If you’re looking for a Caribbean experience without the heat, then an Aruba tour is the perfect choice. Aruba has pretty consistent temperatures year-round, so you can visit at any time of year and find perfect weather there. The coldest month is January, which has an average high of about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but even the summer months have average temperatures only a couple of degrees higher. If you’re visiting during the summer, expect average highs in the mid-80s with the occasional 90-degree day. Be ready for some windy days as well because the island of Aruba experiences mild temperatures in part due to the strong trade winds that blow across it.
Another usual aspect of Aruba’s climate is that it’s very dry, bearing more of a resemblance to Arizona than Jamaica. Average yearly rainfall in Aruba is around 20 inches, about the same as the state of California, so you’re unlikely to have your day ruined by sudden showers. The rainy season starts in September, peaks in November, and ends in early January, but even this period averages only 3 or 4 inches of rain per month. Aruba is also south of the hurricane zone, so you won’t have to worry about any powerful tropical storms.
Despite the relatively mild temperatures, Aruba gets a lot of sun year-round, so make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen. Don’t be fooled by the cooling effects of the wind – Aruba is located close to the equator, so the UV radiation is stronger than most places. Still, a little extra sunscreen is a small price to pay for some of the best weather in the world.
To make the most of your next trip to Aruba, we recommend checking out our Aruba Oranjestad Blue Horses Self-Guided Walking Tour, or you can sign up for Action+ to gain access to over 100 tours at a single yearly price.
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