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.