Aruba, located in the southern Caribbean just below the hurricane belt and 15 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, has a dry climate. The temperature varies between 28 °C (82.4 °F) to approximately 33 °C (91 °F) and is cooled off by the constant north-eastern trade winds. It rarely rains, in the occasion that it rains, this lasts only for a few minutes or hours, it rains only at certain parts of the island and it happens frequently the sun is out while it rains.To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of the top activities. Check it out and start planning your dream vacation. Aruba is waiting for you!


Aruba’s semi-arid tropical marine climate varies little seasonally, with an average annual temperature of 27 °C (80.6 °F), varying from about 26 °C (78.8 °F) in January to 29 °C (84.2 °F) in July.



Most rain brought by the prevailing easterly winds of the region falls on the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, leaving Aruba with a very dry climate. Rainfall averages 510 mm (20.1 in) or less annually, and the island’s residents rely on one of the world’s largest desalination plants for most of their drinking water. The rainy season occurs between October and December.

Statistics Location

Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela
Geographic coordinates
12°30′N 69°58′WCoordinates: 12°30′N 69°58′W
Map references
Central America and the Caribbean
Total: 193 km²
Land: 193 km²
Water: 0 km²
Country comparison to the world: 108
Area comparative
Slightly larger than Washington DC
68.5 km

Maritime claims

 The “Rijkswet” of December 12, 1985, for the maritime boundaries between The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, and the Maritime Boundaries Treaty signed March 31, 1978, between the Republic Bolivariana of Venezuela and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, introduced December 12, 1978, and valid for Aruba since January 1, 1986.

Territorial sea: 12 nmi (22.2 km; 13.8 mi)
Climate: Tropical semi-arid marine; little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain: Flat with a few hills; scant vegetation

Elevation extremes
Lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
Highest point: Mount Jamanota 188 m
Best known: Hooiberg 165 m (541 ft)

Natural resources
Negligible; white sandy beaches

Land use
Arable land: 10.53% (including aloe 0.01%)
Permanent crops: 0%
Other: 89.47% (2015)
Irrigated land: 0.01 km² (1998 est.)
Natural hazards: While Aruba barely lies within the Caribbean hurricane belt, storms rarely if ever pass over the island.

Environment—current issues: NA


A flat, river less island renowned for its white sand beaches; its tropical climate is moderated by constant trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean; the temperature is almost constant at about 27 degrees Celsius.



Activities. The beautiful island is home to some of the most fun activities in Aruba! From adventures for young and old to entertainment in Aruba for all! Make sure to check the list below and see what you can do. From entertainment in Aruba suitable for a night out with the boys, or a day of entertainment and family fun for the kids.


Aruba Beaches tells you exactly which beaches are the best for relaxing, snorkeling, kite surfing and windsurfing, swimming, sailing, or sunbathing. Make sure to also check out beaches on the other side of the island. Even though not suitable for swimming because of the strong current, the views are amazing. Wild nature surrounds you, which makes it seem like it is just you, the ocean and rough nature!

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