Natural Attractions in Manchebo

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Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation under the open sky? You might be pleased to know the area has a few interesting nature preserves nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a great nature preserve located within the vicinity of Palm Beach, 1.6 mi. Northeast of central Manchebo. The only activity that Bubali Bird Sanctuary offers is bird-watching. Just beware, if you do not go around dusk or dawn, you are unlikely to see much.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Manchebo
Name Type Location Island
Bubali Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.6 mi. Northeast of Central Manchebo Aruba


Fontein Caves

Even though most visitors have heard about the beaches, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Manchebo some interesting choices, including 3 caves.

You should consider visiting Fontein Caves, which is situated 11.0 mi. East of central Manchebo. This cave is located near the Boca Prins on the northern side of Aruba.

An additional option to consider is Guadirikiri Caves. It is located 11.7 mi. East-Southeast of central Manchebo. Located on the property of the Arikok National Park, Guadirikiri Caves are fabled to be the spot where two lovers burst through the rocks to create the two domed entrances, and flew to heaven. Though fascinating, many guests find it hard to believe that this dark and gritty spot is the site of anything so romantic.

The following table has more details regarding caves.

Caves Near Manchebo
Name Type Location
Fontein Caves Cave 11.0 mi. East of Central Manchebo
Guadirikiri Caves Cave 11.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Manchebo
Tunnel of Love Cave 12.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Manchebo


Travelers can visit one of the many parks nearby.

The parks you'll be able to find are listed here:

Parks Near Manchebo
Name Type Location
Natural Bridge Park 7.1 mi. East of Central Manchebo
Noord Mountain Park Park Sabana Lider, 3.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Manchebo
Park Curazon Park 4.1 mi. East of Central Manchebo
Signature Park Park 1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Manchebo
Wilhelmina Park Park 2.5 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo

Zoos and Aquariums

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

If the concept of spending some time surrounded by animals tickles your fancy, consider visiting 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.

A second related venue is Aruba Ostrich Adventures. If you're traveling here from the high rise hotels, take the A1 towards Oranjestad and take a left at the first traffic circle. Go straight through two more traffic circles, and turn left when you reach the fourth.

Take a moment to look through the following chart if you want more information.

Zoos Near Manchebo
Name Type Location
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 5.8 mi. East of Central Manchebo
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Manchebo

If you would prefer having more attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can consider other locations. Make your way to this article which is all about even more attractions if you want to find additional details.


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