"The many faces of Curacao" Top 5 Page for this destination Curaçao by kyoub

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Quiet seas wash Curacao's western leeward coast; wild surf crashes against the windward north.
There are many beautiful sandy beaches. Some lagoons are used for commerce, some for sports. Completely surrounding the island are reefs where a world of coral and fish is being discovered by divers.

Curacao is dominated by mesquite, century plants, and groves of gigantic cactus.
You will also see turks-cap cactus which grows close to the ground and has long thorns.
Protecting some of the beaches is also the Acacia tree with its pretty yellow flowers and sharp branches.
The dry desert terrain supports the national tree, the divi - divi. Its braches blown laterally by the wind.

Willemstad is a pretty architectural gem. The harbor is lined with brightly painted colonial houses. Here you can learn about Curacao's history in all the museums, shop until you drop, try your luck in the casinos, eat at some of the many international restaurants. Don't miss sunset here on the water, what ever you do.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:You never get bored
  • In a nutshell:A lovely island
  • Last visit to Curaçao: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Interesting tips from your 2005 visit. That was the year I went to Edinburgh and Bregenz, among other places. It doesn't seem so long ago, actually.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    what a great looking place

  • BROOKS's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 5:17 PM

    Kay, hi!!! Isn't Curacao unbelievable? The people are so exotic and the architecture is unexpected in the Caribbean. If I could, I'd live there or Aruba. Bon bini.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2007 at 11:16 PM

    Great page, thanks for sharing with us ;-)

  • diver-x's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2007 at 7:02 PM

    Thanks for the great tips! Looking for a spring dive destination and Curacao just might be it! Looks great!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2007 at 2:20 AM

    Wow, what a great destination! I know only blue Curacao :-) I need sun, georgeous colours of sea, beach, rocks, colorful and charming architecture. It must be crowded :-(

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2006 at 12:36 AM

    Wow, that sure looks like a great destination!!! The drawbridge and many of the names really do look and sound so very Dutch, but that's the history!!!

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2006 at 3:46 AM

    Hello Kay. I thought I'd pass by and send some orange stars your way for these great tips! Looks like you had a gorgeous time there! Greetings from the desert :-) Jess / PS: how are the cats?

  • ScubaCat's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2006 at 6:06 AM

    Very good info! I've just added your page as my guidebook so when I travel there I can look back over your page. Btw, great tip on American flying direct to Curaco. I though it would take almost 12 hours to get there. Nice to know it won't

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2006 at 4:38 AM

    Good Morning Kay. This page on Curacao was just what I needed to get me out of the winter doldrums. Beautiful beaches. Especially liked Porto Marie and Knip Beach. Great hotel & resaurant tips. xxx Lori.


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