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Aruba


Description

Aruba is a Dutch Caribbean island in the Southern Caribbean Sea near Venezuela. Its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make it a dream destination for romantic vacations. Aruba is also known as the "Happy Island", in part because of its very favorable climate. In fact, this is a place where it hardly ever rains! Tourism in Aruba is highly developed, many cruise ships visit the island every year.


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What to do in Aruba


Beaches

If you like to relax and spend time at the beach all day, Aruba is the place to be! Its long sandy beaches are truly exceptional. They are also perfect for those who like to walk along the beach. In addition, if you go a little further from your hotel, you may come across majestic flamingos.


Oranjestad, Aruba's capital

The capital is safe and known for its friendly inhabitants. Oranjestad attracts tourists with its gourmet restaurants, casinos and famous designer stores. You will have the opportunity to take a picture of yourself with the popular "I love Aruba" sign.


The Natural Pool

Simply beautiful, Aruba’s Natural Pool is well worth the trip. In a unique rock formation, volcanic stone circles a small depression, creating a tranquil pool. The waves breaking on the rocks around the pool provide an impressive sight to watch. Don't forget your water shoes as well as your mask and snorkel.


California Lighthouse

Located at the northern end of the island, the lighthouse offers a breathtaking view. This is one of the most romantic places to watch the sunset in Aruba. 


Butterfly Observation

Visit The Butterfly Farm and get a chance to see butterfly species of every imaginable color and shape. Strolling through the beautiful gardens, you might have the chance to witness new butterflies emerging from their chrysalis and taking their first flight.


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

29

24

19

Feb.

29

24

10

Mar.

30

25

5

Apr.

30

25

23

May

31

26

14

Jun.

31

26

11

Jul.

31

26

13

Aug.

31

26

7

Sep.

31

26

20

Oct.

31

26

37

Nov.

30

26

51

Dec.

29

25

37


Currency

The country's official currency is the Aruban Guilder (AWG). In Aruba, prices are displayed in the national currency, but US money is accepted almost everywhere. It is also easy to find banks and automated teller machines (ATM).

Convertor

CAD
to
AWG

Official language

The official languages are Papiamento (Creole language) and Dutch. English is also spoken in tourist centers. Before you go, learn a few words and expressions in the local languages and impress the locals!

Voltage

Most electrical outlets used in Aruba are the same as in Canada: 110V and 60Hz. However, you may need an adapter in some hotels. Plan ahead and bring one in your luggage.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.