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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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  • Reach this beach in the afternoon and make sure to have a snorkel. You can buy one in Oranjestad for 35 USD (intex) or if you want the best Sea Aruba snorkel make sure to bring +80USD.  more »
  • Clean waters. Wonderful place. There's nothing to buy then take if you want to drink but the site deserves a swim and lie down in the sand. The beach is very small, but better than palm beach
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  • We took the Octopus Aruba snorkel and sail afternoon cruise to Boca Catalina. It was beautiful and the crew on the catamaran were great. Jethro and crew took amazing care of us. We would definitely cr...  more »