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    Question Need to check on a warning I just got...plz help forum members

    Person at work told me to stay away from San Nicolas at night. DW and I were planning to check out the Thursday nite Carubbian Festival next week (trip starts next Monday the 1st - Yay!) ...anyway he says not to go because that whole area is a thriving escort/prostitute area and NOT recommended for a husband and wife to stroll around...and apparently it is legal in aruba! He must be pulling my chain. I am obviously afraid to google this while at work, but need some info from my trusted forum friends! Isn't baby beach in SN too? Have I been hoodwinked (I am known to be a bit gullible)? We're not the type to hang at certain type of bars looking for trouble, but this guy says there in bars and doorways, there are paper ads everywhere...etc. Am I getting worried over nothing? Please help!

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    just myob and use good judgement. been there, done that, no danger

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    We've been to S N many times. Its just like any city you may visit. Just use common sense. Yes, prostitution is legal in S N. We suggest you head there in late afternoon and get a feeling of how things are. Don't be afraid to ask questions. People are very nice.
    Good Luck and enjoy yourself.

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    Yes, prostitution is legal in S N.
    Wow, seriously? I was always told, that the Arubans, were very conservative. Which is why they do not allow more topless women on the public beaches.

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    the oldest profession in the world is legal on aruba.

    go to the festival
    don't be afraid of prostitutes........, pay no attention and enjoy the festival.
    san nick is like any city/area.......behave as you would in any city in the evening.

    do not be worried over it.

    it is legal because the government can keep better control/safer standards, from what i hear.

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    topless on public beaches is illegal

    some of the more private public beaches have some topless occasionally.
    some of the actual private islands allow it.

    it is a real non issue.

    QUOTE=ChrisinStl;234388]Wow, seriously? I was always told, that the Arubans, were very conservative. Which is why they do not allow more topless women on the public beaches.[/QUOTE]

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    the festival area is very tourist friendly....i have gone to the area with my son. lots of great people and food and music...go and enjoy!!!

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    We have been all over the island, you will be safe. It is nothing compared to my days in philly. The laddies of the night will not even look @ you with your family. I did not know prostitutes were present until I read about them last year. I think there are only a few and in certain pubs, u must have to look for them and ask around. Have fun and don't worry about it

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    I went with a girlfriend in March and did not see any of what you described. We just stayed in the main area where the festival was. It was fun. Hope you decide to go.

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    We were in SN driving through to go to Baby Beach and we always go off the beaten path - you are SO safe in Aruba everywhere! We were going to go to the festival but did not make it. Met a couple on their honeymoon and they went to the festival and LOVED it - said the food was amazing - you should go!!

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