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Foreign Exchange Guide to Aruba

This currency guide to Aruba helps you choose the best way to save money on AWG transfers and travel money.    [USD/AWG=1.8]

 
Aruba
Country Code:
AW
Domestic Currency:
Aruban Florin
Symbol - Code:
ƒ AWG
Telephone Prefix:
+297

This is a foreign exchange guide to Aruba, the Aruban Florin currency plus sending AWG transfers and travel tips.


In this Aruba currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Aruban Florin info - general info about the Aruban Florin
  2. Aruban Florin in the markets - recent AWG moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Aruba - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Aruban Florin cash online - travel money for Aruba
  5. Sending money to Aruba - save on Aruban Florin bank transfers to Aruba
  6. Aruban Florin exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Aruban Florin (AWG) general currency information


What is the Aruban Florin currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Aruban Florin is AWG and the symbol is ƒ.


Which countries use the Aruban Florin?

It is the domestic currency in Aruba.


Aruban Florin (AWG) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to AWG exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

At 1.8 USD/AWG was trading near its 90 day average with period range 1.7975 to 1.8012. There are currently no alerts. Updated: 08:15-AEDT 22:15-BST 17:15-EDT

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Aruba

 

North Americans fleeing winter make Aruba the most touristed island in the southern Caribbean. The draws are obvious: miles of glorious white-sand beaches, plenty of all-inclusive resorts, and a cute, compact capital, Oranjestad, which is well suited for the two-hour strolls favored by cruise-ship passengers. It’s all about sun, fun and spending money.

Aruba is the most visited southern Caribbean Island.

What currency to use in Aruba?

The official currency in Aruba is the Florin, however, US Dollars are widely used and accepted, even when prices are specified in Florin. Bear in mind that very little is produced in Aruba and the restaurants and shopping are marketed at an upscale audience, so things aren't cheap. On top of that, Aruba has a 3% sales charge, this is sometimes charged at point of sale and sometimes incorporated into the stated price so check before buying. The upside of a ritzy location is that the standard of living is fairly high amongst Arubans so the local buses are clean and will cost a lot less than a taxi for your trip from and to the airport.

You can withdraw both florins and US dollars from several ATMs (not all) if you want to keep using US dollars. Otherwise you need to go to the bank or casino to exchange your money.

How to get around in Aruba?

It's useful to rent a vehicle if you want complete independence in your explorations of Aruba. Main roads are generally in good condition. Roads in the national park and other remote spots can be quite rough, though most destinations do not require a 4WD. Gas stations are easy to find; road signs are more difficult.

The place you want to see the famous flamingos is the Renaissance Island.

Although there are no bike lanes on Aruba, many people enjoy riding along the mostly flat roads. You can easily rent bikes at many resorts. Aruba Active Vacations rents mountain bikes. North of Palm Beach, Lloyd G Smith Blvd runs along the coast all the way up to Arashi Beach (it's about 2 miles). This is a popular route for cyclists, as traffic is light and the setting is lovely.

Arubus operates several routes running from the main bus depot in Oranjestad south to the airport and on to San Nicolas, with additional routes to the Fisherman Huts, Malmok Beach and Arashi Beach (all via the resort areas). Buses run every 10 to 15 minutes.

Taxis are safe and reliable, and easy to flag down at hotels and resorts. Fares are set for fixed distances; for example, from the airport to the high-rise resort area costs US$25.

There are no trains on Aruba, with the exception of the electric tram that circles downtown Oranjestad.

Travel tips for Aruba.

Even though the main language in Aruba is Papiamento, most people can speak and understand Dutch and English too. Many people also speak and understand Spanish.

Venture away from the resorts and you're in for a real treat. At the island’s extreme ends are rugged, windswept vistas and uncrowded beaches – perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Crystal-clear waters are bursting with sea life and shipwrecks (and an airplane wreck or two), providing incredible opportunities for snorkeling and diving. And nonstop breezes create near-perfect conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding.

the weather in Aruba can be pretty hot, so take clothes with you that are not too warm. Keep in mind that there is always a steady breeze in Aruba, making the warm weather bearable. Of course, don’t forget your swimwear. At night, the temperature more or less stays the same.

Traveling to Aruba doesn't require a pre-arranged visa for U.S., Canadian, or EU member citizens. All you have to do is hand your passport over to the immigration officer upon arrival and you'll receive a free visa stamp that's valid for 30 days.

The place you want to see the famous flamingos is the Renaissance Island, a privately owned island by Renaissance Aruba Resort in Oranjestad. Guests of the Renaissance Aruba Resort have free access to the island, but you can buy a day pass for $125 and visit the island as a non-guest.

 

Travel money for Aruba

 

Save money and time by Ordering your Aruban Florin online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the AWG cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Aruban Florin otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

   

Aruba Trip Checklist    

 
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Sending money to Aruba

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Aruba you need to start with finding out the latest Aruban Florin foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).


Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Aruba

When sending money to Aruba it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Aruban Florin amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted AWG amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Aruba.

Use our Send to AWG calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Aruban Florin deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

   

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AWG/USD - Aruban Florin to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodAWG/USDDate
1 Day0.555620 Oct 2019
7 Day0.555614 Oct 2019
30 Day0.555621 Sep 2019
3 Month0.555623 Jul 2019
1 Year0.555421 Oct 2018
5 Year0.558722 Oct 2014
10 Year0.558623 Oct 2009

AWG/EUR - Aruban Florin to Euro - Historical Rates

PeriodAWG/EURDate
1 Day0.497920 Oct 2019
7 Day0.503914 Oct 2019
30 Day0.504221 Sep 2019
3 Month0.498223 Jul 2019
1 Year0.482521 Oct 2018
5 Year0.441822 Oct 2014
10 Year0.372123 Oct 2009

AWG/GBP - Aruban Florin to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

PeriodAWG/GBPDate
1 Day0.430620 Oct 2019
7 Day0.440614 Oct 2019
30 Day0.445521 Sep 2019
3 Month0.446723 Jul 2019
1 Year0.425121 Oct 2018
5 Year0.348222 Oct 2014
10 Year0.341823 Oct 2009

AWG/AUD - Aruban Florin to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

PeriodAWG/AUDDate
1 Day0.811220 Oct 2019
7 Day0.820014 Oct 2019
30 Day0.820821 Sep 2019
3 Month0.794023 Jul 2019
1 Year0.780821 Oct 2018
5 Year0.636822 Oct 2014
10 Year0.604423 Oct 2009

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