Aruba is located in the heart approximately 16 miles from the South American coastline. The Island is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across at its widest point, with a total area of 70 square miles. Aruba’s topography and vegetation are unusual for a Caribbean island. On the south and west coasts there are miles of pristine white beaches that rank among the most beautiful in the world, rimmed by calm blue seas with visibility in some areas to a depth of 100 feet. The average temperature is 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The greatest likelihood of precipitation is from October through January.