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 southeastern coast of the island of Aruba, in the vicinity of Lagoville, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Aruba. While Boca Grandi Beach might be a little harder to reach, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Boca Grandi Beach offers those who visit a quiet and tranquil enclave, as the region surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on Aruba's South East coast. Aruba Golf Club is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like San Nicolas Community Museum (positioned two and a half miles to the west) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand Aruba's interesting past.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 part in Aruba to Boca Grandi Beach is Santu Patia. Keep in mind that Santu Patia is not overly developed, and it will be a pleasant day trip for those wanting to scope out the local scene.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within a several miles, the nearest ones are shown 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're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Astoria Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant has Chinese cuisine.

A list of nearby restaurants is included 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

Needless to say, Boca Grandi Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Aruba.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Rodgers Beach, situated a mile and a half to the south-southwest. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Bachelor's Beach offers more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it a half mile to the south.

Travelers may also want to consider Saventa Beach, located not too far away, so a short ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Aruba offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Boca Grandi Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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