Aruba - Traveling to a foreign country can often leave visitors wondering about the best way to get around during their stay. In Aruba, the options are limitless - from ATVs to public buses to rental cars, there's an option for everyone. "Discovering Aruba on your own is quick and easy - it just depends on what accommodation best suits your personality," says Matthew Smillie, owner of Aruba Villa Vacation Homes. "If you're renting one of our many beautiful beach villas, bus service to and from downtown is reliable, and best of all inexpensive." Daily bus service between all the districts and the hotel areas has a round trip fare of just over two dollars. The main bus station is in downtown Oranjestad, conveniently located just across from the waterfront shops and restaurants. The largest bus operator is a government owned company called Arubus. They operate six lines that run 29 buses along the hotel and resort zone, making it easy for tourists who have decided to rent a villa to visit all the tourist hot spots. Other routes are also available to take passengers to other locations throughout the island. Buses typically run every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then every hour from 6 p.m. to midnight. Many tourists choose to visit Aruba because of its beautiful weather. While you're enjoying your vacation in this beautiful climate, consider touring the island by taking advantage of one of Arubas motorcycle rentals. "Since the island is relatively small and roads are in good condition, touring by motorcycle or scooter is a great way to see the island's unique topography and get the most out of the pleasant climate," says Smillie, whose travel company can help tourists plan their perfect Aruba vacation - from finding the perfect front beach villas to rent to arranging transportation. Tourists can rent a motorcycle or scooter for the day or for their whole vacation. On and off road adventures are plentiful and all tourists need is a valid driver's license. Scooters typically rent for around $40 per day and motorcycles can be rented for $70 to $120 a day. Tourists can even go hog wild by renting a Harley for $150 per day. For the adventurous tourist, renting a four-wheel drive Jeep or ATV will allow them to visit the rougher terrains that can't be explored by car. Visitors can even arrange a Jeep Safari tour, where they will be one of up to 10 four-wheel drive vehicles on a guided tour of the island. For visitors who want their own air conditioned vehicle and plan to stick to the well-paved roads, a rental car is the way to go. Cars can be rented at the airport, or if you've chosen to rent a place, you can arrange to have it waiting upon your arrival. The major car rental companies all honor valid U.S., British, Australian, and Canadian driver's licenses. Arubans drive on the right side of the road and there is free parking throughout the island. It's best to familiarize yourself with the island's road signs before driving - the rental car company can provide a sheet detailing the signs. If you're planning to rent a car, here are some other things to note: • The minimum age to rent a car is 21-25, but there is a maximum age of 65-70 as well. These ages vary slightly among rental companies. • The renter must have held a valid driver's license for at least two full years prior to renting a car. • Many companies require a sizeable deposit, as much as $500, or an open signed credit card. • Insurance is recommended.
According to Aruba Vacation Rentals, taxis are an additional option for visitors. All taxis in Aruba are non-metered, but have fixed rates. Each taxi will have a copy of the rate schedule. It can be difficult to hail a taxi from the street, however hotels and restaurants will be able to call a car for visitors. Tourists can also ask their taxi driver to return for them at a certain time. No matter what your plans are while you're in Aruba, getting around the island won't be a problem. From reliable buses to friendly taxis to Harleys, options abound. Moreover , By the agency of Accommodation in Aruba everyone can have pleasant time in the city.
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