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 regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Travelers who make a stop at this beach can make the most of their relaxation time without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be available for guests seeking a relaxing spot in the shade.

Tourist who are hoping to take advantage of the amenities made available here, shouldn't worry; Boca Santa Cruz happens to be found in a region that rarely sees much of a crowd. So you will generally find all amenities open to use, not having been scooped up by others.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of Curacao. It's located near Landhuis Ascension, which is a quick cab ride's distance, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions such as Landhuis Kenepa Plantation provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Boca Santa Cruz, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Curaçao's past, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this coastline is located five and a half miles to the north of this place of historical significance.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Boca Santa Cruz is very close to Westpunt, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Not far away you'll find Westpunt, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels within driving distance, the ones found closest to the shore have been listed in the following table.

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


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

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

Boca Santa Cruz is just one of many beaches you can visit on Curacao.

If the exciting vibe at Boca Santa Cruz is one of the features you love, think about heading to Playa Shon Moso, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located two and a half miles to the southeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Playa Lagun could be a good option for you. It is located a quick car or cab ride away.

Another location you may want to try is Playa Santa Cruz, located within a couple of miles.

Boca Santa Cruz could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Curaçao you might like.


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