Jossy Mehsen Mansur: Mansur is arguably one of the reasons the Papiamento language is as prevalent as it is today. Mansur is credited with writing two dictionaries of the Creole language for preservation, a translation guide, one of the premier books on the history of Aruba, and starting Diario, the local Papiamento newspaper.
Baseball: Even through Aruba is known for its various watersports, the country has made several prominent baseball players who have gone on to play for the U.S.A.’s Major League Baseball (MLB). Aruba has sent players to the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and many others. Famed baseball players include Sidney Ponson and Xander Bogaerts.
Lovers of history will enjoy some time spent at the National Archaeological Museum Aruba. Located in Oranjestad in a series of historic buildings, the museum focuses on the indigenous cultures, Dutch colonial history empire-wide, and the natural history of the island and region. Be sure to check out their website to see if there are any exciting events happening during your travels.
If you want to experience something a little different, then plan a visit to the Aruba Aloe Factory and Museum. Here, you can learn all about aloe production, the history of this unique crop, and even see how aloe is processed for sale.