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a couple of men and women on the beach of Tres Trap Aruba Caribbean Island.

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Are you planning a getaway to the sunny shores of Aruba? Begin your adventure the right way by exchanging your sterling for Aruban florin with Manor FX today.

Our fantastic Aruban florin exchange rate means more Afl in your wallet. Buy your Aruban florin banknotes and have them delivered securely to your home or office. Or, pick them up from our bureau near Heathrow.

Aruban travel money

Head off to Aruba, a gem in the Caribbean, fully prepared. Here’s what you need to know about exchanging travel money and managing cash and card payments in Aruba.

Where can you get Aruban florin?

Since Aruban florin is a unique currency, it can be hard to find in the UK. For ease and top rates, buy from us online or in-store, with next working day delivery.

You can exchange your British pounds for Aruban florin at international airports (be mindful of fees!) or at currency exchange bureaus. Some travel agencies might offer this service too.

Alto Vista, Noord, Aruba

Can you buy Aruban florin in the UK?

You’ll typically need a specialist like us for Aruban florin. Why not save time and order your holiday money online now? We offer free home delivery for orders over £750.

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Does Afl and AWG mean the same thing?

You may have seen Aruban Florin abbreviated as Afl or AWG. In Dutch, they call the currency “gulden,” but in the local Papiamento language of Aruba, it’s known as “florin.”That’s why sometimes you’ll hear the Aruban currency called the “Aruban guilder.”  

The Central Bank of Aruba uses both abbreviations – “Afl” for the florin and “AWG” for the guilder. 

Should I exchange money before I travel to Aruba?

It’s a good idea to exchange some money before travelling to Aruba. Having the local currency (Aruban florins) on hand can be helpful for small expenses like transportation and snacks when you arrive. 

What is the best currency to take to Aruba?

From the UK to Aruba, having Aruban florin is crucial. This can be especially helpful if you venture off the beaten path or visit smaller local establishments.

The US dollar is also readily accepted throughout the island. Whether you’re planning a relaxing beach vacation or exploring the island’s vibrant culture, having US dollars on hand is a great option.

Aruba happily accepts US dollars in various places, making transactions a breeze, especially in popular tourist spots. 

You can use USD for activities like dining at restaurants, shopping for souvenirs, booking tours, and more. Many businesses catering to visitors are accustomed to handling American currency.

In summary, while USD is widely accepted and convenient for tourists in Aruba, having a mix of US dollars and local florins can ensure you’re well-prepared for all your adventures on this sunny island! Enjoy your time in Aruba!

speed boat on an Ocean in Aruba

Can I use my bank card in Aruba?

Absolutely. Credit and debit cards are accepted in Aruba’s bigger towns like Oranjestad. They’re helpful for larger expenses like hotel stays, dining, and shopping. Be aware that card transaction fees could reach up to 3%.

Smaller vendors and rural shops may not take cards. Internet issues can make card transactions tricky. So, cash remains a popular choice in Aruba.

Should I carry cash in Aruba?

Yes, it’s a good idea to carry some cash in Aruba. While credit cards are widely accepted, having Aruban florin currency on hand is handy for smaller purchases, local markets, and places that may not accept cards. 

Remember to convert your leftover Aruban florin to pounds once you return from your travels.

Is it better to use cash or credit card in Aruba?

Both cash and credit cards are widely accepted in Aruba, so it’s a matter of personal preference. 

  • Cash: Useful for small purchases, local markets, and places that may not accept cards. It’s also handy for budgeting and avoiding foreign transaction fees.
  • Credit cards: Convenient and widely used for larger expenses. They offer added security and can be a good choice for hotels, restaurants, and car rentals.

Ultimately, having a mix of both can be a smart approach, giving you flexibility and peace of mind during your trip!

Pink flamingo, Aruba island

How much cash should I take to Aruba?

If you’re backpacking in Aruba, a budget of around 145 AWG daily is best, equivalent to £63. You can stay in hostels or affordable Airbnb, and enjoy free activities, like beach days.

For a mid-range budget of about 300 AWG per day, around £130 a day, you can upgrade to a private Airbnb or a budget-friendly hotel, dine out for a few meals, savour some drinks, take occasional taxis for convenience, and treat yourself to paid activities like diving or snorkelling tours.

If you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, a daily budget of 560 AWG, around £245, is helpful. You can opt for a hotel and dine out for all your meals. You can rent a car or quad for leisurely exploration and indulge in any tours and activities that catch your fancy. 

This is just the starting point for luxury – the sky’s the limit for your dream vacation! Enjoy your trip!

No matter your budget, at ManorFX, we offer the best Aruban florin exchange in London and the rest of the UK.

How can I avoid ATM fees in Aruba?

To cut down on ATM fees in Aruba, consider these tips:

  • Check bank partnerships.
  • See if your bank has partner banks in Aruba to avoid extra charges.
  • Withdraw larger amounts.
  • Take out more cash less often to lower ATM visits and fees.
  • Choose ATMs wisely.

Opt for ATMs inside banks for lower fees than standalone machines.

How does tipping work in Aruba?

Tipping isn’t expected in Aruba, but it’s appreciated for good service. Here’s what you can do:

  • Restaurants and cafes: Tip 10-15% in upscale places. In regular eateries, tipping isn’t customary.
  • Hotels: A small tip for staff like bellhops and housekeepers is thoughtful.
  • Taxis and drivers: Rounding up the fare or giving a small tip is usual.
  • Tour guides: Consider tipping around 5-10 Afl for good service.
Watersports at Palm Beach on Aruba island in the Caribbean Sea at sunset.

Is Aruba a cheap country to visit?

Visiting Aruba can be pretty affordable, depending on your travel style. It offers options for both budget-friendly and luxurious experiences. 

Eating at local spots and choosing public transport can save you money. However, it might cost more if you prefer luxury resorts and fine dining.

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Aruban Currency

Banknotes in Aruba

The Aruban florin banknote denominations include 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 florins.

In 2019, the Central Bank of Aruba issued a new series of notes. The theme of this series is “Life in Aruba,” and celebrates the island’s unique flora, fauna, and rich cultural heritage.

10 AWG: Check out the 10 Aruban florin note, and you’ll dive into the underwater world of Aruba! It features a white turtle, a spotted trunkfish, and a common sea fan in all their vibrant glory. 

25 AWG: The bright orange 25 Aruban florin note is a burst of colour. It showcases the striking troupial, the adorable burrowing owl, and a stunning passion flower. 

50 AWG: Like the other banknotes, the 50 Aruban florin note is vertically orientated. It’s all about the Red Land crab, the Whiptail lizard, and the tough Shoreline Purslane, a plant that thrives in sandy spots. 

100 AWG: This 100 Aruban florin note continues the nature theme, giving the spotlight to the Iguana, Striped Anole, and the aloe plant. 

200 AWG: Last but not least, the 200 Aruban florin note takes us to the skies with the majestic Crested Caracara, accompanied by the vibrant Ruby Topaz hummingbird and the distinctive leaf cactus.

Aruban Florin banknote series

Coins in Aruba

The coins in circulation include 5, 10, 25, 50 cents, and 1 and 2.5 florin denominations. The designs often feature local symbols like wildlife and landmarks. 

Aruba’s currency import and export regulations

You can bring any amount to Aruba, but declare if you carry over $10,000 (or equivalent) in cash.

Ordering Aruban florin online

Exchange GBP to Aruban florin online. Get quick, secure delivery to your home or office with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or, collect your travel money from our bureau near Heathrow.

Selling back Aruban florin

Convert leftover Aruban florin to GBP with Manor FX easily. Choose ‘sell currency’, then ‘Afl Aruban florin’. We offer great rates for your unused Aruban florins and get paid straight into your bank account.

Tourist boarding and riding on Free City Trolley / Street Car in Oranjestad, Aruba.


If you are a British citizen, you don’t need a visa to visit Aruba. You can stay for up to 30 days as a tourist. Just ensure your passport is valid for your entire stay.

Aruba typically doesn’t require any specific vaccinations for entry. However, ensuring your routine vaccinations are up-to-date for your overall health is a good idea. 

Feel free to check with your healthcare provider before travelling for any personalised advice.

Dry season: Aruba’s dry season typically extends from April to August. During this period, you can expect plenty of sunshine and minimal rainfall. The weather is consistently warm, perfect for beachgoers, water sports enthusiasts, and outdoor adventures.

Low rainfall: Aruba is known for its low annual rainfall but is even drier during the dry season. This means you’re less likely to encounter rain showers, and the island’s landscapes remain lush and vibrant.

Peak tourist season: It’s worth noting that the dry season aligns with the peak tourist season in Aruba. This means more visitors, higher accommodation rates, and crowded beaches. So, while the weather is fantastic, booking your accommodations and activities in advance during this period is essential.

Year-round beauty: Although the dry season is a popular choice, Aruba’s beauty is accessible year-round. Even during the wetter months (September to December), rainfall is usually short-lived and followed by sunshine.

Ultimately, the best time to visit Aruba depends on your preferences. No matter when you choose to visit, Aruba’s charm and natural beauty await!

Yes, English is widely spoken in Aruba. It’s one of the official languages, along with Dutch and Papiamento. So, you’ll find it easy to communicate with locals and get around the island.


Aruba is known for its delicious dishes! 

Keshi Yena: This mouthwatering dish is made with cheese stuffed with meat and other ingredients. It’s a must-try local specialty.

Fried fish: Freshly caught fish is often deep-fried and served with funchi (a cornmeal porridge) or pan bati (cornbread).

Aruban Pastechi: These are savoury pastries filled with various fillings like cheese, meat, or seafood. Perfect for a quick snack!

Seafood: Being an island, Aruba offers an abundance of fresh seafood. It’s a seafood lover’s paradise, grilled, fried, or in seafood stews.

Papiamento Stew: This hearty stew is a blend of beef, chicken, and seafood, cooked with local spices and flavours.

Funchi: A staple in Aruban cuisine, it’s similar to polenta and often served as a side dish.

Desserts: Satisfy your sweet tooth with treats like coconut tart and arepa di pampuna, a pumpkin pancake.

Whether you’re a foodie or just looking to explore new flavours, Aruba has a variety of dishes to tantalise your taste buds!

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Aruban Florin Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
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  • Better rates than the banks
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