| Duty Free
Aruba isn't actually a duty free port, however the duty is low
enough that it's possible to find some excellent buys here,
especially on items such as jewelry, perfume, fashions and
Citizens of the United States who have been out of the country for a
minimum of 48 hours and who have not used their respective duty free
allowance within 30 days are entitled to a $600.00 duty free tax
exemption. Families traveling together can pool their exemptions,
meaning a couple with two children can bring back $2,400.00 worth of
Canadian citizens who have been outside Canada for a minimum of 7
days are permitted a duty free exemption of $500.00 Canadian
dollars. Citizens are also permitted a duty free exemption of
$200.00 each time they are out of the country for more than 48
hours. Exemptions cannot be pooled with spouse and/or children.
and stylish statements are brought to Aruba by the world's
most enduring designers.
Aruba's designer boutiques provide symbols of the good life
for prices often less than what is normally found back home.
|Satisfy desires for indulgences
with one-of-a-kind items dressed in soft leather and high-end
materials in stores such as:
The island of Aruba got its name from the ancient gold miners.
Aruba means “red gold” (“ore” for gold + “ruba” for
red.) The miners have long since gone and now instead, the tourists
come searching for gold. These days, they have a tendency to find it
and more in the luxurious jewelry shops of Aruba.
Aruba Flea Market:
For an introduction to the island's local flavor as well as the
opportunity to make bargain purchases, visit the fun, informal
environments of the island's flea markets. Often a mix of Caribbean
products can be found here as well as offerings of local snacks and
even BBQ meals. Inexpensive, yet charming souvenirs, can be found in
L.G. Smith Boulevard - Opposite Container Harbour - Look for the
Flea Market sign and flags.
Aruban Crafts, Souvenirs, Artwork, Hard Rock Cafe Aruba T-Shirts,
Caps, Hats, Leather Goods, Crinkle Cotton Shirts/Pants, Mugs, Food
and Drinks! More than 100,000 articles!
Very Popular Big Daddy's BBQ!
Easy transportation: Public Buses with constant transportation,
Tours, and Taxis.
Come and spend an hour or more! Tell nd bring your friends! Very
nice cozy atmosphere!
Easy reach from hotels!
A MUST See while in Aruba!
Open Saturdays & Sundays 8am-8pm
Local handicrafts in Aruba are often found in the form of
original paintings and folk art, expressing the island experience
through ceramics, kwihi-wood objects, and metal-worked pieces.
The wharf at Oranjestad's colorful harbor side presents paintings,
t-shirts, photographs (some of them historical), pottery and
jewelry. Transactions are carried out in both dollars and florins.
downtown harbor front area of Oranjestad bursts with modern
colorful malls that produce a distinctive architectural
|The major shopping
The Alhambra Shopping Bazaar,
The Atrium, Bubali Shopping Center,
Palm Beach Shopping Center,
Port of Call Marketplace,
Royal Plaza, Renaissance Marketplace,
Strada Complex I and II,
Paseo Herencia Mall.
|Many malls feature wide open-air
concept ceilings that allow the sun to shine in. They
are all brightly lit at night, giving the downtown
core a glowing neon display in vivid colors. Some have
first class nightly live entertainment and casinos.
Aruba is an island with historical roots from Holland. Icons such
as windmills and wooden shoes can be found next to colorful models
of the traditional Aruban countryside home or “cunucu” house.