October 27, 2020
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Curacao

About Curaçao (Dushi!!)

Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving site.

Size: 171.4 mi²

Languages: Papiamento, Dutch, English

Currency: Netherlands Antillean guilder

Cruise Port: Mega Cruise Terminal, Willemstad

Our time in Curaçao! (Blog entries)

Arriving in Curaçao

Curacao is a wonderful area and one of my favorites. When you arrive at the port area, there are several shops right there at the dock. You exit on the very end where you can find taxis to take you anywhere you want to go. If you want to do shopping and eating, I’d recommend you heading into downtown Willemstad. If you’re wanting to relax on a beach, then I’d recommend you head to one of the many beaches listed below. Here are some things you can do in Curacao to spend your day:

  1. Walk across the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
  2. See Handelskade
  3. Relax at Playa Lagun
  4. Relax at Cas Abao Beach
  5. Visit Christoffel National Park
  6. Hang out at Blaubaai
  7. Have fun at Mambo Beach
  8. Visit Shete Boka National Park
  9. Shop at Riffort Village
  10. Relax at Kenepa Beach
  11. Visit Klein Curacao Lighthouse
  12. Visit Fort Amsterdam
  13. Hato Caves
  14. Check out Curacao Ostrich Farm
  15. Relax at Playa Kalki
  16. Visit Fort Beekenburg
  17. See the UNESCO sites in Scharloo
  18. Visit Curacao Liquer Distilery (Home of Blue Curacao)
  19. Visit Savonet Museum
  20. Tour around and see the vibrant colors of everything

Eating in Curaçao

Like other busy towns that cruises visit, Curacao is no exception when it comes to food choices. There are plenty of places to eat at, especially around Willemstad. Keshi Yena is their local cuisine so be sure to give it a try. Some other spots to try are:

  1. Baoase Cullinary Beach Restaurant
  2. Serafina
  3. Omundo Restaurant
  4. Cana Bar & Kitchen
  5. Shelterrock Paradise
  6. Bristo do Mar
  7. Bonita Beach Club
  8. Williwood
  9. Dushi Loempia
  10. Cafe de Tijd Curacao
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