Nice Beaches that also offers Diving & Snorkling possibilities
Fisherman shoot the breeze at one end of the beach and work on their boats, while visitors of the beach enjoy barbecues and calm water at the other end— a typical Curaçao beach scene. Daaibooi beach is located in the Willibrordus area. A pretty dive— look for numerous types of sponges, star corals, pillar corals, brain corals, elkhorn corals, and gorgonians as well as lots of typical reef fish.
Fine white sand covers this large beach. A true vacationing day can be spent here relaxing without a lot of rugged adventure. The Lower House (also called Kas Abou) site is located in front of Kas Abou beach, a picturesque, well maintained beach with full facilities and plenty of shade. The slope is rich in marine life.
Fishing boats pulled up onto the tiny beach add local charm. Playa Jeremi is located just past Soto and Lagun, with a beach covered with coarse sand and volcanic stones. Explore the wall to find large heads of mountainous star coral, orange cup corals, trumpet fish and a lot of typical reef fish and other sea creatures.
Rocky cliffs adorn the sides of this little cove, fishing boats rest on the sand. A favorite site for divers and snorkelers alike, Playa Lagun is accessible and easy to find and located right in the village of Lagun. Reef fish are plentiful along the cliffs and at the drop-off, where you will also see healthy coral coverage and large sponges
Playa Piskado/Playa Forti
Located in the village of Westpunt, both sites offer easy accessibility. Playa Piscadó ("Fisherman's Beach") is a typical local beach with nets spread out on the sand, small fishing boats pulled up on shore and fishermen shooting the breeze at the snack. Descend to the reef, but beware of occasional strong and unpredictable currents.
Playa Kalki/Alice in Wonderland
One of the nicest dive sites on Curaçao, Playa Kalki at Westpunt, nicknamed Alice in Wonderland, is a perfect spot for a day at the beach with divers, snorkelers and sun lovers. This is one of the top 10 sites on the island so you will often meet up with other divers underwater or at the beach. Keep an eye out for green moray eels, lobsters, mushroom-shaped star coral formations, as well as a wide array of colorful reef fish.
Playa Kenepa & Playa Grandi
Drive from the historic Kenepa plantation house to Playa Kenepa nearby. A small cove with lots of shade and white sand, this is one of the prettiest beaches on the island. Head out to the drop-off along the cliffs, where you will find gorgonians, some small caves and schools of fingerlings. Playa Grandi ("big beach") is a much larger beach further along the road.
Other Activities in the Neighbourhood.
The caves of Hato
The Hato Caves were formed below the sea level millions of years ago. With the Ice Ages the water level droped down and Curacao was born. The Hato cave covers an area of 4900 m2, and is the home to the beatiful limestone formations, romantic pools, waterfall and our famous Madonna statue. Also inside the Cave is a colony of Seldon seen long nose fruit bats.
Christoffelpark is the largest national park of Curacao and a must see for everyone. The park has a rich variety of local flora and fauna. Nature lovers will find the park teeming with local birds and plants, including species, which are not easily seen elsewhere on the island. For example wild orchids, the Palabrua, the rare native barn owl. The Curacao White Tailed deer (of which there are only about 250 left) and much more.
Curaçao Sea Aquarium
The Curaçao Sea Aquarium is probably the most popular destination of the island. It was developed directly on the oceanfront with a healthy coral reef only a stone’s throw from the entrance. This beautiful aquarium complex is one of the most unique in the world because of its ‘open-water-system’, which means that sea water is continuously pumped into the aquaria.During the feeding shows you can touch and learn about the animals. For some real fun you can snorkel or scuba dive and hand feed stingrays, sea turtles, sharks and many other colorful tropical fish. For those who do not want to get wet, they can watch the fun of the divers whilst seated in the Underwater Observatory Boat. After all that excitement you can relax in the coolness of our museum and theater. Take at least half a day to visit the Sea Aquarium because there are many things to do and equally as many things to see. Divers are allowed in the area that is locally known as Bapor Kibra, or wrecked boat. It is named after the steam vessel ‘Oranje Nassau’ that sunk near the shore in 1906. Swimming with the dolphins is very popular and because of its popularity you need to make reservations long before your arrival date.
Shete Boka National Park
Boca Table Cave, Natural Bridge,Blow Hole / Boca Pistol. Area with more than 10 beautiful boca's where 3 kind of turtle species breed.
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