Tourist Attractions in Aruba

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    Be very,very carefully when it...

    by Jefvdw Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Be very,very carefully when it rains at us.
    Roads get as slippery as iced in your country.
    This is because the asfalt is much denser and a small film of oil by a lack of frequent showers.
    Water and Money
    evaporate very fast
    on this Island.
    Euro-tourist, Aruba is into the Dollar Zone.
    Buy your groceries at a supermarket, not at the mini market in your hotel which is more expensive.

    Picture: PRIKICHI'S or our local Parkeets. Best time to see and surely hear them: sunset.

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    Not a tourist trap but a civil...

    by Jefvdw Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Not a tourist trap but a civil trap...we get elections in Aruba at the end of september.
    2 big parties MEP and AVP (Movemiento Electoral di Pueblo and Arubaanse Volks Partij) 2 smaller OLA and PPA have a lot of chance to deal the votes.
    But politics has only a little bit to do with sense.
    Most is about a carnavalesque atmosphere where flags in all sizes play the major role.
    Also a lot of wheeling and dealing is involved. Seriously, mister 'W' could learn something here...
    Pictured is the city town, knowed as Cas Arends, in center of O'stad. Just renovated and by coincidence,
    the color of the major party in power. (AVP)

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  • Beaware that prices at mini...

    by Arubasun. Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Beaware that prices at mini markets in the lobby of the resorts are pretty much expensive than when buying it out of the resort. Grocery prices at Aruba's Mega Supermarkets such as Kong Hing Super Center, Ling & Sons Supermarket and Certified Mega Center are comparable or a bit lower than grocery prices in the U.S. The above mentioned Supermarkets are all located in a cluster next to the resort area.

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  • Not necessarily a trap, but if...

    by agnkrn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Not necessarily a trap, but if you are adventurous, don't take the guided jeep tour - about $60 per person. It is only $45/day to rent your own jeep and follow the points of interest. It was great not to have to be rushed at the sites, and a lot cheaper. The rental car agencies provide maps which are great at outlining the sites to see. Oh, roads are not marked to clearly, so you may get lost a time or two, but we discovered some great stuff that way. It takes about 6-8 hours to tour the whole island depending on how many stops you make and how long you stayed. Jeep tours do not go to the Tunnel of Love or Baby Beach which were great spots to stop and relax for a swim

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    natural bridge - a must see...

    by nikolka Written Aug 24, 2002

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    natural bridge - a must see place according to tourist information. This bridge created by the ocean and weather and erosion looks wonderful on pictures. It looks wonderful in reality as well, however about 20 times smaller. Besides that you can find at least 6 other (only a tiny bit smaller) natural bridges around the north shore...

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    iguanas - oh they say you can...

    by nikolka Written Aug 24, 2002

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    iguanas - oh they say you can see bunch of them... I spent 5 weeks on Aruba and I saw 2 (in words two) iguanas, out of which one was flat - killed by a car. But they are beautiful....

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    Watch out for the cheaper...

    by ibanez Written Aug 24, 2002

    Watch out for the cheaper rental car companies. They often give you older cars that aren't all that comfortable. Try to stay with the big names, such as Hertz, Budget, Alamo, and any other name that you've seen in the states or Europe

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  • All the luxury hotels have...

    by zehra Written Aug 24, 2002

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    All the luxury hotels have expensive restaurants and amenities. If you want the LOCAL FLAVOR go to a local barber/hairdresser, eat where the locals eat, hang around the bars in San Nicolas! Take a few bus rides or mini busses. Did you know that hotels charge double for a hair coloring or similar services if you are a tourist and 50% less if you are a local? If you can get away, without showing a residence permit, you can get some services half the price..

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    This is not a 'trap' but I...

    by Bunununu Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is not a 'trap' but I just had to show you this Aruban sunset. You can get some great sunset pictures at the LaTrattoria restaurant by the lighthouse. For this reason, it may be the best happy hour on the island.

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    submarine

    by iam1wthee Written Jan 23, 2004

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    You really do not see that much fish. All you get is a big old ship and a few sponges. It is not worth the $70

    Fun Alternatives: go to the beach and snorkel or scuba

    view thru the submarine underwater
    Related to:
    • Family Travel

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    If you come in the rainy...

    by mocca Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you come in the rainy season, well you will get wet, it isn't always just sunshine on the island. And when it rains it will rain, so be prepared.

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    Most of the shopping areas are...

    by svillegirl Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Most of the shopping areas are tourist traps, but you can usually get some good deals.

    This is the inside of the Sonesta.

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