Trash at the beach

IMG_0252You properly noticed that at some beaches there is a lot off trash. It’s not there because the locals leave it there, it’s there because the wind or the waves bring it there. Two times a year there is a beach clean-up. So be sure to throw your trash in the trashcan where it can’t be blown away to the beach.

Sun protection

sunWe thankfully have a lot of sun, unfortunately without proper protection you can get a serious case off sunburn. Sun block and Hats are good tools to protect yourself. You can also go for the al natural sun protection. Our island is full with aloë, you can find them almost everywhere. Cut an aloë in half and wash away the yellow gel you can save it in the fridge and when going out in the sun you can rub the aloë in your face. Be careful with doing this if you don’t do it correctly you can get dark spots in your face. Aloë is the best thing to use for prevent sunburn and as after sun.

The meaning of the license –plates

11V    is for visitors (rental cars)
A    is local cars
B    is for Busses
T    is for Tours
Tx  is Taxi
D    means official car
O    means transport

Save beaches to swim

Aruba2Of course there are other beaches which are save. There is Mango halto, Eagle beach ,Roger beach, Palm beach and a lot more. It’s save to swim here and easy to get to these beaches. There’s also a lot of shade so you won’t burn that easily. Eagle beach is also very beautiful at night and has grape trees where you could eat from. They grow 3 times a year. Don’t leave anything valuable on the beach or in your car. Keep an eye on your personal items.

Beaches in the national park Arikok

BeIn the national park Arikok we have two beaches. Boca Prins and Dos playa, both of them are very dangerous. The current at Boca Prins is very strong and pulls you outwards the open sea, it’s also very deep. There are a lot of big rocks in the water at Boca Prins.  Dos playa is known for it”s dangerous waves and also has a strong current. Be safe.

Traffic signs

signsThe traffic rules and signs are different on Aruba. It’s best before you start driving around the island that you take the time to check our traffic rules and study the most common traffic signs. Red traffic light means stop. There is no rule that allows you at any time to ignore the red light to take a right turn.
Don’t stop in the middle off the road to check your map. It’s not safe. Sometimes even though you have a map you still get lost, if you do get lost you can always ask for directions from the locals. On the high way from Oranjestad to st. Cruz there’s a Madi’s information stand at Rooi Bosal.

Baby beach

babybIt carries the name Baby beach, although it is the beach most people have drowned. At first the beach is shallow, but before you know it the current pulls you into the deeper part of the sea. Here you can’t stand and it is hard to get back. Most people go snorkeling far from the coast because there are many beautiful fish and coral but when they finally look up from the water they realize there too far. It will take them allot of swimming to get back. So make sure you don’t go too far.

Andicuri beach

AndiCVery local beach which is not always easy to reach. Depending at the car you drive and the condition off the road. You can walk it, if you park your car at natural bridge.Even though this beach does have waves, it’s one off the safest beaches with waves. There are no rocks on the bottom of the sea and you can walk your way in. The waves always bring you back at the beach. In the months from March till end of May we have the passing off the northeast trade. It’s the time of the year were the waves are bigger than usual and the current changes. The winds are stronger. We locals know that in this time we have to be a little more careful than usual at where we swim.

Natural Pool

NpoolIt’s one of our islands main tourist attractions. But sometimes it’s very dangerous to swim at. Before you enter the water watch if the sea is not wild. Big waves, strong winds. Sometimes you can’t see the big waves coming in and hitting the rock walls of the natural pool. This causes current in the natural pool towards the rocks and the sea. If the sea is like this be careful with making pictures close to the sea. It’s not safe turning your back to the sea anytime. In the months from March till end of May we have the passing off the northeast trade. It’s the time off the year were the waves are bigger than usual and the current changes. The winds are stronger. We locals know that in this time we have to be a little more careful than usual at where we swim. People have drowned this way

The sea and its currents

WaveIn the months from March till end of May we have the passing off the northeast trade. It’s the time of the year were the waves are bigger than usual and the current changes. The winds are stronger. We locals know that in this time we have to be a little more careful than usual at where we swim. The northeast trade explained: very strong winds around the equator that are caused by differences in temperature between de subtropics and the equator and the turning off the earth. So please be careful.