Aruba is a 33 kilometer long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea. Aruba is one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with th eNetherlands, Curaçao, and Saint Maarten whose citizens share a single nationality: Dutch citizen. The island is located 27 kilometers north of the coast of Venezuela and 130 kilometers east of Guajira Peninsula. Source
Weather and Climate of Aruba
Aruba offers constantly warm weather. Summer never ends here. The temperature difference between June and December or midnight and noon is rarely more than four degrees either side of 82F. A dependable cooling trade wind blows from the east, and fewer than 22 inches of rain fall anywhere on the island during a year.
Since the equator runs about 12 to south, the sun is strong, especially between 11 am and 3 pm, and visitors enjoy morning sunrises and evening sunsets at roughly the same times each day, regardless of the seasons.
From January to March, the trade winds provide ideal windsurfing conditions off the windward coast. Since the terrain is almost flat, these same winds sweep clouds quickly over the island without allowing moisture to build into rain showers. Therefore, the sea off the leeward coasts is rarely stirred up by a storm, and visitors may count on ideal conditions for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming. Source
To enter Aruba visitors must have:
A passport that is valid until the date of departure A return or onward ticket if flying by commercial carrier A confirmed hotel booking if applicable A completed and signed Embarkation and Disembarkation card
Nationalities not required to obtain a visa and the visa waiver programme
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, St Christopher & Nevis (St Kitts), St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela
Applications for a visa can be done through the Aruba Tourism office or a Netherlands embassy.