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Mount Christoffel

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Address: Christoffel National Park, Curacao
Phone Number: +599-9-864-0363
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Activities: Hiking
Description: At 1,200 feet, the mountain is home to many deer.
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Highest point on the island

On a clear day you have spectacular 360 degree views of the island. The hike up takes about 2 hrs. round trip. It's a decent hike and becomes more a climb the closer you get to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

On a clear day you have spectacular 360 degree views of the island. The hike up takes about 2 hrs. round trip. It's a decent hike and becomes more a climb the closer you get to the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I just visited Mount Cristoffel, and the view from the top is spectacular! Ignore any negative reviews!! Most, if not all, of those reviews came from people who didn't even attempt the climb or came too late because they didn't know there was a cut off time (which is 11am) to start the hike and were most likely forced to... More 

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Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Whenever I'm coming off the mountain and passing a group that's just starting, at 9am, with flip-flops and one small bottle of water between 3 people... I always feel bad for them. Because although it's a short hike, it's pretty much straight up. You will not find switchbacks on this mountain, oh no. Just one path going straight up the... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The other writers have correctly estimated the time, although it may take longer on the way up if you start later in the morning. The last 1/4 requires using some handholds to get over some of the rocks, so closed-toe shoes are highly recommended! Many of the others on the trail on our trip had insufficient water (we started a... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband I rented a car for the day to head out and hike Mount Christoffel. The hike works up a good sweat, but is absolutely worth the drive and hike. Go early to park and make sure to bring water. The view of the island is stunning!

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Easton, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I did not expect that climbing a tall hill/small mountain would be the highlight of my trip to Curacao, but it was an immensely rewarding experience that I recommend to anyone who likes a good hike, photo opportunities, nature, or an opportunity to sweat. Getting There: Assuming you're heading from Willemstad, head up on Weg Naar Westpunt towards Westpunt for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We took the mountain trail up to the peak of Mt Christoffel, which was a challenging and rewarding hike (some climbing required near the peak). Very unique photo opportunities! Bring lots of water, sunscreen and light snacks. Dress for the conditions (light and breathable fabrics, hat, sturdy and comfortable shoes)! Most importantly, get an early start; it gets very hot... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Need to purchase a token for the gate at the park entrance. Be aware the rangers prohibit folks from starting a hike after 11am as it gets quite hot. Regardless of when you start, don’t forget water and sun protection. The road is paved and one way – yes, its narrow and somewhat steep in places but we had no... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Get started early to hike to the top of the peak. You will not be allowed to start your hike after 11am because it is a difficult hike and gets too hot. Start early, 7:30am-8am, bring water and a snack. So nice to get away from the resort and enjoy this gorgeous part of Curacao. The drive around the park... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Boca Grandi water stop makes the whole trip worthwhile. Largely desert vegetation, iguanas, birds and lizards. Price 12$ us per person. Due to 34 degree weather we were allowed to navigate through in our car only, which was fine with us. It's nice to see land set aside to keep the flora and fauna protected.

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