Barceló Aruba
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Aruba, Rest of America
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The Occidental Grand Aruba hotel is located on the secluded, picturesque island of Aruba, bathed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea.

This comprehensive resort, near the capital of Oranjestad and surrounded by the vibrant Palm Beach area with its beaches, bars, and nightclubs, is a sure bet for celebrating weddings as well as relaxing, having fun, and taking an unforgettable trip at any time of year.

The location of this idyllic enclave in the heart of the Antilles is enhanced by its tropical marine climate, which guarantees pleasant temperatures around 77ºF and sunny days practically all year long. Therefore, it is an ideal destination for celebrating a wedding, as well as a perfect place for starting a romantic honeymoon.

Less crowded than other tourist destinations in the Caribbean, the island of Aruba is especially appealing because it is an unusual destination that provides greater privacy and offers many places of great beauty and cultural, historical, sports and culinary interest. Near the Occidental Grand Aruba you can visit the California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, or the gold mine ruins. Since it’s located in one of the most interesting areas, the Barceló is also a good starting point for exploring this picturesque island.

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The secrets of Aruba

The capital of Aruba, just 8 km from the hotel, is the shopping and entertainment epicenter of this fascinating island, which is an autonomous island nation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The colorful facades of its historic center invite you to let yourself be carried away by the city’s lively rhythm and the hospitality of its inhabitants.

Arikok National Park

This nature reserve is located in the center of the island of Aruba, near its eponymous hill. Immersing yourself in this natural paradise will allow you to discover a wealth of endemic species of flora and fauna, such as the curious formations of the Divi-divi trees, as well as climb to the top of the Arikok and Jamanota hills (the highest points on the island), or try to decipher the paintings of the island’s native Arawak Indians.


Alto Vista Chapel

This is Aruba’s first Roman Catholic church. It was established in 1750 by the indigenous people and Spaniards, and was rebuilt in 1953. Today this religious temple and expression of colonial architecture has become one of the most frequented points of interest on the island, partly thanks to its location above a valley with gorgeous sea views.


Gold Mine Ruins

The gold mine ruins located in Bushiribana date back to the 1400s and 1500s, and gave rise to the etymological origins of the island’s name, due to the existence of the coveted “Oro Ruba” or “Red Gold”. It is essential to visit this site if you want to learn in depth about the treasures that Aruba has hosted for centuries that have attracted so many adventurous spirits.