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Address: , Noord, Aruba
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Very good snorkel

We knew it during a boat tour with snorkeling, identified places where we could go down to the sea and came the other day by car. Snorkeling was great, mainly when there were no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Brasil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We knew it during a boat tour with snorkeling, identified places where we could go down to the sea and came the other day by car. Snorkeling was great, mainly when there were no groups snorkeling around.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Boca Catalina is located in Malmok, 2,9 km from the Marriott. It's accessible by car, and bus. The bus stop is located right in front of the beach. I❤️Boca Catalina because it's a small quiet beach with approximately 10 palapas. It's the best place to snorkel for free, and you don't have to swim that far away from the shore... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to Boca Catalina for snorkeling. It's a small beach with a few palapas that were of course all taken. Went out pretty far to snorkle, and saw lots of colorful fish and one enormous starfish. I carried a water bottle I filled with bread crumbs and that really got the fish swimming around me. The only disappointment was all... More 

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ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful clear water and a fantastic beach! This might have been my favorite snorkel spot ever! Great place to put up an umbrella and stay for the whole day!

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Dulles, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I will definitely go back to this place. This is my favorite place in Aruba. Next time, I will rent a car load it with food and head to this place for the whole day.

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Dieppe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great snorkeling and easily accessible! Not for sunbathing or other water sports. Gets crowded with tour boats throughout the day so early mornings or late afternoon is the best time to go. We try to get an hour or two here everyday.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Boca Catalina is a gorgeous beach, like most of the Aruban shore. It's best for snorkeling, but I wouldn't recommend it for sunbathing. The beaches by the high-rise hotels or even Malmok Beach area has more sand.

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited a few times, it's a small beach, but a great spot to go snorkeling. All the boats/catamarans for the organized snorkeling trips will stop ( almost ) in front of the Boca Catalina beach ... why pay the trip when you can reach the same location with a 5 min swim ?

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Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Really nice place.. Good beach and beautiful clear water good fior snorkling. Lots of fish in this area

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Went snorkeling twice at Boca Catalina this past week and loved seeing SO MANY giant starfish! Beautiful and amazing!!

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