Aruba Quick Tips
The international dialing code for Aruba is 297. Area codes do not exist in Aruba, so all numbers start with 5 except for cellular telephone numbers which start with 9, 7, 6 or 5.
Aruba’s currency is called the Florin, denoted by the letters Awg or Afl and divided into 100 cents. The rate of exchange with the US dollar varies but is typically around Awg 1.78, and Traveler’s checks are widely accepted.
The time in Aruba is Atlantic Standard Time. It is the same as Eastern Daylight Savings time all year long.
Aruba’s water is among the best drinking water in the Caribbean. The island’s tap water is pure and refreshing, distilled in the world’s second largest saltwater desalination plant. Oil is refined on the island’s southwest coast and by-products of this process are abundant pure drinking water and electricity.
Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital is the main hospital and is well-equipped with 280 beds, plenty of staff and all needed equipment. Oxygen tanks and hemodialysis services are available. Hotels have doctors and dentists on call and appointments can also be arranged through your hotel. Several other medical clinics also exist on the island.