Aruba Weather July Averages, Aruba
What's the Weather Like in Aruba in July
Heading into July, we see the hot summer weather continuing, which is great news for holidaymakers from around the world. The average daily temperature rests at a very warm 29°C, while the highs can go up as far as 31°C. Even the lows do not drop below 26°C for a very warm start to the day. Certain areas of the island, such as Eagle Beach, can be a little cooler: daily averages there tend to be around 27°C this month.
Aruba does not see much rainfall during this part of the year, although we do see a slight spike here compared to the surrounding months. 20mm of rain will fall, which is still a very small amount; the important thing to note is that it covers 7 days. That is the most since February, but the good part of all this is that every rain shower will be brief. In other words, a storm or two will not ruin your holiday. Do watch out for the weather forecast however, and be aware that there may be some days when it is better to stay out of the water and keep under shelter.
Talking of the water, it is very warm at this time of year. The average sea temperature of 28°C means that the beach is a very popular place to be. In some areas of the island, these warm and clear waters provide the perfect environment for snorkelling or even diving. The other climate concern for you at this time of the year is the wind be aware that some places can be buffeted by strong winds depending on the way they are protected by natural cliffs and bays. Don't be caught out by rough seas and stick to the areas which the locals can tell you are safe to swim in.
Hotels in Aruba in July
Boardwalk Hotel Aruba
July can be busy, but if you book into a small hotel like the Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, you can still get personal service. This private accommodation is steps away from Palm Beach, and was given the title of "hidden gem hotel in Aruba" by USA Today. It is placed on an historic coconut plantation, and includes a beautiful pool area.
The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino offers a brand name that you can trust, with plenty of extra facilities. Each room has its own private balcony or patio, and there is a beachfront spa with a full range of treatments available. Two pools, a kids club, a playground, and of course the casino complete the picture.
The Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
The Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa offers a Caribbean paradise, in a boutique two-story hotel on Eagle Beach. Dine alongside the pool or sit on your private balcony to enjoy the sun. Later on, you can retire to the bar to finish off your romantic evening after a meal at the a-la-carte restaurants.
Hit the Beach
Mangel Halto Beach
On the southeast coast of Aruba you will find Mangel Halto Beach, a spot which is perfect for snorkelling or lying on the white sands. There is a calm and shallow approach to the sea here, with lots of sea life living amongst the mangroves. You can also take picnics here and sit inside huts for shade. Beyond the edge of the shallows, the reef plunges down, allowing a home for octopuses and moray eels.
Palm Beach is one of the more glamorous beaches on the island, where you can swim in the 28°C water easily. You can also try water sports, beach bars, restaurants, shops, and barefoot dining on the sands. There is also an upbeat nightlife here after dark.
Bars and Restaurants
Though a little pricey, the Barefoot Restaurant offers you the chance to dine on the sand after dark, lit by torches. They offer weekly specials, as well as an a la carte menu, and are open 7 days a week with Caribbean style cuisine. You are advised to reserve a table in advance.
Diana's Pancakes Place
Diana's Pancakes Place goes right to the other side of the scale, with a delicious pancake restaurant serving up all kinds of dishes including this favourite treat. They are closed on Mondays, but for the rest of the week they serve up light and airy Dutch-style pancakes.
For seafood, head to Wacky Wahoo's. Here you can eat fresh catch of the day, including barracuda, rock lobster, and more. They combine the fish with wonderfully prepared sides such as fresh vegetables and fried plantains for a special Caribbean flair.
Things to Do in Aruba in July
Arikok National Park
Arikok National Park just has to be seen in the July sunshine. It is an area of great natural beauty, taking up around 20% of the island and including desert-like hills and white sandy coastline. You can see lots of indigenous animals and plants in this area, and there are a number of activities possible within the park.
The Antilla is a shipwreck that is very popular with scuba divers. If you have never done any diving before, head to Aqua Windies, where you will receive full training from the scuba centre professionals before heading out in a small group to admire the ship, the largest wreck in the Caribbean.
Action Tours Aruba
For something a bit more high-speed, try Action Tours Aruba for UTV & ATV tours. They will take you off road on a guided tour of the coastline, amazing rock formations, and the scenic areas of the desert that are waiting to be explored. The tours last for 3 and a half hours and set off twice daily.