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Aruba

Aruba Aruba

Population: 107.394 people
Region: Caribbean (Search on Google maps)
Capital: Oranjestad
Country Code: AW

Money in Aruba

Currencie(s): Aruban florin

Language in Aruba

Language(s): Dutch & (Eastern) Punjabi

Food & Drinks in Aruba

Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. Visitors to the UK always want to eat fish and chips, Vietnamese pho is the big pull for travellers in Vietnam, and here in Belgium it’s all about fries. Supporting the local community is a really important aspect of travel. So please make sure you taste the national dish: Keshi Yena

Tap Water: Do not drink. According the the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - USA, Source), you might want to drink bottled water because travellers' diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera are among the illnesses that can be transmitted with bad water.

It's not just what you drink:

  • Check that natural bodies of water are safe before you swim
  • Be picky with the water you use to brush your teeth
  • Wash your dentures or ice your drinks
  • Keep your mouth closed in the shower, and always use soap!

Religion in Aruba

The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 82%, Protestant 8%, Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish

From beautiful cathedrals in Italy to majestic temples in India, the world is filled with holy places that are important to the religions of the world. Maybe you are not religious yourself, or maybe you are visiting places where people celebrate different religions. Learning to look without gawking, see without ogling can be the difference between being accepted as a visitor, and being resented as an intruder. That's why we've written an article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

This article also mentions how tattoo's, some style of clothing and other religous simbols can be extremely taboo.

Sex & Relationships in Aruba

Age of Consent: 15 years.
At the age of 15, an individual is considered mature enough in Aruba to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Aruba.

Other practical tips for Aruba

Timezone: UTC-04:00
TIP: Think about the time difference before planning your trip. Imagine you’re finally in Aruba – but all you want to do is sleep! Travelling into a different time zone can be a real burden. The only way to truly adjust in 24 hours or less is to prepare before you go, so check out our tips that outline how to quickly adjust to a new time zone.

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Remember: this country uses the metric system. Depending where you're from - distances, speed, and liquid quantities might be differend from the system you're used to. Find out how you should convert this unit system.

Power adapters and converters: 120 V (60 Hz), Plug A / B / F
When travelling to Aruba, electronic devices might be necessary to document the incredible sights or to stay in contact with friends and family members back home. Most electronics like Phones, laptop computers and hair tools do not come cheap, so it's incredibly important to make sure your device is compatible with this type of outlets - 120 V (60 Hz), Plug A / B / F. You can read our guide about travel adapters and converters to determine which types you need for your next trip!

Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between 27 and 27°C (80.6 and 80.6°F)

Fly to Aruba

Planning a trip to Aruba? Here is a list of 1 medium-sized airports you can fly to.

List of cities in Aruba

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