Alternate Route to Aruba’s Airport

Sometimes, the main road between Aruba’s hotel area and the Queen Beatrix Airport is clogged with traffic and cruise ship passengers. There are several other routes, some easier than others. I made the following video to show one way to get around the center of Oranjestaad. Along the you’ll see a quick look at King Ribs, the Sultan, and Casa Vieja, three of my favorite local joints for quality food. Here’s the video:

Lots of turns but not a difficult drive, IF you’ve seen the route and know where you’re headed. Don’t forget those restaurants. Great places to snack and very reasonably priced. Bon dia.

Airport Circle, Aruba (video update)

A few months ago, I posted some photos here of the new traffic circle at Aruba’s Queen Beatrix Airport. Well, we’ve gone to full motion video, showing you an approach to the circle as if you’re coming FROM Oranjestaad and then entering the airport where you’ll see a few minor changes to the drop off zone. Then you exit the airport and go back around the circle to head TOWARD Oranjestaad and the main hotel area. Check it out.

I hope this is helpful for first time and regular visitors alike. More Aruba driving directions on the way, so check back frequently. Bon dia.

Airport Rotonde, Aruba

Aruba has upgraded the road infrastructure. Recently the traffic circle, or rotonde as they are called here, was installed at the major intersection of the Route 1 and the entrance to Queen Beatrix Airport. The traffic lights are gone. As you approach from Oranjestaad this is what it looks like:

Approaching the traffic circle at Queen Beatrix Airport.

Approaching the traffic circle at Queen Beatrix Airport.

Sorry for the lousy photos through the car windshield. As you can see on those signs, all directions are accommodated. Here’s another look a little closer to the circle.

Airport Circle with Christmas Tree, Aruba.

Airport Circle with Christmas Tree, Aruba.

They have the Christmas Tree up and ready to go for the holiday. The circle itself is quite large, making for easy navigation. Just remember to keep an eye out for merging traffic. If you’re in doubt about your exit, simply continue around the circle again until you get your bearings. Bon dia.

Departing Runway 11

Here’s another video from the departing flight taking me from Aruba to Miami. I can never get enough of this stuff, the view from way up there. Take a look:

It was a great flight. Looking forward to heading back to Aruba. In the mean time, check in here at The Bent Page for more videos and other stuff.