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.
Located near the middle of the island of Aruba, 1.6 miles northeast of Shette, Conchi (Natural Pool) is on the East coast of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Conchi (Natural Pool).
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.
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.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.
If you enjoy sunny days that bring guests a tranquil place to escape, then you will want to try Conchi (Natural Pool); it is found within a more rural area of the region.
Conchi (Natural Pool) is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Aruba's East coast. It is close to Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, which is seen two and a half miles to the west, and it is among the attractions close-by.
If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Aruba Model Train Museum, a lovely museum located a short cab ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
|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|
|Balashi Gold Mill Ruins||Historical Site||4.1||SW||Aruba|
Conchi (Natural Pool) is near Oranjestad, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Conchi (Natural Pool) guests looking for other interesting places to see might want to consider heading to Oranjestad, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area.
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Conchi (Natural Pool) is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.
Because the beach is in a fairly popular vacation destination, it is not typically very difficult to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you and your group are hoping to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest accommodation options to Conchi (Natural Pool).
|Club Arias||5.2||S||B & B|
|Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club||6.7||W||Hotel|
If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Canton Tea House.
The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.
|Canton Tea House||(297) 582-6688||--||--||--||--|
|Warung Mini||(297) 587-0011||--||--||--||--|
|MC Dushi Bagels||(297) 587-2166||--||--||--||--|
|Peking Restaurant||(297) 584-1299||Asian||--||--||--|
|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||--||--|
Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Aruba, so Conchi (Natural Pool) is just one of your options.
You might also enjoy Mangel Halto, located a brief car or taxi trip away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might find that Dos Playa is just right. You'll find it a mile and a half to the south-southeast.
Vacationers may also want to visit Santo Largo, which is located not a great distance away, so a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.
Conchi (Natural Pool) could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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