What is up with all the tents near the coastlines during April?
Once a year, the locals of Aruba eagerly anticipate the start of camping season which always occurs during spring breaks. Children have a week of vacation and adults who don't have these, ask for it especially for camping. For decades, this tradition has brought families and friends together for various nights under the stars on many of the island's picturesque beaches.
As the spring begins, families arrive at their chosen camping spot armed with tents, sleeping bags, and enough food to feed an army. The beach becomes a hive of activity as portable stoves are set up and grills fired up for nights of cooking and communal dining.
Music fills the air, and the sound of laughter and conversation carries across the sand. Children run around, playing games as their parents sit back and enjoy the cool ocean breeze.
As the night wears on, the beach takes on a magical glow as the moon and stars light up the sky. Families huddle around bonfires, roasting marshmallows, and sharing stories. Later, they retreat to their tents to catch some rest, lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves.
In the mornings, the beach is alive with activity once more as families cook breakfast and head out of their tents to dive right in the ocean. When camping season is over, the families sweep the sand clean of any debris as they found it.
The tradition of camping season in Aruba is a cherished one, a time for families and friends to bond, connect with nature, and create memories that will last a lifetime. It is a time to slow down, appreciate the simple things in life, and bask in the beauty of this magical island paradise.
(Picture by Aruba.com)