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.

Positioned in Manchebo, Manchebo Beach is on the West coast of Aruba. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Aruba are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Manchebo Beach is decidedly different.

How to Access The Beach
With ample parking available, Manchebo is easily accessible by car. Public transport is also readily available. There are multiple bus stops right along the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located in front of several small hotels, Manchebo Beach is Aruba's largest beach and one of the island's only topless beaches. A wide stretch of white sand leads down to the choppy ocean and the area is peaceful and tranquil.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Manchebo Beach is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be offered here for visitors seeking some respite from the sun. The crowds aren't as thick at Manchebo Beach so it's the perfect spot for vacationers seeking a quiet retreat. Because it is a topless beach singles and couples may find the area more appealing than families.

Manchebo Beach and its availability of amenities will be located within a commonly visited area. With that fact in mind, if your ideal vacation means the amenities make or break a trip, naturally, it's a smart motivator to get there early in the day well before the other tourists come or perhaps try a beach elsewhere. Otherwise, you may lose the chance to use all those comforts which this beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Aruba's West coast. It is near The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the attractions close-by.

If you can't wait to see as many of Aruba's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Manchebo Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course Golf Course 0.4 mi. ESE Aruba
Excelsior Casino Casino 0.5 mi. SE Aruba
Bushiri Karting Speedway Go-Cart Raceways and Rentals 0.9 mi. E Aruba
Glitz Casino Casino 1.1 mi. NNE Aruba

Cities and Towns

Manchebo Beach tourists hoping to find a little additional excitement might think about heading over to Oranjestad, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of Aruba.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities are seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Manchebo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Divi Aruba All Inclusive 0.1 mi. ESE Resort
Casa Del Mar Resort 0.1 mi. N Resort
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa 0.2 mi. N Resort
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort 0.2 mi. N Resort
Costa Linda Beach Resort 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 0.4 mi. ESE Resort
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 0.4 mi. ESE Resort
Mvc Eagle Beach 0.5 mi. NNE Hotel
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive 0.5 mi. SE Resort
Divi Dutch Village Resort 0.6 mi. SE Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Fusion Restaurant, Tapas, Wine & Piano Bar. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Manchebo Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Fusion Restaurant, Tapas, Wine & Piano Bar (297) 280-9994 Steak house Fine Dining 0.1 mi. ESE
M's Crepe Shack -- -- -- 0.1 mi. NW
Matthew's Beachside Restaurant (297) 588-7300 American, International Informal 0.1 mi. NW
Tortuga Bar & Grill (297) 583-7234 -- -- 0.1 mi. NW
Manchebo French Steakhouse (297) 582-3444 Continental, International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. N
Ike's Bistro (297) 582-3444 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. N
Ellioti's Ristorante Italiano (297) 593-6319 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. N
Pega Pega Beach Bar & Grill (297) 582-3444 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. NNW
Pizza Bob's Restaurant & Pub (297) 588-9040 American, Italian Very Casual 0.2 mi. N
Bucuti Restaurant and Sand Bar (297) 583-1100 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.2 mi. N
The Pirate's Nest Restaurant (297) 583-1100 ext. 114 American Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Island Breeze Coffee -- American Very Casual 0.3 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Manchebo Beach in Aruba.

You might also enjoy Renaissance Island, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it three and a half miles to the southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Druif Beach may be a good choice. It is located only a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Surfside Beach, which is located three miles away.

You may find that Manchebo Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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