Punda

Punda, Willemstad: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Punda Reviews: 4.5/5

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Fall in love with the historic neighborhood Punda. Streets that are full of life and colors; fantastic murals and colorful building all over the town. Punda is the location of the world famous Handelskade: the waterfront collection of multi-colored buildings that has become Curaçao’s most characteristic image. But there is so much more to discover!
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sabina1232019
Molveno, Italy9 contributions
impressive
Sep 2021
Beautiful view, excellent weather, impressive walk through the bridge with my family. Evevn my 2 year old was not tired!
Written October 16, 2021
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Kittalyn
New York City, NY63 contributions
Beautiful buildings but it’s kind of a cruise ship town
Sep 2021
Not sure why everyone rates this so highly, the buildings were beautiful but the town itself was just cruise ship shops. Lots of knick knacks, souvenirs, and jewellery for sale. Maybe I just didn’t go to the right spots?

Floating market seems to be permanently closed as well.

I didn’t spend too long here. Just went to boolchands to get a new underwater camera.
Written September 16, 2021
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AstonM
Cedar Grove, NJ36 contributions
Visit but you do not need much time here
Sep 2021 • Couples
Of course you have to visit during your stay but plan only an hour or so. A few beautiful houses and the ponton bridge but the rest are just shops made for the tourists from the cruise ships. Rather quiet since there are not many cruises stopping here at the moment.
Written September 16, 2021
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gecaes80
Willemstad, Curaçao138 contributions
Amazing Caribbean touch
Jun 2021
Perfect to visit with friends and family. many shopping store, bars, and coffee places. very perfect place to hang out in the evening.
Written August 4, 2021
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Janoek B
Tholen, The Netherlands60 contributions
Nice to see the colored houses in old Dutch style
Jun 2021
Nice to walk through this neighborhood and see the colored houses in old Dutch style. There is also a dilapidated casino and movie theater. And some old bridges and the 'Handelskade'.
Written July 5, 2021
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RAQL3
Glassboro, NJ267 contributions
My favorite place💍💎
Feb 2021 • Friends
My family and friends visited this past month and I, of course, had to revisit my friends at Milano. They were, as always, gracious, corteous and professional. My friend Prince, was not there but Vince, Kirian and Kanta all went out of their way to be helpful. Now, I know you will say of course they want to make a sale, but they are genuinely friendly people. We made several purchases and all are very pleased with them. Hopefully they have a better year than the past due to Covid and I will get to see them again next year.
I want to tell you that last year, I made a purchase and had a problem with the chain. I live in NJ but I sent a text to Prince and a new chain was sent to me and I returned the other. Now that is service and why I go back!
Written March 4, 2021
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands6,196 contributions
More quite than usual
Sep 2020
Unfortunately, Punda is more quite than usual due to the Covid-19 situation. Another point of improvement is that most of the shops are clearly focussing on the hoard that boards large cruise vessels. Meaning shops focussing on mass terrorism rather than locals. But without any cruise ships delivering passengers, there's virtually no one here any more.

I also think malls like Rif Fort are taking some business, as this is the first sign of Curaçao the hoard that boards cruise ships see when the hit land. Unfortunate.

Although technically not in Punda, do visit Plasa Bieu when you have the chance.
Written September 8, 2020
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Charles
The Hague, The Netherlands4 contributions
colorful and friendly city .
May 2020
we visit Punda , downtown of Curacao and we found a colorful city , super cool for making pictures , there were also little restaurants that were very friendly , check out la boheme , dagaz and mistral . also we recommend for sunset an small beach near to the fort , nice and relaxing view.
Written May 23, 2020
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BossRino
Rockford, IL328 contributions
Great Walking Tour
Mar 2020
Shops and small specialty stores on narrow streets and alleys. Great atmosphere to just wander around.
Written April 23, 2020
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kenny10564
Stoke-on-Trent, UK346 contributions
Punda.
Mar 2020
This place was my favourite in the two weeks in the caribbean.
Things to see and do.
Plenty of shops bars and things just to look at
Written March 20, 2020
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