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.

Located on the island of Curacao, near Barber, Boca Santa Cruz is on the North West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers will find that, while Boca Santa Cruz is certainly not secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in Curaçao either. It's the perfect choice for families who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is on the northwestern part of the island. You can get here in the car by taking Weg Naar Westpunt west from Willemstad, then taking a left towards Fontein. Continue on this road until you read Kaminda Statius van Eps, where you'll make a left towards the coast. The road winds around, but eventually takes you right to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is encircled by mangrove swamps which can fog the water, so snorkeling isn't as good here as you'll find elsewhere on the island. However, with soft sand and palm trees for shade, this beach provides a very relaxing experience. Bird-watchers will find this beach of particular interest, as the mangroves attract a wide variety of native birds.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, umbrellas are available for guests hoping for a shaded area to relax.

the area right around Boca Santa Cruz is rarely very crowded, Because of this, there's no need to plan ahead the part of the day you come, since there is little chance you'll be required to contend with any other visitors who might want access to the comforts available.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North West coast of Curacao; it's located near attractions like Landhuis Ascension, which is four and a half miles to the east of this spot.

Historical attractions like Landhuis Kenepa Plantation provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Boca Santa Cruz, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Curaçao, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located five and a half miles from this place of historical significance.

If a visit to the Boca Santa Cruz isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Boca Santa Cruz
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Landhuis Ascension Museum 4.4 E Curacao
Landhuis Kenepa Plantation Historical Site 5.4 N Curacao
Tula Museum Museum 5.4 N Curacao
Savonet Museum Museum 5.9 N Curacao
Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort Golf Course 13.3 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

The town of Westpunt is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Though you generally won't find many places to stay in the surrounding areas, those accommodations closest to Boca Santa Cruz are shown below.

Accommodations near Boca Santa Cruz
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coral Estate 5.6 mi. SE Resort
Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club 7.7 mi. N Resort


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Boca Santa Cruz
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant (599-9) 516-5063 -- -- -- --
Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant (999) 864-7558 Dutch, Indonesian Very Casual 4.5 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Curacao will have lots of options besides Boca Santa Cruz.

You may also like Playa Shon Moso, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located two and a half miles to the southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Playa Lagun. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

You may also want to consider Playa Santa Cruz, located within a short distance.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Curaçao, and Boca Santa Cruz offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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