Boca Prins

Surf's up, dude, at Boca Prins, Arikok National Park, Aruba.
Surf's up at Boca Prins, Arikok National Park, Aruba.
  • none.
  • surfing, hiking.
  • 19:59 PM
  • 07:57 AM
  • 55 meters.
  • It is too rough to swim here.

About Boca Prins

Boca Prins is part of the Arikok National Park.

It is a tiny beach that only measures about 55 meters. It is part of Boca Prins Bay, a bay surrounded by cliffs on the east coast of Aruba. Because of the currents and the high waves, it is actually dangerous to swim or snorkel here, you have to be an experienced swimmer, but it is not recommended at all. Boca Prins is worth visiting because of the environment, you can take some great pictures here. Remember that the sun sets on the other side of the island when you look for typical sunset into the ocean pictures! Also, surfing takes place here, but there are better opportunities at Bachelors Beach, Boca Grandi, or Grapefield Beach. From Boca Prins, you can also hike into Arikok National Park through the dunes. The beach stretches there because of the constant trade winds from the northeast. As always, at secluded beaches without facilities, prepare well before visiting and emphasize renting or taking the proper transport. When looking for privacy and a beach off the beaten track with a rough ocean, Boca Prins is the right beach to visit.

Boca Prins Map

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Things To Do at Boca Prins

UTV Tour to Boca Prins

A group of adventurous individuals embarks on a thrilling journey through the scenic landscapes of Aruba in a UTV (Utility Task Vehicle).
The UTV, designed for off-road adventures, takes center stage in the tour. It’s made to tackle the rugged terrain of Aruba’s diverse landscapes.

How about exploring Boca Prins on a UTV?

After receiving a comprehensive safety briefing on operating your UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle), your knowledgeable guide will lead you through local neighborhoods, paving the way toward the captivating Arikok National Park. As you enter the park, prepare for an off-road adventure! Within Arikok National Park lies a true treasure trove of natural wonders, including the renowned Fontein Cave. This cave is adorned with ancient Arawak drawings, etched intricately by indigenous Amerindians onto the walls and ceiling. A short stop awaits you at Boca Prins, where you’ll encounter one of Aruba’s largest sand dunes. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this experience is bound to leave you with lasting vacation memories. The final part of the tour brings you to the Natural Pool, one of Aruba’s most beloved attractions. Nestled amidst the rugged terrain of the windward coast, this hidden oasis is encircled by rocky formations, providing a perfect sanctuary for relaxation. The journey to and from the Natural Pool presents an authentic off-road experience where our top-of-the-line UTVs prove their prowess!

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How to Get to Boca Prins

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By Car

Start by heading east from Oranjestad on L.G. Smith Boulevard, the main road along the coast. Continue on L.G. Smith Boulevard until you reach the intersection with Route 1, the main road towards San Nicolas. Take a right turn onto Route 1, heading south towards San Nicolas. Follow Route 1 for approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) until you reach the roundabout at the entrance of Arikok National Park. Take the second exit at the roundabout to enter Arikok National Park. Inside the national park, follow the signs toward Boca Prins. The signs should guide you to the parking area near the beach. Once parked, you can take a short walk or hike to Boca Prins Beach.

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