Must see attractions in Curaçao

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    Christoffel National Park

    This 1800-hectare preserve is formed from three old plantations, including the Savonet Plantation, which is now the excellent Savonet Museum; combination…

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    Museum Kura Hulanda

    Located in a 19th-century merchant's house and slave quarters, this excellent museum documents the brutal history of slavery in the New World, including…

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    Blue Room

    Curaçao's most majestic natural wonder is a hidden cave on its western shore, accessible only via the ocean. The prime attraction of the cave is its…

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    Landhuis Bloemhof

    As visitors wander the leafy grounds of this 1735 plantation home they encounter a range of things. An old car covered in mosaic tiles depicting sea…

  • Queen Emma Bridge

    Spanning Sint Annabaai, this local landmark is sometimes called Our Swinging Old Lady. It's a pontoon bridge that swings open to make way for oceangoing…

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    Grote Knip

    This West End beach is a stunner. In fact, you've probably seen it on the cover of a Curaçao tourist brochure: a perfect crescent of brilliant white sand,…

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    Gallery Alma Blou

    Housed in the 17th-century Landhuis Habaai plantation house, this cooperative gallery has the city's largest collection of works by Caribbean artists. The…

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    Klein Curaçao

    Remember the one book/song/food/friend you would bring if you were going to be stuck on a desert island? That'll come in handy when you take a trip to…

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    Shete Boka National Park

    Shete Boka means 'seven inlets' – the park is named for a series of picturesque coves carved out of the limestone along this 10km stretch of coastline…

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    Savonet Museum

    Set in the old landhuis (plantation house), this fascinating museum recounts the history of Curaçao through the story of the Savonet Plantation. Visitors…

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    Hato Caves

    Near the airport, this is an impressive network of caves with the standard collection of faces and figures (pirates, horses and, of course, the Virgin…

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    Flamingo Sanctuary

    Though the island is lacking in lawns, you may spot the occasional Caribbean flamingo. On rainy days the majestic pink birds congregate in the Saliña Sint…

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    Playa Kalki

    The island's westernmost beach, Playa Kalki is a small, secluded strand tucked into a cove near Curaçao's far tip. It's not exactly a destination beach:…

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    Cas Abao

    This mid-coast beach (sometimes spelled Cas Abou) is an island favorite for its soft white sand, crystal-clear waters and surrounding scenery. It's a…

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    Jan Thiel Beach

    The beach at Jan Thiel was literally carved out of the coast – by humans. The whole thing is artificial, which explains why the swimming area is actually…

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    Jewish Cultural-Historical Museum

    The 1651 Mikvé Israel Emanuel Synagogue has the oldest continuously operating Jewish congregation in the western hemisphere. Its small but fascinating…

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    Curaçao Maritime Museum

    Engaging displays trace the island’s history, including exhibits on the Dutch West India Co, the growth of Willemstad, the slave trade and more. A…

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    Curaçao Museum

    Small but worthwhile, this museum touches on art, history and society in its eclectic collections. In an unlikely residential location 1.6km west of…

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    Landhuis Chobolobo

    Did you ever wonder why blue curaçao is blue? Find out at Landhuis Chobolobo, where the liqueur is produced (in five colors, actually) from the peel of…

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    Steam for Oil

    At the Curaçao Maritime Museum, this exhibit includes a working model of the oil refinery that has been a centerpiece of the island's economy throughout…