Curaçao

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  • 1. Aquafari

    Tour–Sight

    You don't have to snorkel or dive to discover Curaçao's spectacular underwater world of coral reefs and tropical fish if you ride with Aquafari...Read More

  • 2. Christoffel National Park

    Museum/Gallery

    The 1,239-foot Mt. Christoffel, Curaçao's highest peak, is at the center of this 4,450-acre garden and wildlife preserve now under the protection...Read More

  • 3. Curaçao Sea Aquarium

    Zoo/Aquarium

    The Sea Aquarium is an original installation that became the island's largest marine life attraction. Though it's in the same physical location...Read More

  • 4. Dolphin Academy

    Educational Institution

    The Dolphin Academy—run independently from the sea aquarium—specializes in up-close interactions with these friendly, ever-smiling mammals....Read More

  • 5. Kura Hulanda Museum

    Otrobanda | Museum/Gallery

    Pet project of Dutch billionaire philanthropist Jacob Gelt-Dekker, who brought the Otrabanda neighborhood back to life in the '90s, this fascinating...Read More

  • 6. Landhuis Chobolobo

    Saliña | Historic District/Site

    This is the distillery where the famed Curaçao liqueur, which is made from the peels of the bitter Laraha oranges, is made. The family-run distillery...Read More

  • 7. Mambo Beach Boulevard

    Zoo/Aquarium

    This is the liveliest, most full-service beach and entertainment spot on the island. There is something for all ages at the Mambo Beach Boulevard...Read More

  • 8. Museo Tula

    Museum/Gallery

    Landhouse Kenepa was an ancient plantation house that became the site of the slavery revolt led by Tula in 1795. (In 2013, an English feature...Read More

  • 9. Pietermaai District

    Historic District/Site

    An incredible transformation has taken place in this historic district over the past few years; it has morphed from a decrepit neighborhood...Read More

  • 10. Playa PortoMari

    Beach–Sight

    Set beneath an historic plantation site, you'll find calm, clear water and a long stretch of white sand and full facilities on this beach. A...Read More

  • 11. Queen Emma Bridge

    Bridge/Tunnel

    Affectionately called the "Swinging Old Lady" by locals, this bridge connects the two sides of Willemstad—Punda and Otrobanda—across the Santa...Read More

  • 12. Substation Curaçao

    Sports–Sight

    Substation Curaçao takes you on an incredible undersea odyssey 1,000 feet below the waves. The four-person submarine is the same kind used by...Read More

  • 13. Cas Abao

    Beach–Sight

    This white-sand gem has the brightest blue water in Curaçao, a treat for swimmers, snorkelers, and sunbathers alike. Full services include a...Read More

  • 14. CurAloe Plantation & Factory

    Tour–Sight

    Visit the home of the island's thriving aloe product sold in shops and stores all over Curaçao where you'll see the 100,000 specimens of plants...Read More

  • 15. Den Paradera

    Garden/Arboretum

    Dazzle your senses at this organic herb garden, where traditional folk medicines used to treat everything from stomach ulcers to diabetes are...Read More

  • 16. Floating Market

    Punda | Market/Bazaar

    Curaçao is such an arid island that most of the fruit and vegetables need to be imported. The floating market consists of dozens of Venezuelan...Read More

  • 17. Hato Caves

    Cave

    Stalactites and stalagmites form striking shapes in these 200,000-year-old caves. Hidden lighting adds to the dramatic effect. Indians who used...Read More

  • 18. Kokomo Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The beach at Vaersenbaai, now better known as "Kokomo" after the restaurant/bar by the same name there, is famous for massive full-moon-party...Read More

  • 19. Maritime Museum

    Scharloo | Museum/Gallery

    The museum—designed to resemble the interior of a ship—gives you a sense of Curaçao's maritime history that spans some 500 years, using model...Read More

  • 20. Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

    Punda | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The temple—the oldest in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere—is one of Curaçao's most important sights and draws thousands of visitors...Read More

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