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Punda

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Willemstad
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Home to most of the shops and tourist activities in Willemstad.
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Ottawa, ON
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful colourful buildings but we're not much into shopping so we walked around a bit but didn't stay long. Loved the floating bridge!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Punda is the Crown jewel of Curaçao's shopping districts. Otrabanda is ok, but it does not have Punda's charm. Of course, one must cross the pontoon bridge to that side for the fun of it. Excellent variety of shops and restaurants are available in Punda.

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Hamilton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Punda has lots of shops and little patio restaurants where the food is good and the staff are very friendly. Explore the little side streets for some great surprises.

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Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We enjoyed a morning of shopping downtown. The prices were not bad at all. The streets are clean. This area is easily accessible to someone confined to a wheelchair. There are little eateries right along the water so if lunch time catches you downtown, no worries. The shop keepers are willing to bargain so don't forget to negotiate for the... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Nice Dutch Caribbean area with restaurants, shops, floating market and more. A little touristy but that's to be expected so close to the cruise ship terminals.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great shopping; nice and compact. Nice eateries too. Floating market is a must see. Prices drop after cruise chips leave!

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Nashville
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Be sure and bargain to a more reasonable price. Of course what you really want to do is make your way to the shopping along the other side of the pier - arts, crafts and fresh seafood available at a decent price.

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Orangeville, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

There is not a lot to do aside from walking through the town looking at the buildings, the produce market, some shops, and cafes. We really enjoyed the colourful buildings. Would recommend for an hour walk, sticking to the key areas. You can search for a walking tour map.

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Rondeau, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Did lots of this. There are so many shops and markets and the streets run everywhere. We hit some great shops just by walking down the alleys. Wonderful to sit along the canal and have a beer at the local pub and restaurant. Great view from the swinging bridge.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This side of the city is very colorful and pleasant. Very worth the visit. This side has many shops like Penha, with good prices and very good restaurants. Spend some time looking at the motion of the bridge that connects Punda to Otrobanda.

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