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Boca Catalina, Noord

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#5 of 16 in Beaches in Aruba
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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  • This beach is something special. The fish pretty much chase and follow you hoping you have a snack for them. Water is so crystal clear and can travel far out from shore with no problem. BEAUTIFUL  more »
  • The beach is soooo nice, you can easily go in the water and also snorkeling, there are almost no jet ski ride there also a few boats moored here. Costs for concern?? We had our chairs, umbrellas free of charge parking as well!
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  • We get in at this location for snorkeling in the same area that all the tours take you for free (we have our own equipment) small beach, if only want sand and water both arashi (right down the road) a...  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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