Shopping time is one of the most anticipated moments
during the trip. Prices in Aruba are usually better than
in Brazil, but it is always necessary to do a lot of
research and convert them into reais to see if it is
worth buying the product. There are times when the value
is similar to that sold in Brazil and is not even
The stores are mainly concentrated in
Oranjestad, the capital, and in Palm Beach. In both
regions there are shops on the streets and malls, which
are the best places to buy. The perfume trade is the
most prominent on the island, but there are good offers
on clothes too.
In the center you can walk along the main street,
Betico Croes, and see several stores of famous brands
such as Mango and Victoria Secret's, as well as the best
Shopping in Aruba, the Renaissance Mall. In Palm Beach,
Paseo Herencia and Palm Beach Mall, with international
and local brands, concentrate a large part of the trade. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage backpacks.
Guilders and dollars are usually accepted in stores,
and the amount shown is usually in dollars. Use the most
advantageous currency and remember that when buying with
a card, IOF will be charged.
Oranjestad, in addition to having a bit of Dutch
architecture, is a great place to shop. During the day,
all the shops in the place are open so that tourists can
walk around looking for offers. In the center there are
stores of perfumes, clothes, electronics, handicrafts
Be sure to walk along Betico Croes street, with
several shops, which has been renovated to offer a new
means of transport for tourists, making life easier for
those who want to go shopping.
The center is not a good choice to go at night, as
most establishments close at 6pm.
Palm Beach Plaza Mall
Palm Beach is one of the largest shopping malls in
Aruba, with several types of stores. It is an excellent
option for those who want to see a little bit of
everything in the same place, as there is a mix of
famous and local brand stores. Despite the number of
stores, which include Benetton, Mont Blanc and Penha,
the place is more worth it for the atmosphere and
Paseo Herencia Mall
Paseo Herencia is like an open-air mall that is full
of people during the nights. In the mall there are
jewelry and perfume stores, as well as Lacoste, Maggy`s,
Converse, and restaurants like Iguana Joe's, Starbucks
and TGI Fridays.
Be sure to walk around the place at night and watch
the water show - free and interesting for people of all
The most modern mall in Aruba is the Renaissance
Mall. It is located in the city center and, therefore,
ends up being a mystery to many people, but it is
certainly worth knowing, as it concentrates the best
brands in the world and offers a great structure for
those who want to have a meal.
Walking there you will find stores like Lacoste,
Guess, Gucci, Diesel, Ralph Lauren, Bugari, Druffy etc.
The Royal Plaza is not the type of place that is full
of shops or very coveted for shopping; it's small, but
worth a visit. Stop by the day you book to visit the
center. The mall is open-air and has mainly perfume and