Arid, rocky, prickly, scrubby, and almost otherworldly, this island’s interior is often a surprise for those expecting the lush foliage and verdant rainforests of other tropical isles. But it has its own terrestrial treasures; you just have to know where to look!
We were delighted to hear that Aruba's endemic burrowing owls (called “shocos” by locals) were voted in as an official National Symbol by parliament on September 23rd, 2014. That means the birds and their habitats will now be protected by law.
No worries about keeping your offspring happy on One Happy Island! There’s so much to do for all ages that you might even need another week of holiday here!
“One Happy Island” is delighted to welcome over one million visitors per year, many of them repeat guests, but considering that this little rock encompasses only 70 square miles, that kind of human traffic can take a toll on the environment.
Aruba has four species of endangered sea turtles returning to its beaches each year to nest between March and October: the leatherback, the loggerhead, the green, and the hawksbill. And they all need human help.