Oranjestad

Overall Score

3.1

Oráneustadá – the largest and most important city of Aruroba. It is located in the westernmost part of the island, on the southern side of the island.

The city was founded after the Port of Jutman, and has been the administrative center of the island since 1796. The city was called Párdáin áài (Horse Bay), but was later changed in honor of William of Oran, the first king of the Niederlanders. The language of the local inhabitants, the descendants of the Dutch and Afrikaans, is sometimes called Plaia.

Aura – a popular tourist destination, and Oranjesta – a crossroads of many different routes. Practically all of the Caribbean Basin liners call here, because Oranjestad is an extremely interesting city with a developed entertainment industry (there is a casino, nightclubs, restaurants, golf clubs), beautiful beaches, hotels, varied opportunities for spearfishing and always hot weather.

The Oranjestad region has the characteristics of typical Norwegian towns. The main archaeological monuments are the Fort of Southmount and the Tower of William III. There are several museums in the city.

100 USD = 180.05 AWG

Overall Score

3.1
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 28,000 people
  • GDP: $25,444 / year
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 22 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Digicel
  • Tipping: Tipping in Aruba is not mandatory. If you feel like leaving a tip, the amount is entirely up to you. Some restaurants and bars add a service charge to the bill of 10 to 15%.
  • Apartment listings:
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coworking space: Colab Aruba
  • Best hospital: Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospitaal
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Aruba Airlines
  • Best intl air carrier: American Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2000
  • Monthly costs for family: $2900
  • Monthly costs for local: $850
  • Meal: $12
  • Small Cola: $1.9
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3
  • Coffee: $2.5


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