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Bucket List: Top 8 Best Things to Do in Curacao

Curacao Bucket List: 15 Best Places to Visit in Curacao

Scuba diving might be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Curacao. While that is so right, there are other beautiful things you can try on this island. With warm waters, oceanfront cafes, and pristine sand, this paradise has a lot more to offer than you can imagine.

So, what can you do in Curacao? Check out these fun activities and enjoy a thrilling experience, whether you’re traveling solo or with loved ones:

1. Sightseeing at Handelskade.

View of Willemstad in Curacao. With its unique architecture and harbor entry, the city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you’re wondering where you can find the breathtaking view of Curacao’s pier, you have to visit Punda in Willemstad.

There are outdoor cafes you can sit in a while enjoying a drink right in front of St. Anna Bay.

2. Snorkeling at Playa Lagun.

Playa Lagun in Curacao by Martha de Jong-Lantink via Flickr CC
Playa Lagun in Curacao by Martha de Jong-Lantink via Flickr CC

The narrow cove and calm waters of Playa Lagun is certainly a perfect place to do snorkeling. You can bring your own scuba gear or snorkeling gear, but there are available for rent if you need one.

The coral reefs are visible under the crystal clear waters, and there are colorful fishes that will surely take your breath away.

3. Swimming at Cas Abao Beach.

Cas Abao Beach in Curacao photo via Depositphotos
Cas Abao Beach in Curacao photo via Depositphotos

This white-sand beach boasts a picturesque surrounding of lush greenery and cliffs. You can spot some eagle rays and sea turtles while swimming at Cas Abao.

There are large palm umbrellas or thatched palapas to give you shade after a dip.

4. Hiking in Playa PortoMari.

Porto Marie beach with white sand and crystal clear blue water in Curacao photo via Depositphotos
Porto Marie beach with white sand and crystal clear blue water in Curacao photo via Depositphotos

This beach offers a trailhead for natural trails ideal for mountain biking and hiking. Playa Porto Mari is the best place for adventurers who love outdoor activities.

After a long day, you can drop by the beach bar to enjoy some good food such as Indonesian sateys.

5. Mountain biking around Christoffel National Park.

Lizard in Christoffel Park by Jeroen van Luin via Flickr CC
Lizard in Christoffel Park by Jeroen van Luin via Flickr CC

This park is home to native plants and animals, including barn owls, white-tailed deer, wild orchids, and exotic plants. Nothing is better than biking when going around the national park.

6. Island hopping in Mambo Beach.

Mambo Beach on the Caribbean Island of Curacao photo via Depositphotos
Mambo Beach on the Caribbean Island of Curacao photo via Depositphotos

There are so many beautiful islands to explore in Curacao, but Mambo Beach is not to be missed. This man-made beach features a volleyball court, crystal cerulean waters, and pristine white sands.

It’s also a perfect place to sip pina Coladas while enjoying the bay view.

7. Watching sea turtles at Shete Boka National Park.

Shete Boka National park photo via Depositphotos
Shete Boka National park photo via Depositphotos

If watching sea turtles lay eggs doesn’t amaze you, then what will? Shete Boka National Park is home to various species of marine turtles that lay eggs in the sand.

This exciting natural wonder should be on your list when you visit the north coast of Curacao.

8. Museum hopping in Kura Hulanda Museum.

Kura Hulanda Museum photo via FB Page
Kura Hulanda Museum photo via FB Page

Back in the African slave trade period, Kura Hulanda was established by a slave owner and merchant. There are 18th-century scale models and artifacts displayed in the museum that represents the ugly era of Curacao.

However, you will be impressed by the Antillean art, Mesopotamian relics, and pre-Columbian gold inside the building.

So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to consider this list before booking a trip to Curacao this year!

Curacao Travel and Tour Packages

Searching for the best hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of affordable Curacao hotels and resorts via Agoda, Booking, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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