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Address: Noord, Aruba
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Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure

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Beautiful little beach with great snorkeling from shore

We were actually at the Boca Catalina Cover, just up from Boca Catalina. Walked in, through the rocks, and saw lots of fun fish right off shore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were actually at the Boca Catalina Cover, just up from Boca Catalina. Walked in, through the rocks, and saw lots of fun fish right off shore.

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We experienced great snorkeling here and the kids had no issues with currents. Plenty of colorful fish and only a few people were there.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great little local beach. Best place to snorkel. Get there early to get a hut for shade. Can be a little bit rocky.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Boca Catalina is a gem of a beach. We discovered it on our last trip to aruba and liked it so much, we rented a house a few feet away. I have to say that it was more crowded this time around, so the word is out! This is the snorkeling spot that all the tour boats go to and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This beach is probably one of my favorite places ever. The location is great, there aren't too many people here like there was at the Marriott. Snorkeling was fantastic as well. Highly recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Although we beach snorkelled a couple of other spots in Aruba, we came back to Boca Catalina a couple of times. That is why the snorkel tour boats anchor about 100 yards from shore.. Then the coral and fish are in between that.!!! It would have been nice to snorkel at the shipwreck offshore, but how can you beat parking... More 

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Bedford, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Aruba doesn't seem to have the same reefs of other Caribbean nations. They are not colorful and scattered about here and there, rather than being an entire section of ocean. You will see fish and have a nice swim, just nothing special.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Not much of a beach but a good area to snorkel in. There usually isn't many people around although sometimes the party boats are anchored just offshore with their snorkelers

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You'll know this a good spot because all the tourist boats come here to snorkel. Easy access to the water, fish immediately apparent & plentiful. You can walk out a long way, the snorkel only gets better. The water is clear, you'll see to the bottom without difficulty. You'll realize that you don't need to pay to enjoy & can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Don't pay for a trip here. Rent a car or take a taxi. Make sure to bring all your needs. Once your there walk a few hundred yards up road, hop in ocean and float back to where you were. Make sure your GoPro battery is full. Really good day, or 3 like us, for cheap. If you need snorkel... More 

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