Curaçao Things to Do

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  • 1. Beaches

    Our tour with Irie Tours stopped at Playa Forti just for a photo op. Our guide said you could cliff jump from here but there were signs saying that it was dangerous and no one else was doing it so...

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  • 2. Floating Market

    On our tour of the city, the tour guide pointed out the floating market. Small fishing boats from Venezuela (which is only 40 miles away and a different climate from Curacao entirely) dock on the...

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  • 3. Hotel Day Pass

    I visited a very good, professional physical therapist, Milou Lindeman. Her wellness studio- Fysio Lindeman- is located just across from the Avila Hotel so following a refrshing massage, one may walk...

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  • 4. Queen Emma Bridge

    Built in 1888, the Queen Emma Bridge is a floating pedestrian bridge across St. Anna Bay connecting the Punda and Otrobanda quarters of Willemstad. The bridge is hinged and opens frequently, while we...

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  • 5. Dutch Architecture

    Curaçao architecture blends Dutch and Spanish colonial styles. The wide range of historic buildings in and around Willemstad has resulted in the capital being designated as a UNESCO World Heritage...

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  • 6. Shete Boca National Park

    Our last stop of the tour with Irie was Shete Boka, the national park. From the parking area we walked to Boka Tabla, where huge waves thunder into an underground cavern and then walked up to see the...

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  • 7. Hato Caves

    After we went to the museum, we passed by the desalinization plant, and the airport and visited the Hato Caves. Apparently the grottos and stalagmites are spectacular. The guide said that there would...

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  • 8. Christoffelpark

    Rent a car and drive to Christoffel National Park. This is the island's national park and features some really nice scenery. You can get a map for $1-$2 (depending on what they feel like charging) and...

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  • 9. Willemstad Tour

    After our tour with Irie Tours we had about 1 1/2 hours to spend in Willemstad, the capital of Curacao. The shopping area is across the Queen Emma, or swinging, bridge from where the cruise dock is,...

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  • 10. Sea Aquarium

    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...

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  • 11. Pietermaai Cathedral

    On our tour, we went into the Pietermaai Cathedral which is the largest and most impressive on the island. The guide told us about the pipe organ (pipes from 2 meters to 2 cm) and the story of the...

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  • 12. Free Ferry

    When the Queen Emma Bridge is pulled aside for a ship to enter, there is a ferry to get passengers across. The first time we were in Curacao, the bridge was being repaired, so the ferry was doing all...

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  • 13. Sephardic Jews - Synagogue & Cemeteries

    On our first visit to Curacao, we passed by the synagogue. On our last visit to Curacao we wanted to document cemeteries. I saw that there was a Jewish Cemetery #2, so I asked the taxi director about...

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  • 14. Curaçao Liqeuer

    Our last visit was to Seniors Curacao which is where the authentic Curacao liqueur is made from the dried peel of Curacao golden oranges (citrus aurantium curassuviensis) which turned out to be too...

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  • 15. Diving

    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...

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  • 16. Snorkeling and Water Sports

    November 2008 - We took a trip on a bus to the far side of the island from the cruise ship port on an excursion. The beach was very damaged by a recent storm. A lot of the sand had washed away and...

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  • 17. Irie Tours

    I didn't think we needed a tour for Curacao but after doing a little reading, it sounded like it made sense because the sites are reasonably far apart. Irie Tours came highly recommended so I booked...

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  • 18. Queen Juliana Bridge

    Our first view of the Queen Juliana Bridge (the high fixed bridge) was from the bow camera in our room. We went up the the refinery, turned around and docked facing out. When we went up to eat at...

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  • 19. Queen Wilhelmina Bridge

    This is the third 'Queen" bridge - Queen Wilhelmina this time. We saw it on the trolley tour in 2005. I don't have but one photo of it and I didn't know that it was no longer a drawbridge until I...

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  • 20. Rif Fort

    The Rif fort was built in the early 19th century buy the Dutch to guard the harbour entrance. Today it is something of a mall that attractions patrons from the large cruise ships that come by Curacao....

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  • 21. Kura Hulanda

    Make sure to visit the Kura Hulunda Hotel in Otrobanda. It is dozens and dozens of buildings that were renovated into a hotel, museum and conference center. It is designed like a hill town with...

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  • 22. Street Sculpture

    Just near the cruise ship pier but within 10 minutes of "downtown" Punda, you will find a type of sculpture and artwork that you have probably not seen elsewhere. You will be surprised by the "people"...

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  • 23. Curaçao Museum

    In 2005 we took two tours from the ship. The afternoon one was called Discover Curaçao First we went to the Curaçao Museum which is located in the old military hospital building dating from 1853. I...

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  • 24. Bloemhof Plantation

    When we got to Bloemhof and while the lady was telling us about the history of the plantation, she was talking about roof tiles, and I leaned backwards to take a photo of the roof tiles on the porch...

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  • 25. Fort Amsterdam

    UPDATE: This Fort Church museum has been totally renovated and expanded and was re-opened in September, 2007! The museum has also expanded the number and quality of its exhibits and everything is...

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