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.

Located on the southern edge of Pos Chiquito, Mangel Halto is on the South coast of Aruba. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Though there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Mangel Halto is one of many fun beaches in Aruba to consider.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Since Mangel Halto is found in an area popular for visitors., you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Mangel Halto is on Aruba's South coast. It's located near Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is located a mile and a half to the north, and it is one of the local attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Aruba Model Train Museum (located easily within cab range) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a new way to experience Aruba's culture.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Guests visiting Mangel Halto who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might want to consider checking out Oranjestad, because it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Travelers seeking a room not far from the beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Mangel Halto; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is Asia Sranang. The restaurant serves Asian food.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

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 beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also want to try Dos Playa, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it four and a half miles to the northeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, De Palm Island could be a good option for you. It is located just a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Santo Largo, located a mile and a half away.

Mangel Halto could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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