Map of Beaches in Curacao

1 | Westpunt

Because the sands of Westpunt are strewn with pebbles, this beach isn't particualrly good for sunbathing or walking without shoes. The waters here are calm enough for swimming, but don't have the best conditions for snorkeling.

The center of Westpunt is located a little more than a mile (approximately two kilometers) south of this beach.

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1 | Playa Kalki

At the northwestern tip of the island, this is easily one of the best spots on Curacao for snorkeling and diving. With its limestone cliffs (Kalki means limestone in Papiamentu), it's also one of the prettiest. There are a number of shaded areas, a snack bar, and dive shop for those looking to relax on beach instead of, or after, exploring underwater.

Found on the northwestern outskirts of Westpunt, this beach is located northwest of the center of Westpunt.

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2 | Playa Forti

Loacted on the islands northwestern most tip, you'll find stunning panoramic views, especially from above the beach. Visited mostly by locals, you'll find some neat little restaurants snack bars, and a couple huts for shade at this laid-back destination.

Make your way a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer) to the southeast from Playa Kalki to find this beach.

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3 | Playa Piskado

This is a beach frequented in large part by local families, though snorkelers and divers often appreciate this quiet spot too. The beach is small, but rather picturesque, and watching the fishing boats when they're out with their nets can be interesting.

When coming from Playa Forti, go a quarter mile (a quarter kilometer) south to find this beach.

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1 | Playa Jeremi

This is certainly one of the more isolated locations you're going to find on Curacao, but it might not be for too much longer as there are development plans for the not-too-distant future. So if you want to see it in all its natural glory, there's no better time than now.

This beach is within traveling distance from Westpunt, approximately two miles (approximately three and a half kilometers) south of the center of Westpunt.

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2 | Playa Kenepa

This beach is certainly one that will take your breath away the moment you step foot on its shores. It is easily one of the most well-known beaches on the island, frequented by both locals and tourist, and for one main reason: it's stunningly beautiful.

This beach is only 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from Playa Jeremi.

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1 | Playa Lagun

To escape from the sweltering island sun, beachgoers can take refuge beneath concrete huts for shelter. The waters here are excellent for swimming and snorkeling, which is some of the best in the area.

Interested guests can find this beach on the southern outskirts of Lagun, only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) south of the center of Lagun.

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2 | Playa Santa Cruz

Playa Santa Cruz is somewhat rare in that it is not very commercialized and still has some good facilities. There is volleyball and, like much of Curacao, quality opportunities for snorkeling and diving.

Guests can find this beach less than a mile (a kilometer and a half) to the south-southeast of Playa Lagun.

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1 | Boca Santa Cruz

With a few huts set back from the water, restroom facilities, and a beach bar/restaurant, this is a great spot to escape the crowds while still still being able to take advantage of nearby amenities. There's also the opportunity to be taken off shore to one of a number of private, secluded beaches by the water taxi that leaves from here.

You can find this beach within easy traveling range from Westpunt, approximately three and a half miles (approximately six kilometers) to the west-southwest of the center of Barber.

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1 | Playa Shon Moso

A rustic space with nary a crowd, this beach is popular among divers and snorkelers.

Vacationers will find this beach approximately three and a half miles (approximately five and a half kilometers) south west of the center of Barber.

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1 | Cas Abao Beach

A pristine beach that is well loved by families with young children and watersports enthusiasts alike, this beach is often noted as one of the best on the island.

Vacationers can find this beach within easy traveling distance of Westpunt, approximately two miles (approximately three kilometers) to the west-northwest of the center of St. Willibrordus.

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2 | Playa Porto Mari

Tourists flock to this beach, and for good reason. Diving and snorkeling are great here, and there is an on-location dive equipment shop available.

Interested visitors can find this beach within easy traveling distance from Piscadera, only 0.8 miles (1.2 km) from Cas Abao Beach.

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3 | Daibooibaai

There are several facilities available to patrons of Daibooibaai beach including deck chairs, which are available during the weekends, and wooden umbrellas. These popular do shores tend to get crowded with locals at times, especially on Sundays.

This beach is within easy traveling distance of Piscadera, 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Playa Porto Mari.

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1 | Varsenbaai

In the middle of the island sits Varsenbaai, a peaceful spot looking out onto a small bay. The waters off shore are remarkably clear and, protected from heavy waves and currents, very gentle.

Guests will be able to find this beach within traveling distance of Piscadera, approximately a mile and a half (approximately two and a half kilometers) north-northwest of the center of Sint Michiel.

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1 | Boka St. Michiel

In the old fishing village of St. Michiel lies a small beach in the northwest corner of town. The beach has a pleasant atmosphere, and is within easy reach of the restaurants and shops of this charming area.

This beach is located just 0.4 miles (0.6 km) northwest of the center of Sint Michiel.

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1 | Blauwbaai

At Blauwbaai you can find plenty of places with shade for refuge from the sultry island sun. There are also great facilities like a changing area on these shores.

This beach is situated in the western part of the vicinity of Willemstad, three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest of the center of Otrabanda.

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Willemstad

The best beaches on the island are actually located west of Willemstad on the island's south coast. Fortunately, it just takes a few minutes of driving time to reach these beaches, but if you prefer to stay in city limits, you'll find the beaches to be calm and great for swimming. You'll discover a large number of beaches to enjoy in the area. To get additional information concerning a specific beach click… more…

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1 | Caracasbaai

With an underwater park, this beach has become very popular with snorkelers and divers. Locals also frequent this beach where access is simple and free.

This beach is approximately five miles (approximately eight kilometers) east-southeast of the center of Willemstad.

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1 | Barbara Beach

Once a quiet stretch of sand only frequented by locals on the weekends, Barbara Beach is not part of a luxury resort. It still remains relatively uncrowded, making it a great spot to relax and unwind.

This beach is within easy traveling range from Willemstad, 6.6 miles (10.6 km) to the east-southeast of the center of Otrabanda.

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1 | Klien Curacao

On this small island - a half mile from tip to tip - the beach runs around the entire perimeter. The western section is more popular with visitors as this is where you'll find the islands only facilities.

Found on the island of Klein Curacao, this beach is a short distance from the center of Klein Curacao.

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This map highlights the location of 26 beaches on Curacao.

For additional information about the places shown on the map, or to zoom to a better look at each area, use your mouse to click on each location. Another option is to interact with the map using the following table. If you are interested in a specific place, click on the colored dot in the first column, or click on the Area/Vicinity description shown in the last column.

Points of Interest Near Curacao
Click to Show Name (Click to Read Article) Area/Vicinity (Click to Show on Map)
Avila Beach 1.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Willemstad
Barbara Beach 6.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda
Blauwbaai 3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda
Blue Bay Beach 1.9 mi. West of Central Otrabanda
Boca Santa Cruz 3.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Barber
Boka St. Michiel 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Sint Michiel
Caracasbaai 4.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Willemstad
Cas Abao Beach 1.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central St. Willibrordus
Daibooibaai 1.3 mi. West of Central St. Willibrordus
Jan Thiel Beach 4.0 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad
Klien Curacao 0.2 mi. South of Central Klein Curacao
Mambo Beach 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda
Pampoen Beach 2.1 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad
Playa Forti 0.1 mi. South of Central Westpunt
Playa Jeremi 2.0 mi. South of Central Westpunt
Playa Kalki 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Westpunt
Playa Kenepa 1.3 mi. South of Central Westpunt
Playa Lagun 0.3 mi. South of Central Lagun
Playa Piskado 0.3 mi. South of Central Westpunt
Playa Porto Mari 1.4 mi. West of Central St. Willibrordus
Playa Santa Cruz 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Lagun
Playa Shon Moso 3.5 mi. South West of Central Barber
Seaquarium Beach 2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Waaigat Inlet
Sonesta beach 1.8 mi. West of Central Otrabanda
Varsenbaai 1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Sint Michiel
Westpunt 1.3 mi. North of Central Westpunt

 

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