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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There is daily bus service all along the Aruba hotel strip. Fare is US $2.30 / one way.
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
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Aruba Airport Authority is the authority operating and managing Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix.
Travelers With Disabilities
Aruba offers accommodations and equipment for visitors with special needs. For an overview of hotels and transportation services that cater for people with special needs please click here. Details on hotel facilities for the physically challenged are available through the reservations staff. Room reservations are on a special request basis and are subject to availability. Wheelchairs are not available at hotels. Seeing-eye dogs are generally allowed, with proper documentation. Details on Aruba hotel facilities for the physically challenged are available through the reservations staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dutch and Papiamento are Aruba's official languages, but most Arubans speak at least four languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.
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
Beach Tennis is a favorite among locals, but Aruba is also known for its windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to our constant trade winds.
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.
Dutch and local language Papiamento are the official languages of Aruba, but Arubans speak a minimum of four languages including English and Spanish