Aruba Trip Planner
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How to plan a trip to aruba
One Happy Island, that’s what they refer to when they mention Aruba! A constituent country in the Kingdom of Netherlands, and just 15 kms from the coast of Venezuela, this incredible Caribbean island is a traveller’s paradise for years. Apart from beautiful landscape and sparkling blue ocean, Aruba has plentiful of other attractions which attracts people in huge numbers, every number. Divided by northeast and southwest coasts, there’s lot to see and people of all ages can enjoy the fullest on their stay here. Oranjestad is the capital of Aruba and Noor, Palm Beach, Paradera, Savaneta, Santa Cruz and Sint Nicolaas are some of the major cities in the country.
Visa is not required for all who are visiting Aruba. The Aruban embassy has mentioned several countries, the residents of which are allowed to visit Aruba without visa for a period of 30 days. If you’re not a national of the above mentioned countries, then you can apply for the visa or contact the Aruban travel agency for the same.
What to do:
Oranjestad, Noor, Palm Beach, Paradera, Savaneta and Santa Cruz are some of the places in Aruba which are rich in attractions. White sandy beaches, stunning locales and some great atmosphere, this place has it all. Natural Pool (Conchi), California Lighthouse, Bushiribban Gold Mill / Smelting Station, Boca Catalina and the Antilla Shipwreck , Hooiberg (Haystack Mountain), Arikok National Park and De Oude Molen/ Windmill are some of the major attractions which shouldn’t be missed at any cost. In addition, there are multiple places which will take you back in time. Museums like Historical Museum, Archaeological Museum, Numismatic Museum and Aruba Model Train Museum are some of the major museums in Aruba.
Ideal time to visit:
The best time to visit Aruba is from the months of December to April. This is the time when weather is most pleasant, which adds to the overall touristy experience. Most of the outdoor activities (including mainly water sports) are open for public. December and January, particularly are the peak months in Aruba. Tourist flock in huge numbers during these two months. Hence, you want to avoid crowd, the try visiting in other months.
How to travel:
One can reach Aruba by flight or by boat. American Airlines, Delta Airlines and JetBlue Airways are some of the major airlines operating in the country. There are regular flights from Miami, Colombia and Venezuela. The island country is also well connected by boat. If you have a lot of time, then travelling by cruise while enjoying the Caribbean waters can definitely be a good idea! Once you’re in Aruba, you can explore the country by multiple transport options. Taxis, buses, electric streetcars are some of them. Before renting a car, make sure you know all the driving rules followed in the country.
Lavish resorts and cheap hotels in downtown are in abundance in Aruba. If you don't mind spending some money and want to have an ocean view from your room, opt for resorts. Or going the shoestring way? Then opt for the moderate or inexpensive hotels!
Food and shopping scene:
Shopping and food scene is also great in Aruba. Many cheap stores and shops suitable for street shopping are available in Aruba. You can take back some authentic Aruban artefacts on your way back home. While Aruba doesn’t have its own proper cuisine, but still you’ll get lot of great opportunities that’ll add a tinge of spice and everything to your taste buds.
How much does it cost to travel to Aruba
Plan your trip to Aruba with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Aruba is USD 58 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 232. For getting around Aruba, you will need a rough figure of USD 50 per day. For detailed Aruba trip cost calculator, use Aruba Trip Planner.
*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation