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 should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; secluded parts of the coast like Conchi (Natural Pool) allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

If you find that you enjoy beach days that provide a relaxing haven, then you should enjoy Conchi (Natural Pool); it is located within a more natural area of Aruba.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on Aruba's East coast. It is near Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

History-focused attractions such as Bushiribana are a nice compliment to a soothing day at Conchi (Natural Pool), and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Aruba's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this coast is four miles from this destination of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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) guests hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to think about checking out Oranjestad, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of Aruba.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay near the beach won't have a difficult time, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's listed in the table below.

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

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Canton Tea House.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

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

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach in Aruba will have lots of options besides Conchi (Natural Pool).

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Mangel Halto, found a short taxi ride away. Others might prefer Dos Playa, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it a mile and a half to the south-southeast.

You may also enjoy Santo Largo, located not too far away, which means a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Aruba, but Conchi (Natural Pool) is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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