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Sightseeing in Curacao - what to see. Complete travel guide

Curacao is the island in the Caribbean Sea. It is located approximately 80 kilometers away from Venezuela. The island is a part of Leeward Islands that belong to Lesser Antilles. Willemstad is the capital of the island. The size of the island is 64x16 kilometers. This place will be interesting to tourists due to picturesque beaches with tender sand, which are located in silent cozy bays. Besides this fact Curacao is considered the best place for scuba diving in whole Caribbean region.
Curacao will delight its guests with a variety of interesting specialty shops. Thus, Serena's Art Factory enjoys great popularity among tourists. It offers customers very cute handmade … Open
The island has subequatorial climate. The weather here is hot all year long with the average temperature reaching +28C. Rain season lasts from September till December. It’s raining heavily on nights, while on daytime the weather is hot and sunny.
The local cuisine will greet tourists with roasted fish and stew goat meat, chicken and beef. According to the tradition of this place, you will be offered to try the local soup that consists of beef, plantain, onion, potato and spices. Another traditional dish of Curacao is cheese cake “keshi-yena”. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The main advantage of Curaçao is the picturesque beaches with snow-white sand and crystal clear water. The island has excellent conditions for outdoor, and beach activities. Nonetheless, … Open
Among places of interest that are recommended for visiting in Curacao are Museum of Curacao and Senior Winery. North to the capital are located Hato Caves that are famous for giant stalactites, beautiful underground lakes and waterfalls, and a colony of unique bats. Cristoffel Park is located on the west of the island. Here you can see iguanas, rabbits, donkeys, exotic birds and deer, lizards and marine turtles.
Active rest lovers should go to beaches of Curacao as they will find many interesting activities there. These are tennis, volleyball, golf, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and much more. Tourists with children should consider visiting Marine Aquarium, where they can look at numerous marine animals, feed turtles, flamingo and scats. Finally, certified divers can even swim with sharks!
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Local cuisine is distinctive and original, and it is widely compared with European; however, national traditions aren’t deprived of Creole flavor. An abundance of seafood and vegetable … Open
The main architectural landmark of the island is the charming town of Willemstad, known throughout the world for its tiny old houses. The facades of these houses are painted in all colors of the rainbow. The miniature town was founded in 1634 and now its entire territory is a UNESCO site. It is interesting to take a walk this city and just like that. You can complement the walk with visiting local museums, restaurants and souvenir shops.
Curaçao Marriott In a variety of natural sights, it is worthwhile to highlight the caves of Ato. They are very large; the area of ​​this complex of caves is about 5,000 square meters. In the caves, researchers were able to find a lot of interesting artifacts. They discovered that for 1,500 years, the cave served as a home for local tribes. The caves were formed about a million years ago. Now they are of great interest from both a geological and historical point of view.
Curacao is home to more than a hundred of ethnic groups, so culture of the island is very versatile and diverse. Many national traditions remain unchanged for many centuries, the main aspect … Open
In the town of Willemstad, there is a very interesting Kura-Hulanda Museum. It is dedicated to the culture of the islanders and stores a very interesting collection of anthropological exhibits. This museum is one of the largest on the island. It is located in 15 buildings and covers an area of ​​about 1,500 square meters. In each building there is a special collection devoted to a certain time period or a certain cultural direction.
Curacao On the island is a very interesting religious landmark - the Synagogue Mikve Israel-Emanuel. It is the oldest active temple in the Western Hemisphere. The very first building of the synagogue was built in 1674. The building, which tourists can see today, was built a little later, in 1733. By the design of the synagogue more like a museum, here at every step you can see interesting antiques and ornaments.
Main attractions of Curacao are concentrated in the metropolitan area, but you can find many interesting excursion sites in and around Willemstad. Among historic sites of the capital … Open
The iconic historic landmark for the island is Fort Amsterdam. It is located in the oldest port area of ​​Curaçao. This fort was built in 1634.Two years later it was the main fortification on the island. Now in the building of the fort, there is a small museum with a curious collection of historical artifacts. Tourists can visit this outstanding landmark for free.
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♥   National Park 'Medanos de Coro' , 105 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Willemstad

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The historical district is very picturesque and interesting. In every splendid historical building, interesting facilities have been opened to tourists. Here you can discover excellent souvenir shops, restaurants with a great national menu, museums with incredible collections of historical and artistic artifacts. The port of Willemstad is also a major tourist attraction. The floating market, which has been assembled from pontoons and barges. The market is popular not only among curious tourists, but also among gourmets, because it is always possible to buy fresh seafood here. … Read further

Sightseeing in Netherlands Antilles: things to see

Continue your exploration of the Antilles with a visit to Kralendijk as this island has much to offer to travelers. Magnificent parks, old architectural landmarks, museums - Kralendijk is very diverse. An excursion to Fort Oranje, which was built in the seventeenth century, will leave many pleasant memories. A part of halls of the fort was transformed into the historic and marine museums, while the remaining rooms have become port offices. There is a lighthouse near the fort, which has become one more symbol of the island. The museum of Bonaire is a great place to learn more about the culture and history of native Indian tribes. … Open
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