Top Choice Park in West End

Christoffel National Park

This 1800-hectare preserve is formed from three old plantations, including the Savonet Plantation (now the excellent Savonet Museum; combination ticket available). The park has two driving routes and eight hiking tr…
Top Choice Museum in Willemstad

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 the slave trade, slave culture and abolition. There is also a …
Top Choice Bridge in Willemstad

Queen Emma Bridge

Spanning the 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 ships. When the bridge is open, two free public ferries sh…
Beach in West End

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 is framed by azure waters and verdant hills. There are a few …
Art Gallery in Willemstad

Gallery Alma Blou

Housed in the 17th-century plantation house Landhuis Habaai, this cooperative gallery has the city's largest collection of works by local artists. The rotating exhibits usually feature one or two artists with local …
Bird Sanctuary in Willibrordus & Around

Flamingo Sanctuary

For an island that's lacking in lawns, there is no shortage of pink flamingos. You'll see them congregating in the Saliña Sint Marie, the salt flats on the southern side of the road heading toward Playa Portomari. T…
Market in Willemstad

Floating Market

A colorful place to see piles of papayas, melons, tomatoes and much more. The vendors sail 70km from Venezuela to set up shop here.
Island in Curaçao

Klein Curaçao

Remember all those plans you made about the one book/song/food/friend you would bring when you're stuck on a deserted island? They'll come in handy when you take a trip to this uninhabited island, about 15 miles off…
Park in West End

Shete Boka National Park

Shete Boka means 'seven inlets,' named for a series of picturesque coves that are carved out of the limestone along this 10km stretch of coastline. Park your car near Boka Tabla, where the powerful surf thunders int…
Museum in West End

Savonet Museum

Set in the old landhuis (plantation house), this is a fascinating museum that recounts the history of Curaçao through the story of the Savonet Plantation. Visitors learn about the plantation owners and slaves, and w…