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The official local currency is the Aruban Florin; however, U.S. dollars are widely accepted.
The exchange rate for U.S. dollars is Afl 1.77 for cash and Afl 1.78 for traveler’s checks. Most supermarkets and gas stations use the exchange rate of Afl 1.75, while many restaurants and shops use the exchange rate of Afl 1.80.
All major credit cards and traveler’s checks are accepted. Personal checks from abroad are generally not accepted.
*Please note, some businesses will not accept U.S. $50 or U.S. $100 due to worldwide counterfeiting.
If you’re traveling with US Dollars, Aruba currency exchange will not be necessary; however, you may receive Aruba currency as change when paying with US Dollars. This is not a problem, simply spend the Aruba money first and take the remainder of your US Dollars home. You will always be aware of what you’re spending because the Aruba currency exchange rate is fixed and easy to calculate.
What Makes Aruba So Special?
Arguably, a good time can be had anywhere in the Caribbean, but there are several reasons why Aruba stands out from the crowd!