View from Savaneta, Aruba (video)

When first-time visitors join me in Aruba, I like to take them on a drive to the top of the hill in Savaneta. There’s a water storage tank up there, delivering delicious (and precious) drinking water to the area below. You can also see most of the southern end of the island, including San Nicolaas, the oil refinery, the loading dock nearby, and all the neighborhoods up as far as Pos Chiquito and a little farther to the ships in the nearby anchorage. Here’s a video with driving directions on how to get there and a sweeping panorama of the view. If you have a fast internet connection, watch it in the highest resolution possible for maximum enjoyment.

That was worth the drive, wasn’t it? I like going up there every once in a while for sunset, too. On the right day, it’s spectacular. Bon dia.

Driving to Casibari, Aruba

The previous post showed the climb to the top of the Casibari Rock Formation. Here’s another video showing how to get there. It begins on the main highway, heading FROM the high rise hotel area coming into the Sasaki Traffic Circle. From there, you’ll see exactly how to get to the Casibari Rocks.

An easy drive to be sure. Be careful on the traffic circles, they can be a little tricky. The drive from the hotel area to Casibari is only about 10 minutes or so, depending upon traffic. Part of the video is accelerated to take out the boring stuff. Videos like this will continue, giving an inside look at Aruba and the many things the island has to offer. Bon dia.

Baby Beach to San Nicolaas, Aruba

Here’s a video showing exactly how to drive from Baby Beach, Aruba into the heart of San Nicolaas. Many people ask me for directions to some of my favorite places in Aruba and this video is a good reference. You can make the drive before leaving wherever it is you are, getting familiar with the sights along the way. There’s also a quick look inside the Hollywood Smokehouse and Charlie’s Bar, two great places to stop in for a snack and a beverage. (See other pages here on the blog that show the food.) Here we go.

That was easy! Plenty more of these videos to come. They’ll eventually end up as a series of links on the Aruba Driving Directions page here on my blog. If Aruba ever gets serious about streets signs, you won’t need these videos. In the mean time, well, it never hurts to have a preview of the terrain ahead. Bon dia.