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Aruba

Touristic attractions of Aruba
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Your vacations in Aruba

Aruba is a 33-kilometre-long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea – 27 km north of the Paraguaná Peninsula, the Falcón State, and Venezuela. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles, the southern island chain of the Lesser Antilles. It has a land area of 193 km² and lies outside the hurricane belt.

An autonomous region within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba has no administrative subdivisions. Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. This climate has helped tourism as visitors to the island can always expect warm, sunny weather.

Visit Aruba. It’ll soothe your soul and take your breath away.

Official language

The two official languages are Dutch and Papiamento. Papiamento is a language that has been evolving through the centuries and absorbed many words from other languages like Dutch, English, French, diverse African dialects, and, most importantly, from Portuguese and Spanish. However, like many islands in the region, Spanish is also often spoken. English has historical connections (with the British Empire) and is known by many; English usage has also grown due to tourism.

Currency

The florin is the currency of Aruba. It is subdivided into 100 cents.

Electricity

110V, same as Canada. 60 cycles..

Shopping

Some of the best buys are Delftware (blue and white pottery), Dutch cheese and chocolate, British woolens, silver, pewter, Swiss watches, cigars and local handcrafted goods.

Useful information

Telephone calls from your hotel to Canada are very expensive and service charges are high. We would suggest you ask your family and friends to call you