Located in The Caribbean, Aruba is a small Dutch island located outside of the hurricane belt, offering some of the best white sand beaches of the region, beautiful sunsets, tasty food and a great weather all year round. 

Why Visit Aruba

BEACHES

Aruba is world famous for its white sand beaches, considered to be among the cleanest and most beautiful in the region. They are also very diverse: for watersport lovers, to unwind and relax, to dance and party. Aruba has is all to please all kind of tourists.

SUNSETS

There is nothing better than to enjoy the sunset by the beach, admiring the beautiful colors and how they blend in the horizon. Thanks to the moisture content of the tropical air here, it seems that colors are more vibrant in this “Happy Island”. 

CUISINE

Aruba has become one of the top destinations for the foodies in the Caribbean, with a growing culinary scene and an interesting mix of cultures. Influences from Caribbean, African and European flavors create tasteful dishes with fresh ingredients and high quality.

DIVERSITY

Aruba is part of the Netherlands, but was once colonized by Spanish and British as well. The island has one of the most diverse populations in the world, with a majority of the population fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish and local Papiamento.

WEATHER

Aruba is fortunately located out of the hurricane belt of the Caribbean, which means there aren’t any major weather hazards, and that the sun shines all year round, with the least amount of rainfall in the Caribbean and an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit/ 27 degrees Celsius. Its constant winds put the country on the spotlight for windsurfers and kitesurfers.

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Located in The Caribbean, Aruba is a small Dutch island located outside of the hurricane belt, offering some of the best white sand beaches of the region, beautiful sunsets, tasty food and a great weather all year round. 

Aruba postcards

Why Visit Aruba

BEACHES

Aruba is world famous for its white sand beaches, considered to be among the cleanest and most beautiful in the region. They are also very diverse: for watersport lovers, to unwind and relax, to dance and party. Aruba has is all to please all kind of tourists.

SUNSETS

There is nothing better than to enjoy the sunset by the beach, admiring the beautiful colors and how they blend in the horizon. Thanks to the moisture content of the tropical air here, it seems that colors are more vibrant in this “Happy Island”. 

CUISINE

Aruba has become one of the top destinations for the foodies in the Caribbean, with a growing culinary scene and an interesting mix of cultures. Influences from Caribbean, African and European flavors create tasteful dishes with fresh ingredients and high quality.

DIVERSITY

Aruba is part of the Netherlands, but was once colonized by Spanish and British as well. The island has one of the most diverse populations in the world, with a majority of the population fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish and local Papiamento.

WEATHER

Aruba is fortunately located out of the hurricane belt of the Caribbean, which means there aren’t any major weather hazards, and that the sun shines all year round, with the least amount of rainfall in the Caribbean and an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit/ 27 degrees Celsius. Its constant winds put the country on the spotlight for windsurfers and kitesurfers.

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

Dutch and Papiamento are the official languages in Aruba, however most arubans will speak at least four languages, including English and Spanish as well. Dutch is the sole language for most administrative and legal matters.

ELECTRICITY

In Aruba the standard voltage is 120V and the frequency is 60 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the american continent; If you are traveling from the EU you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The Aruban florin is the official currency in Aruba. USD are widely accepted as well. Other foreign currencies, like euros, will be accepted in hotels and major attractions but not in minor establishments. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are easy to find. You can exchange your currency at the bank, airport, exchange houses or withdraw directly from the ATM.  1 USD equals 1.80 florins (as of 2020).

CLIMATE

Aruba has tropical weather with plenty of sunshine, heat and humidity all year round. It is outside the hurricane belt, meaning no major climate hazard will affect the island. Temperatures will range between 84 °F – 88 °F (29 °C-31 °C).

SAFETY

Aruba is one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean. Crimes rates are very low, and chances of something happening to tourists are rare, however, it is recommended to avoid walking alone at night outside of the tourist area / hotel complex. 

How to get around

By plane: Aruba is a small island and there is no need to travel by air (there aren’t any domestic flights either) 

By Car: Renting a car is a good choice if you want to explore Aruba. However it might not be necessary if you are taking tours as the island is fairly small and there are plenty of dining and shopping options within walking distance. All major car rental agencies can be found in the airport. Roads are usually in good condition. 

By Bus: Local buses are the most common transportation way of getting around by locals. There are several routes running from the main bus station in Oranjestad. 

By Taxi: Taxis are widely available in Aruba. They are reliable and safe. Fares are fixed for distances. 

By Boat: Boats are not use for transportation but to go snorkeling or sailing instead. 


Visa Policy

Citizens of the following countries and territories can visit Aruba without a visa: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana (*1), Honduras, Hong Kong (*2), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica (*4), Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (*5), Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Netherlands, The, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, St Christopher & Nevis (St Kitts), St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.

All other citizens are required to apply for a visa in advance through the embassy or consulate.


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