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Just got back from alittle business in Aruba.
I didnt go to San Nicholas, ( Red lite dist) I used a in-call service. Just get a free copy of Aruba Today Newspaper. It's free in every hotel lobby.
in the back classified ads, there are about 5 e/s services listed.
on my last trip, I used Haven Massage. Very happy, non clock watcher. 120 per hour. Took a few photos XXX She was a real sport.
This trip i used "Yap Yum" service. Called spoke w/ Gene. the MGR, he brought a hottie from Columbian to my room within 40 minutes.
100 to Gene at my door and tipped her 25, at the end and she was happy with that!
Great time good value, and i brought some of that "Indian God lotion" I bought on ebay, so this lady got a workout from me!!!! '
30 minutes of non stop.
2 nights later, I called Gene and tried a different lady. She was 21 and a cutie.
There girls werent into being photographed like Haven e/s service. I think its a personal issue with them.
The services are good in Aruba. By the time you take a long bus ride to the red light dist. Pay alot more and have a incall serv. The downside is that you dont see the woman who will be arriving to your room.
originaly I was planning a trip to Venezuela,but after all that shit that is going on there I might change my plans for March next year.
I am DUTCH so I should have no language prob's in ARUBA (which is still officialy a member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands),besides that I speak a bit spanish and good english.
That papiamento shit I don't speak:-(
What are the prices in the Red Lite district??
I hear there are many Col. and Venezuelan puttas overthere.
Whats the scoop??? 120 US $ per hour?? mmm that is kindda expensive for South-American countries.
Is it true that the isle (as a whole)actualy is kindda pricey?
Hi johan007 !
Nope, prices aren't that expensive. Don't know where you got the info with the USD 120 from. In the red light district in San Nicholas the prices are (more or less) USD 30 - USD 50. Girls are mostly from Colombia, few from Dominican Republic.
Good tip: check the WSG archives 1999 - 2001. There are good reports about Aruba (even from me though under a different handle).
The prices on the island are on a level with the US, i.e., on average a bit pricier than the NL.
With Dutch, English and Spanish language skills you are 100% fine.
so what is to be prefered...a good old ho or a GFE??
Personaly I don't feel too much for paying for an all nighter.
1-2 hours is fine with me.
I'd love to do some Col. ho's down there.
so 30-50 bucks for the hour???
yes I read some travelguides and the prices are at least 20 % UP as in The Netherlands...
The trick is to find a good (not too expensive) hotel which is GF-friendly;-)
Back 'n' Black:
I have only traveled to Aruba with a stateside long-term girlfriend b4, so did not do the research. My understanding is that Aruba has a similar set-up to Campo Allegre/La Mirage, but on a smaller scale (don't know what it's called). Also, I think that the other pro options may be more limited than in Curacao. Aruba is a prettier island, particularly because it is less industrial--Curacao does quite a bit of oil refinery work for Venezuela which in certain areas very much detracts from the scenery. However, for general partying, IMHO, Curacao is far better than Aruba. The diving, if you're into that, is not nearly as good in Aruba. Aruba seems geared toward families and couples. It also has a fraction of the population of Curacao. Lastly, if you're just absolutely torn between the two, you could probably book a round-trip flight between the 2 and effectively divide your time (they are not very far apart). As I understand it, there are daily flights between them (maybe even a boat also).
Hope this helps answer at least the latter part of your question.
Going to Aruba tomorrow. Tempted to check out San Nicholas, the red-light district. I haven't checked the archives but can somebody tell me if this place is currently safe to go to alone? Is it better to tell a cabby what you have in mind and let him be a guide? Thanks.
Aruba Followup. Well, just got back from Aruba. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to go to San Nicholas. Most people I spoke with seemed to think going there would be fairly safe.
I did manage to go to a local strip club - Hotel Bacarra. It sucked. Prices were way to high and the place was a dive. It was Monday night and the place was totally empty at 10:30pm and the one Columbian chic working there would not even give me the time of day unless I bought her a drink. I was told by a cabbie that San Nicholas is really the only game on the Island, unless you want to go with the incall escort scene.
I lived and worked in Aruba for several years and I thought I would give ya'll a quick run down on the situation.
The Red Light District in San Nicolas has about 30 bars with between 2 and 10 Girls working. 99% of the Girls are from Columbia. They range from drop-dead gorgeous on down. This is all government controlled. The bar owners select girls from photos sent up from Columbia (always a lot of fun at the bar) , the Girls go to a Clinic in Columbia for health checks, then they fly into Aruba, and are screened again before they are allowed to start work. They are required to go to the Clinic in Aruba once a week for check ups while working. The Girls are allowed to stay for 3 months, then the get shipped back home, and can not return to Aruba for 1 year.
The Bar owners pay for the Girls airfare, and medical expenses, and charge them rent for their rooms (each girl has her own room upstairs, or around the corner from the bar). The girls daily rent is equal to the cost of their services. There is very little crime in Aruba, and the girls are protected by the police. Most of the girls are very happy with the arrangement and can save quite a sum of money while working in Aruba.
Most bars will require you to buy a girl 3 drinks before you can take her up stairs, drinks for you or your girl are 5 Florin, about $3. The cost of her services for one half hour is 60 Florin ($33), lomger sesions are negotiable.
The Bars themselves can very greatly, from very nice Air-conditioned lounges to Seedy open air bars. Some of the top names (In my order of Preference) Papa Ciga, Minchies, Chesterfield, American Bar, Caribbean Club. I encourage you when there to try them all, you never know where you will find a diamond in the rough. Especially try to Find Papa Ciga, a good friend of mine is the owner (Joselito or Ito for short), Big screen TV, shows all the fights, 8' drop pocket pool table, really laid back.
Some bars are open at 12 noon, and close at 12 midnight, others open at 8pm and close at 2am or later depending on the croud. Some are open 7 days a week, some are closed on Sunday. Girls can be taken out of the bars, but the fine is high, much better to meet them in there off hours. Find a Cutie that works at the bars that close at 12, and off to the Discos in Orangistat. Rent a car, the girls love to go touring during the day.
Well I'm back in Aruba, and everything is still great down here. Several new bars opened in San Nicolas which is nice to see. Still a great selection of Girls, and the sellection seems a little better than I remembered. Several new escort services have opened up serving the Resort areas, have not tried them myself, but have recieved good reports.
I think this island may be the most under utilized hobby market in the caribean, Great beaches, Casinos, everybody here (except the working girls) speak english - and about 100 Columbian women working day and night.
I was on Aruba in June just or one day. It was Sunday, that's probably why there were not much action on that street in St.Nicolas. It takes about 30min (if not more) to get there from the other part of the island(where most of the resorts are). There was road construction, so I got there only with help of a local guy.
I went to several of the bars Chesterfield, Minchies, etc.. They had from two to four girls. Some of them looked good, some - not.
The problem there is that when you come into a bar you have a very limited choice. After a girl asked me if I wanted to go to her room, I said (in spanish) that I'd like to see some other bars first. They were very polite and understanding. It took some time to go through several bars, talk to several girl, do some drinking, and finally taking one very hot colombian girl, I belive it was 60 florins ($40). So it takes some time and effort to find good stuff there.
Later I'll write a recent report about Curacao, It was awesome and crazy as always.
Hey guys this is a late post but i'm sure its still valid. I was in Aruba not too long ago and stayed at the Holiday Inn. On my last day on the island I took a cab ride to San Nicholas and I'd wished I hadn't waited till the last day. I went in around 5pm so half the bars were still closed but I visited a few and had a beer in each place. I finally stopped at a bar on the last street, the one on the far left when facing the industrial end of the island. Had a few guys drinking and a few girls sitting with them, then I saw the cutest fair skinned latin girl in a white mini-skirt. Talked to her the best I could with broken spanish and finally we got things straight, I had to buy her a drink and the bartender supplied a rubber. We went upstairs to her small room and did out thing. I didnt think they were this cute but i'll definately visit again. I also heard alot about Curacao, something about an arena, but i'll wait for the pro's to post about it.
I can't speak about San Nicholas as I didn't have the opportunity. However, in Oranjestad, if you head inland from the main marketplace you should definitely find some ladies looking to give you some attention.
Plenty of dark parking is available down behind the warehouses to the west.
Been a couple of years since I was in Aruba, but for action there, you need to head to San Nicholas, about a 25 minute drive south of Oranjastad and all the beach front hotels. You can also take the public bus there - bus to the public bus station near the ship docks in Oranjastad, and then take a bus to San Nicholas. Last bus leaves San Nicholas at about 11:30 pm for the return to Oranjastad.
In San Nicholas, there are about 10-15 small bars in the red light district, each with about 4-6 Columbian girls in their early to mid 20's. They range from average looking to drop dead gorgeous, just go from bar to bar until you find one you like. Most girls only speak spanish. The girls each have a small bedroom off of the bar that they work in.
The bars are open from about 7 pm to 2 am, monday to saturday. In the early afternoon before the bars open, and after the bars close late at night, and on Sundays, the girls walk the streets around the bars looking for customers. A few bars are also open on Sundays, but not many. The area is quite safe at night, just ignore the wierdos hanging around, hitting you up for change - and there are quite a few of them - they are crazy and harmless.
In the bars, you will pay about 15-20 Florins ($8-12 US) for drinks and a condom. The girl charges about 60-80 Florins ($35-45 US). (Although US dollars are accepted everywhere in Aruba, make sure you use Florins, the local currency, to pay the bar and girl). Gotta keep those prices low!
You can also get daytime action and day trips with the gals. During the week, they need to be back in San Nicholas to be ready to work at about 6 pm. On sundays, when most of the bars are close, the gals are very eager to spend the whole day at the beach, shopping, etc, for a little GFE and some extra florins that evening.
A few words about Aruba.
I didn't have time to go into the bars, but the entire area around the clubs are filled with Columbian girls in doorways. On the whole, they seemed to be less attractive than some of the girls in the clubs, but there were still some gems to be found.
Prices ranged from 50 to 70 florin for a half hour. Service ranged from rushed to quite good. All CBJ's, no anal. There seems to be plenty of action throughout the day as my last visit Monday morning at 7:30.
It's funny, one of the best looking girls in the area is the Aruban girl selling juice at the booth a block away from the entrance of the refinery.
I will be traveling to Aruba later this month and need some advice.
First, I’m thinking of checking out the bars and street scene (before the bars open) in San Nicholas but I don’t speak any Spanish. Is this going to be much of a problem?
Second, can anyone recommend a good escort service (or any to stay away from) and, what is the going rate?
The main bus depot is right across the main street from the cruise dock, so you can easily take a bus to get down to the action in San Nicholas.
Slightly off topic, when I was in Aruba staying right in central Orj, heading back to my hotel, when out in front of the Little Caesars Pizza a guy tried to sell me drugs - I was pretty surprised with the brazenness of the guy. I was too startled to even ask if he supplied girls too! Perhaps someone else will!
The next night I had dinner at the Iguana Cantina on the balcony overlooking the dealers... the guys in front of Little Caesars did quite a business! They cops came by and polietly shooed them away like they were friends, but were obligated to shoo them.
If you are only in Aruba for one day on your cruise, you probably won't see the drug guys. Have fun - the island is great!
The red light district of Aruba, where all of the bars are located, is in San Nicholas, a town at the southern end of the island. It is about a 25 minute drive south of the main town of Oranjastad and the cruise ship docks.
The chicas that you saw in the doorways are the same chicas as those found in the bars and clubs. The bars bring over gals from Columbia and Dominican Republic for 3 month stays. Each chica lives in her own small room attached to the club/bar that hired her. (The doorways are how the chicas get to and from their rooms when their bar is closed.) Each bar usually has about 4-6 chicas working there. The chicas have to work in the bar when it is open - usually from about 6 pm to 2 am Monday to Saturday (some bars are also open on Sunday). Customers go into the bars, have some drinks, and select a gal. You also have to buy the gal a drink before heading back to her room. Before the bars open, and after the bars close, the chicas are free to do whatever they want. They can walk around the bar area of San Nicholas looking for guys to bring back to their rooms, do errands, go to the beach, etc.
See my post of Jan 15, 2004 below for more information on Aruba.
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