Travel Guide

Beaches


Jan Thiel Beach

A beautiful bay with a very nice beach with four restaurants and a nice shopping area. The diving and snorkeling is excellent.


Mambo Beach

Mambo Beach means party time! Especially during the weekend and the holidays when many young people gather here.


Playa Barbara

Here you can enjoy yachts and sailing boats that sail by on their way to Spanish water.


Playa Cas Abao

A beautiful beach with perfect snorkeling.


Playa Kalki

On this sandy limestone beach you will discover an attractive snorkeling and diving spot. The trees and quiet surroundings create a nice atmosphere.


Playa Kenepa (Kleine Knip)

This tiny beach is easily reached by car. There are also good parking facilities.


Playa Piskado

One of the three beaches near the village of Westpunt, of which both the beach and the seabed is covered with rocks of volcanic ash.


Playa Porto Mari

A beach with parasols, bar/restaurant, large terrace, shower, toilets, beach chair rentals, and most importantly a magnificent underwater world.


Must see


Boca Sami

A characteristic fishing village, also known as the Boca St. Michiel.


Boka Tabla

Fantastic waves crash here into an underground cave, and impressive sight!


Christoffelberg

The highest point on Curaçao lies in a beautiful natural park. Enjoy the fantastic view from a height of 350 meters.


Curaçao Museum

This museum is located in a historical building dating from 1853. Here you will find antique furniture, paintings, and of course the ‘Snip’ airplane.


Dokterstuin

A 17th century country house which has been renovated and restored to the original Curaçao style.


Flamingos

Here you will find a large group of flamingos: beautiful birds with pink feathers. A good example of Curaçao’s subtropical climate.


Fort Amsterdam Punda

The inner court of this fort is open to visitors. The fort itself was built around the 17th century as a defense against the French and the English. An English Cannonball can still be found here.


Fort Beekenburg

This fort can be visited by appointment. It was used in the 18th and 19th century to withstand attacks by the English.


Hato Caves

In these caves there are approximately 1,500 year-old cave paintings and petroglyphs, as well as stalagmites and stalactites. You can see all this with your own eyes by joining a guided tour.


Hato Plain

This area is also known as ‘Curaçao’s Desert’, and features eight caves. Take a jeep safari or a ride on horseback and discover it.


Herb Garden ‘Den Paradera’

Dinah Veeris is well known for her knowledge of and love for herbs and their effects. Dinah’s Botanic and Historical Garden ‘Den Paradera’ is certainly worth a visit.


Jan Thiel Nature Area

This area has salt pans, panoramas, lagoons, cliffs, flamingos and the fascinating Kueba di Wela: a small cavern accessible through a hole in the ground.


Jan Thiel Riding

Just as on a mountain bike, you can make wonderful trips on horseback.


Kas di Pal’i Maishi

This museum is situated in what is known as a kunuku house, where you can see and experience how most of the islanders lived a century ago.


Museum Kura Hulanda

If there’s a spot on the island where you can get close to the historical development of the African inhabitants of Curaçao, then it’s here at the Museum Kura Hulanda


Ostrich Farm

Ostriches on Curaçao?! Certainly! At the ostrich farm you can take a closer look at 800 ostriches.


Handels Kade

One of the symbols on postcards of Curaçao: the Handels Kade.


Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara offers you a magnificent nature area, perfect for a long hike.


Santa Martha Bay

A beautiful bay, where the ocean carves its way into the mainland of Curaçao along many bends.


Sea Aquarium

Would you like to see that Curaçao’s much talked about underwater world looks like without getting wet? Here you can discover Curaçao’s water fauna, feed the fish or take a dive.


Sheta Boka

The name ‘Sheta Boka’ means ‘seven inlets’. Great hikes await you here, of which the one to the point of Boka Tabla is the best.


Towboat

This sunken towboat likes at 5 meters depth and is covered in coral. An ideal spot for diving and snorkeling.


Westpunt Church

A characteristic church, in an attractive Caribbean style.


Sports & Outdoor


Jan Thiel Hiking

This area is ideal for hikes because of it’s natural diversity.


Jan Thiel Mountain Biking

The ‘Jan Thiel Lagoon Router’ is a mountain biking terrain of great natural diversity covering a distance of 16km.


Christoffelpark

Discover the national park on foot, horseback, on a mountain bike or in a jeep.


Diving

At the Jan Thiel Bay there is Scuba Do a PADI diving center where extensive diving courses are given. Trips are also organized to nearby spectacular coral reefs.


Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

The Old Quarry Golf Course overlooks the Caribbean Sea and sheltered Spanish Water Bay. Book your tee time.


Santa Barbara Plantation

Old Quarry golf course. One of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean.