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In September 2016, Aruba's first Art Fair was held over three days. 
Brushstrokes of creative energy painted the town with new life, with 12 renowned street artists from all stretches of the globe—including Portugal, Mexico, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Argentina, Curacao, and Germany—using the architecture of San Nicolas as their canvas.

Tips for Visitors

The little things make an Aruban vacation so special, and smart local tips can make yours easy and unforgettable.

Two booth attendants at the information booth in Oranjestad.

Vacation like an Aruban

From avoiding cell phone roaming charges by renting a phone or SIM card here, to quickly and easily paying for parking, there are plenty of simple, cost-effective shortcuts to help you avoid hassles and make the most of your stay on our happy island.

We accept all major credit cards, traveler's checks, and American dollars, so shopping, dining, and joining local guides on insider tours and adventures across the island is simple and stress-free. Learn more tips to make your Aruba vacation fun and easy.

Cell Phone Service in Aruba

Will my cell phone work in Aruba?

Yes, many cell phone providers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint will have international plans available. Be sure to ask your provider before flying to Aruba. Be aware that international service can get costly.

Aruba cell phone services


Want to avoid carrier service charges? Rent a cell phone or purchase a SIM card from Setar, located at the airport.


Conveniently located at the airport, Digicel also allows you to rent a cell phone or purchase a SIM card and enjoy Aruba cell service during your trip.

Staying in touch

In order to call the United States from Aruba, first, dial 001 followed by the area code and finally the phone number. 

More Tips 


Get a rechargeable card to pay for parking in and around our capital, Oranjestad.


Aruba accepts all major credit cards, traveler's checks, American dollars, and our currency, the Florin.

Deals & Offers

No one wants to pay full price, which is why we’ve compiled a great list of the best deals, discounts and special savings offers available in Aruba. Make your vacation dollars count by reviewing the Top-Rated Aruba Vacation Packages & Travel Deals currently on offer from our trusted hotels, resorts, restaurants, and tour operators.


Customs Information

For more information on what items you can and cannot take back home with you, please visit the airport's official website.

Stay Connected

How can you connect your cell phone to Aruba’s phone networks? Here is a cell phone instruction guide for you:…

Every visitor to our island has their own unique Aruba travel tips – secrets and hidden gems they’ve uncovered in their all-too-brief time here. To learn those, and more Aruba vacation tips straight from warm, welcoming Aruban locals, visit our blog. Or, take the Aruba travel advice that matters most: your own. Visit our happy home. Wander from coast to coast. Savor each unique flavor, friendly conversation, and unforgettable moment to make your own list of Aruba tips.

Extra tips for visitors

Aruba Travel Guide App

Get this expert island guide with tips on places to visit, customized trip itineraries, offline maps, augmented reality and trip sharing.


Park your car rental at the clearly marked white parking areas on central locations in downtown Oranjestad.

Aruba's Money - Florin.
On the 4th of June 2019, the Central Bank of Aruba introduced a new series of florin banknotes. The new florin banknotes are a celebration of the life and beauty of Aruba and includes elements from the Island's rich culture, flora and fauna.

Official Currency of Aruba

The official local currency is the Aruban Florin; however, U.S. dollars are widely accepted.

Aruba Code of Conduct

These are some of our local rules and regulations that we kindly request that you respect. Help us protect our One happy island.

Images taken during the LATAM production by photographer Martin Kohler. These images were edited by ​M​​ichael ​S​​alazar from MYQL Photography. Sailing with small  dog.

Traveling to Aruba with Pets

Want your furry friend to join you on the One happy island? Here's how to arrange a trip to Aruba with your pet.

Aruba Airport

Taking Items Back Home

In order to make your journey back home as easy and stress-free as possible, be sure to read the rules about exporting items.

Your Extended Stay in Aruba

Plan to stay in Aruba for an extended period of time? Here are some useful tips on how to "biba dushi" (live well) like the locals do!

Baby and Rodger's Beach signage.

Getting Around Aruba

From our lively capital to quiet seaside towns, pristine beaches to rugged desert, it’s easy to go anywhere in Aruba.

Mural of peacock in San Nicolas
Arts & Culture in Aruba
Rodgers Beach in Aruba.
Aruba's Beaches & Coves

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Learn More About our Island

Fast Fact Aruba

What language do they speak? Is it a Dutch colony? How many people live there? The questions were many, the answers few.

Discover More About Aruba


Eagle Beach

A quiet and beautiful beach called Rodger's Beach in San Nicolas


Rodgers Beach


Mangel Halto Beach Aruba

We’re just getting started with the amazing things The Aruba Effect has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will leave you sunnier, happier, and (of course) a little more tan.

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