Travel to Aruba

Aruba Destination

The most famous of the “ABC Islands” off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is a tropical island paradise. Known for white sandy beaches and wreck dives, this Caribbean Island is perfect for families, solo travelers, and adventure travelers. With beautiful weather year-round and friendly locals, there’s something for everyone in Aruba.


Currency: Aruban florin can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Aruba, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: Most power points are the same as in the United States and Canada (2 vertical prongs), which is great for Americans and Canadians. Obviously I would recommend you take a travel adapter especially for Americans and Canadians.

Official Language: The official language of Aruba is Papiamento and Dutch, but most Arubans speak multiple languages including English and Spanish.

Health: Dengue, Zika and chikungunya have all been found in Aruba (all mozzie borne diseases). I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.

Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.

Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Aruba.

Popular foods:
Ferges (Summer Stew made up of tomato sauce, cottage cheese, green peppers, and garlic).
Byrek (Albanian Pie, fillings include include meat, spinach & feta cheese, onions & tomatoes, or cottage cheese).
Trilece (Milk Cake, made out of three different kinds of milk).
Petulla (Fried Dough, most common way to eat them is with feta cheese or honey)

When to go: Aruba has amazing weather year-round, but you may want to avoid their very mild rainy season between October and December. The peak tourist season falls between December and April, so avoid these months if you prefer the quiet.

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