Conchi (Natural Pool)

Making your way out here, you may feel as though you're discovering a new area, seeing a place never before traveled. While the trek out here prevents many people from coming, those who do make it out are rewarded with a serene natural swimming area, phenomenal views of the ocean, and the wonderful sound of water crashing hard into the many rock formations that cover this region.

Positioned on the island of Aruba, 1.6 miles northeast of Shette, Conchi (Natural Pool) is on the East coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Aruba. While Conchi (Natural Pool) might be a bit off the beaten path, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
Conchi is inaccessible by car, but can reached with a 4X4 vehicle, on horseback, or on foot (though quite a hike). Located in the Arikok National Park, you can get there via Madi's Natural Pool Shuttle. To get to Madi's, take Shete road toward the National Park as far as you can go and make a left.

Amenities and Ambiance

This Natural Pool is one of the rare spots on the eastern coast fit for swimming, though outside the pool the water largely remains rough. While the area is not covered with white, sandy beaches, there is a strip of sand behind the pool to drop off your stuff, and there's always room for that atop the many rocks.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

If you find that you choose sunny days which bring guests a calm place to escape, then you will want to try Conchi (Natural Pool); it's back in a more natural area of Aruba.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Aruba's East coast. It's located near Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Aruba Model Train Museum (located only a short taxi ride away) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Aruba's culture.

If you can't wait to see as many of Aruba's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Conchi (Natural Pool)
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.4 W Aruba
African Art Boutique Art Gallery 3.6 WNW Aruba
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 3.6 WNW Aruba
Bushiribana Historical Site 3.8 NW Aruba
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 4.1 SW Aruba

Cities and Towns

Conchi (Natural Pool) tourists hoping to find additional places to explore might think about going to Oranjestad, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of Aruba.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is in a relatively touristed area, it usually isn't very difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For guests wanting to book a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodation options to Conchi (Natural Pool).

Accommodations near Conchi (Natural Pool)
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cunucu Arubiano 2.3 W Lodge
Club Arias 5.2 S B & B
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club 6.7 W Hotel


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Canton Tea House.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Conchi (Natural Pool)
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Canton Tea House (297) 582-6688 -- -- -- --
Warung Mini (297) 587-0011 -- -- -- --
Avallone's Ristorante -- Italian Informal -- --
Jumbo Bar-Restaurant (297) 585-8075 -- -- -- --
MC Dushi Bagels (297) 587-2166 -- -- -- --
New Lido Restaurant (297) 584-6165 -- -- -- --
Peking Restaurant (297) 584-1299 Asian -- -- --
Sensei Sushi Bar (297) 585-0508 Japanese -- -- --
Subway Santa Cruz (297) 585-1277 American Very Casual -- --
Taco Bell Santa Cruz (297) 585-5828 Mexican Very Casual -- --
The New Shahai Take Away (297) 585-0546 International, Latin American Very Casual -- --
Urataka Center Best Pizza (297) 585-5212 Caribbean, Italian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Conchi (Natural Pool) doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Mangel Halto, found a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Dos Playa may be just what you're looking for. It's found a mile and a half to the south-southeast.

Another option worth considering is Santo Largo, which is located five and a half miles to the south-southwest.

Perhaps Conchi (Natural Pool) is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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