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    Greetings! I'm wondering how far it is from the low rise resort area (Divi Dutch Village) to the high rise area? I will be renting a car and it looks like some of the restaurants I'll be checking out are in the high rise area. Is there adequate parking in general? Will be there in late September.
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    maybe about 3 miles or less

    parking at the high rise area is tighter than the lo rise, but there is parking.

    if you want to ignore the arking, hop on the bus that stops right out in front of the divi village.............ride it up to the hi rise and then back.

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    price is about $2.50 r/t.
    Quote Originally Posted by Musicman View Post
    Greetings! I'm wondering how far it is from the low rise resort area (Divi Dutch Village) to the high rise area? I will be renting a car and it looks like some of the restaurants I'll be checking out are in the high rise area. Is there adequate parking in general? Will be there in late September.
    Thanks...
    Musicman

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    Very short drive!!! If you are going to a restaurant in Playa Linda you park in their lot and have your ticket turned in for a coin. Same at Texas de Brazil. Parking for Casa Tua, Fishes and Salt & Pepper is right behind them - there is a guard who will ask you where you are going so you don't park there just to stroll around. There is a parking lot at Herencia Mall down the way (you pay a minimal fee). There is parking behind Chino Latino, etc, and parking for Gianni's etc. It is really quite easy if you know what you're doing. I suggest you drive down there during the day and scope out all the different parking options.

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    Divi Dutch Village to High Rise

    Linda,

    Very good suggestion! We personally like to have a car at our disposal for a lot of reasons. Sometimes we like to take a little ride in the afternoon if we got to the beach early in the morning and definitely like to drive to our chosen restaurant for that evening. Being the economy the way it is, many vacationers just take the bus. From what we've seen, the buses run frequently.
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    Musicman, when will you be there in Sept? We'll be there Sept 26-Oct 3. We're staying at
    Marriott Ocean Club.

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    I usually walk from low to high and vice versa, but if you do not want to have the hassle of finding a spot, I would take the bus.

    I am going to be at the Radisson Sep 23rd to 30

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    I agree, there is parking but it seems to be harder and harder to get a spot...with the new shopping mall opened the spaces are not as readily accessible....I would also suggest a bus....easy on and easy off.....
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    Shelly....we will be there Sept19-26...so maybe we'll pass each other in the airport!

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    Since I have not been to Aruba before, I don't know the layout of the island and the traffic/driving conditions. I did rent a car because I like to explore rather than hang out at the beach/resort all day. I do have a problem walking a great distance because of medical problems. Maybe I'll try driving to the places I want to go during the day and check out the parking situation and check out where the bus stops and decide which would be the better option, as far as walking is concerned.
    This is going to be a real adventure! I have vacationed on St John USVI for four years and know how to get to everywhere on that island. Aruba is about the same size but I think there are many more people who live there than on St John. Since St John is 2/3 national park....undeveloped, pristine and natural...there is no construction/development within park boundaries. No stop lights on the island...small "town" (Cruz Bay) on one end and Coral Bay....smaller town/ development on the other.
    The wife and I wanted to try something different for a change and we had an offer that we couldn't pass up. So....Aruba ...here we come. It will be totally different, but then, variety is the spice of life!
    I appreciate all the great info and input that you all have given me so far.
    September is a long time coming yet, so I'm sure I'll have more questions between now and then. My hat's off to you all on this forum...you obviously love "your little island" and go out of your way to help newbies like myself.
    Thanks again for all the great advice! You guys are fantastic!
    Musicman

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    Musicman

    If you are there when we are (arrive Sept. 8), Karen & I could give you a quick tour if you like.

    I also have the "Aruba Experience" here in the U.S. This includes a nice map of Atuba. If you would like one, PM your address & I will mail it to you.
    Tom & Karen

    Next Trip: Jan. 6 - April 7

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