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Aruba Beaches

Aruba is known for its caring people, warm weather and, of course, its beautiful beaches that are soft to the touch and open to the public. Aruba is surrounded by its beaches but the larger ones are located on the more calm part of the island. The more popular ones are Palm Beach, Eagle Beach and Arashi.

Palm Beach lies in the resort area on the northern coast of Aruba. It’s known for its calm waters. This is also where most visitor go to while visiting the island because you will be in the heart of the action. There are plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops around, as well as a private watersports companies where you can do banana boating, wakeboarding, water skiing, parasailing, etc. You’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions within walking distance, and great hotel options along side it.

Eagle Beach is one of the most attractive of Aruba’s beaches because of its crystal blue water, quiet sceneries, world-famous Fofoti trees and the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. Low-rise hotels and restaurants lie across the street from the beach. The water is enticing. Clear jade shallows drop off quickly to the deep blue waters, but it’s relatively calm and safe for swimming. There are some private vendors that rent out watersports, umbrellas and lounge-chairs. Eagle Beach is also highly visited annually by Leatherback turtles that lay their nests from Spring until Summer time. It’s quit a sight to see.

North of Boca Catalina, Arashi Beach is the last stretch of sand before California Lighthouse. It offers one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. You can find a variety of fish including blue tangs, file fish, and butterfly fish. You can grab lunch and some cocktails by the bar while basking in the sun. North from here, the landscape transforms into a dessert-like land.