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. 

Practical Info

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.

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Natural Pool Jeep Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Spend a day exploring the countryside of Aruba on this Natural Pool Jeep Safari! You'll take the back roads of Aruba as you explore historic sights on the ...  Read more

Location: Aruba
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.99

Baby Beach Jeep Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Hop into an open-air 4-wheel drive vehicle for a fun-filled four-wheeling adventure to some of the most beautiful sites in Aruba! Learn about a few of Aruba's ...  Read more

Location: Aruba
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.99

Island Tour of Aruba

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Aruba is defined by clear, deep blue skies and the heat of consistent trade winds. It is an island destination that attracts everyone from sport enthusiasts ...  Read more

Location: Aruba
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

Discover Aruba Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Discover everything Aruba has to offer on a morning sightseeing tour! The tour covers a little bit of everything – from a guided tour of the island to ...  Read more

Location: Aruba
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.99

4x4 Tour and Natural Pool Snorkeling in Aruba

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

Location: Aruba
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.99

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