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Frequently Asked Questions

What accommodation options are there in Aruba?

There are Aruba accommodations for every budget, every family size and every length of stay. Aruba offers full-featured hotels, apartment resorts, all-inclusive resorts, vacation rentals as well as timeshare resorts. Please also see our Aruba hotel map with the location of all Aruba hotels and resorts.

Where are the Aruba restaurants?

Restaurants in Aruba are to be found in various locations. However there is a large concentration of them in two main areas, one being the Palm beach hotel area and the other being downtown Oranjestad. Please see our Aruba restaurant map for a complete overview of all major restaurants in Aruba.

Do I need a visa to travel to Aruba?

This depends on your country of citizenship. More information is available on our Aruba entry requirements and visas page.

Where is Aruba?

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.

Is there an Aruba map?

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, an Aruba ATM map, and an Aruba diving map.

Where can I find an Aruba hotel map?

Please check our Aruba hotel map page.

Where are the Aruba beaches?

Aruba is surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches at various of the island's coastlines. There's a Black Stone Beach near the rougher edges of the island where many adventurers like to go off-roading and hiking. To view the diverse selection of beaches check out our Aruba Beaches page. We also have a convenient Aruba Beach Map to help you get started on your beach-hopping journey.

How is Aruba's weather?

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.

Can I go fishing in Aruba?

There are many different options when it comes to fishing in Aruba. One can take a deep-sea fishing charter, or simply pick locations for fly fishing. More information is available in our Fishing in Aruba and Deep Sea Fishing Charters page.

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. As Manchebo Beach Resort and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts cater to many European guests. They do have separate areas where Europeans can go topless, but they are not permitted to walk on the beach topless.

What are the Aruba visa requirements?

More information is available on our Aruba entry requirements and visas page.

What are the Aruba entry requirements?

More information is available on our Aruba entry requirements and visas page.

What are the dates of high season and low season?

Aruba's high season is between December 15th and April 14th and the low season is from April 15th to December 14th.

Do I need a passport to travel to Aruba?

In most cases passports are required. Since June 1, 2009, all travelers from the US must present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document such as a passport or a passport card for re-entry to the United States. More information is available on our Aruba entry requirements and visas page.

Is there a travel packing list for Aruba?

A very convenient packing list compiled by a seasoned Aruba traveler can be downloaded from our Aruba packing list page.

What is the Aruba currency?

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.

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. For Aruba wedding inquiries and more detailed information about planning your wedding in Aruba, you can make use of this VisitAruba Weddings contact form.

What are the Aruba travel requirements?

More information is available on our Aruba entry requirements and visas page.

What is the Aruba language?

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.

Where should I stay in Aruba?

Whether you're looking for a beachfront stay in Aruba, or a place more in tune with nature, or an adults-only resort, Aruba has accommodation options for everyone! Aruba offers full-featured hotels, apartment resorts, all-inclusive resorts, vacation rentals as well as timeshare resorts. Please also see our Aruba Hotel Map with the location of all Aruba hotels and resorts.

What is there to do in Aruba?

Aruba is famous for being a beach destination, but what many don't know is that our One Happy Island has much more to offer beyond the white sandy beaches. There are fun and interesting Aruba events, diverse tours and activities, shopping hot spots, bustling nightlife, and many delicious world-class restaurants to enjoy.

What time zone is Aruba in?

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.

Do US cell phones work in Aruba?

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.

Where can I find Aruba restaurant menus?

VisitAruba.com has an extensive guide to Aruba restaurants, which are numerous and varied in cuisine and ambiance. Please visit our guide to Aruba restaurants for complete information including a detailed Aruba restaurant map.

Where can I find Aruba restaurant reviews?

You can find Aruba restaurant reviews in our Aruba restaurants section.

Are there Aruba all inclusive resorts?

Yes, Aruba has several all-inclusive resorts. Please see our Aruba All-inclusive Resorts page for more information. If you're looking for Adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Aruba, the only one offering this kind of service at the moment is Renaissance Aruba All Inclusive.

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. This discount card is accepted at over 80 different Aruba businesses, and in most cases, by using your card just once you will have recovered the cost of purchase. After that, it's pure savings. As you may make use of the card and discounts as many times as you'd like. More information is available on the VisitAruba Plus website. Furthermore, make sure to check out our Aruba Deals and Special Offers page for the latest specials offered in Aruba.

How can I get a road map of Aruba?

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.

Where can I request Aruba brochures?

You can request brochures via our contact form.

Where can I find reviews of Aruba hotels and resorts?

You can find reviews of Aruba hotels and resorts on the individual resort-detail pages which contain the latest TripAdvisor reviews for those properties. All you must do is select the resort that you'd like to check the reviews on, when scrolling through our Aruba Accommodations page.

I'm a student: where can I find more affordable accommodations?

We would suggest that students consider an apartment or guesthouse rather than a hotel, as these tend to be more budget-friendly accommodation options. Keep in mind that Aruba's high season is between December 15th and April 14th and the low season is from April 15th to December 14th. High season can affect pricing overall with an increase in price, compared to normal fares.

Are there hotel rooms equipped for the physically challenged?

In general hotels have ground floor rooms with doors wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs. Most properties have wheelchairs and canes available. Please make sure to contact your Aruba hotel for more information.

Where can I find information about vacation rental properties?

You can find Aruba vacation rentals information on our Vacation Rental Properties in Aruba page.

Where can I find information about real estate in Aruba?

Please visit our sister company Aruba Real Estate's website for more information on current listings of houses, apartments, condominiums, land and commercial properties. As well as info on Real Estate agents and brokers. For information about moving to Aruba, including relocation information, we would suggest that you view our Moving to Aruba page.

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

If you're looking for suggestions on fun things to do with the fam while vacationing on the One Happy Island, check out our Family Vacation in Aruba: 18 Kid-friendly Activities blog for inspiration. For more information on planning your family trip, view our Aruba Family Vacations page.

Where can I find information about Deep Sea Fishing?

You can find information about deep sea fishing in Aruba on our Fishing in Aruba and Deep Sea Fishing Charters page.

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

There are currently 3 major golf courses on the island, The Divi Links at Divi Aruba, Tierra del Sol, and Aruba Golf Club. For more information on golfing in Aruba check out our Golf page.

Are there places in Aruba suitable for surfing?

Although there is a growing surfing community on the island, there are much more body boarders active due to the types of waves we get in Aruba. Several beaches on the North coast, such as Andicuri and Wariruri, and in Arikok National Park, such as Dos Playa, are where you'll most likely catch body boarders and surfers. However, there are certain seasons, when you will find uncommon spots getting nice breaks, such as Manchebo Beach, Arashi Beach, and Nanki. Just remember to respect surf etiquette when visiting!

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

Every year Aruba celebrates the windsurfing and kite surfing sports by hosting the annual Aruba Hi-Winds Kitesurfing & Windsurfing Tournament. For more information on windsurfing and kite surfing in Aruba, check out our Windsurfing & Kite Surfing page.

Where can I get information on doing business in Aruba?

You can get information on doing business in Aruba in our Aruba business section.

What are the requirements to set up a corporation in Aruba?

Before starting its business operations, a corporation must apply for the following licenses:

A business license

This allows the company to start and maintain a business in Aruba. Applications must be directed to the Minister of Economic Affairs.

A director's license

Must be sought for each of the company's foreign managing directors, allowing him/her to act on behalf of the company. Applications must be directed to the Minister of Economic Affairs.

A residence and work license

Must be sought for any foreigner to be employed by the company, who intends to take up residence in Aruba.

The application for a business license has to be done with: Directie Economische Zaken
L.G. Smith Boulevard 160
Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel:(297) 5821181
821942 Fax:(297) 5834494

After the application is presented on sealed paper (obtainable with the post office and Board of Taxes) to Economic Affairs you are called to give further information on:

  • the proposed activities of the company
  • the number of employees
  • the projected investment
  • the location of the company curriculum vitae of the managing director(s), stockholder(s) or owner(s)

The remaining documents e.g. permits for different branches, work and residence permit, proof of registration in the Census Office Upon receipt of confirmation of the business license, a confirmation fee has to be paid. It is recommended to allow ample time for the application. As it is forbidden to establish a business without a license, authorities can close down the company with immediate effect.

There are also moratoriums on certain businesses. With this in mind, it would be a good idea to contact the Chamber of Commerce - you can see all the details here.
Should you decide to contact them, we would appreciate it very much if you were to mention that you were referred to them by the Visit Aruba website.

Please also check the Aruba Business Directory - the database may contain certain categories that are relevant to your investigations. Searching under one or more of them will give you an idea of the number of similar business there are (if any!) and also company names, addresses and telephone numbers that may be useful to you.

What is the legal age for entering casinos and for drinking in Aruba?

The legal age for entering casinos and for drinking is eighteen (18) years. A casino, bar or nightclub etc. has the right to ask for a valid I.D.

What is the 15% service charge and should one leave tips?

The 15% service charge added to your bill is a gratuity divided among service and kitchen staff according to a point system and is part of their salary. However please feel free to tip where individual service has been excellent.

Where can I find information about entertainment in Aruba for teenagers?

During the day there is quite a variety of watersports. If you are interested in scuba diving there are several opportunities to learn how to scuba dive. Many other watersports are also available such as parasailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, jetskis etc. If your age restricts you from renting a jeep (although perhaps you could still enjoy this with an older person) you could still get around on a four wheeling tour (ATV) or on horseback. As regards nightlife, to enter most nightclubs and bars you need to be 18 or older, but there are places where you can go in the hotel area where you can also enjoy live music most days.

Where can I find a list of events in Aruba?

Please refer to our Calendar of Events section where you can search for events on a specific day, by date range or by name.

Are there any special events in Aruba for singles?

Occasionally there are 'singles nights' organized at popular nightspots. Please refer to our Calendar of Events section where you can search for events on a specific day, by date range or by name.

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

The famous Aruban cocktail, "Aruba Ariba" which was created back in 1963, is an iconic drink favorited by both locals and visitors alike. You can find the recipe for the "Aruba Ariba" on our Aruba Cocktails page.

Can one swim with dolphins in Aruba?

There are no seaquariums or dolphinariums in Aruba. Our sister island, Curacao, does have a seaquarium called Cucacao Sea Aquarium where they used to offer swimming with dolphins as an attraction. However, this is not something that seems to be promoted any more on the internet. In Aruba, there has been a lot of resistance to organizations who have contemplated keeping dolphins in captivity for public entertainment, which explains the lack of such establishments.

What is the amount of departure tax in Aruba?

Aruba's Departure Tax or Passenger Facility Charge is US $36.75 for US-bound passengers. The Aruba airport has US pre-clearance, however it is not possible to transfer directly to a US-bound flight. A transferring passenger must follow full check-in procedures for the connecting flight and therefore pays the same charges as passengers originating from Aruba. If in transit in Aruba for less than 24 hours, these charges are waived for any passengers transferring to non-US bound flights.

What is the maximum length of stay in Aruba?

The maximum length of stay for U.S. citizens traveling to Aruba is 3 months (for other countries it is 2 weeks). In order to receive an extension on the 3 months, special permission must be requested from the Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs. Also, anyone traveling to Aruba must be in possession of a round-trip ticket or a document stating departure from Aruba on a specific date.

What are the passport requirements?

Regulations vary depending on your nationality. You can find information about what the requirements are on our Aruba entry requirements and visas page.

Children under the age of 18 not traveling with parents must have an original birth certificate or a certified copy of birth certificate AND a notarized letter of permission signed by BOTH parents or a Sole Custody or Father Unknown document.

Which countries require a visa for Aruba?

Nationals of one of the following countries need a visa to travel to Aruba:
Afghanistan Egypt Maldives Saudi Arabia
Albania Equatorial Guinea Mali Senegal
Algeria Eritrea Marshall Islands Serbia
Angola Ethiopia Mauritania Sierra Leone
Armenia Fiji Mauritius Solomon Islands
Azerbaijan Gabon Micronesia Somalia
Bahrain Gambia Moldova (Rep. of) South Africa
Bangladesh Georgia Mongolia Sri Lanka
Belarus Ghana Montenegro Sudan
Benin Guinea Republic Morocco Swaziland
Bhutan Guinee-Bissau Mozambique Syria
Bolivia Haiti Myanmar
Bosnia-Herzegovina India Namibia Tajikistan
Botswana Indonesia Nauru Tanzania
Burkina Faso Iran Nepal Thailand
Burundi Iraq Niger Togo
Cambodia Jamaica Nigeria Tonga
Cameroon Jordan North Korea Turkmenistan
Cape Verde Islands Kazakhstan Northern Mariana Isl. Tunisia
Central Africa Rep. Kenya Oman Turkey
Chad Kiribati Pakistan Tuvalu
China (People's Rep.) Kuwait Palau Uganda
Colombia Kyrgyzstan Palestinian National Authority Ukraine
Comoros Isl. Laos Papua New Guinea United Arab Emirates
Congo (Brazzaville) Lebanon Peru Uzbekistan
Congo (Kinshasa) Lesotho Philippines Vanuatu
Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Qatar Vietnam
Cuba Libya Rwanda Yemen
Djibouti Macedonia Russian Federation Zambia
Dominican Republic Madagascar Samoa Zimbabwe
East Timor Malawi Sao Tomé and Principe

What are the requirements for civil marriage in Aruba?

Civil marriage on Aruba is allowed only if one of the partners is an Aruban resident and/or one of the parties has been a resident for at least six months. You can arrange religious wedding ceremonies, provided that you are legally married within your own country and that the proper officials in Aruba are contacted in advance.

What are the requirements for a catholic wedding?

The prospective bride and groom should have attended pre-wedding preparation at their parish. They should bring along a permit to get married in Aruba from their priest. They should bring an official form stating that neither of them have ever been married in church. The couple should be married by Government ceremony in their country. The couple should contact one of the following priests BEFORE coming to Aruba:

Father Ray Nares
St. Franciscus Parish,
Irausquinplein 3,
Oranjestad, Aruba.
Tel: (297) 5821434

Father Anthony L. Boks
St. Anna Parish
Noord 16,
Oranjestad, Aruba.
Tel: (297) 5871409
Fax: (297) 5878554

The minimum donation to the church is US $70.
No weddings can be held outside of the church building.

What are the requirements for a protestant wedding?

Please note that non-Protestants can be married by the Protestant Church. The prospective bride and groom should marry before civil authorities in their country. In the U.S., that would be a justice of the peace or a municipal judge; in Japan, that would be a prefect; in Europe, that would be the official connected with the local town hall administration in charge of weddings. They should bring along their wedding certificate or a similar official document verifying that they have been married according the the law of their country.

In order to make the necessary preparations for the wedding ceremony before coming to Aruba, contact:

Pastor Anthony van der Doel PhD,
Bilderdijkstraat 7, Aruba
Tel: (297) 5821435 (church), or (297) 5821961 (home)

The ceremony can be conducted in one of the church buildings, at the host hotel, on the beach, or anywhere the couple prefers. The ceremony fee is U.S. $200, which includes a wedding certificate. Non-Protestants can be married by the Protestant Church.

What are the requirements for a Jewish wedding?

It will be necessary to submit a verification of Judaism for both partners from the rabbi of their home town. Also a petition to the Aruba Jewish Community should be submitted to the following address:

Israelische Gemeente-Bet Israel
A. Lacle Blvd. 2,
Box 2,
Aruba
Tel: (297) 5823272
You can also contact the Aruba Tourism Authority in Atlanta for further information on getting married in Aruba.

What are considered to be Aruba's most romantic spots?

The scenic vistas of the California Lighthouse, which looks out over Aruba's windward coast and the rugged California dunes from the nothwestern tip of the island.

The intimate beauty of Baby Beach, at the southeastern tip of the island. A stunning spot for a private beach rendezvous.

The dazzling beauty of the waters of Arashi Beach, on the northern side of the island. A beautiful snorkeling site.

The exotic sand dunes of Boca Prins, on the northeastern shore.

The tropical surrounds of Andicouri, a coconut grove and picnicking spot with a magnificent island view.

The private coastal islands of Sonesta and De Palm.

The secluded cove of Spanish Lagoon, once the haunt of early island pirates.

The wonder of the Natural Bridge, with the surf pounding against the rocks or dipping into the Natural Pool, or Conchi.

Under a Divi tree at sunrise, sunset, or any other time.

The broad panorama from Yamanota Hill, the highest point on the island.

Can a person with a felony record be turned away from entering Aruba by immigration?

As per the Immigration law as long as a crime is not committed on Aruba, someone with record is free to enter.

Are there any inoculation requirements for traveling to Aruba?

The Ministry of Health of Aruba established that, as of March 1, 2018, the requirement for the Yellow Fever Vaccine proven by an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) will enter into force for all passengers entering the island from endemic areas.The vaccine is mandatory for all passengers arriving from Central American, Latin American and African (high risk) countries. Please view a list of the specific countries and more detailed information here: https://www.airportaruba.com/yellow-fever. Currently there are no vaccination, inoculation or immunization requirements for any other countries. However, it is recommended you and your children are up to date on all routine immunizations according to schedules approved by the However, it is recommended you and your children are up to date on all routine immunizations according to schedules approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP).

What restaurants have gluten free menu or food?

Please see below a list of restaurants that would be able to accommodate a gluten free menu.

Texas De Brazil- filet mignon. Everything is cooked on a skewer over a flame. Email them first.
Flying Fishbone - Email them first.
Le petit cafe ( cook your own meal on a stone). Email them first.
Yemanja Specialties of Yemanja - Gluten free or any other allergic diets
Linda's Dutch Pancakes & Pizza
Mango Restaurant at Amsterdam Manor

Is it possible to enter Aruba holding a Schengen Visa?

You can only use the Schengen Visa if you reside in Europe. If you reside outside of Europe you cannot use the Visa to enter Aruba.

For more information please call Immigration department on Aruba +297 582 7155.

I would like to check on how long I can stay in Aruba per year?

As a tourist one can stay 180 days per calendar year.

How can I request specials meals at my resort to meet my dietary needs?

Special meals can be requested by contacting the desired resort in advance with your specific requests. Below are a few Aruba resorts with links to their contact forms:

For more accommodation options, check out our Aruba Hotels and Resorts page and our Apartment Resorts page

What are the regulations for importing medicines to Aruba?

The Inspectie voor Geneesmiddelen can be contacted for information about import regulations of medicines. The Inspectie voor Geneesmiddelen need to receive a signed letter from the treating physician at the community center with the following information:

  • Information about the patient
  • List of medication
  • Contact information (address) in Aruba
  • Travel dates
  • If the methadone will be imported to Aruba
  • If the methadone needs to be provided to the patient in Aruba

Contact information Inspectie voor Geneesmiddelen:
Phone: (+297)526-2160

Are there any shopping malls or retail shop centers in Aruba?

There are two main areas where you can find shopping malls in Aruba: Oranjestad and the Hotel-area in Noord. However, over the years there have been more retail therapy-friendly inclusions added all around the island. You can view more information on our Shopping Malls page.

Is there a guide for shopping downtown in Oranjestad?

Yes! Our team created a VisitAruba blog specifically touching on this topic called, Shopping in Aruba: 4 Oranjestad Retail Therapy Spots. Check out the blog for your guide.

Where can I find luxury brand items in Aruba?

The main shopping centers where you can find  luxury brand boutiques are Renaissance Mall, Palm Beach Plaza & Paseo Herencia Mall. Other than that, you can also view our Luxury Brands page for some specific brands and their store information, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Hugo Boss.

Where can I find drug stores & pharmacies in Aruba?

For location information and more details on where to find drug stores and places to find apothecaries in Aruba, check out our Drug Stores & Pharmacies page.

Where can I find gifts and souvenirs in Aruba?

For a list of stores in Aruba where you can buy presents and mementos, check out our Gifts & Souvenirs page.

Are there any large grocery stores in Aruba where I can shop for produce, fresh baked goods, frozen products, meat, seafood, and/or snacks?

Food shopping in Aruba is quite popular for visitors who are staying at timeshares or apartment resorts. Ling & Sons, Super Food Plaza & Super Do It Center are the most popular large grocery stores where you can find many items just like back home!

Where can I purchase health and beauty supplies?

For health and beauty supplies shopping in Aruba we recommend visiting our Health & Beauty page. Besides this, you can also check out the large grocery stores, as many of these have their own health & beauty department as well! Another option is to visit one of Aruba’s Boticas (pharmacies), such as Botica di Servicio Eagle or Santa Anna Pharmacy.

Are there any Aruba Gift Certificates or Cards available for purchase?

You can find a couple of digital Aruba gift certificates for purchase on our Online Aruba Gift Certificates page. There is also an Aruba discount card with exclusive discount offers that is accepted at more than 85 Aruba-based locations called the VisitAruba Plus Card.

Is there an Aruba holiday shopping guide?

Yes! Our team created a VisitAruba blog specifically touching on this topic called, Christmas Shopping in Aruba. Check out the blog for your guide.

Is there an Aruba Mother's Day shopping guide?

Yes! Our team created a VisitAruba blog specifically touching on this topic called, Mother’s Day in Aruba: Brunch, Gifts & Fun! Check out the blog for your guide.

How long can I stay in Aruba as a tourist?

Citizens of the Netherlands and/or the Netherlands Antilles may stay up to six months in Aruba. For more details on citizens with other variables and their allowed duration of stay in Aruba as a tourist, see the Tourist section on our Moving to Aruba page.

Where can I find information on Temporary Permits in Aruba?

For information on temporary permits and Aruba, see the Temporary Permit section on our Moving to Aruba page.

Where can I find information on Permanent Residence Permits in Aruba?

For information on permanent residence permits and Aruba, see the Permanent Residence Permit section on our Moving to Aruba page.

Where can I find more information about Temporary and Permanent Work Permits in Aruba?

For information on temporary/work permits and Aruba, see the Temporary and Permanent Work Permit section on our Moving to Aruba page.

Who do I have to contact for official information regarding moving to Aruba and permits?

For official information regarding moving to Aruba, you would need to get in touch with the island’s official Department of Integration, Policy and Admission of Foreigners. This Aruban government department is locally, and officially, known as Departamento di Integracion, Maneho y Admision di Stranhero (DIMAS).

Where can I find information on purchasing a home and/or property in Aruba?

Check out our sister company, ArubaRealEstate.com, for information on all things Aruba real estate. See their Buying a Home on Aruba page for specific details and insights on purchasing a home in Aruba. See their Advice on Buying Property in Aruba page for specific info on purchasing property in Aruba, as well as taxes and costs. For more insights on life on Aruba, see their Living in Aruba page.

I would like to tour around the island, how can I best do so?

It depends on one’s preference! If you would like to have a guided tour led by a professional tour guide, we recommend joining a tour with one of the many fun tour operators on the island. You can choose from an array of bus, jeep, UTV, ATV, and motorcycle tours.

If you would like to explore the island on your own, we recommend renting a car or off-road vehicle (such as a jeep, UTV or ATV). Don’t forget to download our free VisitAruba Mobile App to use the handy offline GPS map to help find your way around! Get iPhone app | Get Android app

 

After arriving at Aruba's airport how can I best get to my resort or vacation accommodation?

There are always taxis ready and waiting outside of the airport at the taxi stand. Please view more information on taxi fares and regulations.

If you are interested in renting a car, please view a list of car rentals here. Please note the majority of car rentals offer free drop of and pick up service. Also, many of their offices are located at the airport. Please inquire directly with the car rental company of your choice for more detailed information on services and reservations.

Lastly, you have the option to book an airport shuttle transfer. View a list of airport transfers here.

What are the taxi rates?

Taxis in Aruba do not have meters since rates are based on destination rather than mileage. Rates are set by the Aruba Department of Public Traffic. View the official taxi fare rate sheet and rules and regulations here.

How can I arrange for a taxi?

Please note all taxis must be ordered via telephone and not flagged down from the streets. However, it is important to note that most of the time you will find taxis ready and waiting at hotels, restaurants and other popular tourist spots. Lastly, there will always be taxis ready and waiting at the airport.

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