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    How is driving in Aruba?

    I have been to several Caribbean islands. Never Aruba. SOme of them have terribly crazy drivers, some of them are fine. Was wondering how it is driving around Aruba when you don't really know where you are going? Is it worht renting a car for a day to drive around and check things out?

    Thanks!

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    We've rented cars for a few days at a time. Driving is easy. All roads lead back into town essentially. If you get lost, look for Oranestad signs. The only issues we have found is in their rotary's, which if you drive carefully aren't an issue. They aren't crazy drivers in my opinion. Others may disagree...

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    i've driven on some other islands and it always freaked me out. aruba is a dream to drive in especially compared to other islands. you won't mind it at all.....

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    speed is a huge issue on aruba.
    many drivers do not obey the speed limits.
    alcohol and driving are also a huge issue.

    taking the same precautions as you would at home is the norm.
    road signs are easily understood.

    compared to many caribbean islands aruba is a cakewalk.
    http://www.aruba.com/sigma/road_signs_in_aruba.pdf
    click the above link to see road signs for aruba

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    Just dawned on me, for the many years we have been going to Aruba I have never driven. I guess its just being smart Dont drink and drive

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    We've never had a problem with driving, and always rent a car -- mostly to go exploring the wilder side of the island and to get to all the fantastic restaurants. Road signs are not always respected, so be on the defensive!

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    Easy to drive,not to expensive to rent a car,We rent just for the convenience to have it to get from a to z.

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    Driving in Aruba is simple ....... just watch out for the tourists
    Aruba where the toughest question each day is "where to dine tonight".



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    How is driving in Aruba?

    Driving is easy in Aruba and it is the best way to explore the island and effectively utilize your vacation period.

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    The drivers we encountered drove crazy fast, and a bit reckless. We adapted and just drove more defensively ourselves. My husband started to really enjoy it after awhile.

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