Frommer's Portable Aruba, Bonaire, & Curacao

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  • Traveling to and around Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao; is as easy as A, B, C, with guidance from our expert author, who holds a PhD in ecology and an M.A. in environmental conservation, shows you how to travel "green" and enjoy your vacation in an eco-friendly way.
  • Heading down under to the “Diver's Paradise” of Bonaire
  • Making the most of Carnival in Curaçao
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Overview

  • Traveling to and around Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao; is as easy as A, B, C, with guidance from our expert author, who holds a PhD in ecology and an M.A. in environmental conservation, shows you how to travel "green" and enjoy your vacation in an eco-friendly way.
  • Heading down under to the “Diver's Paradise” of Bonaire
  • Making the most of Carnival in Curaçao
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118074725
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Frommer's Portable Series , #274
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Through travel writing, Christina P. Colón has merged her three greatest passions in life: conservation, education, and travel. With a Ph.D. in ecology and an M.A. in environmental conservation education, she has explored the jungles of Borneo, forests of Belize, shores of Bora Bora, woodlands of the Bronx, and beaches of Brooklyn. In addition to conducting scientific research, lecturing as a professor, and authoring academic publications, she has produced videos, enriched websites, and authored or contributed to numerous travel guides, including Frommer’s Caribbean Ports of Call, Frommer’s Caribbean Cruises & Ports of Call, Frommer’s Caribbean, Cruise Vacations For Dummies, The New York Times Guide to New York City, and several Fodor’s USA Guides.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

1 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO ARUBA 1

FROMMER'S FAVORITE ARUBA EXPERIENCES 7

When to Go 8

ARUBA CALENDAR OF EVENTS 10

Entry Requirements 12

Getting There & Getting Around 13

Money & Costs 18

Health 21

Safety 22

Specialized Travel Resources 23

Sustainable Tourism 25

RESOURCES FOR GREEN TRAVEL 26

Outdoor Pursuits 28

Staying Connected 31

Tips on Accommodations 33

2 WHERE TO STAY IN ARUBA 35

AVIANS ON DISPLAY: FOR THE BIRDS 37

Oranjestad 38

High-Rise Hotels/Palm Beach/Noord 39

Low-Rise Hotels/Eagle & Manchebo Beaches 47

Tierra del Sol 53

3 WHERE TO DINE IN ARUBA 55

Oranjestad 56

EATING OUT IN ARUBA: DINING DETAILS 57

WHAT'S COOKIN' IN THE ABC ISLANDS? 64

Low-Rise Hotels/Eagle & Manchebo Beaches 69

EPICUREAN & ECLECTIC 68

California Lighthouse/Tierra del Sol 71

Savaneta 72

San Nicolas 73

4 FUN IN THE ARUBAN SURF & SUN 74

Beaches 74

PROTECTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TURTLES 78

Hitting the Water 80

DIVING DO'S: HANDS OFF THE FISH! 85

Hitting the Links 91

Other Active Pursuits 92

5 EXPLORING ARUBA 96

Guided Tours 96

On Your Own 97

What to See 97

ARUBAN HISTORY 101 101

6 SHOPPING IN ARUBA 110

The Shopping Scene 111

Great Shopping Areas 111

High Rise/Palm Beach Shopping 112

Shopping A to Z 113

7 ARUBA AFTER DARK 123

Casinos 124

Entertainment 127

Clubs & Bars 127

Party & Dinner Cruises 131

Other Diversions 131

8 A VISIT TO CURACAO 133

Essentials 134

FROMMER'S FAVORITE CURACAO EXPERIENCES 136

FAST FACTS: CURACAO 137

Where to Stay 138

A WORD ABOUT CARNIVAL 139

Where to Dine 146

Hitting the Beaches & Active Pursuits 152

Exploring the Island 157

Shopping 163

Cura軋o After Dark 164

9 A TASTE OF BONAIRE 167

FROMMER'S FAVORITE BONAIRE EXPERIENCES 168

Essentials 168

FAST FACTS: BONAIRE 171

Where to Stay 172

Where to Dine 177

Diving & Other Outdoor Pursuits 181

SEA TURTLE ETIQUETTE 184

Exploring the Island 188

Shopping 192

Bonaire After Dark 193

10 FAST FACTS: ARUBA 195

Fast Facts: Aruba 199

Airline, Hotel & Car-Rental Websites 199

Index 201

Accommodations Index 204

Restaurant Index 205

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