Rainfall In Aruba

Cactus Sunset

People assume many things before going on a vacation. Assumptions obviously aren’t correct most of the time. The biggest assumption about Aruba is that this island is a tropical island, of course, beaches, margaritas and palm trees. Tropical in my opinion also means rain.

Would you believe it if I told you that Aruba might be one of the most desert-like islands in the Caribbean? According to the local Meteorological Service in 2006 it rained about 400 millimeters (15.7 inches). Consequently cacti-landscape like you see in the picture below is the natural result.

Former Aruba tour guide, trying to provide value to Aruba travelers.