-road action, a UTV tour is guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat and create lasting memories that you’ll be talking about for years to come!
Are you ready for a wild ride through the rugged terrain of Aruba? Hop into an open-air Jeeps and let’s go! With the off-road Jeep tours, you’ll explore the island’s hidden gems and local favorites while experiencing the thrill of adventure. From the stunning views of the rocky north shore to the turquoise waters of Baby Beach, we’ve got you covered. Our fun and knowledgeable tour guides will share fascinating stories about Aruba’s history and culture as you cruise through the island’s most scenic spots. So buckle up, hold on tight, and get ready for an unforgettable ride through Aruba’s wild side!
Island Bus Tour
Embark on a comprehensive A to Z tour of Aruba and experience all the island’s delights in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. This Aruba Island Bus Tour takes you on a journey through the island’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Professional tour guides will lead you through Aruba’s top attractions, sharing fascinating stories and historical facts about each location. From the iconic California Lighthouse and the picturesque Alto Vista Chapel to the natural wonders of the Arikok National Park and the stunning Baby Beach, this tour covers it all. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste the island’s traditional cuisine and shop for local handicrafts at popular stops along the way. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, the A to Z Aruba Island Bus Tour is the perfect way to discover the island’s hidden gems and immerse yourself in its unique culture.
Discover the adventurous side of Aruba with Casiol Aruba
Aruba is not only a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts but also a haven for those looking to unwind and relax. And what better way to do that than by staying with Casiola Aruba? With luxurious accommodations and top-notch amenities, you can enjoy the ultimate vacation experience while indulging in all the island has to offer. So, pack your bags, put on your sunscreen, and get ready to create unforgettable memories on the One Happy Island while enjoying these top Aruba outdoor activities!
Modern Villa w/Private Pool - 4 min to beaches!
House - ArubaSleek, lively, and downright indulgent, this 4-bedroom resort-worthy villa is a modern masterpiece! Lustrous cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, and a fetching backsplash help make this kitchen one-of-a-kind! Created with comfort in mind, there is plenty of storage located throughout, as well as a plethora of counterspace, for your entertaining needs. Lastly, take note of the opulent rage hood and center kitchen island, impeccably highlighted by three quality pendant lights. This convenient addition to the kitchen allows for additional seating and may easily double as a breakfast bar! Did someone say mimosas?! Take a walk over to the best restaurant in town, your own dining table! Here, everything is on the menu, from a romantic meal over candlelight to a celebratory dinner with the whole gang, served family style! A stunning modern chandelier and contemporary seating set the stage a spending meal with those you love. In addition, the banqueting area comes with an opulent outdoor window view, offering you a glimpse of some fun yet to come! Vacation should be all about relaxing and taking it easy, right? Then the family room is where you will want to book some extra quality time. Staged beautifully with the essentials; a large comfy wraparound sectional, midcentury modern coffee table, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television are all at your fingertips. Next, peace and tranquility await. Simply explore any one of the four bedrooms, each conceived to give you a sense of serenity like you’ve never experienced. Bedroom #1 showcases a clean and crisp white palate, providing a calming backdrop to its king size bed and sleek furnishings. In addition, this particular boudoir comes equipped with a massive walk-in California closet, as well as a private en suite. Inside, you will uncover several spa-inspired adornments, includes a chic walk-in glass shower. Bedroom #2 gives guests a bit more versatility regarding their sleeping arrangement, as it presents two twin beds, as well as plenty of additional room to unpack and unwind. However, perhaps most alluring is the unique ability to make this room fit for royalty by turning two twin beds into a King. Last, but certainly not least - this dorm also offers a private en suite with all the trappings. Bedroom #3 features a comfy queen size bed and a large sliding glass door, offering exclusive access to the great outdoors, where true adventure awaits! Bedroom #4 hosts an incredibly inviting vibe, containing a warmer palate, sleek tile flooring, two cozy twin beds, and rounded windows that generously welcome the tropical sunlight. Additionally, this room showcases ultimate versatility by configuring each Twin bed together to make one King size bed. Last, but certainly not least, we invite you to step outside onto your own private terrace. Bedecked with lush tropical foliage, sandy walkways, and a massive resort-style pool, you simply can’t go wrong spending all your time out here! In addition, there is a variety of patio lounge furniture, as well an outdoor supper table, all located under shelter. Cool down by rinsing off under the gentle trickle of the outdoor shower. Or, if you feel like midday fiesta, fire up the grill beneath the pergola and show off your skills. We encourage you to make a date for dinner underneath the stars, or simply rest easy and bask in the sun all afternoon! However, you choose to spend your time, we guarantee that this tropical oasis has got you covered. Designed in a lush and lavish style, this vacation home features an endless display of riches, each detail is more impressive than the next. So, jump right in and start spoiling yourself… today! -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included). TAXES: The following mandatory taxes are included: - Government Tax: 9.5% - Environmental Tax (as per Aruba tax code): $3 per night *Taxes may be subject to change.* CHECK-IN/ CHECK-OUT TIME: Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Earlier check-ins and later check-out can be requested and will be granted depending on availability. A surcharge may apply. SMOKING: This is a non-smoking property. Smoking indoors is strictly forbidden and will result in penalty charges. Aruba is a dry climate with an abundance of tree and palm fronds, so if you choose to smoke outdoors, please help us prevent fires by using the ashtray provided and disposing of cigarette butts safely. BEING GOOD NEIGHBORS: Please be considerate and respectful of neighbors. Please refrain from playing loud music or making excessive noise, especially after 9 PM. ENHANCED CLEANING PROTOCOL: As a certified and accredited Member of VRMA (Vacation Rental Management Association) and VRHP (Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals), we have joined VRMA and VRHP's SafeHome Program to implement the safest cleaning standards that conform to—and, in many cases, exceed—those that are mandated nationally. We are also a member of AHATA (Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association) and are registered with ATA (Aruba Tourism Authority) for Aruba's Health and Happiness Code. All of our condos, homes and villas are shown the highest standard of care so that you can enjoy a safe, clean stay. HOUSEKEEPING: This is a self catering vacation home and as such you are expected to do your own shopping and regular cleaning. We do offer the option of daily or mid-stay, hotel-style cleaning services. This is an extra service and a surcharge applies. BATH LINEN: We provide 1 set per person, extra sets are available at a surcharge. Bed and bath linen are changed only if you request our optional daily or midweek housekeeping services (surcharge applies). GUEST SUPPLIES: Start-up supplies are provided, these are restocked only if you request our optional daily or midweek housekeeping services (surcharge applies). BEACH ESSENTIALS: We provide beach chairs (6), beach towels and a cooler. We do not provide snorkeling equipment or umbrellas. CONCIERGE SERVICE: Our Guest Relations Team can assist with making arrangements for transportation, private chefs, yachts, and other vacation activities. CAMERA(S): This home has a camera outside at the front of the home with a view of the entrance and street. Rules for this unit are as follows: - No unregistered guests on the property - Smoking is not permitted - No glassware around the pool - No parties or loud noise - Must be 21 years of age or more to rent
Lovely Condo at Eagle Beach! GREAT VIEWS
Condo - ArubaOne thing is for certain, once you stay at this tropical getaway, you’ll never look at vacationing the same way again! By offering you a limitless supply of high-end appliances and stunning furnishings rich with style, this tranquil haven is guaranteed to turn your holiday into the restful and relaxing retreat that you deserve. We certainly hope you plan on taking advantage of some of the fine fare and exquisite dining Aruba has to offer. But just in case you care to whip up a few meals of your own (or need a place to heat up those delectable leftovers), this kitchen provides a healthy array of stainless-steel appliances, gorgeous granite countertops, handsome cabinetry, and more! If you’re traveling with the family, take note of the side counter, designed to double as a breakfast bar! The banquet area offers plenty of versatility, presenting a glass-top supper table, modern seating, and a stunning view just a few feet away! However, if you are looking for something a bit more romantic, head outside to your balcony, where you and that someone special can enjoy a night to remember, dining under the stars! Bedroom #1 is nothing short of spectacular, showcasing a king size bed, matching night tables, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and exclusive access to the outdoors. In addition, you’ll find delicate artwork, fine décor, and a private en suite dripping with spa-inspired style. Bedroom #2 comes complete with two full beds, a commodious boudoir and a wide-set dresser, making traveling with additional guests an absolute breeze. Whether you’re planning a day full of adventure, one-of-a-kind excursions, or living it up with a night out on the town, nothing welcomes you home like this next must-have amenity! Just outside, you will uncover a palm-laden paradise, highlighting a resort style pool with all the trappings! Bask in the sun while relaxing in one of the many lounge chairs, designed perfectly to sculpt to your body and relieve all signs of tension. When you’ve had enough fun in the sun, cool down by taking a dip! Sure, there is plenty to do on our one happy island, but with comforts like this, you never need to leave your home! -Sunset Residences- Featuring free Wi-Fi, contemporary fitness facility, a resort pool and jacuzzi lined with lounge furnishings, and a breathtaking palm laden patio with a BBQ pit and outdoor kitchen, this stunning residence brings your world-class vacation to brand-new heights. Eagle Beach is located Just two minutes from Sunset Residences. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the entire world, it boasts soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and a steady warm breeze. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
Gorgeous Sunset View Condo - 1 min to Eagle Beach
Condo - ArubaStep Inside Something Truly Remarkable! Hip, vibrant, and luxurious, this contemporary 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, this stunning condo has been professionally staged by one of the business’ top tier interior designers. A wide open concept, eye-catching accent walls, and high-end track lighting set within an elaborate tray ceiling, are just a few of the fine finishes you’ll find throughout this home. Located inside Sunset Residence Condominium, this one-of-a-kind getaway is just a short walk to Eagle Beach - one of the top 10 beaches in the world per TripAdvisor 2022. Within a short walk you will find several restaurants, shops, Imax movie theater, casino and dive center. The kitchen features new stainless steel appliances, thick granite countertops, and a textured backsplash. Hanging high above the island are three suspended pendant lights, along with three barstools, making it the perfect location for a fresh batch of mimosas or a homemade brunch! Just a few feet away is the banquet area, showcasing a long wooden supper table, set upon a stylish area rug and mid-century modern seating for four, with room for more! Perfect for any occasion, this location offers an idyllic view of the outdoor palms and clear blue open sky! Bold and fashionable, the family room in this corner unit is brimming with flair. Here, you will uncover a comfy and spacious couch, contemporary guest seating, wall-mounted flat-screen television and gorgeous view of tropical trees and birds. However, it is the details that really make this gathering room stand out from the rest, from rustic wood bench seating and pops of greenery to the handsome gold furnishings located around every corner. Bedroom #1 showcases a large king size bed with a cushioned headboard, a mid-century modern dresser, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and plenty of built-in storage to help you unpack and unwind throughout your stay! In addition, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to your balcony, making that romantic nightcap beneath the stars a true moment to remember. Offering a bit of versatility, Bedroom #2 features two matching full size beds, a stunning wall display, and an abundance of closet space for you and your guests! No need to go anywhere to do laundry with a laundry room conveniently included in the unit itself. The balcony is adorned with overhead string lights, and furnished with comfy sunchairs that allow you to curl up with a good book, sip your morning brew, or just enjoy the island breeze! The balcony overlooks beautifully appointed lush gardens, a pool, hot tub, grill and bar seating area. The unit includes its own parking space and wi-fi. -Sunset Residences- Featuring free Wi-Fi, contemporary fitness facility, a resort pool and jacuzzi lined with lounge furnishings, and a breathtaking palm laden patio with a BBQ pit and outdoor kitchen, this stunning residence brings your world-class vacation to brand-new heights. Eagle Beach is located Just two minutes from Sunset Residences. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the entire world, it boasts soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and a steady warm breeze. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
Private Beach * Ocean Front * Boat Dock * Tiki Bar
Villa - ArubaEver wish you could just disappear onto your own secluded island? Well, now you can! Villa Rossana, a 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath private beachfront vacation home delivers you the opulent island vacation you’ve always dreamed about! Enjoy endless house of playing in the warm sand, gazing at the sunset, and making memories that will last a lifetime! The kitchen is as regal as it is expansive! Tile flooring, thick granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and plenty of room within each piece of craftsman cabinetry, this galley is dressed to impress. Though there are several places to dine throughout this stunning getaway, the most convenient is just a few feet away. Both the kitchen island and the nearby glass-top supper table can be enjoyed as a breakfast bar and brunching nook. A leather wraparound sectional, built-in display wall, and a tastefully extravagant chandelier make this living room feel straight off the pages of a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, rendering it the perfect place to hold an ambitious soirée! This lovely villa sleeps nine and offers a wide variety of sleeping arrangements from which to choose, each with their own unique charm and noteworthy appointments. Bedroom #1 is the Master Bedroom, showcasing a king size bed, two plush guest chairs, a night table, dresser, and private en-suite, completed by a sumptuous soaker tub and shower! In addition, you will find another dorm located inside this boudoir, Bedroom #2, featuring a twin bed. Bedroom #3 highlights a queen size bed with a trendy wooden headboard, additional closet space, and a bathroom with a shower, shared with Bedroom #4. This dorm is by far the most subtle and elegant room, displaying a queen size bed with crisp linens, two matching nightstands, a dresser, and a few understated decorative pieces that make the room complete. In addition, you’ll find the Common Room also contains a sofa bed with one unforgettable view of the ocean, as well as air conditioning throughout the entire home! Amidst the rolling waves and gentle ocean breeze lives a paradise that exceeds all expectation. Sandy dunes, an everlasting seascape of palms, and a colossal tiki hut that leads you out onto the water. Your private pier comes complete with a deluxe kitchen inside, lounge chairs, and a few maritime surprises hidden beyond the blue horizon. You never knew life could be this sweet, but you’ve got to believe it when you see it and surrender to the good times that lie ahead! -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
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