Aruba’s high-wind season is the longest in the Caribbean. There is wind almost year-round but the best time of year is from December through to September. Summer months (May-September) are best value with wind usually 16 to 17 knots 90% of the time with many days 20 knots plus. The constant easterly trade winds average 15 knots year round, including the low wind months of October and November, but even then the wind is still force 4 more than 65% of the time. The winds start strong in the morning and generally are consistent all day with slightly less strong conditions closer to shore. With yearly temperatures averaging 28°C. and little rain, it offers idyllic weather conditions and set below the hurricane belt it rarely has
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LANGUAGE AND CURRENCY
Papiamento is Aruba’s local language, evolved from Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and a sprinkling of African, English and French. Although Dutch is the official language, English and Spanish are widely spoken throughout the island.
Aruba’s currency is the florin, but the US dollar is also widely accepted. Banks also exchange other foreign currency, but the florin is pegged to the US dollar and therefore its value versus other currencies fluctuates with the US dollar.