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.

Located near the heart of Manchebo, Manchebo Beach is on the West edge of Aruba. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those vacationers who thrive in busy, social environments may never want to leave Manchebo Beach.

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 set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, umbrellas will be offered here for visitors looking for relief from the sultry island 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.

Keep in mind that the area right around Manchebo Beach is an urban area, meaning you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Aruba's West coast. The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 is close to Oranjestad, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Manchebo Beach visitors hoping to find further attractions will want to consider checking out Oranjestad, which is close-by and is an area full of activity.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of places to stay within driving distance. 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 0.3 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 Beach Resort 0.6 mi. SE Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. Fusion Restaurant, Tapas, Wine & Piano Bar is one of the closest eateries. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

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 (297) 588-7300 -- -- 0.1 mi. NW
Matthew's Beachside Restaurant (297) 588-7300 American, International, Italian Informal 0.1 mi. NW
Pelican Terrace Restaurant (297) 582-3300 Aruban, Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.1 mi. E
Twist of Flavors Restaurant (297) 280-2518 Caribbean, Dutch, International Very Casual 0.1 mi. NNE
The Chophouse at Manchebo (297) 582-3444 American, Caribbean, Contemporary, International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. N
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
Elements Restaurant (297) 583-1100 European, International, Vegan, Vegetarian Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N

Other Beaches

Aruba has several beautiful beaches, so if Manchebo Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to try Renaissance Island, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it three and a half miles to the southeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Druif Beach. It is located just a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Surfside Beach, which is located not a great distance away, so a quick ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Aruba; then again, visiting Manchebo Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Aruba even more memorable.


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