Aruba is an island in the Dutch Region of the Carribean. It is located in the southern Carribean Sea and about 1,600 kilometers (990 miles) west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometers north of the Coast of Venezuela. In total the island measures to be over 32 kilometers (20 miles) long from its northwestern end to its southeastern and 10 kilometers (6 miles) across at its widest point.
Aruba is one of the four countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands along with the Netherlands, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten. Unlike most of the Caribbean, Aruba has a very dry, arid and cactus-ridden place. This island is known for its reliably warm and sunny weather.
Aruba makes for one of the easier places for a novice fisherman to gain some practice because it is sheltered from some of the oncoming waves. It is known for its white sandy beaches on both the southern and western coast of the island. The northern and eastern coast of the islands is less protected and more vulnerable to rogue waves.