Yes, travelers may bring cigarettes into Aruba.
Specifically, according to Enjoy Aruba's website, travelers are allowed to bring up to 200 cigarettes into Aruba. However, the traveler must be 18 years or older.
Yes there are Lobsters in Aruba, it is not common but people who leave nest to catch them do get a nice amount for self use.
Most of the Lobsters you find in the restaurants are not from Aruba.
If calling to an Aruba land line telephone from the United States of America, dial 011-297 + Aruba personal/business phone number. For example, to dial the Aruba Tourism Authority from the United States, dial 011-297-582-3777.
If calling to an Aruba land line telephone from elsewhere abroad, dial 297 + Aruba personal/business phone number. For example, to dial the Aruba Tourism Authority from elsewhere abroad, dial 297-582-3777.
If calling to an Aruba cellular phone from the United States, dial 011-297-9 + Aruba cell phone number.
If calling to an Aruba cellular phone from elsewhere abroad, dial 297-9 + Aruba cell phone number.
For more information on Aruba, please visit the link provided below to Aruba's official tourism website.
Aruba, part of the Dutch Kingdom, is a Caribbean gem with stunning beaches, a tropical climate, and a vibrant culture. Its economy thrives on tourism, offering visitors a mix of Dutch heritage, beautiful landscapes, and water sports. Popular attractions include Palm Beach, Arikok National Park, and Carnival festivities. Aruba's warm, sunny weather makes it a year-round destination. Entry requirements vary by nationality.
According to World Shipping Register's Sea Distances Voyage Calculator, the sailing distance from George Town, capital of the Cayman Islands, to Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, is 794 nautical miles.
Specifically, the distance is equivalent to 913.7 miles. Also, that is equivalent to 1,470 kilometers. The speed is averaged at 10 knots per hour (1.1508 miles/hour; 1.852 kilometers/hour).
Sea turtles are what Aruba has in the way of turtle population.
Specifically, there are four (4) species of sea turtles that are known to nest on Aruba between March and September. They are as follows:
1. Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas);
2. Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata);
3. Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea);
4. Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).
There also are two (2) other species that may show up. There is a report of an infrequent sighting of the Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in the waters around Aruba. Additionally, the range of the Kemp's Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) includes the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There is no recorded sighting of this turtle on or around Aruba, but such was the case with the Olive Ridley sea turtle until its first sighting off Aruba.
According to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme website, the total number of residences in Aruba was 19,200 in 1995.
Specifically, almost 65% of these residences were owner occupied. Renters accounted for 31% of these households. According to Every Culture's website, private ownership of residences is very important to Arubans.
Balashi Beer is Aruba's national drink. Brouwerij Nacional Balashi [Balashi Brewery] is located in the area called Balashi ['near the sea' in Arawak Taino]. That's the location of most of the ruins of the Aruban gold mining companies from the gold rush years, 1800-1916. Balashi Beer's gold color was chosen to symbolize Aruba gold.
For more information on Balashi Beer, please visit the link provided below.
Yes, Aruba was involved in a war. Specifically, the island was deemed strategically important to the Allies because of the Lago Oil Refinery at Sint Nicolaas [San Nicholas]. In the early morning hours of May 10, 1940, Germany launched the Battle of the Netherlands [Slam om Nederland] by pounding the Netherlands with airstrikes.
That evening 180 French marines arrived on Aruba to aid in the island's defense. On July 6, the French marines were replaced with 120 British soldiers. In September the British soldiers were replaced by the 4th Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. In December an artilery unit from the Royal Netherlands East Indian Army [Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger, KNIL] arrived on Aruba. In January 1942 the Highlanders were replaced by 1,000 soldiers from the United States of America.
U.S. soldiers were stationed on Aruba until the end of World War II, in 1945.
Yes, JetBlue flies to Aruba.
Specifically, flights to and from Boston, Massachusetts and New York's JFK Airport are known for convenient travel time and low fares to Aruba. The JetBlue website includes helpful information about where to go and what to do on the Caribbean island. JetBlue also is known for exciting getaway packages to beach and ocean front hotels and resorts in Aruba.
It takes about 1.5 hours to fly from Grenada's capital of Saint George's to Aruba's capital at Oranjestad. Aruba is west of Grenada. The distance between them is 557miles [897 kilometers; 484 nautical miles]. They're in the same time zone
The flight time from Ottawa in Canada to Aruba is approximately 4 hours and 47 minutes.
The total distance is about 3695.71 km or 2296 miles.
The flight time is approximate. Factors such as weather conditions could alter the length of the flight.
Yes, Jamaicans need visas in order to visit Aruba.
Specifically, Aruba requires a valid passport in order for a visitor to be considered for entry into the island. In the case of Jamaicans, the passport must be accompanied by a valid visa sticker. Generally, visitors cannot stay more than 180 days out of one year, and that total must be broken up in individual stays of no more than 30 days at a time.
Aruba is about 1,959 miles [3,152 kilometers; 1,702 nautical miles] from New York City, New York. It takes about 4 hours to fly from New York City to Aruba's capital city at Oranjestad.
The two cities aren't in the same time zone. Also, Aruba doesn't observe daylight saving time [DST] when clocks are set one hour ahead. During DST, New York City and Oranjestad are on the same time. The rest of the year, New York City is one hour behind.
By plane or by cruise
The Aruba florin is the preferred currency to be used by visitors in Aruba.
Specifically, other currencies such as the U.S. dollar are accepted on Aruba. For example, U.S. travelers checks can be used. But it probably is a good idea to have Aruba florins on hand, especially if the visitor travels outside the capital city of Oranjestad.
Aruba's drug laws are severe, according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Information on Aruba. It's noted that the penalties for illegal drug possession, trafficking, or use are severe. Convicted offenders are given long jail sentencesand heavy fines.
It also is noted that unknowingly violating Aruba's laws may result in expulsion, arrest, or imprisonment.
For information on criminal penalties in Aruba, please visit the link provided below.
The flight distance from Buffalo, New York's second most populous city, to Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, is 2,159 miles.
Specifically, that distance is equivalent to 3,474 kilometers. It is 1,876 nautical miles. The flight direction from Buffalo to Oranjestad is south-southeast.
Aruba is an island of many sports. Competitions and tournaments are held annually. Hosted throughout the island, the events highlight the variety of sports as well as Aruba's natural, diverse beauty.
One, the Aruba International Half Marathon is held in March. It covers the 21 kilometer [31 mile] distance from Sint Nicolaas [San Nicholas] in the southwest to Oranjestad in the northwest.
Two, the Royal Nationals Drag Race is held in April at the Palo Marga International Raceway Park near Sint Nicolaas [San Nicholas].
Three, National Beach Tennis Championships are held in May at Palm Beach in northwest Aruba.
Four, Hi-Winds Competition is held in July. The windsurfing events take place off Hadikurari Beach in northwest Aruba. Kiteboarding takes place off Boca Grandi Beach on the southeastern tip of Aruba.
Five, the International Pro-Am Golf Tournament is held in August at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf Course on the northwestern tip of Aruba.
Six, the Catamaran Regatta is held in November off Palm Beach in northwest Aruba.
North America is the continent to which Aruba belongs. Aruba's considered part of the North American continent even though the tiny island is closer to the South American continent than to the North American continent. Aruba's only about 17 miles [27 kilometers; 14.7 nautical miles] from the northernmost point of mainland Venezuela.
Yes, there are mice and rats on Aruba. Mice on Aruba include the house mouse [Mus musculus] and the vesper mouse [Calomys hummelincki]. Rats include the black rat [Rattus rattus] and the Norway rat [Rattus norvegicus].
The vesper mouse is ranked as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN]. This means that it's likely to become an endangered species.
Aruban children spend their day in the same way as many other children. During the school year they go to school. They have hobbies and pastimes. They enjoy sports and especially the wide range of land and water activities that are available all year with the year round pleasant climate.
About a 2.5 to 3.5 hour flight time can be expected to Aruba from Florida, depending on the point of departure. The flight duration times from three Florida cities follow.
1. It takes about 2.5 hours to fly from Miami to Aruba. Miami is on the southeast coast of Florida. It's about 1,132 miles (1,821 kilometers; 983 nautical miles) from Aruba. They aren't in the same time zone. Miami is one hour behind Aruba.
2. It takes about 2 hours 45 minutes to fly from Orlando to Aruba. Orlando is in central Florida. Orlando is about 1,324 miles (2,130 kilometers; 1,150 nautical miles) from Aruba. They aren't in the same time zone. Orlando is one hour behind Aruba.
3. It takes about 3.5 hours to fly from Pensacola to Aruba. Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle. Pensacola is about 1,658 miles (2,668 kilometers; 1,441 nautical miles) from Aruba. They aren't in the same time zone. Pensacola is two hours behind Aruba.
Aruba is dependent. It isn't independent. Specifically, Aruba is a dependency of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. A dependency is a territory that doesn't have full political independence and that's under the authority of another government.
On January 1, 1986, Aruba officially became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Aruba has basic autonomy on most internal affairs except for defense, foreign affairs, final judicial review, and such Kingdom matters as human rights and good governance. The movement toward independence was halted in 1990 upon the request of Aruba's Prime Minister Nelson Orlando Oduber [b. 1947].
Eighteen  is the minimum age to enter casinos in Aruba. The casino has the right to request a valid I.D. as proof of age. Aruba's casino laws are presented in 'The Ordinance on Games of Hazard'.