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You likely know Aruba for its white-sand beaches and all-inclusive resorts, its piña coladas and its luxury spas -- but beyond the postcards and the 'grams lies a world of desert landscapes, rugged national parks, and WWII shipwrecks just as easily explored

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. Welcome to "One Happy Island."

Land in Oranjestad, and figure out when you're going north and south. North is undeveloped, raw, desert-like, and wild -- it's mostly Arikok National Park -- while south is where you'll find streets buzzing in Spanish, English, and Dutch, food stalls and restaurants whipping up all sorts of cuisines (look out for Indonesian), and festivals adding spirit to the air. Of course, if you want to get away from it all, you could also go underwater -- this is the Wreck Capital of the Caribbean, after all.

There are many ways to explore Aruba (yes, even in a COVID world) -- what'll be yours?

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You know you’re in Aruba when…

Adventures in Aruba

6 awesome trips: The many ways to experience Aruba

14 reasons why Aruba is the happiest island in the world

12 things you’ll only understand if you’ve been to Aruba

17 places we wish we could be on World Tourism Day

16 facts about Aruba that will surprise you

Q&A with top Aruban bodyboarder Jonathan Boekhoudt

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