This site uses cookies. Some are essential while others improve your browsing experience and allow us to advertise. For more info visit the privacy policy page.

Allow inessential cookies for:

Your preferences have been updated.

Save to MyAruba

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating



Bask in the sun at this tranquil bay that provides easy sea access and swimming and snorkelling options for all ages.

The crystal clear, calm waters make this local gem Boca Catalina the perfect location for a private swim and snorkelling in Aruba.

Boca Catalina in Aruba is a small, secluded bay in the Malmok Beach area. The white sandy beach is accessible by steps from a spacious parking area alongside the road.

During week days you can have this calm bay all to yourself; at weekends it attracts a fun mix of local families and tourists.

Boca Catalina bay offers a white sand beach area with some makeshift beach huts to protect you from the sun. There is easy access to the crystal clear ocean which makes this an ideal beach for families of all ages. Boca Catalina is popular with snorkellers and those who are looking for a more private and calm beach experience.

You will find this beach on a short 5-minutes drive from the resorts on Palm Beach on the main road towards the California Lighthouse.

Holiday-goer Experiences


We’re just getting started with the amazing effects Aruba has to offer. Dig into your trip details below to unlock a Caribbean experience that will leave you sunnier, happier, and (of course) a little more tanned.

Discover the Aruba Effect