Aruba Prices: Reference Guide for the Traveler

In general terms, Aruba prices are higher than those in, for example, the Hispanic Caribbean (Colombia, Dominican, Cuba, Mexico). But in return, the island guarantees an excellent climate all year round and high-level services.

Tours in Aruba

Free or cheap

A must-see experience in Aruba for every traveler is enjoying its miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear sea. In Aruba, almost all beaches are public and, for the most part, accessible by public transportation.

There is a fun free trolley that connects the cruise terminal to downtown Oranjestad. It travels along the main street and has 6 stops at monuments and museums, as well as commercial areas.

For kids and wildlife enthusiasts, the Aruba Butterfly Farm, very close to Palm Beach, is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day and photograph butterflies.

Average cost 

Aruba is ideal for recreational diving. In addition to the beauty of its reefs, ships and planes rest in its waters.

We can also hire a catamaran ride that includes snorkeling in Boca Catalina and over the SS Antilla shipwreck.

High cost

Another typical Aruba attraction is spending a day on Renaissance Island, where we can feed and photograph flamingos that roam freely on the beach.

Finally, the Palm Island complex offers us all-inclusive fun: breakfast and lunch, open bar, snorkeling equipment, banana boat rides, zip line, water park, salsa classes and some activities with extra cost (Sea Trek, a walk on the water with a special helmet, and Snuba, a combination of snorkeling and diving that allows you to go deeper without the heavy tanks on your back).

Accommodation in Aruba

Backpackers and Low Cost

Hostel Room Aruba (U$S 20-25) Located in the center of Oranjestad and near the beach, this hostel offers beds in shared rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Rutena Suites (U$S 60-70) Located on the main street of the colonial center of Oranjestad, it offers bright apartments with air conditioning. All include WiFi, cable TV, a seating area, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a bathroom with towels. Nearby are shops, restaurants and bars.

Average cost

MVC Eagle Beach (U$S 120-140) Located in a quiet area across from Eagle Beach, this family-friendly hotel has a small pool with a sun terrace. Also a garden area and thatched umbrellas and lounge chairs on the beach. It also offers a tennis court.


Tropical Digs (U$S 320-340) With an unbeatable location on Eagle Beach, this resort offers a huge pool with slide, restaurant, and bar. Also a golf course. The apartments include a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bathtub.

 If you are not convinced by these accommodation options in Aruba, we recommend you use our cheap hotels search engine, where you can find a large number of alternatives and even make the reservations you need.

Supermarket in Aruba

This Aruba price guide is based on average prices surveyed on the spot.

Botella de vinoUSD 11.00
Cerveza localUSD 9.90
DesodoranteUSD 5.60
HuevosUSD 2.80
LecheUSD 2.10
ManzanasUSD 5.60
PanUSD 1.80
PapasUSD 2.80
Pasta dentalUSD 7.00
Pechuga de polloUSD 8.10
QuesoUSD 14.00
TomatesUSD 3.60

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Transport in Aruba

Aruba is ideal for mountain biking or cycling along its beaches. The island has self-service rental stations in the streets of the hotel zone.

Aruba’s public transportation is operated by Arubus. Their buses are cheap and punctual. They are an ideal way to explore most of the island.

In Aruba, taxis are not metered. The rates are fixed and must be consulted in advance.

Another great option to get around the island is to rent a car or a jeep. Keep in mind that in some areas there are parking meters.

A liter of fuel costs around U$S 1.10.

Eating in Aruba

Cerveza en barUSD 5.40
Menú en restaurante económicoUSD 16.00
Taza de café o te en barUSD 5.00
Trago en barUSD 11.00

You can also check the Bugaloe menu, the popular beach bar in Palm Beach.

Shopping in Aruba

The two most popular malls in Aruba are the Renaissance Mall and the Paseo Herencia. There are also shops that offer a variety of duty-free products.

 In the bar, restaurant and art gallery Qué pasa? In Oranjestad, it is possible to buy paintings and contemporary Aruban art objects. Aruba has aloe vera plantations and manufactures a large number of derived cosmetics.

When To Go To Aruba

The climate is stable throughout the year: warm, sunny, dry, and somewhat windy. There is no hurricane season, and no threat of tropical storms. The average annual temperature is 28 degrees.


Due to the cold in North America, many Canadians and Americans visit Aruba around this time. Therefore, prices are higher and it is advisable to book in advance.


Lowest prices throughout the island.

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