Aruba may be best known for its beautiful beaches and perfect weather, but venture off the sand and you’re sure to be amazed by an incredible set of new and exciting things to do.
Enjoy art murals at St. Nicolas
Aruba Mural Tours guides visitors through the mural art made for the Aruba Art Fair over the past years.
The curator of all murals is now sharing the story featuring himself and his team of how they started transforming San Nicolas into the Art District of Aruba in 2016.
San Nicolas now features murals from top local and international artists from all over the world. The starting point of the tour is at the ArtisA (Art is Aruba) gallery, where all the magic happens. We show an average of 20 to 40 murals depending on which tour you book.
Tours are available every day at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. We also provide upon request special tours that are combined with workshops as well as catering. Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to learn from the organizer of the Aruba Art Fair who happens to be the curator of all the murals.
Ride with Safari jeep tour
Join a jeep tour adventure with 10 or more 4 x 4 vehicles, Jeeps and Land Rovers, or take in Aruba’s beauty by bus. If venturing out on your own is not your thing, join an organized island tour. Go on an adventurous Jeep Safari or enjoy the comforts of an air-conditioned bus. Both guided by local experts. Organized jeep and bus tours often stop at island landmarks such as California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, Seroe Crystal, the Bushiribana gold mill ruins, Natural Bridge, the Guadirikiri caves and can finish off on a private island or at one of Aruba’s best beaches for a swim and a snorkel.
Lunch at the famous Zeerover
Zeerover, a local fisherman’s wharf in Savaneta, features the freshest seafood, cleaned and cooked in front of you. Zeerover is a local hangout that over the past years has become a destination by itself. Locals relax, eat and drink here, shoot pool, and have a great time while fishermen prepare their fresh catch. Zeerover is located oceanfront, on a fish pier in Savaneta, Aruba’s first capital. Zeerover- a Dutch word which means ‘pirate’- is a very casual eatery that serves fish and drinks at local prices. The freshly caught fish is served in ‘finger-food’ style, straight from colorful baskets. The vibe here is very laid-back and this place is popular with both locals and tourists. On your way in there’s a counter on the left where you can purchase fresh fish to go, or to enjoy on the pier. While the menu is simple and features one or two daily fresh catches, along with some local sides, the backdrop is a most gorgeous ocean view. Prices? Local. A very good deal.
Kitchen hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The kitchen is closed on Mondays. Cash only.
Attend Kite Surfing School
Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. The Aruba Kitesurfing School offer several kitesurf lessons packages to choose from for all kitesurfing levels, along with surfing and bodyboarding lessons.
Aruba’s trade winds, shallow blue waters and soft sand beaches make it the perfect place for learning to be easy and enjoyable. Aruba Kitesurfing is a member of the National Surf Association in Aruba (Arusurf) and offers a variety of classes, from beginner to expert level lessons.
Classes are taught by local pros who are IKO and ISA certified and insured to guarantee safety and quality. Aruba Kitesurfing School has been teaching since 2002 with hundreds of students a year. They use the latest Naish Sigma kites with Naish and Nobile boards so the equipment is always up-to-date and safe. Located between the Fisherman’s Huts and the Aruba Marriott Resort, Aruba Kitesurfing School is easily accessible on Hadicurari Beach — just look for the Naish flags.
You can fly direct to Aruba aboard United Airlines from NYC/ Newark ( EWR ), Chicago ( ORD ), Houston ( IAH ) and Washington Dulles (IAD). To book your flight, click here.