Add Mangel Halto to the list of pristine beaches along the Aruban coastline that is great for snorkeling, swimming, suntanning, and other watersports. This is also an ideal beach for those that would prefer to stay on the land, as there are several palapas for shade and the fine, white sand is great for lounging.
The calm, shallow waters here also host an active, teeming ecosystem and a thriving mangrove forest. Wander through the shallows to see a reef that houses a variety of tropical fish, sponges, and sea anemones. Further out the reef drops to more than 100 feet deep, where bigger creatures like octopi and barracuda congregate.
In striking contrast to the more typical Aruban flats that surround it, Hooiberg proudly rears its... Read more