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.
|Bubali Bird Sanctuary||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.6 mi. Northeast of Central Manchebo||Aruba|
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.
|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:
|Park||7.1 mi. East of Central Manchebo|
|Park||Sabana Lider, 3.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Manchebo|
|Park||4.1 mi. East of Central Manchebo|
|Park||1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Manchebo|
|Park||2.5 mi. Southeast of Central Manchebo|
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.
|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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