Life on Aruba
Aruba, a small island in the southern Caribbean, is one of three islands that make up the ABC islands. Though the population is relatively small, approximately 110,00, it truly is an international community. The official languages are Dutch and Papiamento, although Spanish and English are also widely spoken. Papiamento is an island dialect that combines elements of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English, and other languages, and is spoken on Curacao and Bonaire as well, with slight variations.
Because of its beautiful location and dry, warm climate, over 1.5 million people visit Aruba every year. Even in the center of the island, the ocean is always close by, offering opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, kite surfing, kayaking, and many other water sports. Our white sand beaches are widely considered some of the most beautiful of the world. Arikok National Park boasts sand dunes, caves, and natural bridges formed of eroding coral.
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