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ARUBA TRAVEL GUIDE
LanguagesPapiamento (a mix of Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English with French, African and Arawak influences) and Dutch officially, but English and Spanish are also spoken.
What to eatPastechi (gouda-stuffed pastry), keri keri (fish stew), kabritu stoba (goat stew), funchi (a kinda of polenta) and plantain pudding.
What to bring backHot Delight’s papaya hot sauce, Dutch specialties like stroopwafels (crispy waffles) or Delft Blue ceramics and mopa mopa art (hand-carved items made with tree resin).
Fun FactAruba’s first inhabitants, the Caiquetio Indians of the Arawak tribe, lived here way back when, in about 2,500 BC. If you can tear yourself away from sunny shores, head underground to gawk at their pre-historic rock drawings and carvings still adorning the walls of Fontein Cave in the Arikok National Park.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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