Saba Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Saba

Where is it?: Caribbean, two island groups in the Caribbean Sea – one includes Curacao and Bonaire north of Venezuela; the other is east of the Virgin Islands

Why do people go here?: Part of the Netherlands Antilles, with its unique island government, but the fun in the sun.

Currency used: Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)

Country Code: 599, plus 416

Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Seventh-Day Adventist

Population: 1,500

Ethnic Breakdown: Mixed African descent (85%), Amerindian, European descent

Government: Municipality of the Netherlands Antilles

Languages: Dutch, English, Papiamento

Travel Information

Attractions: Beaches, Seclusion, Relaxation

Accommodation: Saba Hostels, look for hotels and small cotteges. There are no hostels, however, the EcoLodge has hostel-like pricing (work exchange for free cottage stay).

Tourism Office locations and links: Saba & St. Eustatius-Tourist Office Windwardside, Saba +5994-62231;; FAX +5994-62350; www.sabatourism.com

Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 6 months of age coming from infected area.

Tips for Visiting

Specific Events/Holidays: Queen’s Day (Birthday of Queen-Mother JULIANA in 1909 and accession to the throne of her oldest daughter BEATRIX in 1980), 30 April

Getting Around: Cars, due to the tiny size, are the best bets…but tourists usually have a difficult time with the road. Plan on taking taxis or even hitchhiking.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Saba is the Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Saba travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.


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