Boca Tabla
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Edith S
Bar Harbor, ME42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Take a day to explore the parks on Curacao. For the small admission, you help preserve the nature here and you won't be disappointed. The coast on this side is wild and the water gets pushed through holes and caves and it is a splendid sight!
Written February 4, 2022
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Miamimommytraveler
Miami72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just returned from Curacao and spent an afternoon in BOCA TABLA. The views of the ocean pounding against the rock in Boca Tabla are breath taking. The winds howl, the ocean sounds rock you and above all you feel like you are on top of the world. This preserve is gorgeous and for the most part tourist free. The only sounds you will hear will be your breath and the sounds of nature. If you want to hear silence-- this is the place for you.

The park ranger is also very friendly and helpful. Take the time to speak to her to learn more about local culture.
Written June 20, 2005
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Latinhunny33
Chicago, IL703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Family
Worth a visit but don't plan to spend a whole day here.
The hiking trail states it will take you 15 minutes to walk around the park & that is exactly correct.
The cave is amazing & the waves crashing against the rocks are majestic. Lots of small lizards/iguanas roaming around.
Make sure you wear sturdy shoes.
Written May 17, 2012
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MrZog3220
Macungie, PA11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Boca Tabla in the Shete Boca National Park area in the northwest of Curacao is a great natural attraction, probably the best we visited during our week-long stay.

The four different inlets all offered great views, unique sights and a nice brush with nature. It was also fun to watch all the wildlife scurry, especially the occassional large iguana that were around Shete Boca. My girlfriend especially got a kick out of the Boca Pistol, the easternmost inlet of Shete Boca's four, and its spraying water hole.

Also inexpensive, I think its worth the trip - better than the likes of Christoffel National Park or Hato Caves, both of which we did.
Written July 21, 2010
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CuracaoTourist2012
Winder, GA12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
If you go there, go with the knowledge that its not safe! We were robbed in broad daylight, with teenage boys that threw a rock threw our rental car window and stole all of our belongings. Apparently this is common practice at the park.
Written November 4, 2012
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lewis01utk
clarksville tennessee174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Boca Tabla is located within the isolated Shete Boca National Park. There is a small admission fee to get into the park that will provide you with a map of the area. You can drive to small parking lot areas nearby the sites and walk up or hike the entire length of the park. It is amazing to see the hard waves crashing into the rock formations causing the flatter tablelike areas and then watch it run off the tables like waterfalls. One area features a natural forming bridge, another a small blow hole (Boca Pistol), and another area you can actually enter a small cave and listen to the waves come roaring in. It's a beautiful place and rarely crowded.
Written October 14, 2008
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LPIvey
Asheville, NC13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
There is a small entrance fee but it is beyond worth it. The views of the breakers and cliffs and also the cave are just amazing. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat -- the hikes are not hard, but the path is rocky and in direct sunlight. Some of the most beautiful views on the island!
Written May 18, 2011
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megsiup
Williamsport, PA51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
We visited Boca Tabla inside Shete Boca National Park while traveling in a rental car to the northwest end of the island. We very much enjoyed our stop here, even though it was brief. The area is all limestone underfoot and sea life fossils can be seen with every step. We saw a "cave" (more like a passageway carved by the water) and listened to the wondrous roaring of the water. We walked down to the ocean on the marked pathway and stood on a low cliff, watching the waves crash into the cliffs and blow water 30 feet high and more. It was quite beautiful, and the walk was very short. This is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. A special highlight for us was finding 2 large, brilliantly colored iguanas in the parking lot and several smaller lizards darting about. There is also a giant fiberglass iguana you can get your picture taken with! Entrance to the park is about $3/car and well worth it.
Written February 21, 2011
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Lahpug
Middle Village, NY233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
Boca Tabla is located in Shete National Park. I believe it's a $4 admission into the park. They have restrooms and a food/refreshment area. I would recommend wearing sturdy shoes. They have different little inlets you can go visit. First we walked straight ahead and watched the waves crashing up against the rocks. Then we walked to the Natural Bridge (about a 15 minute walk). Lastly, we walked back and went down the steps into the cave. The rocks are slippery but they have a rope to the right that you can hold on to. We were told that when large waves come, to not stand there and to go back up the stairs because it can get very slippery and that the waves can suck you out where the water is very rough but it really wasn't bad at all. We did walk down and watched the water splash into the cave which was pretty cool. They also have a large plastic type Iguana near the parking lot that you can climb on and take pictures! I would recommend this trip.
Written May 12, 2011
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Mike O
Las Vegas, NV4,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Boca Tabla was our first stop a Shete Boka National Park. This is where you can see thunderous waves crash against the craggy coast of Curaçao. The sounds are unbelievable and the erosive force is impressive. The sea cave that has been carved out of the ancient coral reefs was the highlight of Shete Boka, and being able to go down in the cave was mindblowing.
Written October 30, 2018
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