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Mangel Halto Beach, Savaneta

#8 of 15 in Beaches in Aruba
Known locally for excellent snorkeling, Mangel Halto Beach supports diverse marine life both inside the bay and in the coral's outer reaches. Snow white sands and beach huts face southeast, and a leafy network of mangroves hem in the bay that leads to the reef. More experienced snorkelers can head to the outer reef where octopuses, morays, and barracudas reside. On dry land, enjoy the many secluded corners of the beach and bring chairs or a towel to bask in the sun. To visit Mangel Halto Beach on your trip to Savaneta, use our Savaneta trip planner .
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  • A local, almost deserted, turquoise beach with wifi? What else can you ask for. We visited for relaxation one day and it was amazing, we napped like babies on the beach, loved it! Then, we went back, ...  more »
  • It is spectacular, it is a very quiet beach, they are not crowded as others, you can snorkel and scuba dive. There is a shipwreck nearby and you can easily see. The sea is very calm and depth is low for the most part. Highly recommended.
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  • Before reading below....stop if you are only interested in the touristy, high rise beach area. This beach is not for you. This beach is different from the others on the island as the a large area is m...  more »
  • Outstanding snorkeling. There is definitely a current so it helps to be a good swimmer although my wife, who isn’t, was able to manage fine with a life vest and fins. A lot of the reviews suggest that the path to the reef is through the mangroves but I think just walking directly across the beach facing the entrance I better. I walked across the shallow water, crossed the rocky barrier and then dove in. The reef is within 50m of the barrier and it’s spectacular. Very clear, with loads of coral and fish. It’s a living breathing ecosystem and a real joy to glide over. The current will take you towards the buoy which is why it’s better to take this route versus fighting the current if you go through the mangroves. Enjoy!
  • A "locals" beach with options for laying out, chilling under mangroves, splashing in shallow inlets, or climbing down the short cliff to the ocean via stairs and ladders along the coast. While most of the water is extremely shallow, if you are a strong swimmer you can get far enough out where corals appear and the visibility is the clearest we have found in Aruba. Big parrot fish feed and the snorkeling is great. If you aren't a confidant swimmer, come out here with a tour so you have a rescue boat.
  • Small, but wonderful beach, not so known by the tourists. Perfect for snorkling or diving around the reef
  • Best I live next to it
  • Great snorkeling spot. Small and private with a few palapas available

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