Floating Market
Floating Market
3.5
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Where Venezuelan merchants dock and sell their fresh fish, produce and spices.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Floating Market and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles301 reviews
Excellent
50
Very good
110
Average
104
Poor
24
Terrible
13

Legoladmom
Sussex, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It doesn’t float - but the vendors come by boat and are set up along the dock. Mostly local fresh produce - lots of fruit - some souvenirs of Curacao. Not what I was expecting but a neat thing to see if you are doing a walking tour on your own. Leads you to other souvenir shopping stores/outdoor market style buildings with local cuisine in next building over.
Written April 16, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JUST C
26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
In a wheelchair this is quite a long ways! The market hasn’t been “floating” since Covid! Tents on the concrete.
Written October 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GoinPlaces2013
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This market is now open with updated booths and boat vendors selling fruits and vegetables, among other items for sale. It appears they have reopened the location after updating the booths. The vendors show up with their boats and sell alongside the boats now.
Written August 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jill L
Savannah, GA305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We were so sad to see that our favorite market was no longer on our last trip. The floating market was operated mainly by Venezuelans who arrived daily by boat with local fruits, seafood, crafts and gifts. With the turmoil in Venezuela, they are unable to continue the market at this time. In fact the entire area seems to have taken a downturn. Although still beautiful, it has lost some beauty...but the people are still welcoming and friendly.
Written December 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Angie R
Sunderland, UK1,538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Was really sad on our recent visit to Willemstad to see that the floating market no longer exists.

What used to be a vibrant food market along the river, run mainly by the Venezuelan community is now no more due to the political instabilities in that country according to our tour guide.

There are hopes it may be restarted in the future, we hope so, as it has also affected local jobs etc....
Written November 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Modi
Curaçao46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
This is just an ordinary market with same or even more prices than nearby shops or supermarkets. Only different things is, people come from outside in their boats and then dock their boats to sell vegetables or fruits.
Written July 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bajabadboy
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Downtown Willemstad is a very colorful city. Rumor has it, a governor was getting headaches from the whitewashed buildings. The doctor advised him to have the buildings painted. Every building is of a different color. It turned out that the governor had stock in a paint company.
Written May 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

648skessler
Bangor, ME46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
We walked about 15 minutes from the ship, and it was not hard to find. The vegetables and fruit looked so appealing, and it made really pretty pictures. The island did not appear to have soil which would sustain growing their own vegetables, so this is their main source for fresh f & v's.
Written May 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

CFofLL
Fredericton, Canada1,414 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We visited this market 4 years ago while in Curacao. At that time it was very busy with lots of stalls of produce and fishing boats from Venezuela but this time there were only a few stalls and no boats with fish for sale. This appeared to have been a major source of produce for the island and I presume this slowdown is a reflection of the ongoing troubles in Venezuela. Hopefully these can be solved and the market can be restored.
Written April 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ricardo B
Miami, FL2,823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is a small floating market from Venezuelan people selling their vegetables by the pier. Irnos love to see the mooring boats attached to the fruit shops with amazing looking fruits.nothing spectacular but overall it is worth visiting and buying some fresh fruits and vegs
Written April 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 193
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Floating Market - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All things to do in Willemstad
Casinos & Gambling in WillemstadDay Trips in Willemstad
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars