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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped at this beach to try some snorkeling. There is limited parking which helps limit the crowd. The snorkeling was very good. In fact it's the location where most of the snorkeling boats bring their customers. While snorkeling, there were other people around, but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DamEngineer1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 'beach' (really no sand) is easily accessible from public transit, and the water is crystal clear. There are rock & coral formations within close proximity to the shore, making it a great snorkeling spot.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jim K
Reviewed August 11, 2019

We went early and got a palapa & chairs. Family did snorkeling and enjoyed the local spot. There were many fish to see underwater.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank R8390WSlindae
Reviewed August 8, 2019

We went on our own rather than with an excursion and the ocean life we saw was incredible. The area is a clearly marked swim zone so you don't have to worry about straying too far out. I would recommend bringing water shoes as there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Flyer29130584609
Reviewed August 7, 2019

This was my favorite place in Aruba for snorkeling. Crystal clear water, easy swimming and an abundance of fish. Plenty of shade on the shoreline for those who did not want to snorkel. Parking and easy access to the beach as well. Were there in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed August 5, 2019

This beach is very small (intimate and only 3 palappas available), but the snorkeling can't be beat on the island!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Sioban G
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

This beach had the best snorkeling of all the beaches we visited on our trip. The diversity of fish was amazing! Best thing is that it isn’t very deep, so it’s good for amateur snorkelers.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Kalen004
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here during our pirate cruise, we wanted more time so we drove back the next day. It wasn’t hard to find at all. Fantastic snorkeling here. Crystal clear water. My new go to spot in Aruba.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank iamthaone2004
Reviewed July 30, 2019

We visited Boca Catalina with our UTV tour and wish we could have spent more time there, water was crystal clear and calm

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Priscilla B
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

We visited several snorkeling spots this week and Boca Catalina was the best! The water is extremely clear and there are tons of fish within 5 feet of water. I spotted two eels, two huge starfish, lots of angel fish, parrot fish, sergeant majors, brain...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Wanderer23980953893
September 14, 2019|
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Response from Flyer29130584609 | Reviewed this property |
No, fbere aren’t any to rent. It is a more residential area. There are a few Palapas on the beach to use but no chairs. We just brought towels and sat under an open palapa. The snorkeling is so nice you won’t want to stay... More
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groovychica
August 20, 2019|
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A taxi was $12 US from the Marriott Stellaris. Another day we got a day bus pass for $10 US per person and used that to get there. The bus route goes a little short of the snorkel spot but the driver asked if that is where... More
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March 7, 2018|
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Response from Tarheel_on_the_go | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We joked that we could’ve used uber instead of the catamaran tour and done the whole thing much cheaper. It’s not the best snorkeling. Mostly rocks and some brain coral. Lots of fish tho.
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