Make your next international flight a trip to Aruba.

Immaculate beaches and turquoise waters draw people to this idyllic Dutch island, but the friendly residents and vibrant international culture are what keep them coming back.

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Beautiful beaches abound in Aruba, but that’s not all this Dutch locale has to offer. First-rate shopping and an abundance of outdoor activities only add to the list of enticements that make this Caribbean destination a hit all year long. Consider starting in Oranjestad. Against a backdrop of Dutch colonial architecture, Aruba’s capital and largest city offers endless entertainment options. For prime shopping and dining, head downtown and explore the area on foot or by trolley.

Some of the most breathtaking parts of Aruba lie within Arikok National Park, which encompasses nearly 20 percent of the island. Join a tour group or explore on your own. Among the sites to experience: a natural ocean “pool” ringed by volcanic rock; petroglyph-filled caves; and Jamanota Hilltop, the highest point on the island. Want even more flora and fauna sightseeing? Head over to the Gold Mine Ranch. Add unbeatable views to your itinerary with any of the three horseback tours available. Stops include Budui Beach, Baby Natural Bridge, and Hidden Valley and Lagoon.

Immerse yourself in the island’s 5,000-year-old history at the National Archaeological Museum, starting with its prehistoric inhabitants and going through Dutch colonization. Ancient artifacts of bone, shell, stone, ceramic, and glass abound, and the model village offers a glimpse into the life of early Arubans. Next up is the Aruba Aloe Museum and Factory. Aruba is the largest exporter of aloe, so give your skin some relief from the sun during a visit to this soothing spot in nearby Hato. You’ll learn how the plant was domesticated and about its many health benefits.

It’s time to pack your bags for Aruba. Jet off to your next adventure with a flight on Southwest. Southwest Airlines® flies to Reina Beatrix International Airport, making it easy for you to start your Caribbean adventure. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable international trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest Experience and book your next flight to Reina Beatrix International Airport.

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Things to do in Aruba
Can’t-miss beaches
  • Budui Beach
  • Malmok Beach
  • Wariruri Beach Cove
Outdoor adventures
  • Arikok National Park
  • The Gold Mine Ranch
  • Jamanota Hilltop
Enriching outings
  • Arashi Reef
  • Aruba Aloe Museum and Factory
  • National Archaeological Museum

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Why fly Southwest

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Bags fly free1

Your bags fly free, because no golf bag4 or swimsuit should be left behind. So pack up without paying up with our two free checked bags.

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No change fees2

Think your vacation plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

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Gate to gate WiFi5

Surf the Web before you surf the waves with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and the Internet will make time fly by on our flights to tropical destinations.

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Fly in comfort

Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight on our 737-700 aircraft.

100% free entertainment.

Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie5 for free. Just one way we make getting to your tropical destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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Your trip comes with low fares and no hidden fees thanks to Transfarency®.

Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your favorite destinations. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards® lets you use your points on any flight, any day, any time, which means you can turn your points into a reward flight. Sign up and see why we’ve been named the best rewards program four years in a row6. Points that actually reward you with getaways, that’s Southwest Rapid Rewards.

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100% reward availability7.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to paradise.

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No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards® points.

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Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to our tropical destinations or anywhere else you want to go.

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Rapid Rewards. Rapid redemption.

You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our tropical destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the vacation of a lifetime.

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International travel tips

If you’re new around here, we’re so happy to have you. Flying with us is easy and fun—this guide is your one-stop shop for doing things the Southwest way.

We’ll be waiting to welcome you with free snacks and countless smiles, so we want to get you onboard as quickly and smoothly as possible!

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Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.

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The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival. If you’d like to breeze through security a little easier, you may be interested in Global Entry. You can apply here.

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Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.

4A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag.

5Download the Southwest app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

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7As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.