Discover Aruba

Aruba is where the adventure awaits...

North Americans fleeing winter make Aruba the most touristed island in the southern Caribbean. The draws are obvious: miles of glorious white-sand beaches, plenty of all-inclusive resorts, and a cute, compact capital, Oranjestad, which is well suited for the two-hour strolls favored by cruise-ship passengers. It’s all about sun, fun and spending money.

Venture away from the resorts and you're in for a real treat. At the island’s extreme ends are rugged, windswept vistas and uncrowded beaches – perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Crystal-clear waters are bursting with sea life and shipwrecks (and an airplane wreck or two), providing incredible opportunities for snorkeling and diving. And nonstop breezes create near-perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding.
So whether you're longing to lounge on a beach or to delve into the great outdoors, Aruba has got you covered. One happy island, indeed!

source: Lonelyplanet.com

pictures copyright: Aruba Tourism Authority www.aruba.com




Useful Info



  • Time
    4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4) during winter time and GMT-5 during summer time.

  • Electricity
    110 volt

  • Language
    Dutch, Papiamento are the official languages, Spanish and English are also widely spoken

  • Currency
    Aruban Florin (AWG), US dollar is also widely accepted

  • Emergency number
    911

  • Capital
    Oranjestad

  • Area
    69 square miles

  • Communication
    The country code of Aruba is + 297.

  • Climate
    Aruba has a hot semi-arid climate. Meaning monthly temperature in Oranjestad varies little from 26.7 °C (80.1 °F) to 29.2 °C (84.6 °F), moderated by constant trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean, which come from the north-east. Yearly rainfall barely exceeds 470 millimetres or 18.5 inches in Oranjestad.

  • Public Holidays
    - January 1: New Year's Day
    - Dates vary (Monday after Ash Wednesday): Carnival Monday
    - Dates vary: Ash Wednesday
    - March 18: National Day
    - Dates vary: Good Friday
    - Dates vary: Easter Monday
    - April 27: King's Day
    - May 1: Labor Day
    - Dates vary : Ascension Day
    - December 25: Christmas Day
    - December 26: Boxing Day

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Airport



  • Address
    Queen Beatrix International Airport, Oranjestad, Aruba

  • Facilities
    Airport facilities include an ATM, bank, refreshments, restaurant, Executive Lounge, and retail shopping.

  • Internet
    Wi-Fi is available. Connecting to the internet is free and easy. Just enable wi-fi on your device and follow the short steps. In a few moments you will be connected to FREE airport wi-fi courtesy of Aruba Airport.

  • Airport taxis
    At your arrival taxis are ready to bring you to your destination.

  • Airport parking
    Available.

  • Getting to the city
    Just outside the airport property there are bus-stops, regularly serviced by Aruba’s Bus transportation company,
    Arubus
    .

  • Car rental
    Across the arrival terminal there are 10 car rental operators, including internationally known brands and local.
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