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NOTE ON DUTY-FREE SHOPPING IN ARUBA

NOTE ON DUTY-FREE SHOPPING IN ARUBA: Aruba is a virtual paradise for shopping visitors, with a wider selection of international brand name products than anywhere else in the Caribbean or South America, at pricing 10% – 35% lower than in the USA. South Americans may save even more, and European brands are usually better-priced here […]

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BUS

BUS Buses run hourly trips between the beach resorts & hotels and Oranjestad (totaling 13 lines), and are operated by Arubus N.V. – the major public transportation service on the island (http://arubus.com).. One-way fare is US$2.30, and exact change is preferred (if you are paying in U.S. currency, you should keep some U.S. change handy). […]

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TAXI

TAXI There’s a dispatch office at the airport; you can also flag down taxis on the street (look for license plates with a “TX” tag). Rates are fixed by the Aruba Dept. of Public Traffic (i.e., there are no meters; the rates are set by the government and displayed on a chart), though you and […]

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CAR

CAR Several Aruba Car Rental companies are present at the airport for you to pick up or drop off your vehicle or you can request pick-up at your hotel.  While regular cars are suitable for a large part of sightseeing, for the more adventurous, it’s a good idea to rent a four wheel drive vehicle […]

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About Aruba

Aruba is a 33-km (20 mile)-long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, just 27 km (17 miles) north of the coast of Venezuela. That island’s total area of about 70 square miles makes it just over three times the area of the island of Manhattan (New York City) – which is […]