Explore Secluded Mangel Halto Beach
Just down the road from Zeerover is Mangel Halto Beach, located in Pos Chiquito on the southeast coast just south of the Spanish Lagoon. Rife with marine life, the shallow waters make it a perfect place to snorkel. Powdery sand and beach huts make it a great place to get away from the crowds.
By Katie Galeotti, AFAR Staff
The Perfect Sea-Side Hideaway
Mangel Halto is located in Pos Chiquito on the southeast coast just south of the Spanish Lagoon. This is the perfect spot whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or even if you just want a nice spot to watch the sun set. This Caribbean beach is a perfect spot for relaxing, tanning, and snorkeling. The water is clam, shallow, beautifully clear and also rich in sea life supported by an intriguing network of mangroves. With white powdery sand and huts for shade, this secluded Caribbean area is perfect for picnics too. The reef plunges to depths of 110’ where octopi, morays and barracuda abound. For shore divers this is the site; it is possible to walk out to the edge of the reef to behold parrotfish, yellowtail snapper, sergeant majors and blue tangs as well as deep water gorgonians, sponges and anemones. The sunsets here are gorgeous. What makes them even more perfect is that you can sit on the little dock with your feet hanging over the water while you what the sun set. This could also be a romantic get escape since it’s far from all the touristic areas. I happened upon this unique spot on my way back from eating at ZeeRovers.
By AFAR Traveler
Seaside Hideaway, White Sand, and Snorkeling
Pos Chiquito, just south of the Spanish Lagoon, offers beautiful, soft, white sand, and calm waters that are fantastic for snorkeling. Nearby mangroves and reefs make for a fascinating mix of sea life. And, when you're back on dry land in the evening, don't miss the sunset—dip your feet in the sea off the dock at Magel Halto, and watch the sky take on a thousand shades of pink and orange before slipping into twilight.