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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there places in Aruba suitable for surfing?

In general the beaches in Aruba do not have breakers big enough for this - however on several beaches on the North coast, such as Andicuri and Wariruri types of surfing such as bodyboarding and kitesurfing are very popular.

Are there topless beaches in Aruba?

Topless in Aruba is not illegal, there is no specific law against it, but it's not permitted on public beaches. There are two private beaches where this is allowed, namely on Renaissance island & De Palm island. Manchebo Beach Resort and Bucuti Beach Resort cater to Europeans. They have separate areas where Europeans go topless, but they are not allowed to walk on the beach topless.

Can I get discounts on my Aruba vacation?

Yes you can! The best way to get great Aruba discounts and special offers is to apply for your own personalized VisitAruba Plus discount card. Using the card you can save money at more than 150 participating locations in Aruba. In most cases, by using your card just once you will have recovered the cost, and after that it's pure savings over and over again since you can use it as many times as you like and always receive the discounts. More information is available on the VisitAruba Plus website.

Can I get married in Aruba?

Yes, legal civil marriages are performed in Aruba at the Civil Town House. It is also quite common for couples to have a beach blessing once they have been legally married in Aruba or in their home country. More information is available in our getting married in Aruba page.

Can I go fishing in Aruba?

There are several ways to fish in Aruba. One can take a deep-sea fishing charter, or simply pick locations for fly fishing. More information is available in our Aruba fishing section.

Can one swim with dolphins in Aruba?

There is no seaquarium or dolphinarium in Aruba, however, in Curacao they do have a Seaquarium and allow swimming with Dolphins and also with Sharks. In Aruba in general there has been a lot of resistance to organizations who contemplated keeping dolphins in captivity for public entertainment, which explains the lack of such establishments.

What is there to do in Aruba?

Aruba offers a varied choice of things to do. Some people simply want to spend a lot of time on Aruba's beautiful beaches, but there are attractions and activities in Aruba for all tastes. Aruba also offers several island tours and day trips plus various shopping locations, a bustling nightlife and a dizzying array of world-class restaurants.

Where are the Aruba beaches?

Aruba has beautiful white sandy beaches at various points on the island's coastline. Each has different characteristics and attractions. Please see our aruba beaches page for complete information. We also have a convenient Aruba beach map outlining the locations of Aruba's most most popular beaches.

Where can I find information about Deep Sea Fishing?

You can find information on our Deep Sea Fishing page.

Where can I find information on activities for vacationing with a family?

For information on family oriented packages please visit our One Happy Family page.

Where can I find information on windsurfing and kitesurfing in Aruba?

You can get in touch with Wim Eelens at Aruba Boardsailing. He is one of the persons who is involved in the famous annual Aruba Hi-Winds Windsurfing and Kitesurfing tournament and aside from renting equipment, Aruba Boardsailing also provide windsurfing and kitesurfing tuition.

Where can I get the recipe for the Aruban cocktail "Aruba Ariba"?

You can get the recipe for the Aruban cocktail "Aruba Ariba" at the Aruba Cocktails page.

Where can I play golf in Aruba and what can you tell me about the golf courses?

There is one golf course in Aruba that is regularly maintained. It is the Tierra del Sol golf course. You can rent clubs and carts there. For further information on pricing and charges for using the course you can email Tierra del Sol themselves at Their telephone number is (297) 5860978 and fax is (297) 5860671. The course is about a 10-minute drive from the high-rise hotels. Tierra Del Sol was designed by Robert Trent Jones III - here's some more info about it:
Men - 6,503 (regular) / 6,811 (championship) Ladies - 5,002
18 holes=71
Cart Fees:
Included with green fees
Practice Facility:
Driving Range Putting green
Practice Balls:
bag of 40 balls (included with green fees)
Charge per half-hour
Club Rentals:
Titalist alloway
Shoe Rental:
Bag Storage:
Ventanas Del Mar restaurant (serves breakfast, lunch dinner) International Cuisine. Also open to the general public.
Golf Shop,Ladies Gents locker rooms, 4 water stations on the course,2 restroom facilities on the course
Beverage Cart:
2 (serves liquor, beer, sodas, juices, bottled water, coffee, danish pastries sandwiches)
Tee Times:
7am - 4:50pm
Advance tee times through Hyatt Regency, Marriott Resorts, Renaissance Resorts, Divi Aruba, Hilton Aruba Resort 48 hours in advance through the Golf Shop
Golf Pros:
Not available.
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