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San Nicolas is the second largest barrio in Aruba, located in the most Southern point of Aruba. Over the years San Nicolas has grown to accommodate many international workers making it one of our most multi-cultural of all the barrios in Aruba, filled with festivities and traditions. It is from San Nicolas that the beauty of the steel bands, smooth calypso music, and the Canavals derived from and slowly spread throughout the island. In honor of the Aruban tradition, San Nicolas has a Caribbean festival every Thursday, where the Aruban culture is brought to life with live entertainment, parade and traditional Aruban foods.
San Nicolas is home to the well-known Charlie's bar that became popular when scuba divers began to hang their discoveries on the walls, making it a tourist and local hotspot. Furthermore, you can explore the locals' secret; Rodger's Beach, relax in the calm waters of the famous Baby Beach, feel the exhilaration of Kite Surfing on the wild waters of Boca Grandi, explore the Grapefield Climbing area or simply visit the great anchor commemorated to all the Seaman. The beauty of San Nicolas is unparalleled during the festive season when the ‘Cas di Luz' offers the amazing view of Traditional Aruban houses decorated in thousands of small Christmas lights which is a local tradition to visit during the holidays with friends.
San Nicolas is really a different experience than the rest of the island as it's location is very isolated from the rest of the island giving it it's own characteristics. If you're looking for a place to live away from all the tourist hustle, hectic city traffic and lively nightlife then San Nicolas is the perfect place for you. You'll enjoy peace and quiet and experience Aruba through a different perspective.