Best Curacao Beaches

Best Curacao Beaches - Porto Marie beachRecently I completed an article on the Best Curacao Beaches in collaboration with ‘’ While I recommend that you check out the full article on their website, here are some highlights.

Curacao Mambo Beach chairCuracao is considered to have some of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean, and each beach has its unique qualities. There are beaches with:

  • fine white sand.
  • parties on the beach.
  • great snorkeling and diving.
  • kite-boarding.
  • remote locations in the West.
  • snorkeling with the turtles in the wild.
  • schools of squid to see while snorkeling or diving.
  • fresh caught fish bought directly from the fisherman.
  • water sports shops.
  • gorgeous views.
  • bars, restaurants and snack bars.

Best Curacao Beaches - Jan Thiel beach Papagayo pool

Staying in Curacao 9 times in the past 10 years, Tom and I visited many Curacao beaches, and I share my top 10 beach picks. Details of each beach, the draw for each beach, parking and beach fee information are all shared in the Best Curacao Beaches article.

Old town Wilemstadt from floating bridge

Curacao offers so much more than most islands. Its main town, Willemstad, is an UNESCO world heritage site – it’s so cute, and filled with waterside restaurants. Curacao has many museums, and rich history crossing many cultures, maritime history, gorgeous natural environments, beautiful birds, and fish life.

I am excited about Curacao’s commitment to Sustainable Tourism and restoring the reefs. In the summer of 2018, we helped the Coral Restoration Foundation’s project on dives to maintain the reef nurseries. Check out their website.

Best Curacao Beaches - Mambo BeachCuracao is a great place for people who like variety, lots of activities, or for those prefer to relax on the beach. If you want to learn more check out our many posts on Curacao.

15 thoughts on “Best Curacao Beaches

  1. My husband and I vacationed on Curacao several years ago and loved it. We rented a car and drove all over the island one day. We stayed near the Seaquarium at Lion’s Dive and did a lot of scuba diving. I’d go back in a heartbeat!

    • If you click through to the ‘full article,’ you’ll see photos of the Beach area at Lion’s Dive. Since you dove there, try Westpunt next time. We love diving staying at Westpunt and diving the sites west of Willemstad- so relaxing and quiet there. I have articles on my blog about accommodations and diving in the West. Definitely go back! We have been 9 times and are going back for 6 weeks. I will be writing about our volunteer work there – diving with Coral Restoration Foundation dive shops, helping with regrowing and re-planting the reefs. It’s amazing what has already been done. Stay tuned for that post — coming later this Fall.

    • It is the ‘C’ of the ABC islands. It is Nether Antilles, so its Dutch. All of the ABCs are 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela and have no influence at all from Venezuela – all Dutch.

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