Etiquette in Aruba

Aruba is located in the Caribbean Sea and has a population of 103,400 people.

The island is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The official languages of Aruba are Dutch and Papiamento.

The majority of citizens follow Christianity.

The currency of Aruba is the Arubian florin.

When first meeting, people usually shake hands. Men will maintain eye contact and among close friends, a hug may be usual. A light kiss on the cheek between women and in mixed company among friends is not uncommon.

Avoid pointing with a single finger. It’s preferred to use the whole hand when pointing, beckoning, or saying goodbye or hello.

Schedules tend to be casual unless one is attending a business meeting, and 15 to 20 minutes isn’t usually late. Notify folks if you’ll be much later than that.

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