Family Activities:

Off-road Safari


Several tour companies offer guided jeep tours of Aruba’s rugged northeast coast, a landscape of rocky shores and fast-breaking surf. The bouncy wind-in-your-hair jeep ride pleases ‘tweens and teens, probably more so than the sights do. Things you’ll see along the way include the Chapel of Alto Vista — a one-room Catholic church, originally built in 1750, whose present structure dates to 1952 — as well as at the ruins of the Bushiribana gold mine. When my daughter was a teenager, she raved about this jeep ride. Although bus tours offer air-conditioned trips to the same area, these are generally longer and not as much fun.