Curacao Attractions and Activities
This historic port town was established by the Dutch during the early 1600’s. It was ideal for trade because of its natural harbor. Throughout the centuries, buildings in Willemstad have been influenced by European architecture, including colonial Portuguese and Spanish architecture. Willemstad is today full of fine restaurants and nightclubs, numerous shopping districts, and historic districts.
Curacao Sea Aquarium
Tourists can observe sea lions, fish, and other marine animals at the Curacao Sea Aquarium. Its special Animal Encounter section is a sheltered lagoon where it is possible to snorkel or scuba dive in water filled with schools of fish, large sea turtles, and small sharks.
This is the only network of caves where the public is permitted to enter in Curacao. The Hato Caves is a great spot to observe stalagmites, stalactites, and ancient Indian petroglyphs. These caves are very historic since runaway slaves and Arawak Indians frequently made their homes here.
Travelers visiting Curacao can find secluded beaches affording privacy. These secluded beaches can be found on the island’s western and southern shores. These secluded beaches are particularly appealing to couples seeking privacy. Some beaches are near resorts, but other secluded beaches are only accessible by boat.
Bounty Sailing Adventures
Bounty Sailing Adventures sponsors sailing and snorkeling excursions along Curacao’s picturesque southern shoe. During the trip, guests will be treated to a barbequed meal, a fully stocked bar serving various drinks, and snorkeling instructions. Two stops are made along the way to allow guests the opportunity to snorkel, one at a tugboat wreck site, and the other at a section of a national park where abundant quantities of reef and tropical fish can be observed. Making this trip more appealing are the affordable rates. It is only 69 dollars per adult and 35 dollars per child between the ages of 3-12.