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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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  • Enjoyed a day of snorkeling and fun with family...had our own car and gear so made for easy day of snorkeling saw lots of colorful fish! Recommend water shoes rocks are sharp by cliffs by shoreline  more »
  • Pound for pound probably the best snorkeling site in Aruba. Vast amounts of fish. Even saw an eel hiding in a huge rock cluster. Fish everywhere. Easily accessible.  more »
  • After more places to have visited this place worth early in the morning to lie down in the water. Much and brutal fish swimming. They seem to be accustomed to getting bread and therefore close to. As previously if tip is given, just be patient and further seaward go!! We have therefore seen a turtle:-D
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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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