can be enjoyed by tourists with its beautiful beaches, desert landscapes,
rock formations, scuba diving and casinos. The Aruban people are friendly
and welcoming people. Travelers will get accommodations of all styles and
budgets. Aruba is blessed with some natural wonders such as rugged
seashores, sunken reefs and caves. Aruba always has a favorable weather,
but the peak tourist season is from January to March as carnival occurs
all around the Caribbean during this season. The rates of the
accommodation will rise during the peak season. You have to book months
before to get an accommodation that provides a beach view.
Aruba can also be visited during offseason which is from April to
December. Some travelers prefer offseason Aruba travel as the
accommodations are available at reduced rates of about 20-50%. Most of the
travelers are from South America and Europe. During offseason only a small
number of tour operators operate tours. Hotels prefer offseason to
reconstruct and renovate their facilities. You should learn some facts
about the country before going in to the country. Crime is not much in
Aruba and Aruba travel is tension-free, but travelers are recommended to
exercise cautions on valuables. Rental mobile phones are available and in
tourist destinations, internet cafes are available.
Tourists above 18 years old do not require paying customs duty on one
liter alcohol, gift items with a value of f100 and 50 cigars or 200
cigarettes. Customs clearance is required for goods that exceed the value
of f500 per person. No specific vaccinations are required for travelers
coming to Aruba, but tourists from countries infected with yellow fever
aged more than 6 months should require immunization certificate. Dengue
fever outbreaks are occasional in
Aruba, so it is recommended to use insect repellent. Aruba provides
good medical facilities that have only one hospital.
Depending on the insurance, the services for the patients are classified
in to three. Health insurance is required for the travelers. Bar, room
service and restaurant bills are added with 10-15% tip or else you have to
give tips for the service that ranges from 10 to 20 percent. Hotel bills
are coming with room tax of 11% and the tip for the taxis is about 15%.
Porters would like to have US$1 as tip per baggage. The airport of Aruba
is Reina Beatrix Airport and those who are in search of cheaper airline
tickets should change planes for several times before reaching the country.
During the time of stay, the tourists should have a valid passport with
them. You have to provide the nationality proof at the time of check in
for Aruba flight. Florin is the currency of Aruba, but US dollars are
acceptable even for traveling in taxis. Currency exchange is provided by
some larger hotels in Aruba. Travelers can rent bicycles, scooters and
jeeps for traveling in and around Aruba. Common rates are for taxis
recognized by the Aruban government. Duty-free shopping is offered by
Aruba and the main shopping area is at Seaport Village. Stores are open
from 8am-6pm and two hour lunch break will be taken from 12pm-2pm.