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Cool, Crashing Waves

I really enjoyed watching the waves crash along the east coast of Aruba and Boca Prins offered up... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2019
Marion, Illinois
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Fantastic Waves

This location is accessible by regular rental car which is why we chose this location. We'd... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

I really enjoyed watching the waves crash along the east coast of Aruba and Boca Prins offered up some nice visuals. There’s no way you would convince me to get in most of the water along the coast but it’s definitely fun to watch!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

This location is accessible by regular rental car which is why we chose this location. We'd previously gone to the Natural Pool on a tour 5 years ago & loved the crashing waves, but didn't want to do a tour again. This was a perfect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

This was one of the stops we made after renting a Jeep. The view is absolutely amazing! The water is way too rough to swim however. The waves were huge and extremely powerful as they crash along the shore. The beach itself was trash and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 182mattyo
Reviewed May 28, 2019

This was a truly beautiful area where the ocean has carved a large area out of the surrounding rocks. You can park and walk near the edge for some spectacular views of the waves crashing into the rocks. There are no barriers, so it is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mgossinsurance
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Spend some time here, and the nearby restaurant/bar ( food and drinks are excellent and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sassy53
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

You can walk along the shore in the sand as the waves creep up but you cannot swim as the undertow is way too strong. Unfortunately there is garbage on the beach everwhere. With the $11 US fee to access the park I think maintnence...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DimpleD1979
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Absolutely stunning beach off the beaten path. You can't swim there - water too rough. Wished I had brought a chair and some beers.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank APittsburgher
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We've been to Aruba many times and each time we go, we always go to Arikok National Park. It's mostly desert but as you are driving through, you come upon this little restaurant right in the middle of the park. We always stop and have...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tbusterike
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Don't plan on swimming here! Big waves crashing against the cliffs. It is a beautiful place. Desolate.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Boca Prins Beach is a beautiful, remote beach on Aruba’s wild north coast. Located at the end of the paved road in Arikok National Park ($11 per person entrance fee), it is one of the few north coast beaches that can be reached in an...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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