Elevate Your Aruba Expedition with Unique Notions for an Epic Adventure

For my first itinerary post, I decided to pick Aruba. We have not been to Aruba yet. This blog post is an example of an itinerary I have in stock just in case there was an opportunity in which the flight loads looked good to get to Aruba. It will be the first of many sample itineraries I plan on uploading to the blog as a resource for on-the-fly changes in travel plans.

Sometimes the intended destination doesn’t work out, but having a backup plan (or several backup plans) can save your trip. I’m hoping this can be a resource for this purpose. Details are based on traveling from the United States and are current to the post’s date. Travel as if you will return! Pick a few activities of interest and be flexible depending on your mood for the best experience. It is ill-advised to try to do every adventure on the itinerary. 

Upon arrival in Aruba, you must have:

  • A United States passport valid for the duration of your stay
  • A completed Embarkation and Disembarkation Card (ED-Card); 3 days in advance, a little less than $30 each
  • A return or onward ticket
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your accommodations and food expenses during your stay


  • Rent a car (drive on the right side of the road like in the USA)

Driving rules to note 

  • 4X4 recommended 
  • Don’t turn right on red 
  • Lots of one-ways 
  • Pass on the left 
  • Km per hour both on car and signs, not mph
  • Dial 100 if in an accident, call the rental company and insurance 
  • Gas stations have attendants, pay inside, gas sold in liters
  • All gas stations prices are the same

*Whole island is only 20mi long 



Some Options for Lodging 

(found with reviews and online recommendations)

*Generally speaking, hotels are expensive in Aruba 

(Check out my post on booking hotels)

Other Information

  • Dutch is the country’s primary language, and most locals also speak English 
  • USD widely accepted 
  • More expensive in winter

*Budget note- Food and lodging are pricey


  • Seafood/fresh catch, lionfish 
  • Stobas (stews)
  • Keri Keri
  • Lobster, shrimp, prawns
  • Ayacas
  • Pan bat (similar to pancake)
  • Ceviche 
  • Soups
  • Keshi Yana (stuffed cheese)
  • Dutch pancake 


*post contains affiliate links

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