The Natural Pool is a tucked away basin formed by rock and volcanic stone circles that fills with ocean water. The pool is also known locally as "Conchi" or "Cura di Tortuga," because it is said that the pool was once used to hold sea turtles before they were sold (tortuga means turtle in Papiamento, the official language of the Caribbean).
Visitors can swim and snorkel here, although the area is really not that big. On calm days, the pool is great for a dip, but keep in mind that swimming here is risky when waves leap the rock barrier.
The Natural Pool is located in a remote area on the coast northwest of Dos Playa that is difficult to access. Because it's quite a long, bumpy ride out to to it, your best bet is to book a Jeep or ATV tour to get you there. This way you prevent getting lost or doing costly damage to your rental car and get the added benefit of a guided tour of the area.
As you bounce along the path, take in the rugged wilderness that surrounds you and marvel at its stark contrast to the soft sandy beaches of the western coast. It's only on the eastern coast that you'll stumble upon amazing rock formations and natural bridges to explore.
Tours & Tickets
Visit two of Aruba’s top natural attractions — the Natural Pool and Baby Beach — on this off-road adventure tour, a unique tour on Aruba that includes both ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Take a break from Aruba’s picture-perfect beaches with a half-day tour to another of the island’s natural highlights, the Natural Pool in Arikok National Park. ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)