Exploring Aruba by Car

How Long It Takes and Must-Visit Spots

Aruba, the "One Happy Island," is perfect for a scenic drive that unveils its breathtaking beauty. Here's a guide on how long it takes to drive around Aruba and the must-see spots you can't miss.

How Long Does It Take to Drive Around Aruba?

Aruba is a compact island, only about 21 miles long and 6 miles wide. Driving around the island without stopping takes approximately 2 to 3 hours. However, plan a leisurely day trip to explore its diverse attractions and fully appreciate Aruba's charm.

Must-Visit Spots on Your Aruba Road Trip

  • Eagle Beach Start your journey at Eagle Beach, known for its pristine white sand and turquoise waters. It's a perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun.
  • California Lighthouse Head north to the California Lighthouse for panoramic views of the island. Standing tall on a rocky hill, the lighthouse offers a glimpse into Aruba's maritime history.
  • Alto Vista Chapel Visit the Alto Vista Chapel, a peaceful and spiritual site. The chapel is a historic and picturesque spot, perfect for a moment of reflection.
  • Arikok National Park Explore Arikok National Park, which covers nearly 20% of the island. Discover unique wildlife, hidden caves, and stunning landscapes.
  • Natural Bridge and Natural Pool Drive east to see the Natural Bridge's remains and dip in the Natural Pool (Conchi), a natural rock formation filled with seawater. It’s an adventure to remember.
  • Baby Beach Conclude your trip at Baby Beach in the south. This serene, shallow lagoon is ideal for snorkeling and enjoying calm waters. Shutterstock Photo (Natural Pool) .

Tips for Driving Around Aruba

  • Discover More with Hertz Car Rental. Exploring Aruba is made easy with Hertz Car Rental, which is conveniently located in our lobby. Renting a car is the best way to explore the island at your own pace. Choose a 4x4 if you visit rugged areas like the Natural Pool, ensuring you have the freedom to discover all the hidden gems of Aruba.
  • Road Conditions: Roads in Aruba are generally in good condition, but some off-the-beaten-path spots may require careful driving.
  • Local Etiquette: Arubans are friendly and laid-back. Drive slowly in residential areas and always yield to pedestrians.

Exploring Aruba by car offers a unique opportunity to experience its natural beauty and vibrant culture. Whether you're visiting for the first time or returning, a road trip around Aruba promises unforgettable memories.


For more information and reservations, please visit the Hertz Aruba webpage https://rentacarinaruba.com

Let Eagle Aruba Resort and Hertz Car Rental be your gateway to an unforgettable Aruba experience.