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.
Located in the vicinity of Willemstad, Caracasbaai is on the South East coast of Curacao. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Visitors will find that, though Caracasbaai isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, it's also not one of Curaçao's most crowded beaches. It's makes a great option for vacationers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.
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.
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, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas can be used by visitors seeking a relaxing spot in the shade.
Caracasbaai is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Curacao. It's located near, which is seen a quarter mile away, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.
Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Postal Museum (one of the closest to Caracasbaai) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of Curaçao.
If you can't wait to see as many of Curaçao's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|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 Encounter Service||2.3 mi.||W||Curacao|
|Sunscape Casino||Casino||2.7 mi.||WNW||Curacao|
|Operating Distillery||3.6 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Curacao Liqueur Distillery||Distillery||3.6 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Historical Site||3.8 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Hill Ross Casino||Casino||4.1 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Art Gallery||4.2 mi.||NNE||Curacao|
|Historical Site||4.7 mi.||NW||Curacao|
Guests visiting Caracasbaai who are seeking a little additional excitement should consider heading over to Willemstad, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area.
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.
Travelers looking for a room near Caracasbaai won't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest lodging options by looking over what's listed below.
|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|
If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Seasons Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International menu items.
The following table lists nearby restaurants.
|Seasons Restaurant||(599-9) 738-3864||Caribbean, International||--||--||--|
|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|
|(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|
Curacao has many beaches, so Caracasbaai is just one of your options.
Another location you may want to try is Boka St. Michiel, which is located ten and a half miles to the west-northwest.
There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Curaçao, and Caracasbaai offers just one way to spend time outdoors.
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