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Mangel Halto Beach

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Address: Spanish Lagoon, Savaneta, Aruba

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Live coral reefs but watch your valubles

We went to this rather secluded beach because it was said to be one of the best places to snorkel, and it was with lots of colorful fish and the first live coral we got to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
JohnHarris007
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Naples, Florida
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Clinton, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was expecting more mangroves to explore here. The beach is small and the area is rocky. It's pretty, but make the trip to Baby Beach, if you can. That one is special; gorgeous, swim and kid friendly.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this rather secluded beach because it was said to be one of the best places to snorkel, and it was with lots of colorful fish and the first live coral we got to see. We stayed inside the reef because the currents are strong outside (where the best reef is said to be) but we still saw... More 

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Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you arrive there you feel kind of disappointed as the beach is not really great full of stones and very very shallow.... but wait.... what is this tunnel into the the mangroves? OMG you cross that and you are in the middle of this unreal turquoise water ! Is a hidden paradise. Great for kids or just for you... More 

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Kitimat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good snorkelling, go in the morning before the wind picks up, I'd say by 9am. Easy entrance into the water from the beach area.

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Linthicum, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, there is no beach. It is a 3 - 4 meter cliff and you go down steps to enter the water, or make an entrance from a floating dock. No sand. Period. There are areas on top of the cliffs that have sandy dirt, and there is an area to the south, past the mangroves and around the... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed across the street from the bay and swan the reef every day. Best if you cast off by Pos Chiquita and drift on the outside of the reef. Really good!

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Thank DWieler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look up Aruba Bob Tours as they offer guided snorkel tours at Mangel Halto beach with the underwater mini scooters. Great amount of colorful fish to see, including octopus along with a shipwreck!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not easy to get to if you are staying in the main tourist areas but it had the best snorkeling we found on the island. Lot of fish. Worth traveling to if you have a way to get there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for snorkeling and little ones. Shallow water. Beware of biting insects since it is a mangrove. Lovely area in Pos Chiquito...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic snorkeling spot, best of all you walk right in from the beach. Eat at that little bar, the food is cheap and delish

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