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Boca Catalina, Noord

(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Boca Catalina and other Noord attractions using our handy Noord trip generator.
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  • This is a great beach to jump in and snorkel. You don't need to go on a tour to do this. The coves to the right are pretty great. Sometimes the water isn't the clearest but we saw a good amount of fis...  more »
  • Perhaps better for snorkelling. Lots of rocks. We hit it when the surf was high and pounding the shore. It was quite spectacular, though I would not want to swim there.  more »
  • The day we went to Boca Catalina, the surf was very rough and the water was cloudy as a result of the churning surf. The undertow was also strong. We lost a snorkeling flipper and others lost equipmen...  more »