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Boca Catalina

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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Aruba Palm Pleasure Snorkel Adventure
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Good Snorkeling Site

Lots of snorkelers visit this spot. It's one of the better places in the Noord region. There is some parking and the beach is not that big, best to go early in the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Delaware, Ohio

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Delaware, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of snorkelers visit this spot. It's one of the better places in the Noord region. There is some parking and the beach is not that big, best to go early in the day.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We went here upon recommendations of the guys renting snorkel gear on palm beach and also on trip advisor reviews. I was expecting a larger beach.. It's small, which is fine. It was a $12 cab ride from the high rise district. There are a few palapas for shade. The snorkeling was alright. Saw three starfish, but most of the... More 

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Gambrills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Parking is difficult here so get there early. There is nothing special about this beach but the snorkeling is really good for northern Aruba. We saw star fish and live coral and all kinds of fish.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

The beach is beautiful and the water is picturesque. However, if you are here to snorkel-you will see the sad state the coral are in. Like most public access areas with coral-the coral is mostly dead but with some patches of life trying to survive. There are fish to see and an occasional sea turtle but the coral is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Boca Catalina is one of the best snorkeling locations on the island. sites vary by time of day. Have seen sea turtle, starfish, squid barracuda, grouper and an array of other indigenous fish. Excursion destination from the high-rise resorts....but more fun to get there on your own....very easy if you rent a vehicle during your stay. Hang with the locals... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful beach. Great snorkeling. But be sure you bring food and water. There are no facilities. Love it!

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Best place for snorkeling by far on the island. We went here on a snorkel cruise (it was the 2nd of 3 stops). My 13 yr old son and husband said that they wanted to come back so we rented a car for 2 days and drove around the island testing the beaches and snorkeling areas. This was by far... More 

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a great beach to snorkel off of. All of the snorkel boats anchor here and you can take the bus here or drive. There are huts to get out of the sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We loved this beach, it gives you a break from the wind you can find in other beaches and the water is shallow and clear so you get to snorkel a lot! There are umbrellas and we could always find a spare one, but maybe because it was low season..

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful place away from the busy area Palm Beach accessible with your rental car or even with the Local bus Line #10 (It must say Arashi beach on top of the bus) $2.30 per person one way and there is always a bus back every 20-30 minutes! don't forget your snorkeling equipments! Enjoy Aruba!

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