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Aruba is the Caribbean, but not as you know it. This sun-kissed island is a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and while many think of Aruba as tropical because of its location, it actually has a dry, arid climate which means that the weather is warm and sunny on a pretty regular basis, unlike the dramatic shifts in weather common to more typically tropical destinations.
Picking up a car rental in Aruba will grant you the freedom to explore the island however you wish to, without getting funnelled straight into all the usual tourist traps. Relaxing around the resorts is great, but those who crave something a little less crowded will definitely have the opportunity to experience a wilder side of the island.
Once you’ve touched down on this little slice of paradise, the next thing to do is pick up an Aruba car rental, but you’ll want to get all that sorted long before you land. The easiest way to do this is through AirportRentals.com, which gives you the chance to see all the best deals in one place so you don’t miss out on anything.
Booking a cheap car rental in Aruba is easy. Just head to AirportRentals.com and type in a few details in the search box - things like pick up/drop off times and locations. Then you’ll get to pick the best from a diverse range of brands and vehicle types. You can even filter the options to hone in on exactly the type of thing you’re searching for. Once you’ve found that perfect deal, booking it will only take a couple minutes and can all be done on AirportRentals.com.
Unlike many other countries, there aren’t a lot of options when it comes to the locations from which you can pick up car rentals in Aruba. That’s okay though, because the island is only 32 kilometres long and 10 kilometres wide - any place on Aruba that you want to go is within easy reach.
Oranjestad airport car rental - This is the capital of Aruba, and the island’s only real city. It’s also where you’ll fly into when you arrive in the country. Picking up a car hire here for your Aruba holiday will give you the freedom of the island, with all kinds of leisure opportunities laid out before you.
There are a handful of different brands offering Aruba airport car rentals, ranging from some of the biggest names in the business like Avis and Hertz to smaller suppliers such as AutoEurope and CarVenience. If there’s a particular brand you prefer, you can choose to see only their offering with a quick tick in the AirportRentals.com filter box on the left side of your search results.
Most of Aruba’s road rules aren’t too different to pretty much anywhere else in the western world: seatbelts are required, drink driving is forbidden (the limit is a low 0.05%, so even if you’ve just had one drink, don’t risk it) and foreign drivers need an international driver’s licence. The speed limits are a little lower than what many will be used to, in keeping with the island’s laid back vibe. 30 km/h is the rule in town, while on open roads it goes up to 60 km/h and 80 km/h on the highway. A handy tip for those from the UK, Scandinavia or Down Under: everyone drives on the right hand side of the road in Aruba. It’s also worth noting that it’s illegal to turn right on a red traffic light.
Generally speaking, Aruba is one of the easiest countries in the Caribbean to navigate by car, but there are a few points that you’ll want to note before setting out for this lovely island.
● Traffic circles, also known as roundabouts, rotaries or road circles, are a feature of Aruba roads which can be a little confusing for those who aren’t used to them. They’re really not that difficult when you get the hang of them though - just remember to give way to traffic that’s already on the roundabout or coming from your right.
● To get to the more remote corners of the island (which is well worth it if you’re trying to escape the crowds) it’s best to hire a 4WD vehicle, as many of these places are only accessible via rough dirt roads.
In case you are not in a hurry, you could go explore Venezuela, Costa Rica or Panama from Aruba.
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