The island has many sights and attractions, we selected the finest for you. As many Caribbean islands, Curacao has several National Parks including the impressive "Christoffel Park" which is a 40-minute drive from downtown Willemstad. And we can recommend you to visit the National Park "Shere Boka Park" as well. Here you enjoy the rough coast and see the Natural Bridge of Curacao.
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Visit the historic mansion Chobolobo and tour around the distillery of this delicious liqueur. The copper kettle is over a century old and still in use today. Learn all about the production process and try the different liqueur variations. Indulge in delicious cocktails and Curaçao treats, while enjoying the historic surroundings of the courtyard. The gift store has a comprehensive selection of Curaçao souvenirs and offers all the liqueurs.
Centre of it all is the bustling city of Willemstad. When you want to get away to find some quiet, you will find it easy to find the sights of Curacao. There is plenty to see and do in the cunucu (countryside). Just north of town, near Hato International Airport, are the Hato Caves. The caves, gouged out of limestone cliffs ages ago as the island emerged from the sea, are still forming, albeit by one drop at a time.
At the west end of the island is the impressive Christoffel Park, part of the island's national park system since 1978. The park, about a 40-minute drive from Willemstad, is the home of the 1,239-foot (377-meter) Mt. Christoffel, the island's highest point, as well as dozens of species of trees and plants, including an orchid forest, birds, lizards, and sea life, including nesting sea turtles.
One of Curacaos' national parks is Shete Boka Park (seven bays or coves). It covers approximately 6 miles on the rough coast with multiple coves where various turtles lay their eggs. Better known spots in the park are among others: Boka Table and the natural bridge of Curacao.
Far away from the hustle and bustle of Curaçao's Punda and Otrobanda districts lies a remote, coral island with white sand beaches, crystal clear water, a spectacular reef and colorful
sea life. The flat, wind-swept island of Klein Curaçao (Dutch for Little Curaçao) is a mecca for divers, snorkelers and sunbathers.
Klein Curaçao lies 15 miles off the southeast point of Curaçao and is just a two-hour boat trip from Spanish Water.
Curacao has many museums to visit. The most famous is 'Het Curaçaosch Museum', with a collection of paintings, etches, drawings, statues, furniture, glass and much more..., The 'Maritiem Museum', which takes its visitors on a discovery tour of more then 500 years maritime history of Curaçao.
Fort Beekenburg was build in 1703 to defend Spanish Water. At the time it was one of the few places where you could get onto land from sea. This fort has earned his stripes. Multiple times it had fended off the English or pirates. The fort was build with stones factured in the Waalgebied (Dutch area). These stones came from ships where they were used as ballast
The city of Willemstad dates from the Dutch capture of Curaçao by victory over the Spanish in 1634. While the Spaniards had been content to erect simple stone dwellings, the Dutch began to fortify the island.
Willemstad is divided in two by Santa Anna Bay. The oldest part, Punda ("The Point") is east of the harbor mouth.
One of the first permanent constructions was Fort Amsterdam which guards the entrance to St. Anna Bay, and became the focal point for the development of the city.
This plantation house is one of the oldest plantation houses which is owned by the Dutch marines as a recreation centre. Every first Sunday of the month you can visit this plantation house. Every Thursday at 09:00am they give you a guided tour.
The Curaçao Sea Aquarium belongs to one of the most unique aquaria in the world. The reason being that, from the very beginning of the aquarium in 1984, the Sea Aquarium managed to create natural habitats for all its marine creatures without using sophisticated technical equipment. The Aquarium operates according to the principle that all animals need to be kept in circumstances that as much as possible mimic their natural living conditions. This goal is accomplished by employing all the available natural sources and resources surrounding the aquarium.
Experience the feel of South Africa for a day! Learn all about their ostriches or book a fun filled quad tour to explore the beautiful Santa Catharina area. Treat yourself to all their restaurant Zambezi has to offer, while the children play in the playground or enjoy the bouncer. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner. Also don't forget to visit their souvenir shop.
During the guided tour at the plantation en through the factory you will hear all about this healing plant, the plantation and the production process. If you happen to visit the plantation during harvest and production you will get a unique opportunity too see it al up close.
Santa Marthabay is one of those beautiful places on Curacao. It has a spectaculair view and let you see the island in a different way. Here you can enjoy the serenity because Santa Marthabay is not well known by tourists. The bay lies nearby the small town Soto.