General Information

Get to know  Aruba

Dear Acurileans and Caribbean Information professionals, thank you for registering to attend the ACURIL 2019 Aruba conference. We hope you are as excited as we are. The following information is gathered for you to make sure you have a most pleasant visit.

Entry Requirements for Aruba

For Entry requirements, visas and other related documentation to Aruba,  please click here.   Kindly note that to enter Aruba it is necessary to have a valid passport and for some countries a visa is required.
The Ministry of Health of Aruba established that, as of March 1, 2018, the requirements for the Yellow Fever Vaccine proven by an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) has become effective for all passengers entering the island from endemic areas. The vaccine is mandatory for all passengers arriving from Central American, Latin American and African (high risk) countries.Please view a list of the specific countries and more detailed information here.

Airport

For information on flights and other travel information please visit Queen Beatrix International Airport.

Transportation
Airport-Hotel / Hotel-Airport

There is a taxi service at the airport. The average fare of the taxis to the conference hotel is US $ 21.00. This includes one piece of luggage and a back/hand pack-bag. For each additional piece of luggage there will be an additional charge of US $ 2,00 per piece. There are no extra charges for any type of equipment/aid that is necessary for the passenger’s mobilization.

Conference Hotel

The conference hotel is  the Renaissance Hotel and Casino resort which is located in Oranjestad, and on walking distance from the Main Street, Renaissance Mall and Royal Plaza Mall lots of nice shops and good restaurants.

Visits on the island

To get all information needed to make of your visit a joyful one, kindly visit the Aruba Tourism Authority  website.

Aruba’s History and Culture

Visit the section on Aruba’s history and culture as well as Things to do.

Climate

The climate of Aruba is tropical warm, which has a stable temperature throughout the seasons, which ranges between 25 and 35 ºC. The highest temperatures are reached between the months of June and September. Our rainy season is in December. You might want to bring a sweater for air-conditioned spaces like the Renaissance Convention Center where the conference takes place. Other than that, sunglasses will do.

Language

The people of Aruba are friendly and service minded. Most Arubans speak 3 to 4 languages. Papiamento and Dutch are the two official languages, but English and Spanish are widely spoken.  You will probably hear more languages since Aruba has community members from over one hundred nationalities.

Currency

The currency on the island is Aruban florins, but you can pay with USD dollars almost everywhere. Credit cards, Visa or MasterCard, are accepted in most of the establishments, personal checks are not.

Emergency numbers and Insurance Coverage

For emergency numbers on the island, please dial: 297 527 2900 for Police;  Ambulance and Fire department Dial 911;  Hospital Dr. Horacio E. Oduber for international patients, Dial 297-527-4000.