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Touch the Aquarium Inhabitants

Curacao Sea Aquarium has been open in Willemstad since 1984. It is located on the coast next to the LionsDive hotel. The aquarium is unique in that the "open water system" is used in it. This means that water is regularly pumped directly from the Caribbean Sea into its aquarium. If you visit this aquarium complex, you will learn a lot about the underwater world, which is located in the waters of the Antilles.
Willemstad has a fair share of chic resort hotels. The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort offers its guests exquisite luxury rooms and outfitted private beach. The hotel is located in a picturesque … Open
Numerous interesting activities are waiting for you here. You can go scuba diving, snorkel and watch different fish and other representatives of the fauna of the Caribbean. You will also walk along the sandy beach, visit the museum of the underwater world and see how the dolphins are fed. You will feed the flamingos, turtles, and stingrays on your own under the supervision of an instructor. There is also a special aquarium here. You will be able to touch all of its inhabitants. You will get a vivid impression of this.

Christoffel National Park Journey

If you love nature, then visit Christoffel National Park. It is located on the island of Curacao. The plantation was in the past here. However, you will see the ruins of huts in the park even today. Slaves lived in them. You can take a walking or car tour through the park. You can also ride a horse and climb the rocks. You will find caves here. However, Christoffel Mountain is the most interesting natural attraction in Christoffel National Park. It has picturesque slopes that are decorated with Native American petroglyphs. Its height is 1227 feet. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The historic district of Willemstad houses a unique hotel called Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa. It occupies eight fully restored ancient buildings and forms a single complex with the … Open
You will see the magnificent panorama of the island from the top of this mountain. It is especially effective at sunrise and sunset. You will admire a variety of plants during the ascent. These are, for example, rubber trees, cactuses, and orchids. You will also see white-tailed deer, goats, iguanas, hummingbirds, and other birds. If you get tired, you can relax on the bench. It is located on the slope.
Willemstad, Curacao

Hato Caves Tour

Hato Caves are located 500 meters from the airport in the North-East of Willemstad. Injuns lived 1.5 thousand years ago here. Also, slaves who escaped from their owners hid here later. Rock paintings remind of those times. Only iguanas and bats live here today. The area of the caves is 4900 square meters. The natural attraction has been open to daily visits since 1991.
Willemstad is a charming resort which is a place of choice for many couples to celebrate weddings and special occasions. The Lions Dive and Beach Resort enjoy well-deserved popularity among … Open
You have to pay $8 to take a tour of the Hato Caves maze. You will see limestone formations, several pools, cascading waterfalls and a Madonna sculpture here. The guide will be near you. He will tell you about the stories associated with stalagmites and stalactites. They take strange forms in the poor light in the caves.
Willemstad, Curacao

Places for Diving

There are many places for diving in Willemstad. You should contact Ocean Encounters. Its staff will organize such water entertainment for you. It costs $ 125. The best place for scuba diving in the Antilles is Mushroom Forest Cave. Visibility is from 16 to 30 meters there. You will see corals that have the shape of large mushrooms, sea sponges, shellfish and various fish here.
The most popular stores in Willemstad are to be found in the Punda neighborhood. A lot of clothing stores of various specialization are located here. There are great jewelry stores and … Open
You can also go diving in Playa Kalki. There are also mushroom-shaped corals here. You can dive in Porto Mare. This is a sandy valley located between two parallel reefs. Nurse sharks, turtles, and lobsters swim here. You will also have the opportunity to see the Superior Producer ship. It sank in 1978. The ship lies at a depth of 30 meters. You can get into its wheelhouse and look into the open hatch of the cargo hold.
Willemstad, Curacao

Visit the Dolphin Academy

If you go to the South-East of Willemstad, you'll be able to visit the Dolphin Academy. It is open every day from 8:00 to 17:00. You will meet and communicate with trained mammals here. You will also swim with friendly bottlenose dolphins. They live in shallow water. You can do this in the pool or in the Caribbean Sea, using scuba diving.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Netherlands Antilles

However, not only Curacao can boast with exciting holidays. Other islands are in step in this matter. Their holidays also have an incomparable color, which resulted from the mixing of several cultures. Each festive event is planned and carried out very thoroughly. Locals take into account all the details. The Antillean parties like for the first time. The island of St. Maarten also hosts regattas. This region has its own carnival, starting in the second week after Easter and lasting for three weeks. During the carnival, King Moumou, who symbolizes evil, is burned. Another holiday that is celebrated on this island is St. Maarten Day in mid-November. … Open
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