Natural Attractions in Manchebo

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Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you hope to enjoy more of your vacation outdoors? You may be happy to find out that the area has several nature preserves nearby.

Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a 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

Although most vacationers have heard about the beaches, that isn't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Manchebo some great choices, including 3 caves.

You might enjoy a visit to Fontein Caves, which is situated 11.0 mi. East of central Manchebo. Fontein Cave is not only a unique natural attraction in Aruba, but it is an important part of history. Cave drawings and other artifacts that have been found over the years give scientists a clue that the native Arawak Indians once performed tribal rituals in this spot.

A second option is Guadirikiri Caves. It is located 11.7 mi. East-Southeast of central Manchebo. A tour of the caves takes guest into the damp, dark space, which features native cave drawings and a bat habitat.

The following table provides you with a few details concerning 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


Visitors can visit one of the many parks nearby.

The parks you'll be able to find are provided 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 part of a day at the zoo 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.

You can look through this table 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

Of course, Manchebo has other attractions. For more in formation concerning other attractions for Manchebo, visit this page.


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