Curacao Holidays

Curacao is the largest of the islands in the Netherlands Antilles. It is a thriving tourist center for many reasons- rock caves, sandy beaches, clear waters, exotic wildlife, delicious cuisine and a weather that stays perfect throughout the years.

Famous Curacao Holidays Attraction

A holiday in Curacao is full of activities. There are many sites to be explored while you are here.

Willemstad, the capital city, is a favorite spot with the tourists. Its architecture is splendid- you will get to see Dutch-style houses, African style cunucus and thatched cottages. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are many landmarks in this city- Statue of Manuel Piar, Fort Amsterdam, Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, Queen Juliana Bridge, Mikve Israel Synagogue and the Jewish Beth Heim Cemetery.

Other tourists attractions include St. Christoffel National Park where you can catch a glimpse of the Curacao deer, Shete Boka National Park, Curacao Sea Aquarium, Hato caves, Curacao Ostrich and Game Farm and the Boca Tabla, the underwater cave.

Apart from sight-seeing, you will also have the time of your life indulging in water sports. From surfing, scuba diving, sailing, snorkeling to fishing, the waters of this island hold promises for a lot of excitement and fun.

Those who love food and drinks can also enjoy their passions. The local food of this island consists of European, West-Indian and East-Asian cuisines. Seafood is another specialty. As for drinks, try the blue alcoholic beverage made of bitter oranges which shares its name with the island.

Top Curacao Beaches and Hotels

There are 38 beaches in the island of Curacao; no wonder the island is so popular. Sea Aquarium Beach is the perfect tourist spot; Playa Porto Mari, Playa Kalki and Cas Abou are excellent for water sports; Playa Jeremi is quieter and thus, ideal for honeymooners while Playa Knip is the ideal destination for family holidays.

There are plenty of hotels, luxury or economical, as well as guest houses in this island. The Sea Aquarium Resort, Marriott Curacao Resort, Sunset Waters and Papagayo Beach Resort are some of the best luxury hotels here.

Shopping Places for Curacao Holidays Traveler

Willemstad is one of the best shopping centers in the Caribbean. It has a floating market where agricultural products are sold. It also has a market building which opens every Saturday. Shopping in downtown Willemstad is duty-free. In Punda, the city’s commercial center, you will find many upscale boutiques selling goods from all over the world- may it be jewellery, linens, brass, crystals, perfumes, clothes, diamonds, pewter, china or handbags. Bon bimi markets are also organized occasionally; you can buy colorful paintings and woodcarvings form these festive markets.

For souvenirs, you can buy local made arts and crafts, curios and the famous bitter orange liquor.

A holiday in Curacao will be one of the most memorable times of your life. Roll on the beaches, explore the cuisines and drinks, visit the nature reserves, shop till you drop- in short, enjoy yourself fully when you are here.