Caribbean Tourism

Aruba

List of Churches in Aruba

Baha’i Faith Bucutiweg 19 Call Mr. Christian at Tel: (297) 5823104 Beth Israel Synagogue Adriaan Laclé Boulevard. Tel: (297) 5823272 Friday 8:00 pm Bible-Way Baptist Church Bernhardstraat 18. San Nicolaas. Tel: (297) 5848491 Pastor J.M. Hostetler. Sunday 9:30 & 10:30 am Church of Christ Pastoor Hendrikstraat 107. San Nicolas. Sun. 9:30am & 6pm. Wed...

Aruba Horseback Riding Tour By Rancho Del Campo

Aruba Horseback Riding Tour By Rancho Del Campo Rancho Del Campo started its country side horse back riding tour through Aruba's National Park "Arikok" to the Natural Pool in October of 1991. When the idea of creating a horse back riding tour for tourist from Rancho Del Campo to the Natural Pool was first introduced, many thought it to be far out. Up to that time the only horse back riding ranch offering...

Aruba Tennis and Beach Tennis

Aruba Tennis and Beach Tennis Aruba Tennis offers a wide range of tennis services to locals and visitors of our happy island, all ages and ability levels. For those visiting the island; take advantage of this perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills, improve your game, get a great work-out, meet other tennis players, and of course have fun, while you are in Aruba. There are tennis...

Shopping in Aruba

Renaissance Mall, Aruba Shopping in Aruba is filled with surprises and fun. While the Main Street of Oranjestad remains a timeless shopping mecca, the surrounding malls are continually redefining themselves. More and more sparkling shops with opulent and prestigious international brands are taking over the retail landscape, mingling with exclusive one-of-a-kind boutiques....

Golf & Other Sports in Aruba

Golf: Golf was invented in Scotland and played on sandy seaside windswept dunes. Golf in Aruba is played on desert landscapes on sandy seaside windswept shores. Golf is a game in which you drive hard to get to a green and then wind up in a hole. The challenge is here for all golfers regardless of experience or talent. Aruba's constant trade winds cool the...

Entertainment in Aruba

aruba at night - Entertainment in Aruba The major attraction is gambling and there are 11 casinos on the island. Hotels must have 300 rooms before they can build one; those that do usually start at 1100 and operate 2 shifts. A few are open 24 hrs. Arubans are allowed in to casinos only 4 times a month. Some casinos also offer dancing and live bands. The soft ivory beaches offer relaxation and a...

Diving & Marine Life in Aruba

Diving & Marine Life in Aruba Visibility in Aruban waters is about 30 m in favourable conditions and snorkelling and scuba diving is very good, although not as spectacular as in the waters around Bonaire. A coral reef extends along the west side of the island from California reef in the north to Baby Beach reef in the south, with dives varying in depth from five to 45 m. There are lots...

Tourist Information

Embassies and Consulates: Brazil, E Pory Ierlandstraat 19, T821994. Chile, H de Grootstraat 1, T821085. Costa Rica, Savaneta 235-B, T847193. Denmark, L G Smith Blvd 82, T824622. Dominican Republic, J G Emanstraat 79, T836928. Germany, Scopetstraat 13, T821767. Honduras, Bilderdijkstraat 13, T821187. Italy, Caya G F Betico Croes 7, T822621. Liberia,...

Communications

Telephone Services: Modern telephone services with direct dialling are available. Aruba’s country and area code is 297. Hotels add a service charge on to international calls. The ITT office is on Boecoetiweg 33, T821458. Phone and fax calls, email and mariphone calls at Servicio di Telecommunicacion di Aruba (Setar), at Palm Beach opposite Hyatt Regency...

Getting Around

Getting Around Aruba Getting Around Aruba By Land Car: Beware of aggressive local drivers. Driving is on the right and all traffic, except bicycles, coming from the right should be given right of way, except at T junctions. Good maps are available at petrol stations. You must have a valid foreign (held for at least 2 years) or international driver’s licence and be at least 21...

Getting There by Air

Getting There by Air From Europe: KLM has direct flights from Amsterdam, going on to Lima, in a joint operation with Air Aruba. Martinair has a charter flight from Amsterdam. From UK: US Airways: Aruba - London Gatwick, London Gatwick to Aruba Beatrix Continental Airlines: Manchester to Aruba Beatrix, London Heathrow to Aruba Beatrix KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: London Heathrow to...

Before Travelling

Climate: Aruba is out of the hurricane belt and the climate is dry. The hottest months are August-October and the coolest are December-February, but the temperature rarely goes over 32°C or below 26°C. A cooling trade wind can make the temperature deceptive. Average rainfall is 51 cm a year, falling in short showers during October-December. Check: Aruba -...

Beaches & Watersports in Aruba

Beaches & Watersports in Aruba BEACHES Fringing gentle glittering turquoise waters along the southwest coast are world-renowned carpets of warm, sugar-white sand dotted with tall swaying palms and thatched huts. The lively two-mile-long stretch of Palm Beach is home to sprawling high-rise hotels, water sports centers, piers, shops, restaurants and beach bars. Of the 3 ABC islands, Aruba...

Accommodations in Aruba

A 17.66% tax/service charge must be added; some hotels also add a US$1.50-5.75 per day energy surcharge. Glittering luxury hotels jostle for space along Druif Bay, and Eagle and Palm beaches. At the end of the 1990s nearly all the resorts along this hotel strip added rooms or upgraded existing facilities. Decent, cheap accommodation is now very difficult to...