About Aruba

Below, you can learn all about Aruba before your stay:


 

Beaches

Aruba’s pristine, white-sand beaches and calm turquoise waters are unlike any others. TripAdvisor.com recently named Eagle Beach one of the top ten beaches in the world.

Culture

To learn more about the diverse culture of Aruba, click here.

Currency

 The official currency of Aruba is the Aruban florin (Afl), which is divided into 100 cents. The silver Florin coins are divided into denominations of 5, 10, 50 cents, and one florin. American dollars are readily accepted everywhere on the island.

Driving

 Aruba drives on the right-hand side of the road, as in North America. The roads are well-paved and marked with signs in English.
 

Getting Around

There is daily bus service all along the Aruba hotel strip.  Fare is US $2.30 / one way.

Green Aruba

Aruba is at the forefront of the energy revolution. Ten large windmills line the rugged eastern coast. Within 10 years, 100% of the island’s energy will come from renewable sources.

History

 Aruba is part of the Dutch Caribbean and is a former colony of the Netherlands.  Learn more about the History of Aruba here.

Language

Dutch and Papiamento are Aruba’s official languages​​, but most Arubans speak at least four languages​​, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.

People

Aruba has an exceptionally diverse population, with more than 90 nationalities present. Arubans share a rich history and a warm culture of hospitality.

Shopping

Aruba Shopping Facts: Main Street: 9 am-6 pm; Renaissance Mall: 9 am-8 pm; Renaissance Marketplace: 9 am-6:30 pm; Paseo Herencia: 10 am – 10 pm; Palm Beach plaza: 10 am -10 pm
 

Weather

 Aruba has a dry climate, with an average of 82 degrees. Located outside the hurricane belt with constant cooling trade winds, Aruba has more sunny days than any other Caribbean island.

Adapted from http://www.aruba.com/the-island/island-facts


 

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