CompareCarHire.co.uk compares the prices of well-known car hire companies in Aruba, including the following location: Aruba International Airport
An average of 2.5 million people use Queen Beatrix International Airport as their main gateway to Aruba each year. Oranjestad, the Caribbean islands capital and largest city, lies only 2.5 miles away with car rental in Oranjestad Airport. Passengers can fly directly to Aruba from dozens of cities across the Western Hemisphere. The UKs London and Manchester can be reached directly on a seasonal basis.
One of the airports terminal buildings is reserved for flights departing for the US, while another terminal building handles flights headed for all other countries. Arriving passengers have a separate terminal building to themselves. All three terminals contain places to shop, eat and use wireless internet access. A total of 10 different agencies offer car hire in Oranjestad Airport.
Oranjestad is the easily walk able location of most Aruba attractions, including many of the islands famed white sandy beaches. The most unique attractions outside of Oranjestad are a natural swimming pool formed from rocks on Arubas north coast and Arikok National Park, occupying about 20 per cent of the islands total land mass. Visitors can purchase good quality jewelry for much lower prices than in their home countries or simply relax under Arubas signature diri-diri trees.
Arubas high tourist season may last from December to March, but visitors will enjoy the same warm, tropical weather at all times of the year, and off season flight costs are typically far cheaper. Aruba is one of the few Caribbean islands with no hurricane season and even its rainiest months, between October and January, bring only brief downpours to the island. Cooling winds help keep humidity fairly low.
When you compare car hire options, be sure to check whether locally-run establishments offer well-maintained vehicles. In they do not, opt for an international car rental chain. Four-wheel drives are musts for exploring many of Arubas more isolated attractions and poorly-maintained roads. Visitors never have to drive very far on this island, which is less than 20 miles long and six miles wide.