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Driving in Aruba


rmaldon

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Great....

 

I will check the page now

Thank you Arubalisa;)

You are very welcome. Forgot to add that if you do get lost, the Divi Divi and Watapana trees point in the direction of the resort hotels. :D
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We were just in Aruba last week. Driving was't bad but be aware that there were very few street name signs - I think I saw 2 the entire time. There are occassional signs pointing out the direction to sightseeing stops or hotel areas. We did get lost a couple times and almost ran out of gas but the island isn't that big so eventually you get back to a main area. I must say that everyone was very nice - no one gets mad when you are obviously a tourist and don't know where you are going. People are really good about letting you interrupt traffic to turn also. Much better than at home.

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My husband wanted to just rent a jeep and tour Aruba but I enjoy taking excursions with tour guides. So we did a little of both. We went on a jeep tour where we followed a guide in our own jeep.

 

I am glad we did that because we went on off roads where I would have not thought you could drive on or drive down. We had a great time. I almost fell out of the jeep a few times (should have worn a seat belt).

 

I think we saw more thant if we had just driven around on our own. Our tour was only $73.00 a person for over 7 hours and included lunch at a nice restraunt and drinks all day.

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Driving in Aruba was very easy but I agree with a previous post that are almost no street name signs anywhere. Get you a map with the main road numbers on it because these numbered roads are about the only ones with signs. I agree that the people in aruba are about the nicest of anywhere I have been.

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There are a number of rental agencies with locations right at the pier. We have used Supre Car Rental several times with great success. Their website is http://www.carrentalaruba.com. They also have a toll-free number at 877-770-7293. Have fun but get a 4WD if you plan on going to some of the remote areas; it will definitely help.

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