Boca Grandi Beach

Photo credit: © Harald Hooghiemstra
 

Boca Grandi Beach is the perfect spot to learn to windsurf or to go kitesurfing. Watching the action on the water from the shore can be equally interesting, and certainly safer. Keep a keen eye out for things washing up on shore as the winds here carry objects from all over the world to its shores.

Located on the island of Aruba, near Lagoville, You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying nearby. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Boca Grandi Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
The beach can be reached from the road that splits off from the elbow of the Seroe Colorado road, the very same spot that features the anchor-shaped To All Seamen monument. From the monument, go north a little ways, and you'll find the beach directly opposite the Korrektie Instituut Aruba.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the sparsely populated southeastern coast of Aruba, Boca Grandi Beach forms the rim of a lagoon, making the shape of a smile. The winds on this part of the island can be really rough, but for the adventurous, this makes for awesome kite- and wind-surfing conditions.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you choose beaches that grant a tranquil place to escape, then maybe head on over to Boca Grandi Beach; it is found in a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Boca Grandi Beach is on Aruba's South East coast. It is close to Aruba Golf Club, which is seen a mile away, and it is among the attractions in the area.

Historical attractions like Balashi Gold Mill Ruins provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Boca Grandi Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Aruba's past, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, you'll find this spot only a cab ride from this site of historical interest.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Aruba. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Boca Grandi Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Aruba Golf Club Golf Course 1.0 mi. NW Aruba
Seroe Colorado Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 mi. S Aruba
Aruba International Raceway Park Auto Racetracks 2.1 mi. NW Aruba
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 2.3 mi. W Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 2.5 mi. W Aruba
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 7.2 mi. WNW Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.3 mi. NW Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 9.2 mi. WNW Aruba
African Art Boutique Art Gallery 10.0 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 10.0 mi. NW Aruba
Bushiribana Historical Site 10.3 mi. NW Aruba
Art Studio Insight Art Gallery 10.9 mi. NW Aruba

Cities and Towns

The closest region in Aruba to Boca Grandi Beach is Santu Patia. Keep in mind that this region of Aruba is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for guests wanting to get a taste of local life.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride, the closest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Boca Grandi Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Arias 4.8 mi. W B & B
Cunucu Arubiano 8.3 mi. NW Lodge

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Astoria Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant serves Chinese food.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Boca Grandi Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Astoria Bar & Restaurant (297) 584-5132 Chinese Informal -- --
Chesterfield Restaurant (297) 584-5109 -- -- -- --
Rum Reef (297) 584-2569 Bar and grill -- 1.9 mi. S
Charlie's Restaurant and Bar (297) 584-5086 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.2 mi. W
Amazing (297) 584-3131 -- -- -- --
El Gallo Rojo (297) 584-8212 Café -- -- --
Mundo Nobo Restaurant (297) 584-9045 -- -- -- --
Pension Antilliana (297) 584-7139 -- -- -- --
The Pitstop Restaurant (297) 584-5334 Asian, Chinese -- -- --
Ling Nam Bar And Restaurant -- -- -- 3.1 mi. W
Subway Cura Cabai (297) 584-4388 American Very Casual -- --
Old Man and the Sea (297) 584-3434 Caribbean, International Informal 4.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Boca Grandi Beach in Aruba.

Another location you might enjoy is Rodgers Beach, located a mile and a half to the south-southwest. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Bachelor's Beach. You'll find it a half mile to the south.

Travelers may also want to consider Saventa Beach, located reasonably close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Boca Grandi Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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