Curaçao, with only 444 km2, is the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles, which is not only characterized by its picturesque and attractive architecture, but also by its magical multicultural atmosphere. On the island, gastronomy, culture, music and customs from various countries such as Spain, France, Holland, England, Portugal, among others, coexist, generating a continuous festive atmosphere on the island. Due to its strategic location, any season of the year is perfect to visit Curaçao.
While Curaçao is renowned for its colorful buildings, paradisiacal beaches and incredible landscapes, the island is also rich in culture and history. Here we will do a count of the places that you should not miss:
Willemstad is the capital of Curaçao and is characterized by its colorful buildings of European-Caribbean influence. Due to its appearance, many travelers know it as little Amsterdam.
- Queen Emma Bridge
You have probably seen this bridge from photos, since it is one of the most beautiful and photographic landscapes on the island. This bridge built in 1888 is lit at night, along with the houses that surround it, with the colors of the rainbow to provide a magical atmosphere over the city.
- Hato Caves
This journey to the heart of caves formed millions of years ago is extremely exciting. Guided tours last approximately 45 minutes, during which you will cross waterfalls and discover impressive stone formations.
- Christoffel Park
It is the largest national park on the island that houses roads, trails, safaris, cliffs, flora, fauna, among many other attractions. Here you can visit the highest point of the island, Mount Christoffel, from where you will get an incredible panoramic view of the island.
- Dream Beach Aquarium Beach
This beach is one of the best known on the island, as it offers activities throughout the day. Here you can not only relax on the seashore, but also release a bit of adrenaline doing water sports such as jet skiing, diving, kayaking, among others. In the evenings, there are usually shows, such as cinemas or concerts, that complement the daytime experience.
- Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
Built more than three centuries ago, exactly in the year 1732, the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel synagogue is the oldest synagogue in America. This building is not only recognized for its characteristic pastel color, but also for its neoclassical interior and its sandy floor. Here you can also visit the two-story Jewish museum that tells the history of the Jewish community since its arrival on the island.
- Forti Beach
This beach is surrounded by cliffs of approximately 15 meters, from where the most intrepid bathers launch themselves. On these same cliffs, there are also different restaurants that offer delicious dishes and amazing views of the sea.
- Playa Grandi
On this beach you will not only have the opportunity to observe sea turtles in their own habitat, but you will also be able to swim with them. These turtles are about five feet tall and completely harmless.