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Katrin’s guidebook

Katrin

Katrin’s guidebook

Interesting sights
scenic, great for pictures, history and 2 min drive away
Lots of history and great for pictures! 2 min drive from Airstream.
12
locals recommend
Bushiribana Ruins
12
locals recommend
Lots of history and great for pictures! 2 min drive from Airstream.
17
locals recommend
Alto Vista Chapel
17
locals recommend
Lighthouse Tower
103 L.G. Smith Blvd
Best beach in our opinion
Manchebo Beach
Best beach in our opinion
Best snorkeling
32
locals recommend
Mangel Halto
32
locals recommend
Best snorkeling
Beautiful beach and snorkel
52
locals recommend
Arashi Beach
52
locals recommend
Beautiful beach and snorkel
Beautiful Bay
49
locals recommend
Boca Catalina Beach
49
locals recommend
Beautiful Bay
Renaissance Island
This newly discovered pool is 2 min from airstream right next to goldmines. This exploration is wind and wave dependent and requires water shoes. Check with the host for up to date weather info.
New Small Natural Pool
This newly discovered pool is 2 min from airstream right next to goldmines. This exploration is wind and wave dependent and requires water shoes. Check with the host for up to date weather info.
Neighborhoods
Beautiful Northshore Beach 5 min from Airstream. 4xwheel drive required
Andicuri
Beautiful Northshore Beach 5 min from Airstream. 4xwheel drive required
Art district is a great sightseeing stop on the way to Baby Beach
18
locals recommend
San Nicolas
18
locals recommend
Art district is a great sightseeing stop on the way to Baby Beach
Food scene
Great healthy and inexpensive food
PurelyGreen
Great healthy and inexpensive food
Great Local Bakery offering local specialties and healthy sandwiches and soups. 6 min drive from Airstream
9
locals recommend
Huchada
328 4
9
locals recommend
Great Local Bakery offering local specialties and healthy sandwiches and soups. 6 min drive from Airstream
Local Bakery with lots of sweet options and local snack food and good Smith&Dolars coffee. 3 min drive from Airstream
9
locals recommend
Bright Bakery
9
locals recommend
Local Bakery with lots of sweet options and local snack food and good Smith&Dolars coffee. 3 min drive from Airstream
Very inexpensive and good Arabian food
8
locals recommend
Sultan Restaurant & Cafe
229 Caya G. F. Betico Croes
8
locals recommend
Very inexpensive and good Arabian food
Great inexpensive Surinam Food
Yanti Cafe Restaurant
124 Lloyd G. Smith Blvd
Great inexpensive Surinam Food
Beautiful and good restaurant $$$$
9
locals recommend
Quinta del Carmen
9
locals recommend
Beautiful and good restaurant $$$$
Beautiful ambience $$$
20
locals recommend
Papiamento Restaurant
61 Washington
20
locals recommend
Beautiful ambience $$$
Great lunch restaurant overlooking the northshore
9
locals recommend
Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf
9
locals recommend
Great lunch restaurant overlooking the northshore
Sensei Sushi Bar
Simple seafood. Deep-Fried only, its a local place overrun by tourists. If you get there by 11am you beat the crowds. Fresh fish and shrimp.
18
locals recommend
Zeerover Restaurant
260 Savaneta
18
locals recommend
Simple seafood. Deep-Fried only, its a local place overrun by tourists. If you get there by 11am you beat the crowds. Fresh fish and shrimp.
reservations required
6
locals recommend
Wilhelmina Restaurant
74 Wilhelminastraat
6
locals recommend
reservations required
great argentinian steak
15
locals recommend
El Gaucho
80 Wilhelminastraat
15
locals recommend
great argentinian steak
Wonderful local restaurant with excellent fresh fish. Reservation a must due to very limited seating.
Taste My Aruba
1 Zoutmanstraat
Wonderful local restaurant with excellent fresh fish. Reservation a must due to very limited seating.
Great stop for lunch on the way to Baby or Roger's beach. Highly recommend.
8
locals recommend
Kamini's Kitchen
8
locals recommend
Great stop for lunch on the way to Baby or Roger's beach. Highly recommend.
Lovely restaurant, good food, cozy but not romantic ambience.
12
locals recommend
Madame Janette's
12
locals recommend
Lovely restaurant, good food, cozy but not romantic ambience.
Excellent Food! Reservations required.
9
locals recommend
Chalet Suisse
9
locals recommend
Excellent Food! Reservations required.
Great local seafood. The ambiance is not my favorite. Books out months in advance but if you call in the afternoon or show up at 5 pm to get reservation.
7
locals recommend
Wacky Wahoo's
33B 3
7
locals recommend
Great local seafood. The ambiance is not my favorite. Books out months in advance but if you call in the afternoon or show up at 5 pm to get reservation.
Sightseeing
This tour is the only small bus tour that we can recommend at this time. This is a tour for guests that don't have their own car/ jeep or want a guided tour. Guides are great and have lots of local info. Contact host for booking.
Alpha Tours Aruba
4 Rooi Bosal
This tour is the only small bus tour that we can recommend at this time. This is a tour for guests that don't have their own car/ jeep or want a guided tour. Guides are great and have lots of local info. Contact host for booking.

City advice

Book before you go
Please take re-usable shopping bags
It is against the law to give plastic bags at the grocery stores. Please take reusable shopping bags from below the sink in the Airstream
What to pack
Please pack following items for the Airstream
Sunscreen, Flip Flops, Hiking shoes or good sneakers and Mosquito repellent of your choice. Don't forget your Netflix password.
Getting around
Parking
There is a Parking fee in downtown from 9 am- 3 pm, Monday through Saturday. Never park in yellow marked spots. White spots only
Book before you go
Airport Departing Info
For US departure make sure to be at the check-in counter 3 hours prior to departure due to US pre-clearance. European and South America departures 2 hours are sufficient.