Currency

The official currency of Aruba is the Aruban florin , which is divided into 100 cents. Silver coins are in denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, one florin, 2 1/2 florins and 5 florins. The 50-cent "yotin" coin, which is square, is probably Aruba’s best-known coin.

The florin fluctuates with the dollar on the world market. Current exchange rates are stable at Af. 1.77 to the U.S. dollar and Af. 1.70 to the Canadian dollar. U.S. and Canadian dollars are widely accepted in Aruba, and banks may exchange other foreign currency. If you pay in USD, retailers will provide you change in AFL, but if you request change in USD, retailers will provide you change in USD if they have it. Please call or stop by the individual banks for further information.

Banking hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Most bank branches remain open during lunch. The Aruba Bank branch at the airport is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on official holidays.

ATM machines: CIRRUS or Plus System network logos can withdraw cash in Aruban florins, or some machines will now dispense U.S. dollars. Home are debited in dollars at the exchange rate, and  service charges apply. Before you go, verify whether your PIN number will work in Aruba by calling your local bank.

ATM machines are available at many locations including:

RBTT Bank (formely ABN/AMRO Bank) :

  • Caya G.F. Betico Croes 89 (main street, downtown)
  • Sun Plaza Building at L.G. Smith Blvd. 160
  • Port of Call Mall at L.G. Smith Blvd. 17
  • Seaport Market Place
  • Kong Hing on L.G. Smith Blvd.
  • Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital in Eagle
  • Main street in San Nicolaas
  • Marinierskazerne in Savaneta.

Caribbean Mercantile Bank :

  • Caya G.F. Betico Croes 51 (main street, downtown)
  • L.G. Smith Blvd. 17
  • Seaport Village Mall
  • Royal Plaza Mall, on Coastal Gasstation Boulevard
  • Palm Beach 48, Noord; Zeppenfeldstraat 35, San Nicolaas
  • Santa Cruz 41, Santa Cruz.

General bank information can be found here: Aruba Banks.

Money transfer: Western Union Money Transfer Service offers fast, secure and convenient money transfer service to more than 60 countries. For more information, please call (297) 58-24400.

Credit Card and Traveler's Check Representatives:

- American Express

S.E.L. Maduro & Sons, Rockefellerstr, 1, Oranjestad, Tel. 5823888, office hours 8:00 - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Closed on official holidays. Services include personal check cashing, refunds, exchange and replacement of American Express Traveler checks, American Express Card replacement service, report of lost or stolen American Express Cards.

- Visa/Master Card

Aruba Bank, Caribbean Mercantile Bank and Interbank. Services available to cardholders include cash advance, report of lost or stolen Visa/Master Card. Either passport or two other valid identifications required.