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Punda

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #8 of 37 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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Be sure to bring a rain poncho or small umbrella, as downpours can come seemingly out of nowhere. And my wife and I were on the bridge when a downpour hit all of sudden. Getting soaked, is probably why she got sick the next day, and then I got it from her 2 days later. Shopping, food, nice walks. Our... More

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Eau Claire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was a fun place to shop. The area is beautiful and the people are friendly. You never have to worry for your safety & never harassed like some islands,

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lots of restaurants and shopping! Very quiet at night, so if you're looking for a party... this isn't the place to go!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We loved everything about punda and otrabanda. willemstad is a exciting, diverse caribbean city. if you like to wander around this is a place for that.

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Trinidad and Tobago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lots to do there, lovey buildings, clean, shopping. Note, when buying food the prices are mostly in local currency. My husband and sister was not aware and paid twice the cost for breakfast using US dollars. The store owners would not say anything, they would just take your money. There is the Bank de Caribe where you can get some... More

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Winchester, England
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72 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

'Punda' as shown on local mini-bus routes refers to the Willemstad waterside, the brightly painted 18th century Dutch buildings, the cafes, markets and museums. It is deservedly a UNESCO heritage site with many interesting things to see and enjoyable walks from one place to another. From our Sunscape hotel the access is by local mini-bid ($2, or 3 Dutch schillings)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Cute little downtown area. We went during the day this is where they have the Curacao and Dushi Sign.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Punda and Otrobanda are very beatiful landmarks, you have to walk and see old constructions with beautiful color and architecture.

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Bogota, Colombia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Punda is just across the floating bridge of otrobanda, the center of the city, in punda you can find the typical coloured houses which are beautiful, restaurants, commerce and other cultural places such as the floating market. Is a nice place to walk around and get to know more ore curaçao. You can also find the curaçao sign where you... More

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White Plains, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Really had great shopping and nice scenic areas. The local people were friendly and helpful since we rented a car and at times, needed assistance with directions

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