Wednesday, 23 January 2013

What is the best beach of Aruba? Arachi Beach near the California lighthouse

There are of course different opinions, but Arachi Beach is considered the best non commercial beach of Aruba. The beach is located at the most northern point of the island and can easily be reached by bus from the cruise port. From the beach you have great views on the dunes and the California lighthouse. Don’t worry about the time, the bus stops right at Arachi Beach and also directly in front of the cruise ships. The trip takes about 40 minutes and every hour you have a bus in both directions. The fare of $2 per person is extremely cheap. This is an ideal situation and you can decide yourself if you want to stay one hour or longer. It was fun to sea a man swim with his dog.

We wanted to make the most of the day and we arrived very early. The morning clouds were still present and the beach was empty. The sea water was very clear and warm. This location is normally the best place in Aruba to snorkel but if there are too many waves or current it is not without risks. You have to swim out of the beach to the left in the direction of the rock formations and then come back the same way. You need to be an experienced swimmer or wear a life jacket. You could sea many sailing boats dropping snorkelers on the same location but from the beach you have to be brave or wear protection.

Er zijn natuurlijk verschillende meningen maar Arachi Beach staat bovenaan de lijst als beste niet commerciële strand van Aruba. Het strand is gelegen op het meest noordelijke punt van het eiland maar kan gemakkelijk worden bereikt per bus van aan de cruise haven. Op Arachi Beach heb je een mooi zicht over de duinen en de California vuurtoren. Geen probleem voor cruise passagiers met de uur regelingen, de bus stopt aan het strand en vlak voor de cruise haven. De rit duurt ongeveer 40 minuten en je hebt een bus ieder uur in beide richtingen. Het tarief van 2$ per persoon is zeer goedkoop. Een ideale situatie en je kan zelf beslissen hoe lang je daar blijft. Het was leuk een man te zien zwemmen samen met zijn hond. 

Wij wilden het meeste van de dag maken en kwamen heel vroeg aan. De ochtendwolken waren nog aanwezig en het strand was verlaten. Het zeewater was helder blauw en warm. Dit is normaal de beste plaats van Aruba om te snorkelen maar er waren te veel golven en stroming om zo’n afstanden zonder risico’s te kunnen zwemmen. Voor de beste locatie dien je de zee in te zwemmen, dan naar links en naar de rotsformaties toe. Terug zwemmen doe je in omgekeerde richting. Je moet een ervaren zwemmer in goede conditie zijn of een zwemvest dragen. We zagen dat vele boten snorkellaars in het water lieten op deze locatie maar om dit te bereiken via het strand moet je moedig zijn of bescherming dragen. 
 
Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

Arachi Beach Aruba

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19 comments:

  1. ik krijg nog kouder als ik die warme stranden zie :-)
    volgend jaar maar gaan overwinteren naar Aruba

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  2. You both look just awesome, and I'd say this is a beautiful place to have fun in the sun!

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  3. Oh, what a summer feeling....
    J&C

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  4. Pracht foto's en wat een mooi plekje waar jullie zijn.
    Heerlijk aan het strand en met de zon.
    Wij hebben winter - 10 gr. brrrrr
    Groetjes Tinie

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  5. (Alweer) een stukje hemel op aarde, Filip... !
    Lie(f)s.

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  6. prachtig^met die wolkenluchten Filip..

    ik zou er er wel zien zitten

    groeten

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  7. What a wonderful beach to hang out on and swim in the surf!

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  8. Very pretty, and I love the ships! Looks like you did have the beach almost to yourselves!

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  9. Looks like such an idyllic spot to relax. Another place for me to remember when I go...

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  10. Looks a great beach.
    Dogs - some beaches here have dedicated areas for people to swim with their dogs. One beach where my dad lives has a 'dog beach' where the dogs can run free on the beach and swim in the sea. Some beaches horses can swim and be ridden along the beach. Some beaches, no animals permitted.
    Our late Labrador used to put her teeth around my wrist to pull me to shore :)

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  11. What a fantastic tropical paradise!! And it's always fun to watch dogs playing on the beach - as long as they keep their distance & don't shake sand or water all over you!!!

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  12. In the middle of snow it is a wonderful to watch your beach pictures. - I'm a little jealous :)
    Have a happy day.
    orvokki

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  13. Unbelievable blue. You have captured several postcards :)
    Have a great weekend. Greetings.

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  14. We blijven genieten van je zomerse foto's Filip. Lieve groeten, Dietmut

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  15. again some BREATHTAKING colours of the sea....and you guys posing like real photomodels I see:-))) so you could not do any snorkelling there?

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  16. There are many best restaurants in Aruba near beach which serves delicious and all kind of local and international food prepared by top class chef.

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    1. Aruba what to do! Every one thinks about this question. You can explore the best restaurants in Aruba, do snorkeling and deep sea diving, cruising and motor boat and scooter and banana boat. You can go to church and museum to know about Aruba well. Jeep safari to the national wildlife parks and mountain for off-road.

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  17. Aruba is everyone's favorite tourist place and they always looked for best top dining in Aruba that must be in front of beach, provides healthy and hygienic food.can you share some information regarding to this.Thanks for sharing such great information.nice images.

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