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 in Pos Chiquito, Mangel Halto is on the South coast of Aruba. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Though travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. Before you arrive, consider some of Aruba's most interesting options, like Mangel Halto.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Since Mangel Halto happens to be found in an area popular among tourist, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Mangel Halto on the South coast of Aruba; the area is home to other attractions such as Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is a mile and a half to the north.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Aruba Model Train Museum (situated a short cab ride away) offer a fun learning experience and help visitors understand Aruba's interesting past.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
Aruba Vacation Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park 3.9 NNW Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.2 N Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 4.3 ESE Aruba

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Mangel Halto who are hoping to find other interesting places to see should think about going to Oranjestad, which is close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Mangel Halto is not located near many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking for a room close to Mangel Halto shouldn't find it very tough, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient booking options by perusing 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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Asia Sranang. This restaurant features Asian cuisine.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Mangel Halto in Aruba.

If the exciting vibe at Mangel Halto is what you're looking for, consider also visiting Dos Playa, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located four and a half miles to the northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, De Palm Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Santo Largo, which is located within a short distance.

You may find that Mangel Halto is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Aruba you might like.


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