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Aruba Facts
The People

Aruba has an exceptionally diverse population, with more than 90 nationalities present. Arubans share a rich history and a warm culture of hospitality.

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Getting Around

There is daily bus service all along the Aruba hotel strip.  Fare is US $2.30 / one way.

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Aruba Shopping
Shopping & Markets

Aruba Shopping Facts: 
Main Street: 9 am-6 pm
Renaissance Mall: 9 am-8 pm
Renaissance Marketplace: 9 am-6:30 pm
Paseo Herencia: 10 am - 10 pm
Palm Beach plaza: 10 am -10 pm
 

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Aruba Taxis
Airport Transfers & Taxis

Aruba Airport Authority is the authority operating and managing Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix.

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Aruba Facts : Aruba Disabilities Facts
Travelers With Disabilities

Details on Aruba hotel facilities for the physically challenged are available through the reservations staff.
Essential Home Supplies caters to travelers who require Home Medical Equipment and Health Supplies. Essential carries a diversity of products for sale and for rent such as ECVs (Electric Convenience Vehicles) or mobility scooters, wheelchairs, beach wheelchairs, nebulizers, walkers, trapeze bars, batch chairs and bath benches, crutches, ramps and a wide variety of health supplies to make travel or day-to-day life more accessible and enjoyable.  This is quick, convenient option providing professional rental service and new quality equipment.  All rentals delivered free to hotels.  For more Aruba disabilities information please Click Here

 

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Aruba Facts : Aruba Sun Protection
Aruba Sun Protection

Aruba's sun is strongest from 11 am – 3 pm. Please be sure to reapply sunscreen often and drink plenty of liquids. Sunglasses and a hat/cap are recommended.

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Aruba Facts : Aruba Driving
Driving

Aruba drives on the right-hand side of the road, as in North America. The roads are well-paved and marked with signs in English.

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Beaches

Aruba’s pristine, white-sand beaches and calm turquoise waters are unlike any others. TripAdvisor.com recently named Eagle Beach one of the top ten beaches in the world.

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Green Aruba

Aruba is at the forefront of the energy revolution. Ten large windmills line the rugged eastern coast. Within 10 years, 100% of the island’s energy will come from renewable sources. For more information please CLICK HERE

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Currency

The official currency of Aruba is the Aruban florin (Afl), which is divided into 100 cents. The silver Florin coins are divided into denominations of 5, 10, 50 cents, and one florin. American dollars are readily accepted everywhere on the island.

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Language

Dutch and Papiamento are Aruba's official languages​​, but most Arubans speak at least four languages​​, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Weather

Aruba has a dry climate, with an average of 82 degrees. Located outside the hurricane belt with constant cooling trade winds, Aruba has more sunny days than any other Caribbean island. For more information Click Here

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Sports

Beach Tennis is a favorite among locals, but Aruba is also known for its windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to our constant trade winds.

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MONEY

To change florins to US dollars, divide florin amount in half and add 10%. This formula will be especially useful when shopping in supermarkets.
Exchange rate for US dollars is awg 1.77 for cash and awg 1.78 for travelers checks. (awg 1.75 at supermarkets and gas stations / awg 1.80 at shops and restaurants)
All major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted.
Some shops will not accept US $ 50 or US $ 100 due to worldwide counterfeiting.

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DRIVING

The road signs in Aruba are different from those in the US. Familiarize yourself with traffic rules and signs before driving. Roads are very slick after a rain; drive cautiously. For off-road adventure, consider renting a car with 4-wheel drive or a jeep.

 
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Dutch and local language Papiamento are the official languages of Aruba, but Arubans speak a minimum of four languages including English and Spanish

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