Travelers flock to Aruba for the sunny climate, perfect waters, and excellent beaches. Aruba presents more choices than nearly any other Caribbean island, from world-class oceanfront resorts equipped with gourmet restaurants and high-dollar casinos to intimate neighborhood motels and diners not far off the beach. Fodor's has it all covered in an easy-to-carry, full-color guide filled with everything you need to know to plan the perfect vacation.
Compact Format: Fodor's InFocus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that is easier to carry on a trip. Expanded Coverage: New restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife options, and sports outfitters have been added throughout the book. Gambling tips from a veteran table-games dealer help travelers have more fun in the casinos. Illustrated Features: Color features provide tips on local cuisine and best bets for lodging. Vibrant color photos throughout the book capture the beauty of the island. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Our Aruba Planner gives a useful, practical overview of the island. Selected itineraries tell you where to go to have a perfect day at the beach or perfect night of romance. The island's top experiences are highlighted to help you choose the best Aruba has to offer across a wide range of activities from snorkeling and sailing to bar-hopping and shopping. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's InFocus Aruba offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.