Aruba is an island nation that is part of the Netherlands but is largely autonomous. It is close to Venezuela and is known for its beautiful beaches, tropical weather, and consistent climate. The island is split between the northeast and southwest coasts. The southwest has many white beaches and clear waters. However, the northeast coast has fewer beaches, rougher seas, and a rocky coastline.
The country has mainly Dutch-speaking Catholic and European residents. It also has many indigenous Caribbean descendants who also speak Papiamento. Many tourists come to the country for its beauty and resorts. Tourism, oil refining, and banking are the biggest industries in Aruba.