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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number: 59994618244
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Home to most of the shops and tourist activities in Willemstad.

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Very preserved buildings dating of the Dutch colonial era. Nice stroll for a late afternoon.

We have been there for lunch at around midday. I don't really recommend. The sun gets blazing hot. The food in Plasa Bieu (Old Market) is quite decent with authentic Kryoio dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jorge B
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Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You get a real sense of what Curacao is about by strolling through Punda. Sit and sip while watching the floating bridge open for tugs to pull out ships. Stroll along the open air market. Immerse yourself in the culture.

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Punda, with the lovely Handelskade and the floating market has achieved the UNESCO World Heritage Site status; what an achievement for the local people. Although there are still many dilapidated buildings, works are permanently on the go to improve and restore. The Waterfort Arches, the inner city are all at walking distance. Nice cafes also.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were overly excited to know we had chosen a hotel that was appx 10 min from Punda...the floating market is a must, fresh fruit and vegetables unlike anything youve ever had! Its crazy how small this island truly is! I can't express how much i enjoyed walking around and strolling around night time is so relaxing.

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Manaus, AM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been there for lunch at around midday. I don't really recommend. The sun gets blazing hot. The food in Plasa Bieu (Old Market) is quite decent with authentic Kryoio dishes (do not expect US or British hygiene standards). Most buildings house in the historical area house shops with nice prices on electronics, clothes, some cafés and even an... More 

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Trier, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

.. but as always to many sovenir shops and the typical shop chains. Anyway nice to visit, nice places can be found.

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Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Punda is one side of the city, what you are actually seeing in this picture would be the floating market. Every day the vendors bring food to sell until their boat is empty. Then they go back to their home and bring another load.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Punda...it's the most active place in the whole of CURACAO by the day....this place is always buzzing with shoppers.....I LOVE CURACAO...the hidden beauty of the Caribbean is the most attractive place to shop from with the huge range of souvenir and garments to choose from

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Milton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Punda Amon my recent trip and spent some time strolling around. It was much smaller than I anticipated but enjoyed my time there none the less. The floating bridge and colorful buildings were of course me favorite. Most shops all sell similar overpriced made in China typical tourist items like magnets, t shirts, clothing and such. It was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have some money to blow on fine jewelery go to Punda! its fun shopping with a lot of possibilities for a cold drink

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Bayreuth, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I explored Punda during my stay in Willemstad. It's a really charming place full of small shops and boutiques, pubs and bars and restaurants. Perfect to spend some time off the beach there.

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