Aruba is an island in the Caribbean where you can take your family for an exciting vacation with water sports, jeep tours and diving. It was once a Dutch colony and the influences can be seen in some of the architecture. The weather is typically warm and is considered out of the hurricane zone, which makes it an optimal tropical vacation spot.
While in Aruba with your kids, there are many activities that you can do involving the water. Atlantis Submarine is a sub that will take you down 130 feet to reveal an underwater world, including two ship wrecks and a coral reef. Other available choices include snorkeling and scuba diving. If you have kids that aren't old enough for scuba diving, but feel they are too old for snorkeling, there is a third option called snuba. With snuba, you and the kids are weighted down to assist with descent and given masks with air hoses attached to oxygen tanks on the surface. This way you and your younger kids can get a similar experience to scuba diving.
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c/o Fatum Building, 2nd Floor
Oranjestad, Aruba, Netherland Antilles
Other Outdoor Activities
Other outdoor activities on Aruba that you and your family might enjoy include taking a tour by jeep, visiting a bridge carved into the rock at the coast, or exploring gold mines. You can also sit on the beach, do a little body surfing, or take a walk along the coast. For a more adventurous option, your kids could take a horseback riding tour at Rancho del Campo.
Aruba Off Road
Matividiri 47 / Ostrich Farm
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Rancho Del Campo
Arikok National Park
+ (297) 585-0290
Oranjestad is a historic part of Aruba with many colorful buildings that you and the kids might enjoy seeing. There is also Tira Koochi Park with playground equipment, and Kibaima Miniature Village and Park. The miniature village is complete with smaller versions of Aruba houses for the kids to play in and has a playground as well.
Tira Koochi Park
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Article Written By Keith Dooley
Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.