Aruba Beach
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Very difficult to drive!

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    10

    Very difficult to drive!

    There are NO street signs and we ended up being very frustrated. Alot of people didnt speak english so it was even harder!

  2. #2
    Junior Member NYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Eagle Beach!
    Posts
    29
    get yourself a good map (borch is best)...and make sure to drive around during the day when you can still see things. Part of the fun of driving on Aruba is getting lost...you can never get too lost!

  3. #3
    Senior Member AuntieMame's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    First Coast
    Posts
    180
    Quote Originally Posted by ColdinNY2 View Post
    There are NO street signs and we ended up being very frustrated. Alot of people didnt speak english so it was even harder!
    We have been to Aruba 7 times and still get lost in town and (less often) out in the cunucu. It's hard not to get frustrated.

    We solved the problem by going to town by public transport when we would be staying for a meal and it would be dark. Other than that we decided to make a game of it. I can you how many times we passed El Gaucho while looking for something else because we decided to count passings. Last time to Rumba we passed ElGaucho only twice. That was a record.

    It's all in your attitude/perception I suppose. (Not that saying that helps much)

  4. #4
    Member dividivi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Divi Dutch Village
    Age
    56
    Posts
    61
    We think it's rather easy to drive in Aruba compared to other places. The signs are fairly easy to understand and the island is small so you can never get too lost. There's traffic, but it's not dangerously crazy and most roads run east-west or north-south.

    Now Naples or Athens...THAT'S difficult driving.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    NancyG
    ~~~~~~~~~~

  5. #5
    Senior Member sagman17's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    renaissance private island, iguana joe's, madame janettes..
    Posts
    215
    aruba was a breeze compared to curacao..in curacao people really didn't speak english and all signs were in dutch..street signs on map weren't on the road and the one's on the road weren't on the map..my wife and i were driving up this road doing about 40 mph and she's reading the map and she tells me from reading the map that the turn we need is just above the crest of the hill..when i hit the crest of the hill doing 40 mph no less the road just ended..i had to slam on the brakes and avoid trees and rocks while getting the car to stop..now that's excitement..needless to say after that we took the car back to the rental place and cabbed it from then on or walked..
    scott and tricia





  6. #6
    Senior Member AuntieMame's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    First Coast
    Posts
    180
    You guys are too much.

    I prefer driving in Aruba to driving in England. But it is fun to see the looks on the faces of the oncoming drivers as I drive on the wrong side of the road.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    89
    Half the fun of driving in Aruba is getting lost. Still get lost after trip number 6. Found some great places while lost.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,177
    ...and the bright side is... the island is less than 20 miles long as the crow flies...

  9. #9
    Senior Member love aruba 99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    casa del mar, Manchebo beach
    Posts
    256

    Wink

    JAN. 31st WILL BE MY 39th TRIP, STILL GET LOST " I LOVE IT "

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6
    You don't know what 'getting lost' is all about until you try to drive back from Marandi in the dark (even though they GIVE you a hand-drawn map to help).

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO