Aruba Fast Facts


Population: 109,153

Capital City: Oranjestad

Climate: Tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation

Time Zone: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Language: Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) Spanish, English (widely spoken), Dutch (official)

Country Code: 297

Aruba: Low Cost Living in the Caribbean

If you’re looking for a place where you can do as little as possible in the sun, then tiny Aruba might just be for you. Located in the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, Aruba, has some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the world.

Famous for its near perfect climate, the temperature hovers around 81° F all year round and it is outside the hurricane belt. If extreme relaxation is what you’re after, Aruba is the perfect place in which to do it.

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