Aruba on a budget

A trip to Aruba doesn’t have to break the bank.  There are low cost options that can provide a much better experience than the all-inclusive or cruse ship excursion experiences.

We stayed at the Pista-Q hotel for $60 per night.  The hotel is just a few blocks away from the ultra expensive accommodations for a fraction of the price.  If you do not mind a hard bed, flat pillows and no hot water; this is a great option for it’s low-budget central location.

For sight seeing and transportation, a scooter rental works perfect.  We met the owner of HS Rentals Aruba .  While he did not have anything on such short notice he was kind enough to drive us to George’s (across from the port on L.G. Smith Blvd. 124; Phone # 593-2202) who had many types of scooters and ATVs available for reasonable prices.  We rented our scooter for $55 for the whole day.

With transportation, we were able to see and do everything on the island.

After a busy day, it was nice to just relax on the beach

Plan on spending a bit extra for food and drinks.

$9 beer.