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Timelapsing across Aruba

Saturday Video: Timelapsing Across Aruba

Saturday Video: Timelapsing Across Aruba

You might think that ultra-touristy Aruba is not uncommon enough for you.

You might be right.

Then again, as illustrated in today’s featured video, you might be wrong…

Running for about four minutes, this timelapse masterpiece shows off the “One Happy Island” like most of us have never seen before. Sure, the highrise resorts along Palm Beach are included. The Tony shops of downtown Oranjestad are showcased as well.

These more common aspects of the tourism product in Aruba are vastly overshadowed, though, by the island’s more remote, off-the-beaten-path environs, particularly Aruba’s ragged northern coastline where we’ve already encouraged you to check out in search of gold.

The lonely, nearly perfectly conical peak featured just past the midway point of the video? That’s Mount Jamanota, Aruba’s “tallest” peak measuring a mere 617 feet. The way it just sits there, the only even remotely elevated piece of land in its surrounding area, has always fascinated me. I’ve visited Aruba several times over the years, but never had a chance to scale the mini mount – a good reason for a return visit…

For me, the video is full of more than a few other good reasons to head back to Aruba soon.

What do you think, is Aruba right for you?

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  • An interesting timelapse, except for the jarring hard cuts between locations. Fading between the locations would have been beautiful.

  • Aruba News @ twitter

    “The lonely, nearly perfectly conical peak featured just past the midway point of the video” is actually “Mount” Hooiberg (Haystack), Aruba’s second-tallest peak, measuring 541 feet. Yamanota, which is indeed higher, is actually more to the east, closer to the Arikok national park, and surrounded by other hills, so that it doesn’t stand out as much as Hooiberg.

    Beautiful video though…

    More info on Hooiberg: http://www.visitaruba.com/things-to-do/sightseeing/hooiberg-aruba/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooiberg

    • Steve Bennett

      Thanks for the correction. Hopefully we can get back to Aruba soon to do a full piece on both peaks to make sure people understand the difference and appreciate them both!

  • Thalia

    wow, this is a magnificent timelapse. Would love to have it on our new site, http://www.arubatriptips.com, please feel free to check us out when we’re up and running soon! For now you can follow us on twitter @arubatriptips. Thanks!