Is Aruba Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Aruba is generally a safe destination for solo female travelers. The island adheres to high safety standards and most locals are friendly and helpful. However, same as anywhere, it's essential to be aware of your surroundings, especially at night and when visiting more secluded areas. Regular street safety precautions apply.

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How safe is Aruba?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Aruba, widely recognized for its welcoming environment, has a relatively low rate of crime. Most inhabitants are friendly and ready to assist travelers. While it's deemed safe, it's advisable for solo female travelers to stay in crowded, well-lit areas to avoid any unforeseen situations. Public transport can be trusted, and taxis are considered safe. However, always remain vigilant.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Aruba, which mainly consists of bus services that operate routes to major areas on the island, is generally safe. The buses are frequent, clean, and reliable. However, it is always wise to remain vigilant and be aware of your belongings. It is also advised to avoid taking the bus at remote locations during late hours.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Aruba is widely regarded as a safe and friendly destination for travelers. The local population is known for its warm hospitality and respectful demeanor. Street harassment, while it can occur anywhere, is typically infrequent. However, as with any destination, it's always advisable to exercise caution, particularly at night or in less populated areas.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Aruba is generally a safe island with low petty crime rates. However, like any tourist destination, incidents like pickpocketing or purse snatching can occasionally happen, so it is important to stay vigilant, especially in crowded public places. Also, use hotel safes for precious belongings.
Tap water:

Tap water:Safe

Aruba's tap water is produced in a large desalination plant, making it perfectly safe to drink. Despite this, some travelers may not be used to the taste or may have a sensitive stomach. Bottled water is also readily available for consumption around the island.

Is Aruba safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 13 experiences

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Canada

Solo travel experience

Aruba is an absolutely amazing country. I felt safe the entire time I was on the island. The locals are very kind and welcoming. There is some super cool things to do, such as riding horseback through the National park, watching the planes come in on the beach, scuba diving, and so many different hikes. While Aruba isn’t a huge solo traveller destination, I met some amazing people on the island and would definitely recommend visiting the island.

Posted: June 27, 2024
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Giselle

Giselle

United States

Family travel experience

I felt very safe in Aruba. You can get around by renting a car or taxi. We rented a car and will again when we go next. The beaches are nice and it’s not hard to find a quiet spot, eagle beach was my favorite! I would recommend the horseback riding tour!

Posted: May 30, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I highly recommend Aruba as a wonderful island getaway. I felt perfectly safe, the water was amazing, the people were nice and the food was great.

Posted: February 6, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I was on a solo trip and I felt really safe. I rented a car because I wanted to travel freely everywhere and at any time, but if you don't want to, you can catch a bus or take a taxi. Nothing is far because you can cross the island from top to bottom in less than an hour. I stayed at an Airbnb in downtown Oranjestad, which was a great location close to many restaurants and entertainment.

Posted: September 10, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I went on a trip to Aruba by myself. It was incredibly simple and just a wonderful, relaxing experience in every way. I enjoyed the ease and friendliness of the island, I felt very safe.

Posted: August 14, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Felt safe! Nice place for a solo female! Too expensive. If you didn't stay on a hotel directly on the beach then you had no beach chairs to use. I would return maybe someday. Enjoyed the experience though.

Posted: May 24, 2023Experienced: February, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I took a solo trip last year. Very safe. I rented a car and drove around the entire island. I spent a lot of time hiking in Arikok National Park. Climbing the Hooiberg stairs was fun. The natural bridge was beautiful, as were the natural pools. The local food was absolutely delicious.

Posted: April 23, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I visited Aruba in October and it was fantastic. Beautiful beaches and really cool snorkeling. I managed to see a shipwreck from World War II. Horseback ride through the national park to the natural rock pool, where I took a refreshing bath before returning at a gallop. Catamaran cruise to enjoy the ocean. It's a small island, but very friendly and safe. The Danish pancakes were delightful, as was the local Aruban food. I only stayed for 4 days, but it was a wonderful experience.

Posted: April 10, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I was there alone, walking daily on the beaches from Eagle/Palm Beach to the lighthouse and I only had wonderful experiences. One airb&b where I stayed was a bit strange, but nothing dangerous. The Amsterdam Manor hotel was my favorite.

Posted: November 27, 2022
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Group travel experience

We tried skydiving, snorkelling, took part in an off-road jeep ride to see interesting places on the northern side, including swimming in the ocean. The last thing we did was visiting a butterfly garden ... the highlight of the trip. I felt safe, no matter where I was.

Posted: November 27, 2022
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Is Aruba safe right now?

Before your visit to Aruba, it's essential to check travel advisories for Aruba, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises to exercise normal precautions in Aruba. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 17, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises taking normal security precautions in Aruba. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 15, 2024

Is Aruba worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 13 experiences

Alejandra

Alejandra (30)

Colombia

Solo travel experience

Is not a place necessarily for backpackers... It can be expensive because they don't use Uber and buses are in very specific times. The beaches and the sand are amazing but I recommend to just go if you're in a larger group and if you can get a rented car as the distances are quite long. However, I managed to take some buses, so is not impossible. a lot of foreign people, European mostly.

Posted: July 6, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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Meg

Meg

United States

Couple travel experience

During our trip to Aruba from December 26th to January 3rd, we decided to rent a car for the long weekend, even though we didn't really need it. High tpurest season=no rentals** plan a rental in advance, we were very lucky*Our main goal was to explore the entire island, and we were able to accomplish that with a car for 3 days. We ventured off the beaten path and made sure to try the national meal,which is keshi yena. We found the best one at the old Conucu House, a charming small house located in a neighborhood. Great experience dining at Zeerovers. The seafood was excellent, as you get to enjoy the catch of the day. We also visited Baby Beach, which was absolutely gorgeous. However, the cost of renting chairs there was quite high. Fortunately, there is another more private beach nearby where we could enjoy the beautiful water without the need for chairs. We made sure to visit the national park, which was cool. It offered a unique experience and allowed us to appreciate the natural landscape.

Posted: February 26, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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