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Aruba's main shopping street, Caya G.F. Betico Croes (named after ex-member of parliament Croes, who was responsible for setting Aruba's independence from the Dutch Antilles, back in 1986) is a... Read More
Aruba's main shopping street, Caya G.F. Betico Croes (named after ex-member of parliament Croes, who was responsible for setting Aruba's independence from the Dutch Antilles, back in 1986) is a half-mile long smorgasbord of international and local shops, snack bars, art galleries and department stores. Good buys include Dutch cheeses, chocolates and china, British woolens, French perfume and Swiss watches. Aruba has no sales tax, and the duty is low (usually around 3-4%), so plan to buy your souvenirs and gifts here. The Caya G.F. Betico Croes is still undergoing a major renovation, including the newest feature: a solar-powered tramcar that transports visitors from the cruise-ship terminal to several points downtown.
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- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Visit Aruba's oldest department store, La Linda, if not for active buying, then for a browse-driven tour – this venue is indispensable, especially among local Carnival groups in need of colorful fabrics and shimmering beads for their yearly costumes and floats."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Caya G.F. Betico Croes is Aruba's main street and pride, with a complete facelift and exciting new features like a tramcar.