Information & Facts
The official language in Aruba is Dutch but English and
Spanish are taught in school and are also widely spoken. Some
French is also understood. Most islanders also speak the native
The official currency is the Aruban Florin (AWG), which is
divided into 100 cents. The Florin is tied to the US Dollar. US
currency is accepted everywhere and other major currencies can be
exchanged at banks. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted and
there are ATMs in Oranjestad. Travellers cheques are also widely
accepted and it is best to have cheques in US dollars or Euros to
avoid additional charges.
Local time in Aruba is GMT -4.