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 center of Manchebo, Manchebo Beach is on the West coast of Aruba. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. The majority of Aruba's beaches are calm, pleasant, and quiet. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, busy vacationers may prefer something a little less out-of-the-way, like 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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, umbrellas are offered at this beach for visitors seeking a shaded area to relax. 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.

Be mindful that the immediate vicinity around Manchebo Beach is rather congested, meaning the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Manchebo Beach on Aruba's West coast; it will be near other attractions like The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course, which is a half mile away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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 exploring the city is a convenient option. Those visiting Manchebo Beach who are hoping to find a little additional excitement might want to consider heading over to Oranjestad, which is not far away and is an especially active area of Aruba.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within driving distance. Some of the closest options are displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Manchebo Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Divi Aruba Beach Resort 0.1 mi. ESE Resort
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa 0.2 mi. N Resort
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort 0.2 mi. N Resort
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 0.4 mi. ESE Resort
Divi Tamarijn Aruba 0.5 mi. SE Resort
Mvc Eagle Beach 0.5 mi. NNE Hotel
Divi Dutch Village 0.6 mi. SE Resort
La Cabana Beach Resort 1.1 mi. NNE Hotel

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. Matthew's Beachside Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves both American and International dishes on the menu. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Manchebo Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Matthew's Beachside Restaurant (297) 588-7300 American, International Very Casual 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
Giorgio's (297) 582-3444 Italian 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
Windows on Aruba (297) 523-5017 International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. E
Mulligan's Golf Cafe (297) 581-4653 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. E

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Aruba besides Manchebo Beach worth visiting.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Manchebo Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider also visiting Renaissance Island, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located three and a half miles to the southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Druif Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Surfside Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi is an easy option.

You may find that Manchebo Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Aruba offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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