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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
Activities: Dining
Description: This waterfront entertainment center and shopping area is located at the...
This waterfront entertainment center and shopping area is located at the entrance of St. Anna Bay, a dramatic position at the harbor gateway.
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Neat old fort, relaxing place to find souvenirs

Nice, low key place to shop for souvenirs for the kids. The courtyard was relaxing to set and have a cool drink after walking all over town. We didn't eat at any of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Potosi, MO
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Potosi, MO
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Nice, low key place to shop for souvenirs for the kids. The courtyard was relaxing to set and have a cool drink after walking all over town. We didn't eat at any of the restaurants, but there appeared to be quite a variety of places and things to eat.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurants, beautiful view of the cruiseships moored off. Nice clean area. Live music. Very expensive shops because of the people who come of the cruiseships.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It's a classical environment with historic value but yet new modern shops and bars / restaurants have been build. It even has got an Douwe Egbert coffee shop ;-)

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visiting riffort is a must for tourists when traveling to curacao. It has a variety of stores and restaurants .

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Coldwater, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great place for pictures. Several photo ops of the ocean and wildlife. A must see. Only about a 30 minute drive.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Riffort Village is actually the perfect location. It has everything you could need, bars, restaurants, shops, alcohol tasting and views across the sea for miles. Yes it's quite touristy but sometimes that's no bad thing...

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The location and design of riffort is beautiful. It combines the old with the new, and it's beautifully done! My only negative is that it's just missing more action. A few more stores, a few more light bite places, music, artists would liven the place up

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Curitiba, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Located inside an old fortress, the Riffort Village was a smart, great way to preserve a nice construction from the early times of Curaçao, the Rif Fort. However, the business complex is mainly geared for tourists. Nice bars and cafes, and above-the-average prices, given to the business'purpose itself and the fact it is linked to Renaissance Hotel. Against it, in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This Rif Fort Village is a tourist trap for sure, but it is a nice one. It's good some nice shops and cafe's inside which are really not much different in price from what's available outsie of the place and it's close to where the ships are docked or hotel resort which is close by. I don't think you can... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Interesting area in Otrabanda. enjoyed the small restaurant for breakfast (much cheaper than our hotel breakfast) and the shops built into the fort was a cool effect.

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