Aruba is a 21 mi long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, 17 mi north of the Paraguana Peninsula, FalcÃ³n State, Venezuela. A country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba has no administrative subdivisions. Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. This climate has helped tourism as visitors to the island can reliably expect warm sunny weather.
Most of the tourists are from Venezuela and the United States (predominately from eastern and southern states), Aruba's largest trading partner. Before the "Status Aparte", oil processing was the dominant industry in Aruba despite expansion of the tourism sector. Enjoy pristine beaches and great fishing.