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If you're searching for that ultimate local experience, Savaneta is definitely the place for you to live. This historic district is known for its beautiful scenery, old-style Aruban houses, historic buildings, and the best local restaurants on the island. Located right in between Oranjestad and San Nicolas, Savaneta is the perfect location if can choose between the two and up for exploring the entire island, you can have the best of both worlds.
Savaneta is home to Mangel Halto, the perfect beach to get away from the tourist-life and do some snorkeling around beautiful Aruban mangroves in the shallow waters or go free diving to the shipwreck. Savaneta has some of the most beautiful hiking spots, where you can get amazing views of the island. There's also a secluded place just ready to be explored called “Isla di Oro”, which translates to “The Golden Island”; it is beautiful and rich in terms of history.
The number one recommended and everybody's favorite local restaurant happens to be situated in Savaneta, Zeerover. This beach-front restaurant which translates to “Buccaneer”, serves fresh fish, fresh shrimps, and cold beer right on the pier with a perfect view of the ocean! After you've had your meal, pass by House of Cakes for some of the best cheesecakes on Aruba! Loyal customers are known to drive from the other side of the island just for a piece of cake from their beloved House of Cakes!