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.

Positioned on the island of Curacao, close to Barber, Boca Santa Cruz is on the North West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may want to give Boca Santa Cruz a try. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's also not completely secluded.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, beach umbrellas can be used by guests looking for relief from the sultry island sun.

Boca Santa Cruz is in an area which is rarely very crowded, Thanks to this, the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North West coast of Curacao. Landhuis Ascension is situated four and a half miles away, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

History-focused attractions such as Landhuis Kenepa Plantation are 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 go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is five and a half miles to the north of this historical destination.

If a visit to the Boca Santa Cruz isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 walking the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Westpunt, a city which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones are 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

Food

While the area surrounding Boca Santa Cruz isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few 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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Boca Santa Cruz on Curacao.

You might also enjoy Playa Shon Moso, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located two and a half miles to the southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Playa Lagun. You'll find it a quick car or cab ride away.

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

Curaçao has so much to offer, and Boca Santa Cruz offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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