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Mangel Halto Beach

Spanish Lagoon, Savaneta, Aruba
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Great snorkeling, easy access from road.

The visibility of the water was amazing! And there was excellent diversity in the type of fish to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy D
via mobile
Fabulous snorkeling.

Some of the best snorkeling we found on Aruba was out by the yellow buoy in this bay. Clear... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dan b
Fishers, Indiana
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Spanish Lagoon, Savaneta, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The snorkelling here is amazing!! A little bit of a swim out from shore but worth it. There is lots of brain corral and there was tons of fish when we went. I found the water was shallow in places and I felt like I...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Unique spot to snorkel! The water looks very wild but it is very undeep. You can stand every where. Lots off colorfull fish. Bring your own drinks and snacks.

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Did you do the current drift at Mangel Halto
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Oliver T | Reviewed this property |
Yes really good just a tad tricky find the start point, ask a local they will help, only do it if experienced though. Watch for urchins and corals amazing views of the groups of tangs