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Address: Arta, Arta, Djibouti

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Interesting beach with some exceptional snorkeling nearby

Arta Plage is roughly 1 1/2 hours from the city of Djibouti - the last 10 -12 km are rough to very rough dirt and gravel track. We started off at the boats as we went searching... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Geof J
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Arta Plage is roughly 1 1/2 hours from the city of Djibouti - the last 10 -12 km are rough to very rough dirt and gravel track. We started off at the boats as we went searching for whale sharks - but the day we were out they were not! It was a wonderful boat ride down the coast and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

We dropped anchor here, on the Deli, for three days over Christmas a few years ago and had wonderful encounters with whale sharks every day (5 of the 6 pictures currently visible are mine - except for the snorkeller). The first time you pop into the water and see one of these vast fish alongside you will be a moment... More 

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Trinidad and Tobago
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

I drop my recommendation for the whale shark swimming right here. We did go out with the Kempinski organized Blue Lagoon Team. All the way into Tadjoura bay, around Arta Beach. We saw huge whale sharks, they are the most relaxed animals, maybe their genes tell them they have been around the planet for more than 60 mio years, nothing... More 

4 Thank FOL-1003
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Arta is a great place to see if you are in Djibouti. Is about 1h30min drive from Djibouti town. The beach is with stones, you do not have accommodations. You can camp if you choose too. We did not, but I saw some French people. The sea is wonderful; you can see plenty of fish if you snorkel or dive.... More 

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