Mangel Halto

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Mangel Halto is a small, peaceful snorkeling and suntanning haven jutting out from Pos Chiquito. Surrounded by intriguing mangroves and dotted with thatched huts, its a wonderful little spot for relaxing in the middle of a residential area. Expect to see picnicers.

Situated in Pos Chiquito, Mangel Halto is on the South coast of Aruba. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Although there are certainly more secluded beaches in Aruba than Mangel Halto, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
Access this beach from the Spaans Lagoenweg road by car, taxi, or bus.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach here is small but peaceful, and the calm, clear waters that surround are perfect for shore diving and snorkeling. Wildlife abounds here, especially under the surface where the reef reaches down more than 100 feet in spots.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Remember to take into account that Mangel Halto's immediate surroundings are a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on Aruba's South coast; the area hosts attractions such as Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Aruba Model Train Museum. This museum is located only a brief cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Aruba. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Mangel Halto
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 1.4 N Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 2.8 NW Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.2 N Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 4.3 ESE Aruba
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 4.6 ESE Aruba

Cities and Towns

Mangel Halto is near Oranjestad, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Mangel Halto who are looking for a little additional excitement will want to think about making the trip to Oranjestad, which is nearby and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you are looking to get a place that's near the beach, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to Mangel Halto.

Accommodations near Mangel Halto
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Arias 1.9 SE B & B
Cunucu Arubiano 4.2 N Lodge
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club 5.1 NW Hotel

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Asia Sranang. The restaurant has Asian cuisine.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Mangel Halto
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Asia Sranang (297) 584-0328 Asian -- -- --
China Restaurant (297) 584-8211 Chinese -- -- --
Rei Hing Retaurant (297) 585-1166 -- -- -- --
Town Dragon Restaurant (297) 583-8044 Chinese -- 0.3 mi. NNW
Marina Pirata (297) 585-7150 Aruban, Caribbean, International Informal 0.6 mi. NW
B55 (297) 585-2111 Aruban, International Very Casual 1.4 mi. NNW
G&G Pizza (297) 592-0250 Italian Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Gabriel's at Club Arias (917) 508-7210 International Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Rising Dragon Bar & Restaurant (297) 584-1768 Chinese -- 1.9 mi. SE
Savaneta Ice Cream Parlor (297) 584-1748 Eclectic Very Casual 1.9 mi. SE
Hoi Sing Chinese Bar-Restaurant (297) 584-7617 Chinese -- -- --
La Granja (297) 588-5574 Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Aruba has many nice beaches, so Mangel Halto is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Dos Playa, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it four and a half miles to the northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, De Palm Island is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Santo Largo, located within a short distance.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Mangel Halto could end up a family favorite.

 

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