Caya G.F. Betico Croes
Type: Art Galleries, Bookstores, Childrens Clothing, Clothing Stores, Department Stores, Fine Craft Galleries, Gift Stores, Local Picks, Shopping Districts
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 European fashion, quality electronics, French perfume, Swiss watches and local artisan gifts and delicacies. Aruba has no sales tax, and the duty is low (usually around 3-4%), so plan to buy your souvenirs here. The Caya G.F. Betico Croes and surroundings just underwent a major renovation, including the solar-powered tramcars (transporting visitors from the cruise-ship terminal to several points downtown), the revamped Parliament House, new art sculptures and commemorative statues.
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- Shopping Malls and Centers: "Hop on and off the tramcar as many times as you like, it's a free ride!"
- Best Shopping, Shopping 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."