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    Cash on the island?

    Hello fellow Aruba lovers! We'll be heading back to AUA on Friday. For those who have recently traveled there, is cash being accepted at most places on the island or have they gone cashless (at restaurants, stores, etc.) like many places in the US have? I'm fine either way but wanted to know what to expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktziff View Post
    Hello fellow Aruba lovers! We'll be heading back to AUA on Friday. For those who have recently traveled there, is cash being accepted at most places on the island or have they gone cashless (at restaurants, stores, etc.) like many places in the US have? I'm fine either way but wanted to know what to expect.

    Thanks as always!

    Ken
    Cash is being accepted all over the place.
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    I usually pay cash everywhere. I use credit cards for excursions and big ticket items like rental cars for peace of mind.

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    Let me ask the reverse. Anything that only cash is accepted for? I couldn't think of anything except maybe tipping staff.
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    Thanks for the info all, we are ready for our trip on Friday AM! Been going to Aruba since 1977 and it never gets old! We really missed our visit last year!
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    Cash only taxis
    AIDTM THINK.. is it Thoughtful? Helpful? Inspirational? Necessary? Kind?

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    Our taxi guy, Jerry, has a swipe machine to accept credit cards but definitely prefers cash.
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    that is terrific.
    I wish more would do this.

    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    Our taxi guy, Jerry, has a swipe machine to accept credit cards but definitely prefers cash.
    AIDTM THINK.. is it Thoughtful? Helpful? Inspirational? Necessary? Kind?

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    re: taxis from Bully
    Hi Andrea, there are some taxi that do have credit cards and some have like an app that you can pay thru your cellular.
    AIDTM THINK.. is it Thoughtful? Helpful? Inspirational? Necessary? Kind?

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    Thanks so much! Renting a car for the first time so sounds like I won't need much cash.
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