Frommer's Portable Aruba

Frommer's Portable Aruba


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ISBN-13: 9780764597442
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/05/2005
Series: Frommer's Portable Series , #61
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Before finishing graduate school, Ken Lindley had lived in Asia and Europe and around the United States. He’s spent more than half of his life in New York, but call before dropping by—he’s frequently out of town, traipsing the globe from India to Peru to China to Turkey. He’s never been anywhere that wasn’t interesting in some way (although he does keep a list of extremely dreadful destinations). When he’s not on a travel assignment, there’s a good chance he’ll be on Wall Street, where he writes and edits financial reports for hotshot financial firms. His travel writings have appeared in Frommer’s Caribbean Cruises & Ports of Call, in Out & About, and online at Expedia Travels (

Christina Colón’s two great passions in life are nature and travel. She has been everywhere from Borneo (where she lived for 2 years tracking wild animals) to Belize (where she did her master’s thesis in a jaguar preserve). With a Ph.D. in ecology, a master’s in environmental education, and adjunct positions at several universities, she is a scientist and an educator, as well as an author. When she is not exploring a tropical rainforest or an exotic island, she can be found in the Bronx, where she loves to seek the wilder side of the borough, which is full of hidden treasures. In addition to scientific and academic texts, she has contributed to numerous travel guides, including Frommer’s Caribbean Cruises and Ports of Call, The New York Time’s Guide to New York City, and several Fodor’s USA Guides.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

1. Planning Your Trip to Aruba.

Frommer’s Favorite Aruba Experiences.

1 Visitor Information.

2 Entry Requirements & Customs.

3 Money.

4 When to Go.

5 Health & Insurance.

6 Tips for Travelers with Special Needs.

7 Package Deals.

8 Getting There.

9 Outdoor Pursuits.

10 Tips on Accommodations.

2. Getting to Know Aruba.

1 Arriving.

2 Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Aruba.

3. Where to Stay.

1 Oranjestad.

2 High-Rise Hotels/Palm Beach/Noord.

3 Low-Rise Hotels/Eagle & Manchebo Beaches.

4 Tierra del Sol.

4. Where to Dine.

Dining Details.

1 Oranjestad.

2 High-Rise Hotels/Palm Beach/Noord.

What’s Cookin’ in Aruba?

Epicurean & Eclectic.

3 Low-Rise Hotels/Eagle & Manchebo Beaches.

4 California Lighthouse/Tierra del Sol.

5 Savaneta.

6 San Nicolas.

5. Fun in the Surf & Sun: Beaches & Active Pursuits.

1 Beaches.

2 Hitting the Water.

3 Hitting the Links.

4 Other Active Pursuits.

6. Exploring the Island.

1 Guided Tours.

2 On Your Own.

3 What to See.

Aruban History 101.

7. Shopping.

1 The Shopping Scene.

2 Great Shopping Areas.

3 Shopping A to Z.

8. Aruba After Dark.

1 Casinos.

2 Entertainment.

3 Clubs & Bars.

4 Party & Dinner Cruises.

5 Other Diversions.

9. A Side Trip to Curaçao.

1 Essentials.

Fast Facts: Curaçao.

2 Where to Stay.

3 Where to Dine.

4 Hitting the Beaches & Active Pursuits.

5 Exploring the Island.

6 Shopping.

7 Curaçao After Dark.

10. A Side Trip to Bonaire.

1 Essentials.

Fast Facts: Bonaire.

2 Where to Stay.

3 Where to Dine.

4 Diving & Other Outdoor Pursuits.

5 Exploring the Island.

6 Shopping.

7 Bonaire After Dark.


General Index.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

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Frommer's Portable Aruba 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
carterchristian1 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Very good travel book for the tourist and also for the person wanting an overview of the island.Side trip information for other Dutch islands.