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Where to Dine Tonight

One thing is certain you'll always eat well on Aruba! The island boasts a tempting array of restaurants in a choice of romantic settings for your dining pleasure. Delicious fresh seafood, Asian fusion dishes, Continental classics and traditional Caribbean recipes are all on the menu. Be sure to try the traditional Indonesian rijsttafel, a banquet of rice and spicy garnishes that is a favorite wherever the Dutch have settled in the world, Latin American dishes from the mainland or indulge yourself with Indian, Japanese and Thai cuisine. There are French bistros, International restaurants and pizza and pasta lovers can literally dine at a different Italian restaurant every night. If you are a meat lover, you'll find everything from US steak houses, Brazilian churrasquerias, prime beef from the Argentinean pampas to home-style hamburgers and BBQ ribs.

Local Recipes

Sample some Aruban cuisine or kuminda krioyo during your stay. Island favorites are keshi yena, a baked Gouda cheese with a chicken stuffing, Pastechis (meat pastries), Pisca del foil (fish cooked in foil with peppers, white wine and pernod), Giambo, a local version of gumbo, and seafood cooked with yerba nole, an aromatic herb.

Dining at the Resort

Start your island taste tour right here at Costa Linda, you have a range of options to choose from:

After Dark

As the sun goes down, the island pace picks up. Candles flicker in the dusk, the drums start rolling and the party is ready to begin. Aruba is famous for its nightlife and a variety of choices awaits visitors. Start with cocktails at sunset, followed by dinner at one of the island's many fine restaurants and then select your entertainment for the evening. Beach bars, live music venues, salsa clubs and discos are all on the menu and for something different, take to the waves for a party cruise, watch a Caribbean show or spend the night at the tables in one of the island's casinos.

Bar Hopping

Feel the sand between your toes, listen to the waves and gaze up at the stars at one of the island's many beach bars. These tropical-style thatched hideaways are the essence of the casual Caribbean. And there's plenty more to choose from: chic lounges serving a cocktail of champagne, martinis and mellow jazz, open-air cafes, piano bars and friendly watering holes popular with visitors and locals, Aruba's bar scene is lively and varied. Visit a different one every night and find your own favorite or hop on a party bus and try some of the island's hottest spots.

Set Sail at Sunset

Savor the romance of the Caribbean at sunset on board a catamaran, party with the pirates and for a truly magical evening, book a dinner cruise and enjoy your meal under the stars. Check out the nighttime cruise options available at the tour desk.

Musical Choices

Let local artists entertain you with their own brand of Caribbean music; you'll hear everything from Calypso, Cuban ballads and steel bands to soca, salsa, tumba and reggae on Aruba. Looking for something International? Some bars offer live jazz, guitar, piano, rock and pop classics.

The fast-paced salsa and merengue will soon get your feet tapping and you'll be itching to get out on the dance floor. The island's nightclubs play a blend of Latin and International dance rhythms and you can party until sunrise.

Bon Bini Festival

For a glimpse of island culture and a sampling of local music, dance, cuisine and crafts, don't miss the popular Bon Bini Festival staged every week in the courtyard of the History Museum in Fort Zoutman, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Lady Luck Smiles

Monte Carlo, Las Vegas…next stop Aruba. The island has some of the most prestigious casinos in the Caribbean, its own brand of stud poker and hosts several international tournaments during the year. Spend an evening at the roulette, baccarat, blackjack and poker tables, join in the nightly Texas Hold'Em and bingo and try the latest video games and slot machines. You may strike lucky and you'll certainly enjoy yourself.

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