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Safety Tips in Aruba – Travel Safety Tips

Aruba Warnings and Dangers

Aruba is a densely populated Southern Caribbean Island that welcomes over a million visitors each year to the tropical island. If you are planning a trip to Aruba, here are some warnings and dangers you should be aware of to help make your visit a pleasant one.


Two types of snakes are indigenous to Aruba – the rattlesnake and another non-poisonous small snake. However, in recent years, other types of snakes have been getting into the country in deliveries of sand and cement. In particular, boa constrictor snakes.

Water Dangers

At the Northern end of the island are incredibly dangerous currents. The sea approaches from two and/or three different directions at a time. The tumultuous waves crash together as the currents met. Do not swim, fish, windsurf, or do anything else water-related at this part of the island.

There is a strong undercurrent around the island that becomes more pronounced as the tide rises. The undercurrents can pull you under the water and drown you.

Sea urchins populate the lagoons. Make sure you wear swim shoes when jumping into the lagoons. Also, be careful of the sharks when swimming in the sea.

Effects of the Wind

Aruba is known as the windy island and there are some real downsides to it. One is that you don’t realize you are getting sunburned as you feel pretty cool all the time, and the other is that things can get blown into you and you might get hurt.

Palm Trees

If you sit under a palm tree, don’t sit under the coconuts. The ripe ones will fall when they are ready.

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