Visit the factory. Try some samples. This liqueuer is made of the peels of Valencia orange contained an ethereal oil with an extraordinary pleasing fragrance. Since 1946 Chobolobo houses the distillery Senior Co, which has produced the famous Bleu Curacao.
Also, you can buy "Alcolado Glacial" a mentholated splash lotiion.
This caves provided shelter for the Arawak indians 1,500 years ago. Later, slaves used this caves as hiding places, still you can see the smoke on the roof. Also you can find a lot of bats.
Outside theree are some rock formations. No flash allowed inside the cave the most areas.
$8.00 entrance fee.
The west side of Curacao has several protected white sand beaches. The shore slopes gently to about 15 meters then drops off sharply creating a wall for coral and larger sea life. Although I have been certified for 3 years, I had never taken an unescorted dive. The Marriott scuba center quoted me close to $500 to take 4 divers on a 2 tank morning dive off the coast of the resort. SInce the waters were rough I decided to take a drive to another location and look for a dive shop. In Lagun, I Was greeted by a quiet gentlemen at Discover Diving who proceeded to show me a map of the underwater area and suggested I would be fine with an unescorted dive. He suited up my entire family for about $80 for the day and we were welcome to get fresh tanks for $6/each. The dive was wonderful and I saved $400 which paid for my car rental for the week.
Okay, so maybe we aren't right in our minds, but swimming with the sting rays while trying to feed sharks and sea turtles was pretty amazing! We also swam with the dolphins. This was all at the aquarium. The aquarium is a little off of the beaten path. You see, I was mistaken when I got there. I figured I could walk to everything. I mean, it all appears as if you are in a small city and the island only looks 4 miles wide. I was mistaken. Take teh bus or shuttle.
Curacao has natural Aloe Vera plants.
This world famous plant has natural healing powers!
It can be used externally to treat various skin conditions such as cuts, burns and eczema, and eases pain and reduces inflammation.
So knowing this, I stopped at the road to get a leaf of this wonderplant..
But offcourse you can also visit the plantations, where you get general info and where you can buy Aloe Vera products!
Curacao beaches are paradise beaches.
One of the biggest beach (wich is not very big) is Knip Beach (see picture)
If you don't like crowded beaches, you might want to avoid Sundays, when the locals come here to have a day full of fun and barbeque!
Bring your snorkeling or dive gear,
Curacao has some of the clearest water in the Caribbean, with average visibility running anywhere from 80-140 feet (25-40m) which will help you fully appreciate the 80 miles of pristine coral reef encircling the island.
Tropical fish, sea turtles, seahorses, eels, and (if you're lucky) even dolphins just swimming around you!
I found a website with 80 different dive locations:
Come and visit the Curaçao Ostrich Farm and take the opportunity to meet these fascinating birds up-close and personal. You can touch them, feed them even ride them (for real daredevils only). Every hour a safari truck will take you on a remarkable tour through the farm corals where the ostriches live. All you have to do is announce yourself at the restaurant that is located at the entrance. You can also eat ostrich meat dishes and buy some souveniers at the shop.
Architecture! Our capital of Willemstad is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as of 1997. I assure you: it's worth it!
You can either visit some wonderful buildings downtown or our beautiful countryhouses in the countryside; several of them house musea, restaurants or shops, so you can combine architecture with history. This townhouse is an art gallery.
...visit Baya Beach Club at Caracasbay Island.
Surprise! Combine history with sun, sea, sand and partying! Baya Beach Club is ideal for a day at, in, on or around the water with he family. During the day you can swim, bake in the sun, ride the boat, waterbike, canoe, hike, ride horseback, have a nice lunch and some tropical drinks. A beautiful site to see the sun set. At night you can mingle with the locals and dance till morning. Also to visit on the Baya Beach grounds: Fortress Beekenburg (17th century, dutch)
If you're staying at the Marriott, you won't find a better beach as it is not only a good one but you have your deck chairs, your palapa and the Seabreeze beach restaurant. The beach is long, with a man made reef that provides the best snorkeling we had in Curacao. Yes, it is somehow rocky as all the beaches in the island, but the coral reef means plenty of attractive sea life.
Cas Abou is a small and very quiet beach, 20 minutes north of Willemstad and close to Porto Marie beach, which can be visited in the same day. It was very quiet in May... too much for my taste. There is a very basic snack-bar which I just recommend for refreshment or beers, but not good for food. The restaurant at Porto Marie is much mcuh better so plan your lunch there. Snorkel is good but not excellent.
Porto Marie is worth a visit as it is one of the nicest and best equipped beaches in Curacao. As others, it is small and nested between the surroundings rocky hills. It has a very nice restaurant where I suggest for lunch after or before visiting the neighboring Cas Abou beach. Porto Marie and Cas Abou are close together so they both make a good day at the beach. Snorkeling is good but not excellent. There is an entrance fee (like $3 per person)
Willemstad looks perfect and beautiful on postcards but reality is somehow different. The city is attractive (wouldn't say charming) but it's somehow dirty and smelly. I still enjoyed visiting it a few times for a walk, photos, shopping and dining. The Punda side is nicer than Otrobanda. I recommend to walk or drive the along the coastal road on the Punda side to see the small homes where locals live.
After visiting Siete Bocas in the morning, lunch at Playa Kalki, I suggest ending your day trip at this famous and picturesque beach. Avoid the place during weekends as it is crowded with locals. Watch the young guys diving into the water from the rocks. The neighboring Small Knip is less attractive and you may skip it.