US cellphones will work in Aruba. However please keep in mind that if you retain your own US SIM card you may incur considerable roaming fees from your US cellphone company, you should call to see if they offer coverage in Aruba and what it would cost. Consider renting a cell phone or SIM card to use with your own cellphone if your cellphone company does not offer coverage in Aruba. Please also keep in mind that the voltage in Aruba can be as high as 127 volts, so you would need to make sure that your charger can handle this voltage. There are no area codes in Aruba, so just dial the phone number directly without any prefixes. To call the United States from Aruba dial "00" (international prefix to dial outside of Aruba), then dial "1" (international code for the U.S.). and then the area code and phone number you wish to connect to.
You can see a road map on our Road Map page. We also have an Aruba hotel map highlighting all Aruba hotels and resorts, an Aruba beach map, and an Aruba diving map.
Aruba weather is tropical but not extreme, with a median temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). Rainfall averages about eighteen inches a year, with October, November, December and January accounting for most of it. Rain tends to be erratic and come in short-lived showers. It is important to mention that Aruba lies south of the general hurricane paths and usually only experiences fringe effects of nearby tropical weather. See current Aruba weather or learn more about the climate and weather of Aruba.
Aruba's high season is between December 15th and April 14th and the low season is from April 15th to December 14th.
The currency of Aruba is the florin, denoted by the letters 'Afl.' , divided into 100 cents. It is also referred to as the guilder denoted by the letters 'Awg.' The rate of exchange with the US dollar is Afls 1.77 for cash and Afls. 1.79 for checks. Traveler's checks are widely accepted.
The mother-tongue of Aruba is Papiamento. It is a language evolved from several older languages as most languages today have done. Being part of the kingdom of the Netherlands means that Dutch is an official language and widely spoken, with Papiamento being the commonly used language among locals. Please see our Aruba language page for more information.
Aruba's Time zone is GMT -04:00 (Caracas, La Paz) without daylight savings. Florida is GMT -05:00 so that would make Florida 1 hour behind our time, depending on daylight savings in your zone.
You can request brochures via our contact form and these will be automatically forwarded to the Aruba Tourism Authority for handling.
Aruba is in the southern Caribbean, located about 17 miles north of Venezuela. Non-stop flight time to Aruba is about 2.5 hours from Miami, 3.5 hours from Atlanta, 4.5 hours from New York City. Please see our 'Where is Aruba?' page for more information.
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