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ShermansTravel experts rely on years of collective travel experience to bring you the best money-saving tips for your vacation. We take a discerning look at all the attraction passes, public transportation options, and other local bargains to make sure you get the most bang for your buck while traveling.

Aruba Money-Saving Tips

Plan your trip with the lunar calendar in mind

Every month an all-out hedonistic bash takes place on the night of the full moon at the Havana Beach Club.

Free Dose of Culture

Take a free, educational tour of the Aloe Museum before choosing from dozens of locally made aloe creams, gels, shampoos, and other products at the museum's well-stocked gift shop. 

You can drink the water

No need to stock up on bottled water or get stuck with an absurd mini-bar bill. Aruba’s water comes from a massive desalination plant and is entirely safe to drink.

Beware the Winds

Strong winds, though awesome for sailing, blow Aruba’s famous powder-soft sand all over beach bathers; the gusts also make for a challenging game of golf.

Hotel Bargains

While most reputable properties are on the expensive side, especially in the winter months, the off-season (mid-April through mid-August) often finds hotel rates slashed by up to 50 percent.

Deals, Deals, Deals

Check the Aruba tourism board site for special offers and deals on hotels, packages, restaurants, and activities (

Shopping Galore

Prices on high-end products like jewelry and clothing are 10 to 35 percent lower in Aruba than in the United States. American travelers are allowed up to $800 worth of duty-free items per trip.

Beat Those ATM Fees

Most ATM transaction fees will cost you at least $3, so make large withdrawals at a time to avoid wasting money.

Airport Transportation

Taking the bus from the airport will only cost you about $1.25 instead of $20 for a taxi.

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