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Frequently Asked Questions - General Inquiries

FAQs - General Inquiries

Paid parking has been implemented on the Mainstreet in Oranjestad and noted with white registration numbers. The yellow lined parking spaces are for employees only and are not available for regular parking. 

The Tariffs

The tariffs are in Aruban Florins but you can also pay with American dollars:

  • 30 min: 1 AWG=$0.55
  • 90 min: 2 AWG=$1.15
  • +90 min: AWG 0.50 cents for every additional 15 minute = $0.30 

Walking around with coins is a hassle, so good thing you can also purchase a rechargeable SmartCard. The SmartCards are sold at most hotel gift shops and car rental companies and can be recharged at any Aruparking/Arubus recharging stations. 


  • In case your vehicle got clammed due to not paying for your parking space of surpassing the paid time, you will need to pay AWG 75,-.
  • After 3 hours of unpaid parking, a tow truck will transport your vehicle, and the additional AWG 150, - will be charged to you.
  • You can pay your parking fines at the Aruparking office:

Going home to raoming and other penalties from your phone provider can be very costly. 

Once in Aruba buy a sim card from Digicel or Setar for approximately $20. Purchase a data plan separately. 

Change your APN (Access Point Name) settings for better internet connection

  1. (for Digicel) APN Name: Digicel – APN: web.digicelaruba.com 
  2. (for Setar) APN Name: setarinternet – APN: internet.setar.aw

Tips To Save Money On Your Current Phone

  • Turn off your mobile data 
  • Turn on your WiFi
  • Put your device in airplane mode.

Aruba is dotted with WiFi hot-spots. You can make a phone call if you need via Skype, What’s App, Facebook Messenger and all other calling apps over WiFi.


U.S. and Canadian cellphones will work in Aruba. However, please keep in mind that if you retain your own US/CAD SIM card you may incur considerable roaming fees from your US/CAD cellphone company. You should call to see if they offer coverage in Aruba and what it would cost. You can also consider renting a cell phone or SIM card (in Aruba) to use with your own cellphone if your cellphone company does not offer coverage in Aruba. Please also keep in mind that the voltage in Aruba can be as high as 127 volts, so you would need to make sure that your charger can handle this voltage. There are no area codes in Aruba, so just dial the phone number directly without any prefixes. To call the United States from Aruba dial "00" (international prefix to dial outside of Aruba), then dial "1" (international code for the U.S.). and then the area code and phone number you wish to connect to.

When making a call you always have to dial +, the country code, area code if applicable and the phone number.

  • To call Aruba dial +297 (phone number)
  • To call the United States or Canada dial +1 (area code and phone number)
  • To call the Netherlands dial +31 (area code and phone number)