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Aruba Lovers E-zine #009 - Aruba News for the New Year
February 05, 2010
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Hello again everyone.
This past month has been eventful to say the least. Moving our family from Chicago to Boston was a real challenge. But, we made it safe and sound. The weather is just as cold here in Boston, but the good news is that there are more non-stop flights from Logan Airport to Queen Beatrix airport. (There were no direct non-stop flights from O’Hare.)
2010 brings several local news stories of note for the island of Aruba.
The Longest Park in the CaribbeanWork on the longest linear park in the Caribbean is scheduled to start later this year (2010). The park will stretch from the Airport (Queen Beatrix International) along Eagle Beach (Low Rise Hotels) and end at the High Rise Hotel Area on Palm Beach.
Once completed, the park will welcome Aruba’s visitors with 10 miles of coastal landscaping including “green zones”, walking and bike paths, and unmatched ocean views.
Air Tran’s First Non-stop from Orlando FL to ArubaOn January 9, 2010 Air Tran landed its first weekly non-stop flight from Orlando FL to Oranjestad, Aruba. The new service will now be available every Saturday. (B737-700)
The Aruban Resort is ClosedThe Aruban courts declared the management company of the Aruban Resort (KL Sales, Marketing and Management Company N.V.) bankrupt in mid December, 2009. The Aruban Resort is closed down until further notice. If you had reservations at the Aruban Resort, contact you travel professional for alternate accommodations or to reschedule your trip.
There are many fine properties available to reach out to displaced guests. Our recommendation for inexpensive accommodations on Palm Beach is the Boardwalk Hotel. Click here to see our Boardwalk review.
Arikok National ParkAnd one other little tidbit of news this month. The Arikok National Park now charges a small conservation fee ($4 Adults) as of January 1, 2010. The park conservations fee will be used for nature conservation, research, education and park maintenance. (Children and teens up to 17 years old are still free.)
Guided hiking tours are now available for $25 per group of up to 15 people. And camping and barbeque permits are available for tourists who have accommodations on the island ($25)
Arikok National Park hours are Monday – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And the office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please e-mail The Aruba National Park for tickets and permits.
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