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Aruba Code of Conduct

These are some of our local rules and regulations that we kindly request that you respect. Help us protect our One happy island.

Dress code

  • Nudity and topless sunbathing are not allowed
  • Wear proper attire in public spaces (i.e. supermarkets, petrol stations, hotel lobbies etc)

Parking

  • Park in designated areas and not on sidewalks.
  • Oranjestad has paid parking, please park in white-marked spaces; yellow-marked spaces are for permit holders only.
  • Always lock your car and do not leave valuables behind.

Beaches & Dunes

  • Driving or parking on beaches and dunes is prohibited.
  • Please dispose of your trash properly.
  • Do not bbq or start a fire on our beaches and dunes.
  • Avoid use of disposable plastic products on the beach.

Life Under Water

  • Do not feed any marine life including fish and turtles.
  • Do not pick up starfish for selfies, they can only breathe under water.
  • Use coral friendly sunblock as much as possible in order to protect our marine life.

One Happy Behavior

  • Be kind and respectful to others.
  • We make an effort to speak four languages to communicate with our visitors.
  • Learn a few words in Papiamento, it is fun.
  • Please be patient and embrace being on ‘island-time’.

Environment

  • Single use plastic bags are banned on Aruba, use reusable bags.
  • Respect and protect Aruba’s flora and fauna.
  • Please dispose of your trash properly.

Traffic

  • Always stop at a red light and no right on red.
  • You have the right of way when on a roundabout.
  • Use marked pedestrian crossings to cross the street.
  • Be respectful of cyclists.

Iguanas

  • Respect their space, do not chase them.
  • Do not feed iguanas, especially no meat or human food.

North Coast

  • Our rugged North coastline is not a natural racetrack.
  • Please do not speed. Stay on main dirt roads.
  • Driving on sand dunes and beaches is prohibited.
  • ‘Wishing’ rock stacking is not an Aruban tradition and harmful to the environment and animals.

Heritage

  • The two Fofoti trees on Eagle Beach are landmarks, do not hang hammocks or belongings in them.
  • Respect church areas and all services taking place here.
  • No graffiti or carving.