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Santa Cruz

Dos Playa

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Rugged Beach

Beautiful beach, located off the main road through Arikok Park; a regular car will get you there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Union City, New Jersey
Good beach

A nice beach to visit when in Arikok. Apparently a breeding ground for sea turtles, however we did... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2019
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach, located off the main road through Arikok Park; a regular car will get you there, just go slow on the dirt roads and look out for sharp rocks. Strong currents are a danger for swimming, though surfers love going here for the waves.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank rexerazo
Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

A nice beach to visit when in Arikok. Apparently a breeding ground for sea turtles, however we did not see any when visiting. Most of the time, you will be the only one there so enjoy a lunch or a beer as the waves crash...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richlewis953
Reviewed August 29, 2019

A challenging drive in a regular car, but doable. Hike past the first beach to the second beach and you may have the place all to yourself. Nice beach, rough waves. Don't go out far if you get into the water.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ToddM1522
Reviewed July 3, 2019

While it is not recommended that you swim there their are still great views and a relaxing environment

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Worldatyourwhim
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Dos Playa (“two beaches”) in Arikok National Park embodies the jagged, unspoiled nature of Aruba. Dos Playa is perfectly imperfect. On one hand, there’s a strong undertow and rip tide that aren’t suitable for recreational swimming. But on the other hand, you will catch a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
15  Thank MyGlobalViewpoint
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Dos Playa sits inside Arikok National Park. It is the most impressive beach on the East Coast. To be more precise there are 2 beaches - thus the Dos Playa - Two beaches name. If you're courageous enough, leave the first beach by the parking...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank philtasseur
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

On our travels through Arikok National Park we stopped at Dos Playa to take in the beautiful views. While not terribly difficult to get to by vehicle, we had a Jeep 4X4 making our ride much more manageable. Wonderful ocean views and picture opportunities abound...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed February 7, 2018

This is accessible by vehicle or tour. A 4x4 is recommended, the people who cheated out and rented a compact were hating the off road parts to the park - and they are everywhere.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank RknRon
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Beautiful spot to take nice pictures or relax in the sand. This is a no swimming place but seems to be popular for surfers.Fortunately we did not see much garbage as in other places but noticed some cigars butts. As this is a turtle nesting...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JohnColCan
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Unless you get out and look up close you’d never know though. It’s a beautiful spot. We picked up a whole box of trash and disposed of it to help protect the sea turtles nesting in the area and other wildlife. There was a dead...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank jerilynjoyce
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