We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Discover Aruba Half-Day Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“san nicolas” (9 reviews)
“both sides” (4 reviews)
Oranjestad, Aruba
Write a Review
Reviews (74)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 7 August 2017

love the way the locals care for this little "open air church" was told there are many marriages performed there for the local population...

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a Catholic Shrine. Even if you are not Catholic it is worth stopping by to see how it is built into the rock. There are 2 shrines on either side of a road. You have to park along side the road as there...More

1  Thank where2nextbabe
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We happened to be down that end of the island, and I wanted to look for it last year. We finally found it (there was a sign directing to it) and it was very nice to see. There are things on both sides of the...More

Thank dtor2013
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Believer or not, this religious place is a must. Our Lady of Sero Preto is right on top of the grotto inspiring peace, fulfilling hopes and pouring faith to all who come to visit her. Explore the surroundings and enjoy more than a pair of...More

2  Thank Mariela W
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Admired and appreciated during the month of December especially. Good for families. Rest rooms and food available.

Reviewed 5 July 2016

Not far from San Nicolas on the edge of the national park is Lourdes Grotto. There are things on both sides of the road. It is quite difficult to find when you are driving on roads you don't know but a kind lady stopped and...More

1  Thank zenith1
Reviewed 18 May 2016

An amazing and unusual place, the simple and beautiful display that people do with this natural beauty is hard to explain, is a must see.

Thank nmsheppard
Reviewed 28 March 2016

A very nice spiritual place in San Nicolas. Nobody there but us when we visited, except for goats. A good place to meditate and contemplate.

Thank lbingamanPetoskey_MI
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Our cruise ship shore excursion was called the “Hidden Gems of Aruba” and the Lourdes Grotto was our first stop. Parking is somewhat limited here but our bus driver did find a spot long enough for the bus. Our visit was 10 minutes long. We...More

1  Thank Denice S
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

If you are nearby San Nicolas and are interested in religious places, a short visit to the Lourdes Grotto is worth it. It is unusual as this religious place of worship is on both sides of a street where cars do not necessarily drive by...More

1  Thank Ursula G
Nearby Restaurants
Kamini's Kitchen
501 reviews
2.67 km away
The Flying Fishbone
4,003 reviews
4.22 km away
Boca Prins Bar and Restaurant
125 reviews
5.10 km away
Happy Appy's Shoarma & Patat
9 reviews
6.95 km away
Nearby Attractions
Aruba Bob Snorkeling
1,415 reviews
4.30 km away
JADS Dive Center
838 reviews
4.77 km away
EL Tours
427 reviews
7.77 km away
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba
562 reviews
7.92 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lourdes Grotto staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines