Helpful Information


Immediately upon your arrival to our beautiful island, we know you will be impressed. Aruba is state-of-the-art airport is the result of a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project that has established our Queen Beatrix International Airport as a hub in the Caribbean. Aruba is served by a number of airlines, and connections can be made to any part of the world, U.S.-bound passengers benefit from their own terminal building that houses a U.S. INS/Customs facility, allowing flights from Aruba to enter the U.S. as domestic flights.


Aruba weather in one word is PERFECT You almost never see a local weather report in Aruba. "Sunny and Warm" is not news on this island paradise. Aruba is located completely outside of the hurricane belt, and has an average rain fall of less than 20 inches per year. The average daytime temperature is 82f (27c) with constant trade winds. The temperature generally remains the same January or July


The local currency is the Aruban Florin but the USA dollar is welcomed and accepted everywhere. In general guests can expect the conversion rate at most restaurants, grocery etc to be 1.75. Bank rates will differ.


Papiamento is the native language. Most locals speak multiple languages including Dutch and English.


The driving side in Aruba is on the right-hand side. If you want to overtake someone, you do so on the left-hand side. The general traffic rules are as follows: the speed limit in urban areas is 30km/h, out of town 60km/h and on faster roads 80km/h. Road signs dictate the speed in km/h. On roundabouts, the cars on the roundabout have right of way. When approaching a crossroad without traffic signs, traffic from the right has right of way. Also, when you turn left, the upcoming and opposing vehicles have right of way. We recommend the following GPS apps., or Google maps. both work well in Aruba, make sure to download the app and the Aruba map ahead of your travel.


Aruba has 4 modern medical centers spread out over the island, the Dr. Horacio Oduber hospital which functions as Aruba's general hospital in Oranjestad, the private Urgent Care Clinic in Noord, the Centro Medico Rudy Engelbrecht in San Nicolas, and the MedCare Clinic in Noord.

If you cannot be treated here, the Aruba hospital does offer overseas care with e.g. American, Colombian, and Dutch hospitals, and the patient will be quickly airlifted by air ambulance. Be aware that not all insurances are accepted here so there is the possibility that you should pay for your doctor or hospital visit by cash or credit card.

In case of emergencies, one drugstore in each district is open for 24 hours on a rotating basis, but they cannot fill a prescription from a doctor that does not practice on the island. They will however advise you on how to obtain one if necessary.