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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“It all starts with the boulevard where you find some nice shops and many different restaurants to choose for. Going down the stairs you'll find a beautiful beach from where you have easy acces to the sea. You can choose to chill at five different beach clubs like the Lions Dive hotel, Madero Ocean Club, Wet 'n Wild, Cabana Beach and Mood beach. Madero is in the middle and they also have a pool and at the beach they create a nice vibe with background music which always get's us in a good mood.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A uniquely shaped shopping mall with a kids playground, trampoline park, cinema and food court included.”
  • 41 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.”
  • 41 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 ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sometimes you feel like you want to have toast for breakfast, or as the Dutch say it: "A Toasty". For this we go to Zansi where they als serve a good coffee. They have more breakfast options, not a lot, but what they have is good. Only negative might be that they only start serving as of 09.00.”
  • 40 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. ”
  • 30 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
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
Lounge
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“Hang out during the day or at night with a beautiful view of town at this city beach club”
  • 33 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 $$$”
  • 24 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
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.”
  • 29 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
Natural Feature
“This is a nice place because you actually find four different beach clubs. The first one is Papagayo, where everything is fancy and modern white. Then next to you'll find Zest, where it is also fancy but a bit more classic. The next is Zansi, one of our favorites because it is very traditional/Caribbean. And the fourth is one of our new favorites Coco's beach where you can order a burger which is being served as three mini burgers with different flavors. For all these places you pay entrance only once. You pay extra for sunbeds and they offer different options to choose from. Waiters and waitresses serve you at the comfort of your subbed, so the ultimate relaxation. You'll also find some little shops, restaurants and a casino for if you're feeling lucky. If you plan to stay an entire day we advise you to come early to secure a place with nice shade.”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Sometimes you feel like you want to have toast for breakfast, or as the Dutch say it: "A Toasty". For this we go to Zansi where they als serve a good coffee. They have more breakfast options, not a lot, but what they have is good. Only negative might be that they only start serving as of 09.00.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Lounge
“Hang out during the day or at night with a beautiful view of town at this city beach club”
  • 33 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“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 $$$”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“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
Lounge
“Great live music & salsa dancing every thursday. Restaurant open every day of the week”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern Fusion restaurant with exquisite dishes and cocktails made with local ingredients. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh fish, cosy place to sit and enjoy lunch or dinner. No fancy restaurant, but the food is great!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best fish restaurant on the island, not the cheapest but you can't go wrong!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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