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“Take the bad with the good”
Review of Crashboat Beach

Crashboat Beach
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$179.99*
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The Perfect Getaway with Snorkeling
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Aguadilla
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Edison, New Jersey
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Take the bad with the good”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Pros: This is a beautiful beach! The water on most days is amazingly clear. It is calm in the summer and full of very huge waves in the winter. You can swim, snorkel or surf depending on when you visit. It gets very crowded but there is always room somewhere along the beach. They have bathrooms, picnic tables, some shade, and plenty of food stands. Jetski rentals and banana boat rides. There is no fee to go in. The parking lot may charge a fee on certain days, but it is not a lot...I have been here several times, parked on the lot and never had to pay.

Cons: Some of the people are well....cafres...that is real ghetto! They tend for the most part to mind their business. They are there to have a good time and do not give a $&@T about anyone. With that said be ready to be surrounded by reggae-ton music, dancing, drinking, boats and jetski anchoring close to shore playing reggaeton really LOUD. Lots of trash....people eat and leave it there...there are the few who do cleanup after themselves...but then there are no park rangers or cleaning crew emptying the cans....it can feel at times like the worst of the Bronx, Brooklyn and Puerto Rico flocked to this beach. The parking lot fills quickly so you may need to park on the hill and walk down....the bathrooms are just plain disgusting....you can shower outside and pee in the ocean....seriously that is how gross the bathrooms are.

So you wonder why go to Crashboat (or as some call it Trashboat)? it really is beautiful... And picturesque, and the water is perfect...and really as ghetto as the crowd gets, they tend to mind their own....you can come here, sit near the water (if you sit on the left side of the beach, away from the food stands, it is quieter and more peaceful) and enjoy the beach...have a pincho, a $5 piña colada sold from a van by an older man (he fills them up with tons of rum), talk to a local seller who trains pelicans to dance...jump off the pier...snorkel with colorful fish....and enjoy this place...it truly is a must do if you are staying on this side of the island.

Visited July 2013
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“SUP tour”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went on a stand up paddle boarding tour and saw a school of jelly fish. The water was calm and clear. It was perfect for swimming and relaxing.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This beach was just beautiful and so calm. My son actually lost a piece from his snorkel and about 15 minutes later I looked down and saw it. There are not many beaches this could happen at. Also, went on Easter Sunday; not a good idea - too many people and too loud but on any other day just perfect. Loved buying food from the locals there. Good day w/ family - went last April 2012

Visited September 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Precious !!!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

To me it is a beautiful beach ...the water is normally very clear.
Me encanta ... love it !!!
The only thing a little difficult at times is the Parking but it is worth
waiting . Crashboat is awesome !!!

Visited July 2013
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Mountain View, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Crash Boat visit from all cities from Puerto Rico”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

This beach come people from all Puerto Rico. Small beach so come early inthe morning to get parking. Graete for snokel or scuba. It have good preces for that.It a artificial reaf (80 to 100 feet).
Plus the (3) piers (30 feet deep) that are underwater, you can see wihtout scuba equipment. On summer you will get lot of places to eat, event shark in stick. get ready for loud music from the local people. This is my favory beach everitime I go to Aguadilla. Good for family/solitary. For couples the best time is at nigthwere you will see the sun goes down.
Pay parquing on the first parking, but is free on the next parking area. The bath room are in the bars.

Visited July 2013
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