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Aruba Travel Tips

Tourist Information
Currency
Electricity
Entry Requirements
Holidays & Events
Language
Population
Sailing
Telecommunications
Transportation
Weather

  Tourist Information:

In the US you can call 1-800-TO-ARUBA for information. Tell them you found the number on Caribbean-On-Line! And if you email a tourist office from this page please let them know you found the address at Caribbean-On-Line. Thanks.
Aruba
L.G. Smith Blvd. 172
Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel: (011-297) 823777
Fax: (011-297) 834702
Email: ata.pr@toaruba.com

Atlanta
1101 Juniper St. NE, Suite 1101
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel: 404-892-7822
Fax: 404-873-2193
Email: ata.atlanta@toaruba.com

Canada
5875 Highway #7 Suite 201
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada L4L 1T9
Tel: 905-264-3434
Toll Free (Canada ONLY): 800-268-3042
Fax: 905-264-3437
Email: ata.canada@toaruba.com

Chicago
5901 N. Cicero, Suite 301
Chicago, Illinois 60646
Tel: 773-202-5054
Fax: 773-202-9293
Email: ata.chicago@toaruba

Houston
12707 North Freeway, Suite 138
Houston, TX 77060-1234
Tel: 281-872-7822
Fax: 281-872-7872
Email: ata.houston@toaruba.com

Ft. Lauderdale
One Financial Plaza, Suite 136
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33394
Tel: 954-767-6477
Fax: 954-767-0432
Email: ata.florida@toaruba.com

Ft. Lauderdale
Aruba Convention Bureau

One Financial Plaza, Suite 136
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33394
Tel: 954-767-3395
Fax: 954-767-0714
Email: acb@toaruba.com

New Jersey
1000 Harbor Blvd. (Ground Level)
Weehawken, NJ 07087
Tel: 201-330-0800
Fax: 201-330-8757
Email: ata.newjersey@toaruba.com


  Currency:
The official currency of Aruba is the Aruban Florin, although the US Dollar is widely accepted. The United Nations offers exchange rate information.

  Electricity:
The electrical voltage is 110 AC, same as in the United States.

  Entry Requirements:
Travelers to Aruba need to show proof of their identity. Residents of the US or Canada can submit a valid passport, an official birth certifcate with photo, or a valid Alien Registration card. Other nationalities must have a valid passport and a visa if required.

  Holidays & Events:
These events have a tendency to change venue and date rapidly. We strongly suggest calling or writing the Tourist Board to get exact information.
  • New Year's Day, January 1
  • G.F.Betico Croes Day, January 25
  • Carnival, the Monday before Ash Wednesday
  • National Anthem and Flag Day, March 18
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Queen's Day, April 30
  • Labor Day, May 1
  • Ascension Day, May 9
  • Annual Jazz and Latin Music Festival, early June
  • Aruba Culinary Exhibition, September 28-30
  • Christmas, December 25
  • Boxing Day, December 26
  • Bonbini Festival, every Tuesday - 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Aruba Historical Museum

  Language:
The official language is Dutch, but English is widely spoken. Papiamento, a mixture of Spanish, Dutch and Portugese, is Aruba's local language.

  Population:
Approximately 103,065 people live in Aruba.

  Sailing:
Our Caribbean Sailing Resources page includes lists of upcoming regattas, boat charter information and links to other sailing related sites.

  Telecommunications:
To call Aruba from the United States, first dial the international access code 011, followed by the country code 297 and then the 6-digit local number.

  Transportation:
Buses:
Aruba has a good bus system with regular daily service. Bus schedules are available at the main bus station on Zoutmanstraat.

Taxis:
Taxis run on fixed rates. A ride from the airport to most hotels will cost about $15.

Car Rentals:
Canadian and U.S. drivers licenses are accepted. You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car, although some agencies require that you be 24.

  • Avis - (800-331-1084 or 011-297-824800)
  • Budget - (800-472-3325 or 011-297-828600)
  • Hertz - (800-654-3001 or 011-297-824886)

Limousines:

  • Tuxedo Limousine Service - (011-297-825800)
  • De Palm Limousine Service -
    (800-766-6016 or 011-297-824400)

General:
See our car rental, airline, cruise line and tour operator listings for more information.


  Weather:
Aruba is sunny, breezy and dry, with only about 17 inches of annual rainfall. The average temperature is 82 degrees. Please visit our Caribbean Weather Page for the latest forecasts and weather news.


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