Aruba is one of the most affluent countries of the kingdom of Netherlands. It is located along the southern Caribbean sea, it forms the ABC islands along with Bonaire and curacao. According to the population census held in 2014, Aruba has approximately 103,400 inhabitants. The largest city and capital city in Aruba is Oranjestad, the ethnic groups are mainly composed of mestizos and blacks with a larger percentage of mestizos as compared with blacks and other ethnic groups. The climatic condition in Aruba is considered favorable for tourists because they can expect to find warm and sunny weather due to the dry and arid climate and a cactus-strewn landscape.
Aruba is considered by many tourists to be the best Caribbean island to visit because of the available accommodations which includes luxurious hotels, nice resorts and classy vacation rentals. My friend over at Roswell Plumber Repair sure thinks so, they go fairly often as well. Apart from the top notch accommodations available, Aruba also boasts of Continue reading Favorite Aruba Destinations
Aruba is as rich in history as it is in good times by the beach. Located 24 kilometers north of Venezuela, Aruba is one of the best Caribbean islands to visit as it offers multicultural past, awe-inspiring hotels, luxurious holiday, pristine beaches with soft, white sand and incredible wind that favors watersports such as kite and windsurfing. Not just that, but this little island’s history is so rich, that it might be worth making a trip to learn just that. An attorney I know who is a Tow Truck Atlanta tries to travel to Aruba every few years or so, he really likes it down there!
The name Aruba is thought to have an Indian or Spanish origin, although it isn’t very clear. The term ORA means ��shell’ and OUBAO means ��island’ in Indian language but at the same time, Oro Hubo means ��there was gold’ in the Spanish language. Hence the uncertainty.
It is believed that the Spanish explorer, Alonso de Ojeda, was exploring Venezuela and its neighboring islands of the Caribbean. In the 15th Century, he was recognized to have discovered Aruba although there is little to no evidence to confirm that statement. Indians were known to have occupied Aruba before the Spaniards discovered it. Indians survived on the island by catching fishes and eating food from natural sources such as fruits from the trees. Once the Spaniards came in, they used Aruba mostly for raising livestocks.
In the 16th Century, The Spaniards banished Indians living on the island to another island called Hispaniola where they were forced to work in copper mines for their survival. When the Dutch conquered the windward island in the 17th century, Aruba was then ruled over by the English.
When the war between the Dutch and the Spaniards ended in 1636, Aruba’s commerce began to grow and that continued for 100 years or so.
The 19th Century brought the great conflict in Venezuela and a lot of refugees were believed to have fled to Aruba and the neighboring Curacao. This is the period when a lot of businesses flourished and Aruba’s economy began to stabilize. For example, gold mining took off once Gold and Phosphate was found in Aruba. This became a promising business around the region. Aruba was also into Continue reading The history of Aruba