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Best things to do in Curaçao

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Mambo beach is arguably the most tourist-friendly beach on the island. The parking lot has security, and along the beach there is a cafe that serves great beach side snacks. There is a fee for shaded beach cabanas, sunbeds and access to the swimming pool. The beach is clean, organized and safe. And has a great snorkeling opportunities. ​We would give it 4 stars. ”
47 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A uniquely shaped shopping mall with a kids playground, trampoline park, cinema and food court included.”
42 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“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. There are eight hiking trails, allowing the visitor the choice between an easy stroll, or for instance, a challenging hike to the top of the Christoffel mountain (recommended for early morning). Scenic car routes take you through underbush, around hills and across sea swept bluffs. The park also organizes special activities, including safaris, deer watching, animal presentations, cave excursions, a guided park tour and many special trips like occasional full moon walks and sunrise safari’s.”
56 locals recommend
Mountain
“Great National park for hiking. I recommend going early in the morning before the sun gets intense.”
40 locals recommend
Bar
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“...every Saturday evening there is a great happy hour that starts at 5 pm. It is a very popular spot where locals mix with tourists. Always live music and a DJ, great after spending your day at the beach at Zanzibar. Sunset, especially in september can be PINK!”
39 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“We recommend the art walk in Willemstad, that also takes you to the Scharloo district. You can end the tour with a lunch at Fleur de Marie. ”
31 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“This is another locally visited beach. ​There is an entry fee per vehicle, which ensures the cleanliness of the beach. The seating is free; however, we recommend arriving earlier to find a spot in the shade. There is a restaurant offering midday snacks​ and delicious milkshakes for when you're hungry, after snorkeling. We rate this beach 4 stars ”
33 locals recommend
Park
“This is a national park at the northern side of the island. Very impressive to see what nature does to the shore. Enjoy the view!”
28 locals recommend
Beach
“Porto Marie is an extravagant beach, with clear water and a plentiful of ish. It offers a different type of beach as instead of regular sand the ground mostly consist of pebbles, offering a unique experience. There is an entry fee, as well as an extra fee for seating and shade. The beach offers amenities such as a restaurant and if y want to explore the Carribean marine life a little closer there is a dive shop. my family would give this beach four stars ​”
33 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A unique shopping place build within a fort, very nice in the evenings too.”
28 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Hang out during the day or at night with a beautiful view of town at this city beach club”
35 locals recommend
Bar
“Miles, named after Jazz legend Miles Davis, is a cozy Jazz Café in the Nieuwestraat. Here you can enjoy laid back Jazz music from real vinyl turntables and cold drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. It's a small place which is visited by locals and tourists alike. It's easy to meet new people here. ”
27 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“The Gouverneur offers local and international cuisines for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and they offer glutenfree and vegetarian options. Try their fresh raw tuna as an appetizer and follow up with the trio fish or the tasty Caribbean salad with chicken. If you love flan be sure to leave room for a Caribbean cream caramel flan. Reservations for dinner should be made. Service is great $$$”
25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in Coral Estate, Very good food, full menu for breakfast lunch or dinner, very nice for a day on the beach with great drinks and cocktails.”
20 locals recommend
Farm
“The Curacao Ostrich Farm is one of the biggest breeding farms outside Africa which offers you the change of a lifetime to come and watch, feed or ride these fascinating birds. At the Curacao Ostrich Farm there is an exciting safari trip by truck leaving every whole hour.Also, come to our restaurant Zambezi where you'll dine in true African style. Enjoy our ostrich specialties or other real South-African dishes in a relaxed ambience or have a drink beside the nightly campfire.”
28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern Fusion restaurant with exquisite dishes and cocktails made with local ingredients. ”
24 locals recommend