Manchebo Attractions

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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

You'll find a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on each beach name for a detailed review of that particular location.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a location offering that option is Eagle Beach. Eagle Beach is a wide expanse of pristine white sand that stretches along Aruba's coast for miles, hugging gentle waters with small waves. The beach is easily accessible and lined with hotels directly across the street.

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Another good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Druif Beach. The sunsets seen from the shores of Druif are some of the most spectacular to be seen on the island, and make the evening one of the best times to dip your toes into its soft, white sand. The water here is calm and clear here making swimming enjoyable and safe.

Manchebo Beach: The water off of Manchebo Beach is too rough for water sports, but that just means fewer crowds, less noise, and more relaxation.

Manchebo and the surrounding areas offer quite a few other beach choices. Read this extended discussion if you want to discover more details.

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. Take a free half hour long tour and see the factory which produces moisturizing Aloe Vera gel.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is situated in downtown Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. Southeast of central Manchebo. Located in downtown Oranjestad, this is both museum and research institution whose purpose is to educate locals and tourists alike about Aruba's colorful history and preserve that knowledge through the generations.

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 are just a sample of the available choices. To reach our full guide to other sites worth seeing near Manchebo, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

One of the frequently visited natural attractions is Bubali Bird Sanctuary. 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.

Another local site you might like is The Butterfly Farm. 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.

These examples are merely a few of the available choices. To navigate to our detailed guide to natural attractions near Manchebo, click here.

Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Visitors hoping to test their luck will discover plenty of venues where they can do so in and near the area.

Excelsior Casino, part of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino, is found within the heart of Manchebo. The Excelsior Casino is open every night.

Glitz Casino might be just the place, if you're also in the mood for some live entertainment. Located in the lobby of La Cabana Beach Resort, Glitz features a Carnival style theme, with a mixture of deep and bright hues that catch your eye and mystify you. The state of the art lights system keeps things interested when live bands perform, synchronized to the music, and the sunken bar is a sight to be seen.

Alhambra Casino provides a collection of games for patrons 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.

Of course, there are quite a few other choices too. Take advantage of this article regarding gaming in and near Manchebo if you're looking for some more details.

 

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