Should I carry cash in Aruba?

Arm Yourself with Small Bills -- Bring a bundle of small bills (if your currency is American dollars) to make for easy tipping and small purchases. There's no need to bring large sums of cash, unless you're planning to make big purchases and prefer not to use a credit card.

Should I use cash or card in Aruba?

US dollars are accepted throughout the Island. Local currency and US dollar ATM machines (Maestro/Cirrus) are situated all over the islands. Major credit cards are accepted in most tourist establishments.

How much cash should I bring with me to Aruba?

We usually take about $100 per day total for 2 people in cash. We don't rent a car so that covers taxis and small purchases and any extra could go to the casino. Sometimes it's just easier to pay for a drink or 2 in cash, but we mainly use cards at restaurants for meals. Atms are convenient for an extra we may want.

Should I exchange money before I travel to Aruba?

Generally, we don't recommend exchanging currency before travelling to Aruba. Although having some Aruban florin cash on hand can be helpful, we recommend drawing some from an ATM once you've arrived in Aruba using a prepaid multi-currency card like Revolut to avoid the hidden currency exchange fees.

What is the best way to pay for things in Aruba?

Aruba's currency is the florin, but the US dollar is also widely accepted. Banks also exchange other foreign currency such as Euros. Traveler's checks are widely accepted and there is normally no charge for using them in hotels, restaurants and stores.

Is it worth getting a rental car in Aruba?

Is tipping customary in Aruba?

Tipping in Aruba is not mandatory. If you feel like leaving a tip, the amount is entirely up to you. Some restaurants and bars add a service charge to the bill of 10 to 15%. Check your receipt to find out if that's the case at the restaurant where you are eating at that moment.

Should I use US dollars in Aruba?

U.S. dollars are often accepted and you can request them when getting change as well. If your credit card is lost or stolen, contact your credit card company immediately. In Aruba, both MasterCard and Visa cardholders can visit branches of Aruba Bank (tel. 800/325-3678) or Caribbean Mercantile Bank (tel.

Should I exchange money before I travel or when I get there?

Buy currency before you travel.

Doing so gives you time to shop around for the best rate. Plus, when you arrive, you won't have to immediately find a bank or currency exchange. Do some research ahead of time to see if US dollars are widely accepted at places you plan to go to.

Is it better to exchange currency at destination or ATM?

Where to Get Good Rates: ATMs and Local Banks. The best place to exchange money is a local ATM or a bank. Many foreign banks are happy to exchange your dollars for local currency for a better rate than you find elsewhere, or you can go to an ATM to skip the line.

What can I not bring to Aruba?

Avoid belts, jewelry, clothing with metal buttons and/or metal in your shoes. Coins, keys and jewelry must be placed in a tray or in your carry-on baggage. All shoes have to be screened and you will be asked to take them off and to put them in a tray.

Should I bring a beach towel to Aruba?

A quick-drying microfiber towel. While many resorts provide beach towels, a lightweight, packable towel will come in handy at the beach as well as on excursions like snorkeling trips or adventures into Arikok National Park.

Can I use my phone in Aruba?

Just call your wireless operator and ask for "international roaming" to be activated on your account. Most cellphones will work in Aruba, but call your carrier first to be sure. Rates are usually on the order of $4 per minute, even if you're dialing an 800 number. For many, renting a phone is a good idea.

How much cash should I bring to Aruba for a week?

Past travelers have spent, on average, À122 ($68) on meals for one day and À58 ($32) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Aruba for a couple is À753 ($418). So, a trip to Aruba for two people for one week costs on average À8,197 ($4,548).

Do you have to pay to use the bathroom in Aruba?

While you're out exploring, forgetting to bring dollar bills when you're out can be a big inconvenience, especially when it comes to public restrooms. Unlike the United States, Aruba lacks free restroom facilities, instead, many shops and public restrooms charge $1 per visit.

Do casinos in Aruba take American money?

All major resorts have their own casino and they are generally open from noon to just before sunrise, although some casinos are open twenty-four hours a day for slots play. Machines use either US coins or tokens of the same value, depending on the casino, and many machines also accept US paper currency.

Is it better to exchange money at airport or hotel?

The answer is C. Airport kiosks and hotels can be convenient, but they usually have steep exchange rates and charge extra fees. You can get better rates by ordering foreign currency from your local bank or credit union before you start your trip.

Where should I put my money when traveling?

So, without further ado, let's answer how to hide money when traveling with six simple but effective methods you can adopt when traveling.
  1. Use a Money Belt. ...
  2. Use a Money Belt That Looks Like a Regular Belt. ...
  3. Wear Clothes with Hidden Pockets. ...
  4. In Your Bra (For Women) ...
  5. In the Handle of a Hair Brush. ...
  6. In Your Shoes.

How should I travel with cash?

Guidelines/Tips for Traveling with Cash
  1. Carry as little currency as possible.
  2. Carry cash in a money belt that sits on your waist (under your clothes) or a money pouch that hangs around your neck.
  3. Keep cash concealed and close to your body at all times.

Do Aruba taxis take US dollars?

Be sure to agree with your driver on your journey's fixed-rate before beginning your journey. You can pay for your Aruba taxi in both Aruban Florin and USD. Tipping your taxi driver isn't mandatory but it's always appreciated, especially if you received great service.

How much is $1 US in Aruba?

Latest Currency Exchange Rates: 1 US Dollar = 1.8 Aruba Florin.

Can you drink the tap water in Aruba?

No need to buy bottled water. In Aruba, you can drink water straight from the tap, all across the island. Say goodbye to carrying heavy bottles from the supermarket. The water in Aruba is safe to drink, so your water supply is right there in your hotel room.

How much is the ATM fee in Aruba?

ATM withdrawals at Aruba Bank's ATM are free of charge. ATM withdrawals at other Banks: AWG 4.50 per transaction.

Is Uber in Aruba?

While Uber is not currently available in Aruba, there are plenty of other transportation options to get you around the island. Whether you choose to rent a car, take a taxi, hop on a bus, or join a guided tour, there is a mode of transportation to suit every budget and preference.