Aruba is located 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela.
Only about a 4 hour flight from New York City, Aruba has been a romantic getaway favorite of travelers for many years.
Aruba features a warm climate (an average temperature of 82 degrees), which makes it a great winter escape.
In addition to its beautiful beaches and luxury resorts, Aruba features almost a dozen casinos, a vibrant nightlife, and gourmet restaurants.
During the daytime, Aruba also features many activities for romantic travelers and honeymooners.
Among the activities are: Horseback riding, scuba diving, glass bottom boat tours, hiking trails, a world class golf course, and for those seeking simple relaxation, seven miles of white sand beaches on which to laze the day away.
Aruba also has a rich history, showcased by its museum, as well as Indian petroglyphs, rock formations, the 'Spanish Lagoon', the Ayo and Casibari rock formations, and the Andicuri coves.
Other popular spots in Aruba include the California Lighthouse, the Bushiribana gold mill ruins, and the Alto Vista chapel.
Perhaps Aruba's most popular tourist landmark is the 'Natural Bridge.' Over 100' long, it is the Caribbean's highest coral structure.
Spelunking, or cave exploring, is another way to experience Aruba's rich Indian history, as well as a great romantic adventure!
Many of Aruba's caves still display original drawings by the Arawak Indians. One of the most popular tunnels to explore is the 'Tunnel of Love', named for its heart shaped entrance.
Tourists can rent helmets and flashlights at the caves for $6 a day.
The scuba diving sights in Aruba are some of the best in the world.
In addition to the vast marine life and clear waters, Aruba offers two shipwrecks for divers to explore.
The Antilla wreck is just over 400 feet long, and is one of the largest wrecks to explore in the Caribbean.
The Pedernales wreck is nested among large coral formations.
The California wreck is another popular wreck to explore, measuring over 100 feet in length.
Many couples have chosen to get married while in Aruba.
In order to get married in Aruba, couples must have two forms of ID (a passport or birth certificate, and one other form of picture ID), a 'certificate of marriage intentions.'
The documents must be submitted 14 days before the ceremony, so a 'spur of the moment' Las-Vegas-style wedding isn't possible.
You can contact Aruba's tourist board for more detailed information.
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