Caracasbaai

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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. There are facilities here, and huts for lounging in the shade.

Positioned in the vicinity of Willemstad, Caracasbaai is on the South East edge of Curacao. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Caracasbaai is one beach that is not an overly crowded, but it's not totally void of people either.

How to Access The Beach
Getting here from Willemstad, take Caracasbaaiweg east. At the end of this, at the coast is a roundabout where you'll need to take a left. Soon after you'll find a large parking area on the right shoulder of the road.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand is beige and rather course, with a fair number of pebbles. The view is marred by an oil rig to the left, behind which sits a cruise ship port. However, the calm, clear waters of Caracasbaai are what bring people to its shores, and those do not disappoint. Behind the beach is a large marina housing a great number of boats.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are available for visitors hoping for a break from the hot sun.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on the South East coast of Curacao; the area hosts attractions such as Fort Beekenburg, which is a quarter mile to the south-southeast.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting The Money Museum Yotin Kortá, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If you can't wait to see as many of Curaçao's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Caracasbaai
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Beekenburg Historical Site 0.3 mi. SSE Curacao
Diamond Beach Casino Casino 1.0 mi. W Curacao
Old Quarry Golf Course Golf Course 1.7 mi. ESE Curacao
Curacao Sea Aquarium Aquarium 2.2 mi. W Curacao
Dolphin Academy Curacao Dolphin Encounter Service 2.3 mi. W Curacao
Sunscape Casino Casino 2.7 mi. WNW Curacao
Landhuis Chobolobo Operating Distillery 3.6 mi. NW Curacao
Curacao Liqueur Factory at Landhuis Chobolobo Distillery 3.6 mi. NW Curacao
Landhuis Zeelandia Historical Site 3.8 mi. NW Curacao
Hill Ross Casino Casino 4.1 mi. NW Curacao
Serena's Art Factory Art Gallery 4.2 mi. NNE Curacao
Landhuis Groot Kwartier Historical Site 4.7 mi. NW Curacao

Cities and Towns

Caracasbaai is near Willemstad, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Tourists at Caracasbaai who are looking for additional places to explore will want to think about heading to Willemstad, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Curaçao.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is in a fairly touristed area, it is not usually much of a challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are wanting to get a place that's near the water, the following table shows the options closest to Caracasbaai.

Accommodations near Caracasbaai
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort 0.9 mi. W Resort
Papagayo Beach Resort 1.0 mi. W Resort
Chogogo Resort 1.0 mi. W Resort
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort 1.2 mi. SE Resort
Royal Sea Aquarium Resort 2.3 mi. W Resort
Lions Dive & Beach Resort 2.3 mi. W Resort
Kontiki Dive And Beach Resort 2.6 mi. WNW Resort
Sunscape Curacao 2.7 mi. WNW Resort
ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas 3.1 mi. WNW Resort
Baoase Luxury Resort 3.4 mi. WNW Resort

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Seasons Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International cuisines.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Caracasbaai
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Seasons Restaurant (599-9) 738-3864 Caribbean, International -- -- --
Tinto Restaurant (599-9) 747-0633 -- -- -- --
Classics Bar Restaurant (599-9) 767-8000 International Informal 0.9 mi. W
Papagayo Beach Club (599) 974-7433 ext. 283 International Informal 1.0 mi. W
Papagayo Restaurant (599) 974-7433 ext. 113 French, Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.0 mi. W
Chogogo Terrace (599-9) 747-2844 ext 2203 International Informal 1.0 mi. W
Zanzibar Restaurant (599-9) 747-0633 -- -- 1.1 mi. W
Jun Sushi (599) 800-8582 ext. 873 Asian, Contemporary Informal 1.2 mi. SE
Hemingway Beach Bar & Restaurant (599-9) 465-0740 Cuban Informal 2.3 mi. W
Mambo Beach (599-9) 461-8999 Eclectic Very Casual 2.5 mi. W
Cabana Beach (005) 999-4631 ext. 600 International Informal 2.6 mi. WNW
Restaurant Seasons (999) 788-2800 Caribbean Informal 3.1 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Caracasbaai doesn't suit their tastes.

Another option worth considering is Baoase Beach, located three and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Caracasbaai could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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