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    Rent a car... We use Super car rental just nice to know you have a car and don't have to rely on other transportation

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    When I went to Aruba with my wife, back in 2012, I decided not to rent a car. I wasn't confortable with driving something I didn't own in a place I didn't know. So we used bus and taxi. When I get home I'll tell you how much I spent with these.

    But if we return to Aruba one day (and we'd love to), I think we'd end renting a car. That's what insurance and GPS are for...

    All the best from Brazil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrica_jones View Post
    I plan on traveling to aruba mid-march. We're going to stay at a friends house in Santa Cruz near the national park. We don't want to rent a car. Is there a way to get to the tourist spots without a car from Santa Cruz?
    Without a car, you will be stuck in the middle of nowhere. Santa Cruz is not exactly a tourist place, calling a taxi will get expensive over time. Plus, Aruba is quite hot, even in the evenings. Waiting for taxis or buses or walking to a certain area can be exhausting. A friend of mine lives in Santa Cruz, when his car was broken down it was tough for him to get around.

    I would highly recommend to rent a car. You will be independent and you will be able to enjoy the island to the fullest. JMO.

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    Well, as promised, here go my transportation expenses back in 2012. We stayed at the Radisson in Palm Beach.

    Bus: USD 25 (going to and returning from Oranjestad, Arashi, Passions)
    Taxi: USD 193 (Airport, restaurants -- MJ, Papiamento, Barefoot --, church)

    Total, USD 222 for 9 days

    But, as others have said, don't consider just the money, but comfort as well.

    All the best from Brazil

    Marcio

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcioCampos View Post
    Well, as promised, here go my transportation expenses back in 2012. We stayed at the Radisson in Palm Beach.

    Bus: USD 25 (going to and returning from Oranjestad, Arashi, Passions)
    Taxi: USD 193 (Airport, restaurants -- MJ, Papiamento, Barefoot --, church)

    Total, USD 222 for 9 days

    But, as others have said, don't consider just the money, but comfort as well.

    All the best from Brazil

    Marcio
    And if you had rented a car, you would have gone to Baby Beach, Charley's Bar, the gold mine ruins and maybe more.

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    Looking for a car rental place near Oranjestad...any ideas?

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    they are all pretty much near oranjestad.
    most if not all will pick you up and bring you to their office.
    the renaissance ocean sutes downtown has a hertz or avis desk in lobby.
    open limitd hours though

    http://www.aruba.com/things-to-do/tr...rental?tid=289
    Quote Originally Posted by JPKeel View Post
    Looking for a car rental place near Oranjestad...any ideas?

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