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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed right across from the beach. It was always busy but never seemed crowded. Lots of snoklers - great at sunset!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TGzgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went snorkeling here last week. Saw lots of beautiful fish and didn't need to go far from the shore. I would recommend for beginners and intermediate snorkelers.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mary Rose G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice spot for snorkeling but it was not worth a separate trip. Water was clear and beautiful but coral and fish were just ok.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank amync1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like snorkeling, you gotta try Boca Catalina. No boat needed! Just go a few meters off shore and you're on a wonderful reef with a tremendous variety of sea life. Please, don't touch the reef.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank raj b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot believe the number of different types of fish we saw. Such an awesome experience. Would definitely return!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 212carrieg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this beach to try some snorkeling. There is limited parking which helps limit the crowd. The snorkeling was very good. In fact it's the location where most of the snorkeling boats bring their customers. While snorkeling, there were other people around, but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DamEngineer1975
Reviewed September 6, 2019

This 'beach' (really no sand) is easily accessible from public transit, and the water is crystal clear. There are rock & coral formations within close proximity to the shore, making it a great snorkeling spot.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jim K
Reviewed August 11, 2019

We went early and got a palapa & chairs. Family did snorkeling and enjoyed the local spot. There were many fish to see underwater.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank R8390WSlindae
Reviewed August 8, 2019

We went on our own rather than with an excursion and the ocean life we saw was incredible. The area is a clearly marked swim zone so you don't have to worry about straying too far out. I would recommend bringing water shoes as there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Flyer29130584609
Reviewed August 7, 2019

This was my favorite place in Aruba for snorkeling. Crystal clear water, easy swimming and an abundance of fish. Plenty of shade on the shoreline for those who did not want to snorkel. Parking and easy access to the beach as well. Were there in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kfol
September 14, 2019|
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Response from Flyer29130584609 | Reviewed this property |
No, fbere aren’t any to rent. It is a more residential area. There are a few Palapas on the beach to use but no chairs. We just brought towels and sat under an open palapa. The snorkeling is so nice you won’t want to stay... More
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groovychica
August 20, 2019|
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A taxi was $12 US from the Marriott Stellaris. Another day we got a day bus pass for $10 US per person and used that to get there. The bus route goes a little short of the snorkel spot but the driver asked if that is where... More
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March 7, 2018|
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Response from Tarheel_on_the_go | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We joked that we could’ve used uber instead of the catamaran tour and done the whole thing much cheaper. It’s not the best snorkeling. Mostly rocks and some brain coral. Lots of fish tho.
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