We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice car ride up part of the mtn.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Christoffel

Mount Christoffel
Christoffel National Park, Curacao
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$99*
and up
National Park Jeep Safari
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: At 1,200 feet, the mountain is home to many deer.
Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nice car ride up part of the mtn.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Didnt hike it or bike it as it was too hot. But the car ride up in our little stick shift rental was a lot of fun. good thing it is a one way road.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

154 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    72
    56
    18
    6
    2
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Must do in Curacao”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We loved this hike - it was definitely worth the time / effort. We initially tried to go on our first day, but arrived after 11am. During September, they do not allow people to hike after 11. This would have been good information to have in advance. We decided to return later in the week and opted to drive to the beginning of the Mountain hiking portion (this was a good suggestion from the woman in the ticket office). The hike up the mountain took about 1 hour and it does get a bit challenging towards the top - think some rock climbing. It was a bit scary, but once we got to the top...totally worth it!!

Our biggest piece of advice is to bring a lot of water!

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Stunning, rugged”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

You can drive through most of this park but it's worth taking the time to hike around a bit. This is a massive ecological preserve and you go from mountain to see bluff in one car tour around. Next to Shete Boka.

Visited September 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christoffel National Park, Curacao
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Short hike with excellent views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Leave early to avoid the heat. 60 minutes through nice and easy trails with 5 minutes of angling through a doable crevase, very fine for fit folks with a bit a scrabbling on your butt. The views are worth it, enjoy a nice rest on top. 45 minutes down and then hit Janchees for some rum or Playa Kalki for some grouper bites. Leave your window rolled down as there are reports of cars being broken into.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Definitely Worth the Climb!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Do it!!! The views are amazing:)

So like everyone says go early!!! Go at 7:30 when the park opens as it gets really hot! The hike starts out as a gradual uphill walk and by the end you are actually needing to use your hands to help pull yourself up the rocks. Don't worry though as there are tons of hand holds and trees to grab onto. Once you get to the top though every ounce of energy you used to get up there will be worth it as the views are spectacular!!!!:)

Definitely bring a backpack with water and snacks as the hike took us about an hour and a half (we took very frequent breaks). Also wear tennis shoes!!!!:)

Visited July 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mount Christoffel also viewed

Willemstad, Curacao
Willemstad, Curacao
 

Been to Mount Christoffel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mount Christoffel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.