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Eagle Beach

The island nation of Aruba is home to some fascinating beaches and vistas. Aruba's widest oceanfront, the dramatic Eagle Beach is noted for its white, powdery sands and crystal clear waters. The beach is well-equipped with shaded areas, parking spaces, and some quaint huts to escape the blazing sun on bright days. Adventure seekers can choose from an array of water sports like waterskiing and sailing here. A few months out of the year year, you'll find white and red signposts alerting sightseers against harming turtle nests at Eagle Beach. In particular, the hawksbill, green, loggerhead, and leatherback species dominate the sea and sand. Head here for all-around outdoor entertainment and outstanding panoramic views.

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard, Oranjestad, Aruba
Alto Vista Chapel

Originally built in 1750, the Alta Vista Chapel was the first Roman Catholic church to be built in Aruba. The church was established by a group of Catholic Indians and it was here that Domingo Antonio Silvestre of Venezuela began to convert other natives of Aruba to Christianity. Perched high above the sea with a spectacular view of the surroundings, the chapel remained the centerpiece of Catholic faith in Aruba until the plague forced the residents of Alta Vista to abandon their homes and beloved church in favor of a more secure residence in Noord. The church soon fell to ruin, but was later rebuilt at the same site in 1952 and boasts a simple design, with semi-circular pews and a bright yellow facade. The boundaries of the original church have been marked by a stone border, and at the altar stands a statue of the Mother Mary, patron saint of the church. Outside you will also find a few stone pews built to accommodate a larger number of worshipers. Although the humble chapel is neither grand nor elaborate in form, it boasts an austere charm and meditative atmosphere that appeals to both the religious and non-religious. The chapel may be reached via a winding road that is lined with the Stations of the Cross. Religious services are held here every week.

Alto Vista, Noord, Aruba
Natural Bridge

Situated on Aruba's Windward Coast, Natural Bridge was the island's most visited tourist destination and one of the Caribbean's most distinguishable sites until it collapsed on in 2005. Although not quite the natural wonder it once was, the landmark is still a popular tourist attraction and offers exquisite views of the coast. Stretching 30 meters (100 feet) across and rising 7.6 meter (25 feet) above the ocean, the limestone bridge was known as the Caribbean's highest and most dramatic coral formation. There are around seven other natural bridges on Aruba though many of them are difficult to reach. Visit this gem and soak up the picturesque splendor that still thrives there.

Andicuri Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
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