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    “Boca Bubu” A Local Site Worth Visiting
    "Every Summer vacation, once a week, we go on an outing with the kids to relax and to teach them a little of our culture. Last week Tuesday was no exception. We went to the Historical Museum and afterwards to the beach.

    The kids wanted to go to Malmok, where there is a cliff they can jump off and into the water. Upon arrival there we met with Mr. Bubu Marchena working hard with sledgehammer and chisel in the hot sun. He told us he is busy constructing a staircase on the cliff to make it easier to enter and exit the water. This is the second time he is making this staircase, as in 1978 he constructed the original one but with time it eroded and disappeared. Many times he takes his grandchildren to swim there and he promised them to rebuild the staircase.

    In December 2009 he started rebuilding the staircase. Mr. Bubu thinks that in two weeks time he will finish his masterpiece. His only request to the Aruba government: please remove the rocks at the bottom of the cliff, as it poses a little danger when getting into or out of the water.

    Mr. Armando Curet of the Department of Public Works (DOW) and Minister of Tourism, Labor and Transport, Otmar Oduber has already promised to go there to check out the situation and analyze how they can help.

    The Morning News asked Mr. Bubu if the bay there has a name; he said no, it is simply called Malmok. So we decided to call it ‘Boca Bubu’ – Bubu’s Bay. While we had a very pleasant time we saw many tourists and locals arrive there to swim and snorkel. A local site worth visiting!"
    Story by Olgita Berkley of The Morning News

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    Question Where Is It?

    We wanted to look for this spot on our upcoming trip.

    "Malmok" comprises a chunk of space along the coastline, does anyone know exactly where it is?

    Nearby landmarks?

    Snorkeling here?

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    i am thinking it is in the area about 1/4 mile b4 catalina cove?

    there was a spot in that area where we thought there was someone building a set of stairs down into the water. paul seems to think it is beyond "hugh's house and before Lizzard's house" DUH!!! that's about a mile or less right :-)

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    That narrows it down.

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    there is an area there where there was an old broken down horse tie up rail.
    that is about the area where we guesstimate the area you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    there is an area there where there was an old broken down horse tie up rail.
    that is about the area where we guesstimate the area you are talking about.

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    good, now for the rest of us that have never seen the old horse tie up......can you narrow it down just a bit more.....I think I know where you mean, but need just a bit more info....
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    danadog i wish i could be more specific.
    there are at least 2 horse rail tie ups.
    one is in disrepair and that is the one i am speaking of.
    lisa and family are heading to aua in 2+ weeks and this is her mission...
    ...FIND IT ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    lisa and family are heading to aua in 2+ weeks and this is her mission...
    ...FIND IT ;-)
    Here is to hoping we do not get distracted =
    lounging on the beach and not wanting to do anything.

    We have rented an SUV for two separate days- one for driving around and seeing the sights, again and the other for checking out some old and new snorkeling spots.

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    If this is near the old steps down into the water, I will certainly investigate in 8 days! That area is where I pretend to be a large shark snack while spending hours floating and watching smaller fish and billions of feeder fish that look like large a smoke monster (Lost reference)...
    Next Aruba trip in

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