To enhance the parking experience in several busy areas in Oranjestad, paid parking has recently been implemented as a solution to the lack of available parking spaces. The paid parking spaces are centralized around the Caya Betico Croes, also known as the Mainstreet, and made visible by white registration numbers. The yellow lined parking spaces are for employees only and are not available for regular parking.
The tariffs are in Aruban Florins but you can also pay with American $ cents:
- 30 min: 1 AWG=$0.55
- 90 min: 2 AWG=$1.15
- +90 min: AWG 0.50 cents for every additional 15 minute = $0.30
Walking around with coins is a hassle, so good thing you can also purchase a rechargeable SmartCard for AWG 15, -. This parking card comes with a balance of AWG 10, - . Take the card with you back home; the card nor the credit expires! The SmartCards are sold at most hotel gift shops and car rental companies and can be recharged at any Aruparking/Arubus recharging stations. See here a list of other outlets.
- In case your vehicle got clammed due to not paying for your parking space of surpassing the paid time, you will need to pay AWG 75,-.
- After 3 hours of unpaid parking, a tow truck will transport your vehicle, and the additional AWG 150, - will be charged to you.
- You can pay your parking fines at the Aruparking office: