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Boca Catalina, Noord

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Have a rest and a swim at Boca Catalina, a secluded bay with a white sand beach. Popular with local families and tourists alike, the beach enjoys a reputation for pleasant swimming and snorkeling. With a combination of clear and calm waters, you'll feel like you're in a swimming pool. A great variety of colorful fish live just offshore, including yellow boxfish, cowfish, triggers, and angelfish. Bring water shoes if planning to snorkel, as the bottom gets quite rocky in places. By using our Noord journey planner , you can arrange your visit to Boca Catalina and other attractions in Noord.
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  • Beautiful beach of crystal-clear waters, situated to the North of Aruba, around 40 minutes drive from Palm Beach. Bring your lunch and water.
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  • Not a large beach and a bit rocky but that makes for better snorkelling. Love this spot - lots of fish but watch out for the diving pelicans :-)  more »
  • Our experience here was so much more positive than at Baby Bay...the water was calm and visibility excellent. We saw more than 2 dozen different fish inc puffer, angel, damsel, zebra, parrot, and much...  more »
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  • Good snorkeling between here and Arashi. It's a good snorkeling swim between the two beaches and you'll see lots of fish (pending visibility). Easier sandy access to the water with plenty of parking along the side (before you get to the cove). A bunch of tours stop here so keep an eye out for boats, but use them as a signal of where schools are swarming. Unfortunately the tour guides seem to be fairly unethical, feeding and grabbing the fish, taking them out of the water for tourists, etc. Don't touch the sea life!
  • Smallish, secluded bay with shallow and calm waters. This is a good place to view tropical fish.
  • Very nice beach especially for snorkeling. Bus stop nearby, umbrellas at the beach.
  • Beach is on the small side but still very nice. The water is clear and the snorkling was nice.
  • Clear water. Not crowded. Good for snorkeling.
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