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Unusual Jellyfish Spotted In Natural Pool

Aruba has one national park, which encompasses nearly 20% of Aruba’s total size. To put it into perspective, if this would be the case for the United States, the local, Aruba National Park Foundation, would control a landmass about the size of Texas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania combined!Continue readingUnusual Jellyfish Spotted In Natural Pool

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Only A Few Outdoor Activities Still Allowed

There are a handful of activities deemed safe.Continue readingOnly A Few Outdoor Activities Still Allowed

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Alhambra Casino and Shopping Bazaar Construction Update

Main entrance at Alhambra Casino A building in bad need of a renovation is certainly Alhambra Casino and Shopping Bazaar, as it is officially called. Located in the heart of the Divi properties in the low rise district, this project was virtually abandoned by owner Divi Resorts for many years. Off course Divi is busy…Continue readingAlhambra Casino and Shopping Bazaar Construction Update

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Say What?!? Natural Bridge To Become The New Natural Pool

I’m sure the title grabbed your attention, especially if you are a frequent visitor to the island of Aruba. If you are not familiar with the story, here’s a quick recap. Aruba’s number one tourist attraction, by far, was the world famous Natural Bridge, also known locally as Cura di Turtuga (freely translated to Turtles…Continue readingSay What?!? Natural Bridge To Become The New Natural Pool

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Quick Hits #2: Natura Aruba, Coral Pyramid, Coach New York, Super Food, Mambo Jambo, Blue Residence Club, Aruba Millennium

After last week’s Quick Hits post containing updates on a wide variety of projects currently ongoing in Aruba, I decided to write a sequel. I’ve received an avalanche of emails from people asking me to write more about other projects as well. Gladly. Here is Quick Hits #2. Something new I’m doing with these post…Continue readingQuick Hits #2: Natura Aruba, Coral Pyramid, Coach New York, Super Food, Mambo Jambo, Blue Residence Club, Aruba Millennium

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Quick Hits: Alhambra Casino, Tropicana Resort, Linear Park, Oasis Condo, Acqua Condo, Costa Linda, Taste of Belgium, Ritz Carlton, La Cabana

In terms of tourism development at lot went on during my 6 month absence, as you can image. This post is especially interesting for the repeat visitors to Aruba or just for the one who are curious by nature. I’m touching each project briefly just to get you up to speed. At a later time…Continue readingQuick Hits: Alhambra Casino, Tropicana Resort, Linear Park, Oasis Condo, Acqua Condo, Costa Linda, Taste of Belgium, Ritz Carlton, La Cabana

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Pictures: Construction Alhambra Shopping Bazaar and Casino

The renovation work at Alhambra continues at a blazing fast speed. The whole shopping area structure was razed, leaving only the casino and sandwich shop Subway standing. The parking area has been paved on the southern part. Currently the parking area on the eastern part being constructed. The casino building is also being renovated right…Continue readingPictures: Construction Alhambra Shopping Bazaar and Casino

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De Palm Tours Acquires Atlantis Adventures

In a news conference local giant tour operator De Palm Tours announced the acquisition of Atlantis Adventures. Atlantis offers submarine and semi-submarine excursions. Additionally they offers shore services to cruise lines. Officials from both companies announced that that the transaction was finalized on February 1, 2011 (almost two weeks ago), without offering details about the…Continue readingDe Palm Tours Acquires Atlantis Adventures

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Pictures: Alhambra Bazaar and Casino Renovations

Several weeks ago I took notice of the construction at Alhambra Casino. This aging facility located at Punta Bravo also features a shopping center. This property has a distinctive Arabian theme which really stood out. Alhambra is owned by Divi Resorts. A quick view outside shows a revamped parking area and ongoing, be it minor,…Continue readingPictures: Alhambra Bazaar and Casino Renovations