Get ready for your trip to Aruba. Order your Aruban Florin at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more AWG cash to spend. Have your Aruban Florin banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Aruba
Jet off well-informed to Aruba. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Aruba.
Most vendors in Aruba have a card terminal, especially in the tourist hotels. VISA and Mastercard credit and debit cards are widely accepted. Mastercard acceptance is lower.
If you are going to pay by card in Aruba: Be aware of significant card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Aruban Florin: Your bank's AWG to GBP exchange rate may be dramatically bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in the Dutch Caribbean, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash remains an important, popular and convenient means of payment in Aruba. Local vendors in Aruba will accept Aruban Florin banknotes as well as US dollar banknotes. Some vendors have also started accepting Bitcoin.
Smaller vendors will often only accept cash. This is also the case for taxi drivers, street and beach vendors, hair stylists, tour guides and salesmen on local markets such as Santa Rosa Market in Santa Cruz, Aruba.
The cost of living in Aruba is higher than the cost of living in the UK: On average, prices in Aruba are 34% higher than prices in the UK.
For a coffee in a cafe the price is around 5.5 Afl. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant costs in the area of 70 Afl per person.
In Aruba it is common lo leave a tip of around 10% of the check. Some restaurants include the tip as a service charge on the bill.
$1 USD bills are handy in Aruba to leave tips.
Banknotes in Aruba
Two sets of banknotes are in circulation alongside each other: the 2019 series and the 2003-2012 series. Banknotes in use are 10 Afl, 25 Afl, 50 Afl, 100 Afl and 500 Afl.
In addition to Aruban Florin banknotes you'll find that USD banknotes are also accepted by many vendors in Aruba.
Coins in Aruba
Aruban coins range from 5 cents to 5 florin.
Aruba's currency import and export regulations
There are no currency restrictions in Aruba but travelers need to make a declaration if they carry over 20,000 AWG or over $11,000 USD worth of currency.
Ordering Aruban Florin online
Order Aruban Florin online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Aruban Florin online.
Selling back Aruban Florin
If you have Aruban Florin to sell, follow this link to exchange Aruban Florin to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'AWG Aruban Florin'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Aruban Florin.