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.  


Eagle Beach

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

A beach scene 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 visitors who enjoy snorkeling 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.

Manchebo and the surrounding areas have plenty of additional beaches. For more information on beaches available, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

One popular destination 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 worth visiting is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located in 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: There are several exhibits in the museum that will help give anyone a deeper understanding of the Aruban story, an insight into its rich history, and a look at how the islanders have grown as a people.

That's not all -- you'll find other choices. To navigate to our detailed page about other sites worth visiting nearby, read this article.

Natural Attractions

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is one of the outdoor tourist attractions you should consider visiting. 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.

The Butterfly Farm is another site that you might enjoy. 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.

Manchebo has some other nature attractions. To navigate to our complete page about natural attractions near Manchebo, use this link.


Ready for some action? Visitors interested in testing their luck in some gaming action will find quite a few opportunities to do so in and near the area.

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

Glitz Casino, which is part of La Cabana Beach Resort, is located within northeastern Manchebo. Aruba's newest casino is the Glitz Casino La Cabana Beach Resort, which opened in January of 2013. Known for offering some of the most liberal pay outs in the Caribbean, this spot is bound to be a quick success.

Alhambra Casino offers a collection of games for guests to enjoy, including Baccarat - Mini, Blackjack, Craps, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Caribbean Stud. The casino is only closed between the hours of 4:00am and 10:00am.

Luckily, you will find plenty of other choices. Make your way to this extended discussion concerning gaming in and near Manchebo if you're interested in learning some more facts.


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