Aruba is a welcoming island with the same welcoming capital. This is the best place for adventure lovers. Oranjestad is a colourful and atmospheric city, situated on a beautiful sea coast of the island. This is not the best place for learning history or arts. But you can’t find a better place for jeeping, meeting native culture, watching the best scenic places, and wild local nature than Aruba.
Of course, the island territory is not very big. You may need a car or a motorcycle to get around the island. Travelling by car, you can explore the island far and wide and see their famous watapana trees, enjoy the best hotel areas, wild groves, and beaches. Staying here for the weekend, you have all chances to go yachting, diving, hiking, picnicking. Also, don’t forget about Jeep safari. One way or another, a good powerful car is a must thing to have.
So, here is the first dilemma.
Should you pick a 2 or 4-door Jeep?
Picking Jeep for safari
The best way to explore the island is Jeeping. This car doesn’t afraid of muddy roads, jungles, and sandy surfaces. Aruba Jeep rental offers 2 and 4-door Jeeps with automatic driving, navigation, lots of space for luggage, huge wheels, and 2 or 4 comfortable seats. As a rule, the tourists start their ride from Oranjestad, moving to the North in the direction of the California Lighthouse. Now, you choose. Let’s compare these Jeep models to decide what is what.
- Driving and comfort
Many people think that a 2-door car is a better option because of its speed and maneuvering. That’s a good idea unless you need a bigger and more stable car. Jeep with 4 doors is heavy enough to wave any road with ease. 2-door cars are slight and not that good for off-roading.
- Cargo space
2-door cars are good for one or two people with a few backpacks. If you need to take some sports equipment, something for camping and travelling, you’d better rent a 4-door Jeep in Oranjestad. By the way, folded seats give you an opportunity to construct the car interior in your own way.
Aruba’s natural wonders
Aruba is often called a happy island because of its natural beauty and absolute detachment from the outside world. Let’s find out where to go to the best island wonders.
- Go to California Dunes
You can’t get there without a good reliable car. The Dunes is a unique desert area in the western part of the island. Here you can see the best sandy landscapes, wavy ground, and rocky shore on the way to the California Lighthouse. This is a popular point for all tourists you can start your trip from.
- Climb up Yamanote
You should know that Aruba is especially attractive for hikers. Where to go? There is one place where all the hikers gather together to climb up the highest island peak. Why? Everyone wants to observe the country from a birds-eye view at 620 feet. You can leave the car in the tourist parking and continue your way on foot.
- Visit Guadirikiri Cave
The island shore is veined by many big and small caves. Go to Arikok National Park to see the Guadirikiri Cave. This is a unique multi-layered cave with lots of magic sunlight you can see through the numerous holes. By the way, be ready to meet the friendly bats, peacefully sleeping in the cave.
- Go to see Conchi
This is another place in the Arikok National Park you should pay your tourist attention to. The natural pool is also known as Conchi has a unique shape of a big shell, surrounded by high rocks and curly waves. Ask locals about the history of this place.
- Visit rock formations
The most popular rock formation that is interesting for all tourists is Ayo Rock Formation. You can see the most impressive collection of rocks here. The monolithic stones, poor greenery are the best for amazing pictures.
What to do in Aruba? The island is full of natural wonders you can visit by car. Whenever you go, try to pick the safest and most comfortable way of traveling. Believe it or not, Jeep is the best car for crossing the island. So, leave your problems at home and start a new adventure. But before, decide, if 2-door Jeep is good enough for your trip.