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Mangel Halto Beach

Spanish Lagoon, Savaneta, Aruba
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Amazing snorkeling. Really cool place.

We went today and wow. Go over the bridge and turn right. All along the road are parking and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John NJ H
Atco, New Jersey
via mobile
one panhandler and broken glass

showed up and found a very aggressive pan handler. after getting past him, and leaving everything... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Justin P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went today and wow. Go over the bridge and turn right. All along the road are parking and palapa. Go to end and walk down into the mangroves. Sand entry into the water. Really cool beach but very shallow and rocky. Great view. The...More

Thank John NJ H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

showed up and found a very aggressive pan handler. after getting past him, and leaving everything locked up in the car we ran into broken glass... decided to stop right there and headed out to baby beach. looks like a great place to snorkel, but...More

Thank Justin P
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The visibility of the water was amazing! And there was excellent diversity in the type of fish to see. The whole area is very shallow, and protected by a rock "bridge" (a local called it that). The current/wind will move you gently parallel with the...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Some of the best snorkeling we found on Aruba was out by the yellow buoy in this bay. Clear, shallow water, gorgeous vibrant colorful coral and a plethora of reef fish. I would say a must visit if you like to snorkel or dive while...More

Thank dan b
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Mangel Halto is about 25 minutes from downtown and the big resorts so it's not as busy (or popular) and that's a big part of the lure. There are also a lot of mangroves to sit under. The beach itself isn't very large, it sits...More

Thank ny_travels7
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A mangrove area with some good snorkel spots. Shaded areas. limited parking. Mostly shallows but it appeared to appeal to local divers who could venture farther out.

Thank rhumane
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this beach if you're in the mood for snorkeling. Just general wading in the water is nice as well, but there are some spots where water shoes might be desired. You can set up chairs in the shade of the mangrove trees...More

Thank Ed N
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Perfect beach to hideaway from the hustle around the resorts. Here you can soak up the sun or slide under mangrove trees and snooze in the shade!

Thank Wyman F
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The beach and water are beautiful. We came to snorkel. I will say that it was 20mph winds and we are experienced snorkelers and strong swimmers. We were OK, tired at the end, but OK. If you are not a good swimmer, don't try snorkeling...More

Thank Lorenita2005
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We followed the guide on the tropical snorkeling website and it was spot on. We entered from the stairs next to the dock ( I think the sandy entry is better) and swam out to the cut in the reef. We swam out about 20...More

Thank palmettostateman
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25 July 2017|
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Response from JohnHarris007 | Reviewed this property |
Mangel Halto I think is a beach there in Aruba that offers good snorkling with live reef and lots of fish and we were there one day (and witnessed a couple on a motorcycle ride down on the beach and steal the purse of... More
21 January 2017|
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Response from palmettostateman | Reviewed this property |
We did the drift. We jumped in at the dock at Puerto Chiquito and swam out of the middle cut. we intended to immediately do the drift to Mangel Halto but to be honest the area southeast of the cut is a really great site... More