Aruba is an island in the Caribbean sea off the northern coast of Venezuela.  Nicknamed "One Happy Island", the island is a tourist haven, with year-long warm temperatures and reliably sunny skies.  While the resort areas in the sheltered north provide a relaxing retreat for vacationers,  scenic views of beautiful desert island landscapes can be found along the weather beaten east coast.  Below is a gallery of my favorite images taken during my stay on the island, from locations including Orangestad,  Boca Catalina Beach, Bushiribana Ruins, California Lighthouse, and Alto Vista Chapel.