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19.6 miles long and 6 miles wide.


19 miles north of the coast of Venezuela


Little variation from the average temperature of 81°F. Cooled by constant, gentle Northeastern trade winds. Conveniently located OUTSIDE the hurricane belt.

Time Zone

Eastern Daylight Savings Time


English & Spanish spoken widely. Official language is Dutch. Native language is Papiamento. Easy to communicate.


Although Aruba's paper currency is the florin (the guilder), U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere.
Currently (last updated August 18, 2022) 1 U.S. dollar is worth 1.78 florin. Check here for updated exchange rates
Because of world wide counterfeiting, some stores will not accept $50 or $100 bills.
There is no charge for using travelers checks.

Personal Checks

Personal checks are not accepted.
Bank cards from Cirrus, Maestro, Mastercard, & Visa are accepted at ATM's & many establishments.


Taxi rates are government controlled based on destination & number of passengers. Always ask how much before getting in the taxi.

U.S. Customs

All passengers flying back to the United States must be at the airport 2-3 hours before departure. You go through U.S. customs while IN Aruba, which makes it very easy when you arrive home. Duty free exemption is $800 per person.