Things to do on Curaçao

Namora Restaurant

Namora Restaurant is the perfect spot for a romantic dining experience for you and your partner, having fun with the family, or just enjoying drinks at the bar with friends. You are sure to have a memorable experience with its amazing location, delicious food, exciting cocktails, outdoor terrace and sophisticated yet cozy interior. No matter what brings you there, there is always a great time waiting.

Flamingo Sanctuary Willibrordus

At the Flamingo Sanctuary Sint Willibrordus you will see flamingos socializing in their natural habitat. Here you can enjoy the tranquil surroundings of green hills and calm waters. But be mindful of your distance when observing the flamingos as they are quite shy and will move away if you get too close. A sign in the area recommends staying at least 100 m (328 ft) away. Bring a long lens camera for magnificent pictures from a distance.

Porto Marie Beach - The one with the pigs

Porto Marie Beach, a privately owned beach with plenty of amenities and great snorkeling and diving opportunities, has always been popular with tourists but has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years thanks to the addition of their four-legged friends. At the beach you can head out into the clear waters to observe fantastic coral formations and marine life, with rentals and diving lessons available on the shore, or simply enjoy a swim in the calm, warm bay. You can also explore the unspoiled nature trails, or enjoy a cooling cocktail in their restaurant or at the bar. And of course there is plenty of fun to be had with the wild pigs that have made this beach their home!

Kokomo Beach

Although this beach, which is located in a spectacular natural bay, only reopened in 2011, it has become one of the most popular hangouts among locals, expats and beach lovers. The notorious monthly Full Moon parties have become the stuff of legend, but basically any party or festival here is worth attending. Its secure parking, alternative look, impressive amenities (a restaurant, bar, massage service, dive school and platform) and its world famous swing set in the water are reason enough to spend some time at this man-made earthly paradise. 

Curaçao Sea Aquarium

The Curacao Sea Aquarium belongs to one of the most unique aquaria in the world. It has namely managed to create natural habitats for all its marine creatures without using sophisticated technical equipment. Due to an open-water system all the aquaria are in immediate contact with the open sea. There are also regular shows to provide entertainment for the entire family. In addition to this treat we also have the Dolphin Academy on the premises in which visitors get a chance to swim with the dolphins that reside there. So it is most certainly worth a visit!

Curaçao Hato Cave

The Curaçao Hato Cave is located on the north side of the island and only a 4 minute drive from Curaçao’s Hato International Airport. The Hato Cave, being more than 300.000 years old, is the biggest and most prominent cave on the island. It has been officially open to the public since 1991, before this it had undergone an intensive renovation process initiated by the Government of Curaçao to make it accessible by foot. Today it is considered the most beautiful and most public friendly cave on the island.

Knip beach

Knip Beach is very popular with both the local population and tourists. Here you can swim and sunbathe in one of the most beautiful surroundings in Curaçao. For the well trained swimmers, the reef can be reached from the beach, but it is quite a long swim. Snorkeling, however, can be done much closer to the shore near the rocks on either side of the beach. Often you can buy local dishes, snacks and drinks.

Playa Piskadó (Fishermen’s Beach)

Playa Grandi (Big Beach) or Playa Piskadó (Fishermen’s Beach) is one of the northernmost beaches in Curaçao, known for the numerous fishermen’s boats that are permanently tied up here. Up until a few years ago, the beach was almost solely frequented by these fishermen and locals, but then the word got out about the sea turtles that swim in the water near the shore, attracted by the activities of the fishermen.

This has attracted many tourists to the beach and today you will often find them here in large numbers, either standing and watching the activities of the fishermen from the pier or snorkeling in the water in groups, hoping to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.