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Thread: Struggling to telecommute

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    Struggling to telecommute

    Without boring anyone with the details of my life, let me say that my girlfriend and I are able to work from anywhere. Aruba leaped to mind as a GREAT place to spend a few weeks on a working vacation, and we've been here 2 days and it's been just as we expected...

    However, we're accustomed to being able to work at a coffee shop all day with free wifi. It never occurred to me that such a thing might not exist here.

    My question is this: Where in Aruba can a couple of telecommuters enjoy free wifi, lots of places to plug-in our laptop, and a decent cup of coffee (maybe even a latte)?

    Thanks in advance - Aruba is great and this really is a friendly island.
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    Places with free Wi-Fi:
    Bingo's Cafe in the high rise section Open 11 am except Sunday (4 pm) http://www.bingoaruba.com/
    Map http://www.bingoaruba.com/bingo_about.html

    Tulip Restaurant at MVC (next to Paradise Beach Villas - Eagle Beach) http://www.mvceaglebeach.com/english/aruba.html
    http://www.mvceaglebeach.com/english/restaurant.html

    You can also buy a Setar Wi-Fi card. Cost is $35 week or $70 for up to 1 month. http://www.wifi-aruba.com/hotspots.php

    A place I go to alot for breakfast is Delifrance. It is located at Certified Mall. You can use the Setar Wi-Fi card there. It's a nice little restaurant where you can spend time on your laptop.
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    Thanks for those suggestions.

    I'm guessing that the "seattle style" coffee shop doesn't exist in Aruba.

    Thanks!
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    JalanCast,

    Sorry, the starbucks model doesn't show up here, yet, and maybe that's for the better.

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    Moomba

    I think Moomba might have this service also.
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    Baskin Robbins /Pizza place( can't remember if its Pizza Hit)downtown above the jewelry store....plenty of people use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    JalanCast,

    Sorry, the starbucks model doesn't show up here, yet, and maybe that's for the better.

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    I think having a good coffee shop with free wifi and lots of places to plug in would be a good thing. Who said anything about Starbucks?
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    Exclamation

    you may have misinterpreted san nic he said, modeled after starbucks.........meaning cup of coffee and free wifi.

    anyway, folks have made posts with suggestions. which are great.

    check your resort or place where you are staying, quite possibly they subscribe to setar's wifi. although maybe not free, it might cost you $30 or $40 and you can do your "telecommuting" right there within the comforts of your aruba abode and make your own cup of joe or latte.

    so, no starbucks-like places on aruba................yet.
    andrea


    Quote Originally Posted by jalancast View Post
    I think having a good coffee shop with free wifi and lots of places to plug in would be a good thing. Who said anything about Starbucks?

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    I still enjoy staying at the Tamarijn, paying for wi-fi and being able to "connect" under the palapa oceanfront. Morning's coffee...afternoon Balashi's...it is all good with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    I still enjoy staying at the Tamarijn, paying for wi-fi and being able to "connect" under the palapa oceanfront. Morning's coffee...afternoon Balashi's...it is all good with me.

    glad i saw this thread. i was just gonna ask about wifi there. want to bring the laptop to upload pics for the family and friends.

    we are leaving this sunday morning for aruba and are staying at the Tamarijn and am glad that i will be able to connect to the net while there.

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