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Jet-Set Tips:
Travel Hacks & Island Intel

Aruba In A Nutshell

If you're looking for a little slice of paradise, look no further than Aruba! This tiny island may only be 70 square miles, which is approximately 20 miles long by 6 miles wide, but it's packed with enough fun and sun to keep you smiling for days!

First things first, let's get some geography out the way. Aruba is part of the ABC islands(That's Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) Whic are located in the Lesser Antilles. If you're wondering just how close Aruba is to Venezuela, it's a mere 15 Miles away.


Now Let's talk numbers, Aruba may be small, but it's mighty. Just like a chihuaua! The population clocks in at about 106.000 people which is impressive considering how tiny the island is. The annual visitor count is around 2 million people! That's a LOT of people that LOVE Aruba!

Did You Know?

Aruba proudly stands as the Caribbean's leading destination for return visits, as impressive as 65% of travelers choose to return to this enchanting island paradise.

When it comes to languages spoken, You've got your pick of Dutch, Papiamento, Spanish and English. So no matter where you're from, you're sure to find someone to chat with.

And as for history? Well, let's just say Aruba has had a pretty wild ride. The story begins around 1000AD when the Caquetio people settled there and started throwing epic beach parties. In the early 16th century, the Spanish arrived and were like, this place is nice, but we've got tapas to eat. In the 19th century, the Dutch were like, move over Spain.  We're taking this Island and turning it into our Caribbean paradise. And they did just that until 1986 when Aruba was like, It's time to break it up, but let's stay friends, Okay?


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Arrivals, Departures, VIP Service, Customs, Global entry , Duty Free and Mobile Passport Control app

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Learn more about renting a car in Aruba!  Go local!

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Arubus & the "alternative Minibus"!

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The best prices on Alcohol on the Island!  NEW:  Reserve & Collect!  Skip the lines!

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What to expect when driving in Aruba!  I promise, it's easier than you think!

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Detailed information about grocery shopping at 4 major stores in Aruba!  Plus, what we love to get!

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From Malmok to San Nicolas, learn about the neighborhoods of Aruba!

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From packing your suitcase with the perfect selection of clothes and shoes to ensuring you have all the essentials to melt your troubles away in Aruba, here's your ultimate packing guide!

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Parking maps to help you navigate Aruba better!

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Random tips & tricks to help make your trip to Aruba better!

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How taxi's work in Aruba, fares and contact information

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How tipping works in Aruba, being prepared with enough cash & using Credit cards

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Feel prepared for your trip!  Passport, ED card and Travel Insurance


Curious if you can drink the water in Aruba?   Read one to find out more!

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Weather in Aruba, The Hurricane belt & Rainy season

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