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Destination guide

Explore Santa Cruz villa rentals

Santa Cruz is a beautiful region for Aruba villas. It's home to the best outdoor areas in Aruba, including Arikok National Park and the Natural Pool, an ocean pool sheltered by rocks that's perfect for adventure, snorkeling, and off-roading. Unlike other areas of Aruba, Santa Cruz doesn't have a lot of resorts, so it offers a more local and authentic experience that's ideal for families or couples looking for a laid-back retreat. There's still plenty to do in Santa Cruz, of course, such as dining at local restaurants, enjoying the nightlife, and exploring the outdoors.

Things to do

Discover Santa Cruz's colorful history

You're not going to find many attractions within walking distance of your Santa Cruz vacation rental. Fear not. With the help of your trusty rental car, every corner of this small Caribbean island is easily accessible. If you make a beeline for Oranjestad, you can wander past some colorful Dutch architecture, some of the finest in the Caribbean. The island has a long human history, something you can discover at the National Archeological Museum, which features artifacts that date back 1000's of years. If you're in town on a Tuesday, be sure to head up to Fort Zoutman to immerse yourself in the colorful Bon Bini dance festival.


The beach is never far away in Santa Cruz

It's the Caribbean, so it's not surprising that Aruba's activities are centered around the coast and sea. You can take your pick when it comes to water sports. Whether you're after full-throttle activities like jet skiing, or more sedate afternoons paddling along the calm sea on kayaks, Aruba's got your covered. The Caribbean is world-renowned for its deep-sea fishing, and this tiny island doesn't let the side down. Here, you can bundle the whole family onto a private charter and head out to sea to reel in a tuna or sailfish and whatever you catch, you can bring back to your Santa Cruz vacation rental for dinner.


No hurricane season in Santa Cruz

Unlike most of the Caribbean, Aruba sits well off the path of the annual hurricanes, making it a year-round spot to vacation. That said, the biggest influx of travelers is during the winter, when folks take a break from the cold and jet over to stay in Santa Cruz vacation rentals. This busy season pushes the prices up but if you're looking to save a few bucks and skip the crowds on the beach, pick up a bargain between April and August. Aruba gets more sunny days than any other island in the Caribbean, with a year-round temperature that hovers in the 80s. You're almost guaranteed perfect weather.

Natural features

Critters on land and sea in Santa Cruz

You're almost within rolling distance of the Arikok National Park, so there's no excuse not to swing by and spend at least an afternoon spotting wildlife with the park rangers. There's an impressive list of species to tick off, including whiptail lizards, Aruban parakeets and burrowing owls. It would also be criminal to forgo a day snorkeling or diving and miss out getting up close to some fascinating marine creatures. If you attach a mask and bob on the water, you can look down at colorful coral, whose residents include octopuses, turtles and graceful manta rays.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Santa Cruz

The nearest airport is in Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Santa Cruz?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,123 vacation rentals around Santa Cruz. From 333 villa rentals to 853 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.