Curaçao Tips

Things to do and must visit attractions

Welcome To Curaçao

Curaçao, which bears the imprint of European culture, is an awe-inspiring destination with Dutch-Caribbean architectural style, secluded beaches, and breathtaking opportunities for snorkeling and diving near the shore. The waterfront buildings in Willemstad, the capital, boast colorful candy hues and have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, other attractions such as the Queen Emma Bridge, which floats on water, and the rugged shoreline of Shete Boka National Park, are definitely worth a visit.

Shete Boka National Park

Shete Boka National Park in Curacao presents stunning views of the rugged coastline and windswept terrain that abuts Christoffel National Park. Nestled along the limestone coast are secluded beaches where three varieties of sea turtles lay their eggs. Along the cliff tops, picturesque hiking trails weave through the landscape, affording breathtaking panoramic vistas of the coastline. The name “Shete Boka” translates to “seven inlets” in Papiamento, referring to the numerous inlets along the coastline.



Punda, situated at the end of a promontory at the mouth of St. Anna Bay, is the eastern district of Willemstad’s downtown historic area, and its name derives from the Dutch word for “point.” This charming port district was first settled in 1634 and boasts a plethora of colonial-style buildings painted in lovely pastel hues. Among the area’s significant landmarks is Fort Amsterdam, which was erected in 1635 as a garrison to safeguard the city and now serves as the governor’s palace. The Mikve Israel-Emanuel synagogue, built in 1732, is another historical gem that deserves a visit, being the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Punda offers a plethora of attractions, including shopping, art galleries, and dining, as well as the chance to explore the Otrabanda side of the historic downtown region by taking a stroll across the Queen Emma Bridge, a floating pontoon bridge affectionately known as the “Swinging Old Lady.”


Cas Abao Beach

Bask in the sun at one of the most serene sandy retreats on Curacao. Cas Abao Beach, located on the island’s western coast, offers a protected haven where visitors can relish the sparkling crystal-blue waters and pristine white sands, while enjoying a range of convenient amenities. The private beach boasts ample parking, and upon paying the admission fee, guests can rent beach chairs, umbrellas, paddle boats, and snorkeling gear on-site. At lunchtime, the Beach Bar & Restaurant serves up a delectable menu of burgers, sandwiches, and frozen drinks, while visitors seeking extra indulgence can book a massage at the open-air hut on the beach.


Kenepa Beach

Kenepa Beach is a destination that justifies the journey it takes to get there. Situated on the northwestern end of the island, about 50 minutes away from Willamsted, the beach is renowned for its white sand and turquoise waters, which are a staple on postcards featuring Curacao’s idyllic Caribbean scenery. Comprising two beaches separated by rocky cliffs, Kenepa Beach is a popular destination for cliff diving, sunbathing, and snorkeling. While snorkeling right above the sandy bottom just off the shore is feasible, experienced snorkelers and strong swimmers can venture out to the reef, where a fascinating underwater world awaits them. The reef teems with marine life, including sea turtles and manta rays, accompanying the colorful reef fish. After an exciting day of snorkeling, visitors can recharge their energy at the relaxed snack bar on the beach.