Want to know a travel secret? Summer doesn’t have to end if you know where to travel.
Fall foliage, sweater weather, and pumpkin spice lattes are exciting aspects of fall. Yet, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy the perks of summer for a little longer.
If you want to keep wearing your flip-flops and a bathing suit a little longer, traveling to Aruba this fall will help you extend your summer lifestyle.
September through November is one of the best times to travel to this Caribbean island. Keep reading to learn about the great things Aruba offers in the fall.
1. Enjoy perfect summer weather in the fall
Aruba is located in the south of the Caribbean below an area known as the hurricane belt, which is most susceptible to hurricanes.
Fortunately, Aruba bypasses the high winds and storms. Usually, it has some rainfall mixed with sunny skies and warm temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
While you may get a few rainy days during your trip, you’ll still have many opportunities to enjoy some of Aruba’s beautiful beaches.
Eagle Beach is a top-rated beach that many tourist flock to. There is also Malmok Beach & Boca Catalina Cove, which is an excellent place for snorkeling.
2. Fewer crowds
September and October are the times of the year when most people have gone home to start back at school and begin the third quarter at work. Thus if you come to Aruba during these months, you won’t have to worry about crowds.
November is the beginning of the peak season, as many international travelers are avoiding colder weather. But you can still enjoy some of Aruba’s natural treasures, such as Conchi, a natural pool formed by volcanic stones.
3. Lower costs
The hotel demand is lower because traveling in fall is considered the low season. Thus when there is little demand, the prices decrease, helping you to book a vacation on a budget. For a perfect home base to explore Aruba from, be sure to check out the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.
Skyscanner shows flights from New York to Aruba for around $200.
4. Fun activities
While there will be fewer people in Aruba during the fall, that doesn’t mean there will be less fun. In September and October, there are different activities and events to keep you entertained.
In September, there is Fiesta di Cunucu which happens on September 29th. It’s an annual celebration highlighting Aruba’s heritage through folkloric dance and music.
October is the ideal time to go to the beaches. While you may have to be vigilant of tropical storms, Aruba has a low chance of getting hit too hard. During this month, the waters are hot, around 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
Suppose you need a break from the beach. In that case, you can visit one of Aruba’s most unique experiences, the Donkey Sanctuary.
Why are donkeys on the island, you may wonder? Well over 500 years ago, donkeys were brought to the island as a mode of transportation. And although these clever and strong creatures were reliable at one point, eventually, their usage became obsolete.
Thus the sanctuary was created to protect the existing population. Fortunately, visitors can now visit the refuge to pet, feed and spend time with these loveable four-legged animals.
Suppose you want to experience something that isn’t a typical tourist destination. In that case, you can explore Quadirikiri Cave and Fontein Cave.
Aruba’s two famous caves tell the story of life centuries ago when the island was underwater. During your visit, you will marvel at coral fossils and ancient rock drawings on the walls of Fontein Cave.
Explore the island on UTVs
Utility terrain vehicles, or UTVs, are similar to ATVs. They are large four-wheeled vehicles that can take you over rocky and dirt roads. These off-roading vehicles allow side-by-side passengers to adventure through mountains and deserts.
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And traveling during the fall means fewer UTVs on the road and more space for you to explore.
Marvel at street art
If you want a more calm activity, you can head to the island’s capital, Oranjestad, where you’ll see colorful murals on Dutch colonial architecture. And if you’re a big fan of art, you won’t want to miss the Aruba Art Fair that happens September 8-10th in San Nicholas.
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