Activities on Curacao

There is no shortage of activities to participate in on the joy-filled island of Curacao

Photo credit: © Mingo Hagen
 

A vacation on Curacao can be many things: relaxing and serene, or energetic and packed fill of activity. The island's available attractions and activities support both lifestyles.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are thinking about sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will encounter multiple different places that can help you. Anyone who needs to get more details concerning this topic can do so here.

Diving

Curacao Diving

As an island, Curacao is, of course, surrounded by water. The Caribbean Sea, as well as the numerous resort pools in the country, provide the perfect setting for a number of watersports. Curacao has been voted as one of the top spots in the Caribbean for diving, and there are a number of top snorkeling spots here as well. For that reason, you won't want to let your vacation pass you by without at least renting some snorkeling equipment to take with you to the beach.

You'll find 25 dive services and at least 48 different dive sites to choose from. Click here to find our page about diving in this area.

Events and Festivals

A great way to get to know local residents in an informal setting is at an event or festival. There are a number of options available, from music festivals (jazz and island music are especially popular) to sporting events such as regattas and fishing tournaments. Carnival is the most popular event, with people from all over the world arriving to witness the colorful costumes that islanders wear as they throw the biggest party of the season. Click here to read more about Curacao's events and festivals.

Fishing

Fish Curacao

Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as indicated by the presence of 9 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Go to this extended discussion about fishing in the area if you want to discover additional information.

Golf

Old Quarry Golf Course

If you or someone traveling with you likes to play golf you'll be pleased to know there are three golf courses in this area. The area courses are Old Quarry Golf Course, Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, and Curacao Golf and Squash Club. Simply click on the course name for detailed information about the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. For a more thorough discussion of this specific topic, see this article concerning golf throughout Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Adrenaline Tours Curacao

The chart just below provides some key facts concerning firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Curacao
Name Phone Location
Adrenaline Tours Curacao (999) 767-6241 5.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda
Bounty Adventures (999) 767-9998 6.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda
Captain Boots Tours (599) 951-3274 ext. 7 5.8 mi. East of Central Otrabanda
Mermaid Boat Trips (599-9) 560-1530 Punda
Miss Ann Boat Trips (999) 767-1579 6.1 mi. East of Central Otrabanda
Pelican Boat Trips (999) 527-0747 Willemstad
Sailing Charter Curaçao (999) 521-3464 5.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda
Smallfield Adventures (999) 663-4848 Willemstad

If you want to read about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.

Shopping

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Punda is Curacao's major commercial hub, so many vacationers hit this area first, looking for great deals on local items that they can bring home as souvenirs. Outdoor markets are a great place to look for handcrafted items such as clothing, artwork, and woodwork. Curacao is also home to one of the largest duty-free shopping centers in the Caribbean, so vacationers can stock up on luxury items, not only duty-free, but tax free as well. Shopping on Curacao shouldn't be missed.

If there are some shopping aficionados vacationing with you, they're not totally out of luck -- more than 78 retailers operate in this area. To read about opportunities for shopping on Curacao, go to this article.

Sightseeing

Curacao Maritime Museum

Another great activity is to soak in the area's sights and natural beauty. Sights in the area include historic sites and a distillery. To reach our complete page about attractions, click here.

Information about a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be found in the table below.

Sightseeing Services On Curacao
Name Phone Location
A.T.V. Tour (599-9) 511-4282 Willemstad
Assist Travel & Tours (599-9) 462-3300 Punda
Baoase Tours (599-9) 461-1799 1.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Willemstad
Car Rental Los Andes Tours (599-9) 868-2149 Willemstad
Casper Tours (599-9) 465-3010 Willemstad
Curacao Tropical Tours (599-9) 839-1580 Willemstad
Does Travel & Cadushi Tours (599-9) 461-1626 Willemstad
Fiesta Tours Curacao (599-9) 515-9854 Willemstad
Irie Tours 560-6696 Punda
J & S Tours (599-9) 868-3585 Willemstad
Old City Tours (599-9) 461-3554 Punda
Salinja Travel & Tours (599-9) 736-7911 Willemstad
Shete Boka (999) 864-0444 2.6 mi. East of Central Westpunt
Taber Tours (599-9) 737-6637 / (599-9) 839-1337 Punda
Tiotaxi Tours (599-9) 560-5491 Santa Catarina

Snorkeling

Curacao Snorkeling

If you enjoy looking at fish there's good news -- you'll have the chance in the waters surrounding Curacao. To read our detailed page about local snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa might be the highlight of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 14 spas located in this area. To learn more about the options, go to this article.

Sports

Especially active travelers can't fathom a trip without finding some way to get in their daily exercise. You can swim laps in your resort pool, get on a machine in the fitness center, or even plan for a game of tennis. One of the best ways to get a work out in is by scheduling a hike. This will allow you to view the natural beauty of the island while burning a few calories. Horseback riding and mountain biking are also possibilities. There are two 18-hole champion golf courses on the island, and a nine-hole course on the island for avid golfers to enjoy. Click here to read more about golfing on Curacao.

Tennis

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

If you like to play tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Curacao
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort 6.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda 4 check check
Hilton Curaçao 2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda 2 check
Sunscape Curacao 2.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda 2 check
Holiday Beach Hotel and Casino 0.8 mi. West of Downtown Willemstad 2 check
Veneto Casino and Holiday Beach Resort 0.9 mi. West of Downtown Willemstad 2 check

For example, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Adrenaline Tours Curacao

Information concerning many other activities are summarized in the following chart.

Other Activities On Curacao
Name Type Phone Location
Adrenaline Tours Curacao Watersports Operator (999) 767-6241 5.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda
Athletic Health & Beauty Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 737-5666 Punda
Atrium Fitness & Spa Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 465-6288 Willemstad
Bazz Fun Rental Jet Ski Rental Service (599-9) 510-2299 Punda
Becker's Massage & Care Massage Therapist (999) 528-4113 Willemstad
Bob Esprit Fitness Centrum Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 737-1780 Willemstad
Bodies In Motion Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 888-8744 Willemstad
Body Beach Wellness Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 465-7969 Jan Thiel
Dolphin Academy Curacao Dolphin Encounter Service (599-9) 465-8900 2.7 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad
Geoffrey's Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 868-8929 / (599-9) 868-0340 Willemstad
Javanese Massage Massage Therapist (599-9) 524-0080 Jan Thiel
Let's Go Watersports Jet Ski Rental Service (599-9) 864-0438 The vicinity of Willemstad
The Fitness Studio Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 510-3625 Willemstad
Veronica's Massage Massage Therapist (599-9) 461-6793 Willemstad

And this isn't it. As you journey through your vacation, attending events, hiking the landscape, or taking a dip in the cool, crisp sea, you will come across many other activities you'll want to fit into your schedule. The great thing about Curacao is that the fun is never ending, and will linger with you long after you have gone home.

 

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