Mount Christoffel

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Mount Christoffel
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The Christoffel Park is the national park of Curacao, harboring a rich variety of local flora and fauna. Visit the park and enjoy the beautiful nature and outdoor activities. You can also climb the 372 meter high Christoffel mountain. NOTE: Mountain climbing is possible between 6 AM - 10 AM. No admission to the mountain after 10 AM. Daily tours and activities are being organised in the Christoffel Park.
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Sarah K
Phoenixville, PA107 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Worth the (short but) difficult hike up for the amazing views of the island and ocean. Go early before it gets too hot. You can't start the hike after 10am per the rules. Need hiking boots. Some hand and foot climbing over rocks as it is straight up/straight down.
Written January 20, 2022
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ashleyinthesky
Los Angeles, CA86 contributions
Dec 2019
Must stop at front office to pay entrance fee ($15 per person) before heading into the park (bathrooms also available directly across from office). We started the hike around 8am. It was a nice hike and not too hot in the morning. They don't allow hikers to start up the mountain after 10:00am due to the afternoon heat. The hike was not too difficult, but steep with a rock scramble near the end. It took us about an hour to reach the summit. The summit provided an excellent view of the island, particularly the northern points. Took us about an hour to descent as well. Bring plenty of water.
Written January 1, 2020
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UniversalTraversal
Oakville, Canada833 contributions
Mar 2020
Christoffelberg is visible from pretty much anywhere on the western side of the island, and if you're up for a challenging hike through a desert landscape, I'd give it a go.

You must start the hike from the bottom of the mountain by 10 AM at the latest (one of the official maps erroneously says 11 AM) but I would honestly start much earlier if possible. The hike gets steep quickly and while it only takes about an hour to reach the top, it can get exhausting and it'll be worse in 30 *C heat with the sun directly overhead. Bring 2 litres of water (there's a fountain at the visitor centre). The final section at the summit involves a fair bit of scrambling up rocks, so be sure you're physically fit enough. Along the way, I saw several hummingbirds, lots of lizards, a bee hive and some interesting plants, and once I got to the summit, a huge iguana!

Getting to the national park is easiest by car, but if that's not an option, you get get any Konvoi bus (the bus white ones) heading to Sabana for ANG 2.20. The only reason I wouldn't give 5 stars is because the entry fee (ANG 25) is a little steep.
Written April 3, 2020
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BarbP
Knoxville, TN8,712 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We drove out to the park from Blue Bay and didn't find it was worth the trip. As has been previously mentioned, it is $29 for 2 to drive thru a brushy, arid environment. There is little change in the views the entire time you are on a narrow road that isn't in the best shape in many places. There are a lot of steep hills and descents that are almost blind until the last minute. While it might be interesting for this who hike, we found it rather boring.

The museum across the street is included but there isn't much to
it, especially since all of the video displays aren't functioning. The restaurant was closed and the water went off after our arrival, which was an issue with the restroom. We can't recommend this.
Written February 15, 2020
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Nick T
14 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
The view is worth the effort! The "hike" is quite challenging, good shoes are advisable, although it can be done on sneakers. You can start the climb between 06.00 and 10.00. it is better to start bright and early due to the increased heat and humidity the later you start.

Bring plenty of water and a snack. I would not advise to climb the mountain if you have poor stamina.

At 25 naf the price is quite steep, locals can enter the park at only 5 naf, which is quite discriminatory.
Written November 5, 2020
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roxies21
Hay River, Canada70 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We didn’t do the mountain climb. I had a bum knee at the time so tried to avoid the “challenging” hikes. We did the Plantation/Boke Grande hike. It’s about 5km, but do be aware there are a number of stairs on this route. Some are normal depth and some of the steps are an effort. Make sure you have enough water. Loved the melon cactus and the Brazil wood trees. Some of the plantation buildings were locked up when we were there. Also, it seems to be arbitrary whether you get to go or not. The first day we went we arrived at 1105h. The website said the park was open until 1400h and noted you could not start to climb mount Christoffel after 1000h. We were told we couldn’t start any of the walks after 1100h so we said we would come back. Two days later we returned and began our walk around 1000h We stopped and took photos and spent some time at the Boke beach. The whole hike took about 2.75hrs. would have been shorter if knee was working properly. We got back around noon and there were people starting out on their walks. Something to keep in mind. Worth a visit though.
Written March 15, 2020
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Diane R
Harwich, MA13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We read the reviews here on trip advisor and decided to give it a go. We followed the recommendations good hiking shoes ( we used sneakers with good grip), 4 liters of water and arrived at 6:45am. Are goal was to get to the top but not risk getting hurt. Well I’m happy to say our 56 and 58 year old bodies did not let us down we were up and down in 2 1/2 hrs. The views were so amazing. We would rate it intermediate the key is starting early. If you can hike up Cadillac mountain in Maine this is comparable. We then drove both sides of the park which felt great in the air conditioned car!! This park was great , well kept ,interesting and a nice change from going to the beach
Written February 8, 2020
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Nanne H
Curaçao199 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The difference between entrance fees for residents and non-residents 20 guilders. Anyway, the hike is nice. Friendly people going up and down, greeting. At the end, near the top, there is some serious hiking. Respect for older people. The view on top is fine.
Written January 19, 2020
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Whitey
Toronto, Canada51 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Arrived at the park around 8, paid our entry fee and drove the paved road to the parking area. The lot was full but we parked across the road in the overflow area.

Started the hike at 8:17 finished in 50 minutes but if we did not stop for pictures on the way up or to let people pass we could easy cut 5 to 10 minutes off that. Maybe 10 minutes at the top and then 40 minutes down.

It starts out as a hike on a basic park path and then gets a little rougher. The last 10 minutes or so you will need your hands to assist in climbing the rocks.

Bring water, great view from the top. We had fun driving the roads but they are narrow and have some big hills. Wish I would have had more time and did other hikes. Seen 2 Curaçao deer and some lizards along the hike and roadway.
Written February 16, 2020
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PortBarrington
Barrington, IL23 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great drive and marked points to exit the car and travel on foot. The views are mind blowing. This is the place to see the wild north coast, lots of birds, massive iguanas and views like none other.
Written June 13, 2021
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