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

We are very pleased that we could resume flights to Aruba, but the immigration and health authorities have strict entry requirements and travel regulations in place that travelers must comply with. Make sure you are up to date with these requirements before you travel! click here for the links to the authorities websites



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

Airport Info


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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