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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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Willemstad Sightseeing Tour

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Fun to visit and see everything...makes you feel like a local

What a fun treat to actually stumble onto this. Quaint, charming, friendly, helpful, inexpensive...felt like I was a local enjoy the literally fruits of the neighborhood. Everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Kaysville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a fun treat to actually stumble onto this. Quaint, charming, friendly, helpful, inexpensive...felt like I was a local enjoy the literally fruits of the neighborhood. Everyone was so very helpful to tell us about the different types and how to tell if they are ripe or not. Not very expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely recommend getting a car if you stay on Curacao. It was safe to drive on the roads and easy to get around once you get a hang of the place. There are no road signs (or few), so use a map, common sense, and visuals. I posted photos of step by step directions under Marriotts review to several places,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Punda, as viewed from across the divide, looks architecturally like Amsterdam, but with a Caribbean twist: very colorful! But once on this side, it is a little disappointing to walk around here at night. Only the section on the water is active, like a movie set, and the "back lot" is silent and empty at night. Daytime is much more... More 

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Champ Fleurs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Spent a couple days in Wilemstad the shopping and the atmosphere was good. Will visit again. The mood walking around was relaxed and friendly.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dirty, run down,and full of crappy tourist t-shirt shops. This supposed to be a world heritage site, but was a waste.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed near Punda, in Pietermaai, and visited a number of times over the course of our trip. We had three young kids in tow, so our trips to Punda generally consisted of a little bit of shopping, getting snacks, and just wandering around people-watching. There was a nice mix of locally-owned shops and international brands. Our first morning in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's neat. Lot's of shops with arts/crafts and things to look at. There is also a produce market, but the restaurants we ate at were average or overpriced for their value. The town got old quickly. I will say we went to Rock Beach which was a restaurant along the coast and that was an enjoyable experience. Otherwise, spend a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice place to visit with several stores and some restaurants. I recommend wait to view the open bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Enjoyed wondering around the area, up and down the alleys. Some are uniquely painted, many historic old buildings with lots of character. A lot of little shops to wonder in and out, although many are the same touristy ones.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Punda is in parts beautiful but i wouldn't plan more than a half day there. The best things are the fruitmarket (you need about 10 minutes for that), the variety of fruits is rather small and everybody sells the same fruits. Then i would recommend the local food market which is in the same street and offers delicious local food... More 

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