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 coast of Curacao. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. At Caracasbaai, the shore has a private, secluded quality, yet it's not far from some of the town's major hot spots.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs will be offered here for guests looking for a break from the hot sun.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Caracasbaai is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South East coast of Curacao; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort Beekenburg, which is a quarter mile to the south-southeast.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Money Museum Yotin Kortá, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Tourists at Caracasbaai who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration should think about going to Willemstad, which is not far away and is a particularly busy area of Curaçao.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it is not usually very tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those wanting to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the accommodations 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

If you visit the beach around lunchtime you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Seasons Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International cuisines.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Caracasbaai on Curacao.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Baoase Beach, located three and a half miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Curaçao, and Caracasbaai is just one of the many options.

 

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