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Authentic Aruba

Look for novel ways to enjoy a taste of Aruba, or bring a piece of our island back home, by buying authentic products.

Aruba is home to a historic aloe plantation and was one of the first companies in the world to make cosmetic products based on this curative gel. Aruba also has over 400 authentic, homegrown products.

Aruba offers a wealth of local products, crafts and souvenirs that are great ways to bring an authentic slice of island life back home. Just make sure to find a quality seal, or a 'made in Aruba' tag on them. You'll be surprised what Aruba has in store for you! From local cigars to rum.

What Makes Aruba So Special?

A good time can be had anywhere in the Caribbean, but there are several reasons why Aruba stands out from the crowd!…

Authentic Aruba

Shopping in Aruba

Shopping in Aruba

Aruba is a shopper’s paradise, and a haven for locally made crafts and international brands.

Shopping for Arts and Crafts

Shopping for authentic artwork and crafts is an ideal way to take a piece of our culture home with you.

Shopping for Clothing and Footwear

When clothes shopping in Aruba, there is a vast selection of international, regional and local brands to choose from.

Grocery Stores in Aruba

Shopping at Aruba's supermarkets is much like shopping at home.

Shopping for Jewellery on Aruba

Browse jewellers in Aruba for duty-free bargains on classic luxury brands and the latest trendy collections.

Aruba's Shopping Centres

Put the beach on hold for a few hours and indulge in some of the best shopping in the entire Caribbean region.

Aruba's Speciality Shops

Dive into the unknown world of speciality shops in Aruba to discover and explore fun, exotic offerings and local crafts

Duty Free

Take advantage of ample duty-free shopping while in Aruba for the best deals on everything from perfume to liquor.


Aruba offers a wealth of local products, crafts and souvenirs that are great ways to bring an authentic slice of island life back home. Just make sure to find a quality seal, or a 'made in Aruba' tag on them. You'll be surprised what Aruba has in store for you! From local cigars to rum.

Aruba Aloe Balm

Since 1890, Aruba Aloe Balm has been in the business of growing and processing the Aruban aloe plant. Today, the company proudly manufactures more than 50 different skincare and haircare products containing 100% pure Aruban aloe-vera gel. Pay a visit to Aruba's Aloe Factory and shops.

Cosecha

Cosecha Arts and crafts shop Cosecha in Oranjestad and in San Nicolas features locally made arts and crafts certified by the national seal of craftsmanship, the Seyo Nacional pa Artesania (SEYO). The SEYO or “Made in Aruba” tag found on local art and crafts signifies that the product is authentic. All other souvenirs for sale in Aruba are most likely made elsewhere.

Authentic products at festivals

The Bon Bini Festival, held at Fort Zoutman every Tuesday and The Carubbian Festival, held every Thursday in the streets of San Nicolas, feature local entertainment along with a handicrafts market-style setting with local crafts, souvenirs and homemade traditional island confectionery to purchase. The Taste-Like-Buy-Festival, held every month between the Barcelo Resort and Hyatt Regency in the Palm Beach district offers a wide variety of local products that you can taste, or even buy and bring home as a souvenir.