Attractions in Manchebo

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Best known for its beach which is of the same name as well as nearby Eagle Beach, Manchebo is more than sun and sand.  Within easy driving distance of town are a number of attractions from gardens to casinos that will keep visitors busy from sun up to well after sun down.  

Beaches

Eagle Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

A local beach where snorkeling is popular is Eagle Beach. Recently noted as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World by Trip Advisor, Eagle Beach is a well-loved family beach where picnics and camping are commonplace. Water sports are popular on Eagle Beach and rental equipment and organized water activities are available to visitors.

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Another good option for snorkelers is Druif Beach. Despite its location near Oranjestad's busy downtown, Druif is surprisingly relaxing and quiet. With no motorized boats being permitted, romantic walks along Druif's power white sandy beaches become increasingly pleasurable.

Manchebo Beach: With ample parking available, Manchebo is easily accessible by car. Public transport is also readily available.

Fortunately, the area has plenty of additional choices for beaches in and around the area. To read a more complete discussion of this specific topic, read this article.

Landmark Attractions

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

A landmark worth visiting is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is located in Oranjestad, 1.8 mi. East of central Manchebo. Aloe is arguable Aruba's most significant export and an important aspect of the island's economy. Since aloe was brought to Aruba in 1890, the industry has flourished here and Aruban aloe can now be found worldwide.

Another common landmark for vacationers is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located within downtown Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. Southeast of central Manchebo. Artifacts here shed light on the origins of the first inhabitants of the island and then tour you through the centuries to the cultural landscape today.

Museo Historico Arubano: The Historical Museum of Aruba follows Aruban history from the first settlers to modern day, showcasing some of the island's greatest achievements, as well as its most difficult challenges. Founded in 1983, three years before Aruba's independence, the museum would play a crucial role in preserving the island's heritage.

These examples are just a sample of what's available. Click here to read our page concerning landmarks near Manchebo.

Natural Attractions

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

One of the better known local attractions is Bubali Bird Sanctuary. <p>Located in the area surrounding Bubali Pond, Bubali Bird Sanctuary seeks to create a safe refuge for a variety of coastal birds, including pelicans, sandpipers, and storks.</p>

The Butterfly Farm is another local attraction you might want to consider. <p>After the first Butterfly Farm in St. Martin experienced such great success, one of the owners, William Slayter decided to take the concept to the island of Aruba. This Butterfly Farm, co-owned by Tony and Lori Cox, has been open since May of 1999, and remains popular thanks in part to the beauty and majesty of the butterfly, and also in part to William's quirky sense of humor.</p>

Fortunately, you will find other choices. To reach our guide to natural attractions nearby, navigate to this page.

Casinos

Feeling lucky? Visitors interested in testing their luck will discover lots of places to go in and near the area.

Excelsior Casino, on the premises of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino, is located in the heart of Manchebo. For Las Vegas style gaming in the warmth of the Caribbean, head to the Excelsior Casino at Aruba's 600 room Holiday Inn resort. The casino features the largest Poker Room on the island, with limits as low as $2(USD), and the Craps and Double Deck Blackjack offer 3-4-5 odds.

Glitz Casino, which is on the premises of La Cabana Beach Resort, is found in northeastern Manchebo. Glitz Casino came to play, with 200 of the most modern slot machines on the market, and nine table games where you can interact with a live dealer and other gamblers playing alongside and even against you. More than a casino, Glitz is also a full on entertainment venue, complete with a bar and night club.

Alhambra Casino offers a selection of games for visitors to play, including Baccarat - Mini, Blackjack, Craps, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Caribbean Stud. The Alhambra Casino is more than just a location to place a bet. On property, guests will also find Aruba's only after-hours shopping bazaar and Cleo's Restaurant.

These examples are just a few of the available choices. Click here to see our article about gaming in and near Manchebo.

 

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