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Serious divers have long flocked to Curacao. Whether you’re looking for a challenging wall dive or a shallow snorkeling spot, you’ll find it here. Beaches, of course, are another big draw. With sugar-fine sand and calm waters, they’re perfect for kids. And make sure to explore Willemstad, Curacao’s capital city. Its charming pastel buildings and equally colorful history earned it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage City.

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Nearby recommended attractions:

Kenepa Beach
Kenepa Beach(Willemstad)
Inlet on the less-developed western side of the island.
Attraction type: Beaches; Bodies of Water
Klein (Little) Curacao
Klein (Little) Curacao
The beach here is excellent, with fine, white powder sand and clear water.
Attraction type: Islands
Playa Porto Marie
Playa Porto Marie
Attraction type: Beaches
Old Quarry Golf Course
Old Quarry Golf Course
Owner description: Add this once-in-a-lifetime golf experience to your “must play” list located within the Santa Barbara Planation. Designed by the legendary golf architect Pete Dye, the par 72 Old... more Owner description: Add this once-in-a-lifetime golf experience to your “must play” list located within the Santa Barbara Planation. Designed by the legendary golf architect Pete Dye, the par 72 Old Quarry Golf Course draws its name from the historic quarries where famed Curaçao marble is mined. If you’re looking for a phenomenal getaway, our golf course is the perfect choice. Pete Dye's championship seaside layout was designed to fit seamlessly into the islands's hills and valleys. A challenge to players of all skill levels, the course meanders between the stunning blue Caribbean Sea, the slopes and hills of the Tafelberg Mountain and the sheltered bay known as Spanish Water. To assure it would be built true to the conservation principles of Santa Barbara's owners, Pete Dye's son P.B.Dye along with the Golf Manager, Jim Bolinger, planted its fairways and greens with the hearty Paspalum grass, which can be irrigated using both brackish and recycled water. A handsome clubhouse and restaurant answer golfers' needs and provide a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea. less
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge(Willemstad)
Swings wide many times daily to allow access to one of the busiest ports in the world. It also separates the two halves of the city.
Attraction type: Bridges

All places to eat » Places to eat

Trio Penotti
Trio Penotti
Ranked #1 of 243 Restaurants in Curacao
Price: $8 - $22
Cuisines: European, International
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

The Wine Cellar
The Wine Cellar
Ranked #1 of 134 Restaurants in Willemstad
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Mangos
Mangos
Ranked #2 of 134 Restaurants in Willemstad
Price: $8 - $25
Cuisines: International, Bistro
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Sol Food
Sol Food
Ranked #4 of 243 Restaurants in Curacao
Price:
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Kome
Kome
Ranked #3 of 134 Restaurants in Willemstad
Price: $5 - $35
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Dessert, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

B&B Sombre di Kabana
B&B Sombre di Kabana
$24 - $133 (EUR 19 - 107)
Ranked #1 of 30 Willemstad B&B and Inns
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Villa L'Orangerie
Villa L'Orangerie
$76 - $109
Hibiscus Beach House
2.5 of 5 Hibiscus Beach House
$56 - $160
Ranked #2 of 30 Willemstad B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao
PM78 Urban Oasis Curacao
$97 - $212 (EUR 78 - 171)
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Mondi Lodge
Mondi Lodge
$111 - $214
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Jan Kok Lodges
3.0 of 5 Jan Kok Lodges
$31 - $128 (EUR 25 - 103)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Baoase Luxury Resort
5.0 of 5 Baoase Luxury Resort
$817 - $1,998
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Willemstad
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Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao
4.5 of 5
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao
$143 - $423
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Nieuwpoort
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Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
4.0 of 5
Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino
$159 - $424
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Willemstad
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.