Mangel Halto Beach
Mangel Halto Beach
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R. Wilson
Toledo, OH108 contributions
Family
This is not a traditional beach like Eagle Beach or Palm Beach! It has a small Beach area that is tucked in the mangrove trees. One you find a place for your things, you can go wade out in to the shallow water. It is very warm water that gradually, over several hundred feet a deeper. If you’re going snorkeling head toward the channel marker. As you head toward the yellow channel marker, the water got cooler, deeper,more choppy and you could see more sea life.
This is definitely a beach that you should see to get a different perspective of Aruba.
Written July 23, 2022
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Happy Mamma
767 contributions
Couples
This was BY FAR the BEST snorkeling on the island. I would highly recommend finding the small alley way up the street (AVP flagged building) at Puerto Chiquito drift snorkeling to the white buoy at Mangel Halto, and walking with water socks back to your car. Google the drift snorkel option for great satellite maps, and check the current before getting in. I used a noodle to be more visible to boats and for a little added assistance in case the current was strong, but it wasn’t necessary. We went here twice to see coral instead of rocks at the northern spots. Beautiful!
Written August 2, 2021
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PixieVibe
Ottawa, Canada45 contributions
I kept coming back to this beach! The weekend was a bit busy with a lot of locals blasting their music. Sounded like they were competing to play over eachother. Too bad they can't just enjoy the sound of the breeze.
Written March 5, 2020
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Maureen P
Durango, CO10 contributions
This was a great place for snorkeling, visibility was crystal clear, the coral was so alive and teeming with colorful fish! Definitely a place for strong swimmers if you do snorkel, the currents can be strong and it gets deep near the buoy. But there are small palapas for shade and to leave your towels etc. while in the water, and near the northern parking area there's a chinese food restaurant/bar that has cheap and delicious food and cold beer!
Written August 6, 2020
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Larry P
Windsor Locks, CT64 contributions
Friends
The beach is great it has a snorkel area and it is right in front of a reef area.
there are permanent shade areas setup all over and you can park right there and they have a small food and drink place right before you go on to the beach. We went there 3 times during our stay. It gets really crowded with locals every night and definatly sunday all day. Fun place
Written January 28, 2020
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4ced_family_fun
Savaneta, Aruba89 contributions
Couples
I wanted to like this. Locals suggested it. And it is very local. Nice and relaxing. But a little run down, not kept up much. Not bad but not great. If I lived here permanently I guess I would go because it is a chance to get away from all the tourists. But not a great beach.
Written May 23, 2022
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didobas
New York City, NY368 contributions
Couples
The first time we came to snorkel at Mangel Halto, we enjoyed crystalline visibility, great schools of fish, and gorgeous coral landscape. The second time, not so lucky - the waves crashing against the reef looked too dangerous to come in. Hope there will be another chance!
Written August 4, 2020
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SWF111111
Baltimore, MD890 contributions
Couples
Rented a house right across the street and spent hours and hours and hours in the water swimming and snorkeling. The reef out past the yellow channel buoy is fantastic! It can be a bit murky close in, but still shallow with lots of colorful fish. Out of 7 days in the water, only 1 day had a strong current. Saw thousands of fish, squid, sea turtles, sea snakes, eels, etc. Great area to stay - a few people we met are here for a month or longer. Ditch the resorts and have a real vacation at Mangel Halto!!
Written November 21, 2020
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Dr. Tim
Marana, AZ5,139 contributions
Couples
Mangel Halto Beach is an excellent white sand beach with a fair amount of parking and easy beach access. The water is shallow above the reef for a very long distance so there is excellent snorkeling and very safe for swimming far out. There are lots of Mangroves so relatively easy to find a shady and secluded spot. If I were to vacation here for an extended period instead of just a day from a cruise ship, this is the beach where I’d go so I’d stay nearby.
Written February 29, 2020
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World_Wide_Guide
Ortonville, MI131 contributions
Good beach for snorkeling (not much beach front)- mostly able to go into water via stairs/ladders. Lots of trash and broken glass- so watch your step. Lock valuables or do not leave while in the water.
Written January 1, 2020
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