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Punda

Willemstad, Curacao
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Ranked #10 of 35 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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The majority of the shops are located in this area. Some great deals can be found here. I do not recall ever visiting any restaurants on this side of Willemstad.

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Dunedin, Florida
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Cruise ships = revenue so this is good for the shops and restaurants along the canal but that being said visit the Punda when there are no cruise ship passengers if possible (you can look up schedules per port online). The Punda has lots of shops and not just the ones I can find in my mall down the road.... More

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Swalmen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice new and fresh area It is only very crowed if the passenger ships are in The restaurant the gouverneur is an excellent restaurant in the area

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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Good items, I loved that I could visit a Victoria's secret. The people were very helpful and I admired their adherence to their culture of siesta.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Go for lunch at Palais Bieu! Very local lunch spot. Eat at the first kitchen when you enter the large "open market" style lunch spot. Each "station" inside is a different restaurant. Our cabbie took us there and it was the best "red fish" on the island! Don't miss it!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Easy to maneuver the quaint, narrow cobblestone streets that are lined with shops of all kinds ranging from high end retailers to small souvenir shops. Something for everybody. There are sidewalk cafes & fast food shops, food carts & kiosks serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. The round market has meat markets & local wares. We bought fruits & vegetables at... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are a luxury shopper and are more into brand name then this is the side for you. Aside from the indoor market which is more of a flea market or swapmeet as we would say here in Cali, and the floating market (fresh fruit) everything on this side is for the upscale and tourist. Lots of brand names... More

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Sliema, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Pretty capital with lots of little shops, cafes and restaurants. There are local markets to explore as well as historical sites. It is not very large and so a couple of hours was enough for us but we enjoyed it and would go back again.

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new york
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The majority of the shops are located in this area. Some great deals can be found here. I do not recall ever visiting any restaurants on this side of Willemstad.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful architecture with nice shops and good restaurants. Had a very pleasant day just walking around.

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