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Mangel Halto Beach, Savaneta

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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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  • We visited beaches in the north as well in the south side of the island during our 8 day stay, we mutually agreed that as a beach Baby Beach was clearly our top spot but the trick with Mangel Halto is...  more »
  • Mangel Halto is an excellent place for snorkeling, and the only place I’ve seen so far with healthy coral reefs. The water was crystal clear for quite a distance once you’re past the shore churn. Use ...  more »
  • This beach has mangroves, to enter the Sea you do between these, you have very nice views, they will not find deep, water is crystal clear and in general is a slightly different experience, I saw lots of fish, at least in the part in which I is I had, but the mangroves and the particularity of the place deserve to be visited, only there are a small local shop nearby.
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  • Great beach to relax at. Relatively empty compared to most beaches. Mangroves are fun to explore. Also has some good snorkeling if you are a good swimmer.
  • Definitely get a guide because it is vast. There's some tricky currents so be a strong swimmer. Plan your day wisely and be sure you have the proper gear. The snorkeling itself is spectacular
  • 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.
  • This place has clear clear water.

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