6 Things to Do in Savaneta That You Shouldn't Miss

Savaneta is a village in southeastern Aruba. Home to the oldest surviving home in Aruba, it is the oldest town on the island and its former capital. It was where the Dutch first settled after they recaptured it in 1816. The Dutch marines have barracks stationed in Savaneta.

1. Mangel Halto Beach

Spanish Lagoon, Savaneta, Aruba Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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Mangel Halto Beach

Reviewed By UsuallyNotGrumpy - Columbus, OhColumbus, Oh

This could be the most beautiful, little known beach on Aruba! Thanks Peter!!!!

This was our second trip to Aruba. Since da wife had the good sense to rent a car for a couple days I asked my trusty bartender, Peter at Amsterdam Manor, where we should go that’s off the beaten track. His immediate reply was Mangel Halto! He was right.

2. Aruba Bob Snorkeling

Enter a destinationSavaneta, Aruba
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Aruba Bob Snorkeling

Using our underwater scooters, we can show anyone from beginners to experienced snorkelers a fun and unique way to discover the best snorkeling Aruba has to offer. We snorkel off the beach in an area called Mangle Halto. It is by far the best coral and marine life on the island. Your group sizes can range anywhere from 1 person to 8 people, although we can can accommodate larger groups during certain times. Please email for further information on larger groups. For more information please read our FAQ page on our website.

Reviewed By NYtoAruba11 - Albany, New YorkAlbany, New York

YES! Do this!

You definitely want to book a snorkeling dive with Aruba Bob! We booked a private tour. Our initial emails were promptly responded to and a few days before our excursion they sent a reminder email saying they were looking forward to seeing us.The snorkeling was supreme! We met Kyra, Coco and our guide Alex. Their equipment is in excellent condition and they were thorough in explaining safety and what to expect. Alex was a true professional as our guide and we had a great time chatting with Kyra (Go Hossiers!) and Coco too!How exciting to get an email with a link to about 120 pictures. So great to share with family and have memories of the incredible colorful underwater world!

3. Private Island Tours Aruba

Enter a destinationSavaneta, Aruba
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Private Island Tours Aruba

Reviewed By Maxim D

Local Aruba

We spent a 5 hour day with Cerry. Enjoyed our time with him. Very knowledgeable about the history of Aruba. The vehicle is spacious with air conditioning. Our stops included California Lighthouse, Etna Nativa, Aloe museum, Alta Vista chapel, Natural bridge. We had our privacy from larger crowds. Highly recommended!

4. Clear Kayak Aruba

Enter a destinationSavaneta, Aruba
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Clear Kayak Aruba

By putting together amazing journeys with our Clear Bottom Kayaks, we are pleased to help you create an unforgettable vacation experience. Visit our guided tours page for details on the tours we have to offer. Contact us to make reservation so we can customize a tour for you.

Reviewed By Breezeman13

A master class in mangroves

We got everything we were expecting and more. Benjamin and Davin were both super friendly, and Davin was a great tour guide. He knew tons about the mangroves and genuinely cares about them, which was amazing to hear. We highly recommend that you check these guys out, you won’t be disappointed. P.S. Maybe don’t go hungover like we did.

5. Aruba Sunrise Tours

Enter a destinationSavaneta, Aruba
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Aruba Sunrise Tours

Arias Schwarz through his love of nature, animals, and Aruba tries provide his guests with the most memorable and remarkable tour experience. Our mission statement is not to be the largest company in Aruba but rather the best. Using only the newest and most advanced vehicles on the island, we begin our tours at 6am and head to the most remote locations on the island such as Black Beach, Natural Pool, The National Park and Boca Grandi. As an added bonus all our guests, through Arias's passion for Kite surfing are all given their first kite lesson.

Reviewed By nasajustin - ConnecticutConnecticut

Amazing experience! Worth getting up!

Picked up at hotel at 5:30am, at ATVs for 6am. High energy owner/guide named Arias. He was very friendly and accommodating to whatever we wanted to do. Never felt rushed, everything was on our pace. He was prepared for rain in the desert, which we got for about 20 minutes. The natural pool we had to ourselves, and spent as long as we wanted. Beautiful snorkeling. Then we went to the natural caves, which was unfortunately locked because of the rain, and he has many surprises up his sleeve to how you along the way. Lots of birds and wildlife to be seen, even though it's a desert national park. A visit to a secret beach with great snorkeling in a current - for strong swimmers only. We picked Arias after reading many reviews and not wanting to do a "everyone pile on, time to go" tourist tour on a Jeep or be driven in an UTV. We drove ourselves and the UTVs were very clean and in great shape. He provided a cooler with ice for us, and had water if we needed it. We brought our own towels. We brought sunglasses which you absolutely need, but bandanas weren't needed since there were only 2 UTVs in our group and no one else was in the whole park. Highly, highly recommend this tour!

6. Sailing Charter Flying Fishbone II

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Sailing Charter Flying Fishbone II

Sailing the beautiful waters of Aruba aboard Flying Fishbone II is a wonderful way to experience the thrill of sailing, feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you sail along the coast across turquoise waters past the white sandy beaches of Aruba. Enjoy our 5 hours day charter on board of our 41 foot Jeanneau sailboat. The Flying Fishbone II accommodates up to 12 people.

Reviewed By Lisa627 - BaltimoreBaltimore

Must do in Aruba!

Spend a wonderful day sailing, snorkeling, fishing, eating, drinking and making new friends aboard this 41 ft. vessel. It's the perfect activity for anyone-traveling alone, in couples, or with families. Captain Alan and First Mate Ricky will treat you royally and introduce you to many aspects of Aruban culture and geography. We had light winds but a beautiful sail. Get away from the crowds, listen to the wind, and soak up the sun. On our cruise we were offered wonderful tuna tataki, prepared by Ricky from a catch the day before...this was in addition to the regular menu of tuna salad wraps and gorgeous fresh fruit. The bar is open and the drinks are inventive.Don't miss this trip!

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