on what to bring/wear:
A bottle of water; to avoid getting dehydrated.
A hat; offers some protection from the tropical sun.
UV blocking sunglasses; shades that block off some of those rays and make it much easier to look up into a bright sky or out over oceanic waters.
Quick-dry, lightweight clothes; it is always warm on Aruba. I bird always in shorts and mostly on flip-flops, although I do recommend some better footwear. We will not hike extensively, still, most vegetation on Aruba has thorns and those hurt!
Bug repellent: Biting insects aren’t too much of a problem on Aruba but it’s always good to be prepared. Especially near the mangroves, mosquitos can be aggressive at a certain times. A natural and organic bug spray would have my preference.
Sunblock; it is recommended to use a sunscreen with a high SPF of 30 or more and one that protects from UVA and UVB radiation. If you plan to swim during your stay on Aruba, please use a ‘reef safe” lotion, without oxybenzone.