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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Home to most of the shops and tourist activities in Willemstad.

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I have not been to Curacao in a long time and I was surprised at how dilapidated the place was. did not find the the deals were good nor the range or quality of clothing

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I have not been to Curacao in a long time and I was surprised at how dilapidated the place was. did not find the the deals were good nor the range or quality of clothing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The open air and harbor-side markets, on the edge of very old and beautiful buildings, make for a great walking tour. If you drive to Punda, be careful about parking (centralized meters that currently are not accepting credit cards so take change) and homeless drug addicts. We were accosted by such a person when trying to park. He waited for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

300 year old building that hold a ton of history. The floating market is a must go to. The Ugly oranges are delicious. The uglier the better :)

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Houston, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had a wonderful time shopping in Punda! We went mid-day. We felt very safe even cruising down alleys and finding little hidden cafes. The locals are wonderfully nice, even if they are a little pushy selling their wares in the open market by the bus station. Bus fares were only $1.50USD from Sunscape resort to the bus station -... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Punda is an area of the central city district around the harbor entrance. Cross the floating bridge and wander the European style streets full of small shops, bars and restaurants. Buy some fresh fruit at the 'floating market'. Each vendor has a boat behind it with produce from Venezuela. The banana's are sweet and ripe unlike you will get in... More 

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Brantford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Panda is a place to see and if you can get a tour with Danielle you will learn so much about this place. So rich with history

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Punda is the site of several attractions, information about which is readily accessible on this site, amongst others. One museum that my husband and I just happened upon is the Central Bank Museum (we had not seen it mentioned anywhere), which also houses an small, intimate private art collection. Fascinating, but maybe particularly so for us because of our guide,... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved the Indoor and Floating Market! Loved the waterside cafes, the floating bridge, the night life and the people. What an amazing part of the world to be surrounded by! The buildings are as colourful as the people and hospitality as warm as the sun.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Like the old world charm of the Netherlands - this is a well maintained shopping district, narrow streets, and charm galore. Use the crosswalks since drivers will not stop for jay walkers but will for crosswalk pedestrians. Friendly folks and used to tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Found a variety of souvenirs t-shirts and other items most reasonably priced found the floating market and did get some fresh fish for dinner. Ferry ride was free when the foot bridge was not available as it is opened for ships to enter and leave the small harbor.

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