TRES TRAPI

 We were at Tres Trapi the last time we were in Aruba...but only to scuba dive. The water was rough and stirred up and crashing against the waves that day. I have to say it wasn't a positive experience for us.

 

However, this time around the water was calm, not crashing on the rocks at the entrance and there was a small sandy area as you stepped down of the step this time. It was sunny out and I couldn't wait to check this place out in clear water.

 

 

Tres Trapi is located in the Malmok area and before you get to Boca Catalina and Arashi Beach.

 

There's not a beach here and it's very rocky. However, there are steps that are carved out of the rocks to make it easy to get down into the water. Tres Trapi...meaning 3 steps...only there's 4 for some reason. LOL

 

 

This place is loaded with starfish...I mean everywhere!!

 

There's a lot of them to be found between this place and Boca Catalina. You'll be amazed!

 

 

 

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I really wanted to snorkel along the wall and around the corner, which is the exact same path we took when scuba diving, and around the corner was a wall. However, there were several people fishing from the rocks above that day and I didn't want to take the chance of being mistaken for a fish and get hooked. So, we were limited to staying just in the immediate area and to the right. I had hoped to come back and try again another day, but we didn't get the chance to.

 

We were lucky to be able to pull up and find a palapa and was able to park the car right under it on one sid and us sitting on the other out of the sun.

 

As we sat there, there were a lot of Aruban lizards running around. At one point the hubby filled up a bottlecap with some of my diet pop and they came running to get a drink.

 

 

 

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Sakari manged to find a brittle starfish. It was a baby and so cute.  (Although I believe they are considered a serpent starfish when they are smooth).

 

 

 

 

 

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I was able to talk the hubby into coming in the water and checking out the starfish. Immediately we started brining them up for him to see and hold.

 

 

 

 

 

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When I went to go put one of them back in it's place on the ocean floor, I noticed it had a hitchhiker. A starfish with a starfish on it. LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a great day here and will definitely come back in the future.