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Best things to do in Curaçao

Shopping Mall
“A uniquely shaped shopping mall with a kids playground, trampoline park, cinema and food court included.”
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Shopping Mall
“For those interested in partying on the beach, head to the man-made Mambo Beach. It is also known as Sea aquarium Beach, east of Willemstad, for everything from white sand, blue waters, dolphin academy, large dive operation, a music stage to a shopping mall with free parking. Entering the sandy beach requires a fee; beach chairs are lined up all over this beach and are available for rent. Different color chairs belong to different establishments or resorts on the beach. Food and drinks are available from many of the beach stands or food establishments in the mall. Beach-goers have many great restaurant choices. ”
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“Great National park for hiking. I recommend going early in the morning before the sun gets intense.”
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“The vibrant pedestrian-only streets create a picturesque atmosphere with many shops, café’s and terraces conveniently located in one area. Walking in one of the most beautiful inner cities of the world, you can find some of the best photo opportunities. Punda’s quaint streets and alleys, full of life and color, lead you to some of the best shopping on the island. Stores in Punda offer a variety of jewelry, electronics, cosmetics, women and men's fashion and local souvenirs. Relax on one of the many café’s and terraces enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner or a refreshing cocktail! Punda hosts its famous Punda Vibes every Thursday night. Punda Vibes’ mission is to make you fall in love with ou ”
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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.”
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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!”
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“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!”
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Snack Place
“A spectacular beach with all the amenities you need for a great day out on the beach.”
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“Playa PortoMari is a beautiful sandy bay to be found on the private estate of Plantages PortoMari, Its white coral sand beach with clear and calm water is a true paradise for water lovers. The unique ‘double reef’ is easily accesible from the shore providing a fascinating snorkel and dive site. For landlubbers, three nature trails (the Seru Matteo Trail, the History Trail and the Bird Trail) have their starting point at the beach’s parking lot. They are ideal for hiking but can also be conquered by mountain bike. Playa PortoMari is open every day. The beachside restaurant and bar offers local food and a variety of delicious drinks such as tropical cocktails and beer.”
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Historic Site
“A unique shopping place build within a fort, very nice in the evenings too.”
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“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. ”
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“The French jet-set feeling on Curacao can be experienced in Saint Tropez Oceanclub. The restaurant is a beautiful piece of modern design, yet cozy and homely. Enjoy an international menu with dishes ranging from chicken satay to lobster, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. The cocktails are also highly recommended. ”
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“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.”
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“Otrabanda and Punda you can enjoy our UNESCO World Heritage colorfull buildings”
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Caribbean Restaurant
“Restaurant Gouverneur de Rouville, or simply "De Gouverneur' is situated in Otrobanda, Willemstad, with a magnificent view over our world famous Handelskade. Very popular restaurant amongst locals and tourists to come and enjoy a lunch or a dinner, while watching large ocean vessels passing by in the harbor of Willemstad. Their menu consists of delicious International and Local cuisine with Caribbean twist. Come in and be welcomed by the sound of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and many more legends at the Motown Soul Bar. Enjoy the music while sipping of an ice cold beer, premium spirits, wine or one of our signature cocktails, add a cigar into the mix and you’re in for an amazing Motown experience! ”
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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.”
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