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.
There are an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some members of your party are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular location.
One beach where snorkeling is a popular is Eagle Beach. There are a number of parking areas off J.E. Irausquin Blvd. and there are multiple public bus stops with direct access to the beach.
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.
Manchebo and the surrounding areas have plenty of additional beaches to choose from. Those interested can find out more by clicking on this link.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is situated 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 popular destination is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located within downtown Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. Southeast of central Manchebo. Open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
This area has additional places to visit. For a better look at landmarks nearby, navigate to this page.
Bubali Bird Sanctuary is one of the more popular local attractions. 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.
A second attraction you should consider visiting 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.
Manchebo has a full range choices too. To reach our detailed guide to natural attractions near Manchebo, go to this page.
Ready for some action? Those interested in testing their luck on the slots have plenty of venues where they can do so in and near the area.
Excelsior Casino, part of Holiday Inn SunSpree Aruba Beach Resort & Casino, is found within 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.
Alhambra Casino offers a wide array of games for gamers to try out, 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.
These examples are just some of the options that are available. Click to see our page dedicated to gaming in and near Manchebo.
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