Tours to Aruba have their own formula for success: clean beaches, transparent depths of the Caribbean Sea, luxury hotels and restaurants with cuisines from all over the world, bustling nightlife, educational excursions, high-level shopping. Holidays in Aruba are preferred by tourists from all over the world, who are united by a high level of security and a desire to know all the facets of the island Caribbean state.
Comfortable weather can delight vacationers all year round, so individual tours developed by the Aruba tour operator are attractive for surfers and diving enthusiasts, admirers of the mysteries of ancient civilizations.
Aruba is the best hotels in the world with luxurious beaches, coral reef diving, flavors of Caribbean cuisine and sultry melodies everywhere. “Aruba” – this is exactly what the phrase sounds like, symbolizing the best vacation in the Caribbean!
Currency: Arubian florin
Geography: A small island of volcanic origin located off the coast of Venezuela. Its length is about 30, and its width is only 9 km. Aruba is dominated by arid plains, the landscape is occasionally enlivened by oases of tropical vegetation and hedges of cacti. There are no rivers and mountains here, but there are beautiful sandy beaches and a calm, very clean sea with water transparency reaching several tens of meters. On the northern coast of the island, the waves of the Caribbean Sea have created many grottoes and caves in the coastal rocks. The western and southern parts of the island are surrounded by coral reefs.
Climate: Aruba has a tropical maritime climate. The temperature is about the same throughout the year. In summer, during the daytime, the air warms up to 32 degrees Celsius, and at night it cools down to +26..+28 degrees. The maximum amount of precipitation falls in the period from October to December, mainly short-term showers, in total about 500 mm of precipitation is recorded per year. Aruba is located south of the main trajectory along which hurricanes originating in the Caribbean are moving, so this natural phenomenon is extremely rare here.
Language: The official language in Aruba is Dutch, education is widely welcomed, there is a university. The island is home to Papiamento, a Creole dialect derived from Spanish and Portuguese.
Population: The population of the island is about 100,000 people. Descendants of Africans, mulattoes.
State structure: Aruba is a territory of the Netherlands with internal self-government. The head of state is the governor, representing the Queen of the Netherlands. The legislature is a unicameral parliament.
Religion: The majority of the believing population of the island are Catholics, about 8% are Protestants. There are adherents of Hinduism, Confucianism and Judaism.
Money: Arubian florin, but American dollars are also used along with it.
Currency exchange: You can exchange currency at bank offices. Credit and debit cards, as well as traveler’s checks, are accepted (and more convenient) in most shops and hotels. They can also be used at ATMs.
Time: From Moscow, Aruba time is eight hours behind.
January 1 – New Year
January 25 – Cros Day
March 18 – National Anthem and Flag Day
March-April – Easter
April 30 – Queen’s Day
May 1 – Labor Day
December 25-26 – Christmas
Carnival of Aruba February
Summer Jam Festival April
International Bowling Tournament April
Soul Beach Music Festival May
Dera Gai Harvest Festival June
Heineken Music Festival July
Communications and communications: The international dialing code of Aruba is +297. Cities have no dialing codes. International calls can be made from hotels, post offices and pay phones, a large number of which are located throughout the country. Payphones accept telephone cards for payment, which can be purchased at post offices, shops, newsstands, and gas stations. There are pay phones that accept credit cards.
Internet. Internet access can be obtained in one of the many Internet cafes located in major cities and resort areas. The country also has a large number of Wi-Fi access points, which are located in large hotels, shopping centers and other public places.
Cellular communication. International roaming is provided by all major mobile operators.
Entry: Russian citizens need a visa to stay on the island, which is issued at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow or at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg. Documents for a visa are submitted directly at the consular department or at the Visa Application Centers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Flight: from 14 hours + time for connection (depending on the schedule of the airline)
Customs rules: Import and export of foreign and local currency is not limited.
You can import duty-free (persons over 15 years old):
up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars;
up to 2.25 l. wine, 3 l. beer, 1 liter strong alcoholic drinks;
personal belongings and gifts up to 100 florins;
It is forbidden to import: leather goods from Haiti; weapons and explosives; drugs and narcotic drugs;
It is forbidden to export without special permission: objects and things that provide historical and artistic value, especially those found at the bottom of the sea.
Tipping: A tip of 10-15% is included in the bill at most establishments or is left to the customer’s discretion.
Security: There is practically no crime in Aruba, but you should beware of pickpockets, especially in crowded places – the airport, port, public institutions. It is better to leave personal belongings in a safe at the hotel.
Medicine: Sanitary standards for the quality of water and food are strictly observed. Almost every hotel has its own “doctors on call”. Hepatitis A and polio vaccinations are recommended.
Electricity: Mains voltage 110V, American sockets. An adapter and adapter is required.