You can only get to Aruba by...
You can only get to Aruba by flying there. It can be a long day of flying depending on where you are coming from but it is well worth it. It is best to get on a charter flight to save on the airfare. We don't have that option.
We either walk or take a taxi to anywhere we want to go. The taxi's either cost $6.00 for short drives or $15.00 for long drives. Depending on where you stay you can walk to a lot of places. It is very safe on the island and we have no fear of walking late at night!!! You do need a jeep to get to the north side of the island and visit those sights.Add to your Trip Planner
Hire a car for about 40$ a...
Hire a car for about 40$ a day
or take the bus for 2 florins (1$ = 1.75 Afl
A very friendly taxidriver Mr. 'CHITO' Henriquez
taxi #9 Tel (297-)931.433
there are a lot of deals for guided bus tours,
jeep tours or you rent your own jeep for a ruff roundtrip.
As you can see on the picture,
I own a 2 cylinder Ferrari...
Pictured is the ALTO VISTA CHAPEL.Add to your Trip Planner
MY NEW CAR is the best way to...
MY NEW CAR is the best way to go here!
I made from two Brazilian buggy's who were stalled for years this marvel which I called MASERATI NOIZZ GT.
A do-it-yourself five hammer job !
I get a lot more macho impression with it than all the Lexusses of the island toghetter.
Included: Open Airco, Double Muffler, Huge All Track F1
Wheels, Uncorrodble Case and lot of options.
Payed cash and still some money left.
See in my traveloque for full demonstration.Add to your Trip Planner
By Plane, there is no other...
By Plane, there is no other way
The best way is to rent a car. A 4wheel drive is the best, but it isn't necessary.
When you are staying in a hotel and you want to go to Oranjestad, you can also take the bus, it's cheaper and you don't need a parkingplace.
When I was there we hitch-hiked al the time, it's an option, because the most people on Aruba are very friendly, but I think you feel saver when you know the island well before you go hitch-hiking.Add to your Trip Planner
We arrived in Aruba on a...
We arrived in Aruba on a direct flight from Miami on American Airlines.
Aruba has excellent public transportation. There is a bus that runs up and down the main strip (LG Smith Blvd) past all the hotels and timeshares and back to Oranjestaad. Buy the roundtrip ticket, it costs less.
Definitely spend the money and a rent a car for a least a day so you can explore the other side of the island. Guide books will tell you to get a 4-wheel drive vehicle, but we were fine with our two-door Toyota Yaris.Add to your Trip Planner
Aruba's airport has just...
Aruba's airport has just completed a multi million dollar expansion and renovation process. The airport now features loading bridges and is capable of handling 2.1 million passengers a year up from 1.2 million prior to the expansion. Aruba's airport is said to be the most beautiful airport in the Caribbean. U.S. immigration and U.S. customs are also present at the airport making thus all flights heading towards the U.S. from Aruba, as domestic flights and not international. So Americans that do leave Aruba to head back home need not pass through U.S. immigration and Customs back home as they have already done that in Aruba, they only thing that they need to do is to pick up their lugage. This is also applicable for visitors of other countries that are leaving Aruba heading to the U.S.
The above picture is a car plate, every car plate on the island has the logo 'Aruba One Happy Island'. Every year the color of the plate changes. If you have paid your car tax on the island you will get a new plate with a different color the following year.
Old car plates are often thrown away or served as a souvenier. As matter fact many visitors that do come to Aruba are seeking old number plates to carry with them back home.
The infrastructure of Aruba is close to perfect. You ride on the left hand side of the road. You are allowed to ride on the highway from Oranjestad the capital to San Nicolas the second city at a maximum speed of 85km per hour. Even on little Aruba there are traffic lights, traffic boards and more than 8 round abouts, not to mention a 4 lane highway which connects Oranjestad with the economic motor of Aruba which is the hotel area. The northern part of the island is ideal for an off road jeep safari tour. Most of the roads to the north of the island are dirt roads and development is not allowed on the entire north coast of the island. Fasten your seatbelts when cruising the north coast of Aruba it will be a bumpy ride with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea crashing onto the Aruban rocky north coast.Add to your Trip Planner
Definitely rent a car & stop...
Definitely rent a car & stop off the beaten path for some snorkeling at places where the locals go. We never worried about safety - it appeared very safe there, mostly we think because there seems to be a middle class. Not too many poor people on this island (and I think we covered it all!).Add to your Trip Planner
fly or you can come with bunch...
fly or you can come with bunch of middle-aged Americans travelling on cruises around Carribbean ... not for me though
gotta get a car, whether you want or not. If you want be a hardcore tourist you can go around in these - how should I call it - kindergarden jeeps, bigger hotels and locals organize tours around the island in zebra-like jeeps, the seats are covered with plastic so that your sweat doesn't infuse itself into them (how hygienic, no matter you sweat more on plastic ...). Buses run only in the main area. Well, there are so-called Banana buses running around, if you wanna party and get drunk and sing songs and stuff (usually around 3-4 in the afternoon;)) then go for it. Otherwise I must say: yep, rent yourself a car...
And when you rent yourself a car, can you PLEASE do one little thing for me? id='layer1' style='position:static;background-color:crimson'Do not ride on the white-sand beaches with your great rented car! Stay beaches/nature friendly!Add to your Trip Planner
Take a plane! It's a small...
Take a plane! It's a small island off the coast of Venezuela, so I doubt you'll want to put your car on a ferry! Cruise ships are also great ways to enter Aruba
You can either rent a car for 2 or 3 days to see all the sights.....the island is only 75 sq miles! Or you can take some tours. I've always rented the car and done it on my own schedule.
If you don't feel like renting a car, you can take a taxi to Oranjestad from the low rises and high rises for right around $6 each way.Add to your Trip Planner
There are two ways to get to...
There are two ways to get to Aruba. By plane or by ship (it's an island). Cruise ships stop in there often. To my way of thinking, the highlight of any cruise is the island(s) it stops at. So why not just fly there and spend a week or two in paradise? But cruises are fun, too.
We always rent a 4WD for the north shore drive. We prefer the hardtop versions with air conditioning. The north shore is a great place to go beach combing.Add to your Trip Planner
As far as I know there are...
As far as I know there are only two ways to get their from the states; American Airlines and Air Aruba.
Once we landed at Queen Beatrix Airport in Oranjestad we took a Taxi to our resort and seldom ventured out. We did go out one night and took a Taxi. Taxi fare is reasonable (not cheap - nothing is in Aruba) and all of our drivers were very friendly and gave us a local/tour guide view of the Island.
We did not rent a car but I hear that is a good way to go, although quite expensive (US$80 a day).Add to your Trip Planner
Air Aruba, contact Air Aruba...
Air Aruba, contact Air Aruba at 011-297-830005 or 800-882-7822.
Start your vacation to the Dutch Caribbean with warm hospitality on an airline dedicated to your comfort. Air Aruba combines the natural Aruban amiability with a professional willingness to serve. We are finely tuned to the unique needs divers may have. Relax in plush, roomy seats, sipping complimentary cocktails as our team dedicates themselves to offering the best possible airline service.
The fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-83 and DC-9 aircraft flies a convenient schedule direct to Aruba, and then on to Bonaire and Curaçao from Baltimore, Miami, Newark, Tampa, Caracas, Medellin, Bogota, and Sao Paulo. Service from any US city is available through our airline partners.Add to your Trip Planner
The taxis are expensive
I recomend you use the bus because travel around the hotel zone
The taxis are expensive,for example a trip of 2 km cost $ 9 dolars
The bus cost $1 from your hotel from the downtown ( 10 minutes )Add to your Trip Planner
Why not fly AIR-ARUBA...
&cg...Aruba of course! The service was amazing and full of attention - a really pleasant surprise indeed!!Add to your Trip Planner
You can fly in or get there by...
You can fly in or get there by one of the cruises.
The three best ways to get around are: Hire a car, take a taxi or take a minibus, and on the island that is it basicly.Add to your Trip Planner
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LG Smith Boulevard 55-B, Oranjestad, Aruba, 1347, Caribbean
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