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    • Sightseeing in Aruba

      Aruba Aug 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      Is is possible to engage a taxi or tour driver when arriving by cruise ship at the dock? Want a 3-4 hour tour of any interesting sights--not necessarily shopping.


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    • Sightseeing in Aruba

      Aruba Aug 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      Is is possible to engage a taxi or tour driver when arriving by cruise ship at the dock? Want a 3-4 hour tour of any interesting sights--not necessarily shopping.

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2014 at 4:38 AM
    • On my way there :-) Hidden Poo

      Aruba Aug 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      I believe it's called Conchi. I don't swim can I go in with a life jacket?

      5 Answers Aug 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM
    • Stargazing

      Aruba Aug 3, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      Are there rental shops for binoculars or telescopes? How about the best places (darkest) for stargazing? I've read that there are some good spots, but warn against going alone. Why? Should I be afraid of animals or people?

      7 Answers Aug 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM
    • Prepaid credit cards

      Aruba Jul 10, 2014 at 3:25 PM

      I would like to know where I can buy prepaid credit cards (Visa, Master Card or Amex) in Aruba, and if I can purchase them with a foreign credit card or only with cash. Thank you

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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      Luggage Storage

      Aruba Jul 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      I'm transitting Aruba (Queen Beatrix) and have about 8 hours on the island. I'd love to get out of the airport. I'll try to check into my second flight but i don't know if they'll do it that early.

      So questions is... do they have a luggage storage at the airport? I've looked through the airport website and can't find mention of one :(

      Second question is... what would you do with 8 hours (12 pm to 8pm) on the island?

      7 Answers Jul 17, 2014 at 3:05 PM
    • Never been to Aruba

      Aruba Jun 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      I want to take my wife somewhere this Friday for 8 days for our anniversary. We have never been to Aruba and wanted to know about night life and weather. We like to go to bars, clubs, lounge at the pool and beaches etc. Weather shows low 80's with days of rain so was wondering if when it rains it rains all day or short showers etc. Appreciate your input. We usually go to Mexico a few times a year to places like Cabo, Playa, PV etc. and would like a change. Thanks!

      4 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM
    • Local Hang out

      Aruba May 12, 2014 at 2:58 AM

      Hi, I will be visiting Aruba in two days. While I will do some touristy stuff I am also interested in the best local cheap eats and hang outs?

      7 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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      What do these Papiamento words mean in English?

      Aruba Apr 25, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      Mi ta bi escabo.
      Aruba riba!

      11 Answers Jun 11, 2014 at 12:48 AM
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      Why don't they want their own money?

      Aruba Apr 13, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      I have never seen anything like this before. There were only a few local places that asked for florins, everyone else wanted American dollars. What the hell? Why do they even have their own currency?

      We asked a few locals about this, but didn't get a clear answers.

      14 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 11:35 PM
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      Transportation To Bon Bini Festival?

      Aruba Mar 23, 2014 at 12:39 PM

      What would be the best way to get to the Bon Bini Festival at Fort Zoutman?
      We would leave during the day, so taking a bus wouldn't be a problem, but the festival ends at 9 PM. How will we get back? How much would taxi cost? We are staying in Noord.

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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      Do taxis in Aruba charge per person?

      Aruba Mar 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

      I read taxis on some Caribbean islands charge per person. Is Aruba the same?
      How much would taxi cost from Airport to Noord?

      8 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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      Rental Company Screwed Us

      Aruba Mar 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

      We're in a bit of a predicament.
      We booked a car online, but they told us you pay upon arrival. We called the company, and they told us we can only pay with a credit card, which we do not have.
      Than we checked another company, and they want a $600 deposit, which we also don't have. That is ridiculous! That is more than the cost of the rental.
      So now we are stuck without a car. We originally had it booked for the whole week, but we had no idea it would be such an expensive and complicated proccess. We only really need a car for Arikok, Hooiberg, and maybe Baby Beach. Everywhere else we can take the bus, or walk. So we're thinking about just renting one for a day.
      What are some good companies, where you can pay with a debit card, and you don't have to leave a deposit?
      Is there any place we can rent a car on site?

      57 Answers Mar 23, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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      What are Aruba's laws on handling wildlife?

      Aruba Mar 17, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      I like to pick up wildlife, both marine and land, but I know that in some places it is illegal and punishable. What are the rules on Aruba? I don't want to get a fine.

      9 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 5:09 AM
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      Does it get cold at night?

      Aruba Mar 12, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      I know it's in the tropics, but it's still a desert, and I know deserts can be 80 degrees during the day, than 40 degrees at night. I don't know if I should bring warm clothes or not.

      Also, how bad is the wind there? Does it blow everywhere? I don't know if I should bring my hat or not. Will it blow away.

      4 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 10:01 PM
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      Does anyone know if the Neumismatic Museum and St. Ann's Church are open?

      Aruba Mar 12, 2014 at 12:49 PM

      Last time I read they were closed for rennovation. Have they reopened?

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2014 at 3:04 PM
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      Day trip options from Aruba?

      Aruba Mar 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      Are there any places you can go for a day trip from Aruba. The only ones I know of would be Curacao, Bonaire, and Venezuela. But flights to Curacao cost $200. I am looking for something between $20 and $100 USD, and that includes the $30 tax.

      Bonaire was cheaper, but a bit far.

      What about Venezuela? I thought there is ferry to Venezuela, but it said they got rid of it. Probably because it's a danger country.
      I read you can fly to Coro, but I couldn't find any flights for one day. Also, is Coro a danger city? We don't wanna get kidnapped.
      I also read Americans need visa to Venezuela, and IDK where to get one.

      Any ideas? It's not that important. The place I wanted to see most in ABC islands was Willemsted, but if I have to pay $200 for 20 minute flight, I will just go another time.

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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      How much would taxi cost from Noord to Fort Zoutman?

      Aruba Mar 10, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      I wanted to see the Bon Bini Festival, but the bus stops nowhere near our hotel, and I heard driving in Aruba at night is difficult and dangerous. So it looks like the best way would be to take a cab. How much would one cost?

      I was also thinking about taking the bus one way, and than taking cab back, but how can I be sure I will find one at night?

      We will have a car, but would rather not drive at night.

      2 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 11:14 PM
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      How to get to De Palma Island

      Aruba Mar 10, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      I see there is some De Palma Island that has good snorkeling, but I see no way to get there. Is there ferry service, or can you go by kayak? If not, I was just gonna put on some snorkel gear and swim. I measured the distance on Google Earth, and it's only 500 yards from shore. I could swim that easily.

      1 Answer Mar 10, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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      Arikok National Park Entrance Fee

      Aruba Mar 7, 2014 at 3:35 PM

      I read that you have to pay entrance fee at visitor center, but I was thinking it would be better to enter the park from the south, and see the caves first, but I don't there is visitor center at south entrance, so where do you pay the fee?
      In the U.S., you just pay fee at entrance, so this is something new to me. I heard Aruban police aren't very friendly, so I do not want to get a ticket for not paying fee.

      Also, is it like in Europe, where you have to pay fee per person at every attraction, or like in U.S. where you just pay one fee for car. Also, how long is the park pass good for. In US, they are good for one week.

      8 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 5:09 AM
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      Caving In Aruba

      Aruba Mar 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM

      What kind of clothing should I wear for caving in Aruba? Is there any crawling required. I was gonna wear long pants, and shirt, but if there is no crawling required, I will just go in shorts and a t-shirts.

      Also, I read some bad things about Tunnel of Love. That there are no lights, and people have gotten lost in there.

      Also, is a hard hat a good idea, or will a headlamp and flashlight be enough?

      I want to visit all of them, since they are close to eachother. But I read Tunnel of Love isn't that nice. Which ones have the nicest formations?

      2 Answers Mar 8, 2014 at 12:45 PM
    • anyone out there been?

      Aruba Feb 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      Considering Aruba for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. Anyone any thoughts on this place, good or bad!

      13 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM
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      I m Looking for a Steel band

      Aruba Dec 4, 2013 at 3:22 AM

      Im trying to find a reputable steel band who will come to the docks when our cruise ship docks next March 25th 2014 and play Happy Brithday to a very special person. Its his 70th and 9 of us are all his guests on the cruise. Any ideas please?

      3 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 8:37 AM
    • anything dangerous in the water?

      Aruba Sep 7, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      ever had run in with dangerous fish? Baby or Eagle or Arashi? Ever seen undertow or rip tide?
      Been twice and bought a time share, so just curious.
      Big waves at eagle last January carried me into shore maybe 15-20 feet. Dumped me on the sand, then the next one came along and I thought I was a gonner but then scurried up the sand and all was fine,

      Also heard there are pythons out in the outback. Where do they hang out? We want to rent a vehicle and drive out to the pool

      3 Answers Sep 8, 2013 at 2:56 AM
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      Budget travel lodging in Aruba?

      Aruba Aug 22, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      Does anyone know of any cheap places to crash in Aruba. All i am looking for is a cheap place to crash and chill out. Nothing luxurious or anything. I am planning to go sometime mid March of next year, visiting both Curacao and Aruba. I got in touch with a possible host on for both islands but in case i decide to go the bnb or hostel route or last minute plans change(god forbid), Ill have something to fall back on. Thanks all :)

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2014 at 5:09 AM
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      Aruba May 29, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      How is the weather in august is it prone to hurricanes?

      5 Answers May 29, 2013 at 7:09 PM
    • Looking for cheap place to stay during augustus-oktober 2013

      Aruba May 23, 2013 at 7:50 AM

      Hello everyone!

      I'll be staying on the island of Aruba for an university research project for several months later this year. During this time I'm looking for a cheap location to stay, ideally just a spare room or apartment. It doesn't have to be near any tourists hotspots and I'm okay with performing small household tasks to accommodate my stay. Optionally I'm more than willing to live in with a family. I'll be going a student budget so I'm not looking for luxury, but at the same time I would like to live with some degree of comfort, since I'll be extremely busy during the months of my stay. The exact dates of my stay are still unknown, but it's safe to say that it will be around late August till late October. Any suggestions are welcome!

      I would also love to know whether renting a car will be crucial to my stay, since my research will most likely take me all over the island (I'll be interviewing students at schools). I've got a car license that is restricted to automatic transmission cars only, will this be a problem with renting cars? Can I get around by bike or public transportation? Being Dutch I'm somewhat of a vivid biker, so physically I'm quite up to the task, but will it be safe and practical?

      I thank you in advance for your answers,

      3 Answers Jun 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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      Westin Hotel to restaurants

      Aruba Mar 19, 2013 at 6:08 AM

      How much money should I budget for transportation (taxi, public bus, or hire car), as my wife and I do not prefer to eat at hotels. Also, are there any must not miss restaurants?

      5 Answers Mar 22, 2013 at 6:32 AM
    • Telephone to US for business while vacationing in Aruba

      Aruba Nov 24, 2012 at 4:06 PM

      I have to phone to the US for business during our stay in Aruba. The phone calls will last 2 - 3 hours. Could anyone give us the best way to phone to the US, on a extended phone call, that must be clear and consistent? Thank you for any ideas.

      2 Answers Nov 25, 2012 at 5:04 AM
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      Aruba Nightlife

      Aruba Oct 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      anything to do in Aruba at night, other than casinos?

      1 Answer Jun 6, 2014 at 5:47 PM
    • Underwater Camera

      Aruba May 22, 2012 at 9:17 AM

      Has anyone purchased an underwater camera in Aruba? If so, what kind would you recommend? What was the price range that you had to pay for the camera?

      1 Answer Jul 2, 2013 at 5:05 AM