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 near the middle of the island of Aruba, 1.8 miles west of Brasil, Santo Largo is on the South coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. You will generally find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, as the area surrounding the beach is not overflowing with tourists.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South coast of Aruba; it will be near other attractions like Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is two and a half miles to the northwest.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Aruba Model Train Museum. This museum is located just a quick taxi trip away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

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 close to Oranjestad, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Those visiting Santo Largo who are looking for a little additional excitement should think about heading to Oranjestad, because 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 be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation area, it shouldn't be that tough to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For guests hoping to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below lists the closest options 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

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is G&G Pizza. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their pizza and wings. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Aruba has many beaches, so if Santo Largo doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also enjoy Saventa Beach, located a mile and a half away.

You may find that Santo Largo is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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