Living in Aruba guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in Aruba.

About Aruba

Aruba embraces its Dutch culture and celebrates its national holidays throughout the year. The island's cultural and historical backgrounds can be further discovered through visiting one of its several museums. For the expats who love the outdoors, there is plenty to do here: visit the national park, hire a motorcycle or an all-terrain-vehicle, or go kayaking in the warm waters. Animal lovers will enjoy visiting the island's butterfly and ostrich farms.

Oranjestad is the capital city, and as well as being home to some of the island's best beaches, this harbour city offers all the usual city-life attractions, such as restaurants, theatre, nightlife, and cafés. Cruise ships dock in the city, unloading tourists on day-trips. Aruba's economy was once dependent on the production of aloe, but nowadays tourism is the biggest source of income in Aruba, and expats can find many opportunities for business (construction, tourist attractions, etc.) in this booming sector.

Quick Information

Official Languages : Dutch; Flemish , Spanish; Castilian , English
Currency : Guilder
Area : 193 Km2
Population : 71566
Calling Code : +297
Timezone : America/Aruba

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