Santo Largo

This secluded beach is located less than a mile from the town of Savaneta, and is separated from residential areas by a large, wide region of mangroves. Once at the beach, there are no facilities available, but bringing your own food and having a picnic can make for a really special afternoon.

Located on the island of Aruba, 1.8 miles west of Brasil, Santo Largo is on the South edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. The beaches in Aruba aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Santo Largo is tamer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

How to Access The Beach
This spot can be accessed by car or taxi by heading northwest from Savaneta.

Amenities and Ambiance

With white powdery sand and naturally shallow water, this is a really nice place for swimmers of all ages and abilities to take a plunge into the aquamarine waters. Snorkeling is also a fantastic option, but make sure to bring your own gear.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on Aruba's South coast; it's located near attractions like Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is two and a half miles to the northwest.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Aruba Model Train Museum. This museum is located just a brief cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Santo Largo
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 2.6 NW Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 3.0 ESE Aruba
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 3.3 ESE Aruba
Aruba International Raceway Park Auto Racetracks 3.8 E Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 4.2 NW Aruba

Cities and Towns

Santo Largo is very close to Oranjestad, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Santo Largo guests looking for other interesting places to see will want to consider checking out Oranjestad, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Aruba.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it typically isn't a great challenge to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For visitors looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest to Santo Largo.

Accommodations near Santo Largo
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Arias 0.5 E B & B
Cunucu Arubiano 5.2 N Lodge
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club 6.5 NW Hotel

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is G&G Pizza. This restaurant serves Italian cuisine. They are also known for serving pizza and wings. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Santo Largo
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
G&G Pizza (297) 592-0250 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
Gabriel's at Club Arias (917) 508-7210 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
Zeerover (297) 584-2544 Caribbean -- 0.6 mi. SE
Rising Dragon Bar & Restaurant (297) 584-1768 Chinese -- 0.6 mi. E
Savaneta Ice Cream Parlor (297) 584-1748 Eclectic Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Hoi Sing Chinese Bar-Restaurant (297) 584-7617 Chinese -- -- --
La Granja (297) 588-5574 Caribbean -- -- --
Nelo's Snack & Take Away (297) 584-0340 -- -- -- --
Splash Restaurant Cafe V O F (297) 584-5252 -- -- -- --
Starlights (297) 584-8468 -- -- -- --
Flying Fishbone Restaurant (297) 584-2506 Caribbean, European, International Very Casual 0.7 mi. SE
Old Man and the Sea (297) 584-3434 Caribbean, International Informal 0.8 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Santo Largo doesn't suit their tastes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Saventa Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Aruba has plenty to offer its visitors, and Santo Largo is just one of the many options.

 

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