Playa Lagun

To escape from the sweltering island sun, beachgoers can take refuge beneath concrete huts for shelter. The waters here are excellent for swimming and snorkeling, which is some of the best in the area. You can also catch a canoe trip or take dive sessions and swimming lessons, available through the beach's dive shop. The beach can get a little crowded on the weekends, but it's otherwise pretty quiet.

Positioned on the southern part of Lagun, Playa Lagun is on the North West coast of Curacao. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. While you wouldn't necessarily call Playa Lagun quiet, you'll find that it gets a lot less visitors than many of Curaçao's beaches. So while this isn't the most private place on the island to spend time with your sweetheart, it's a good alternative to beaches in urban areas, where the noise of crowds and traffic can kill a romantic mood.

How to Access The Beach
If you're taking the main coastal road from the south, make your way northwest into the town of Langun. The beach is at the southern tip of town and very close to Langun's main southern entrance.

Amenities and Ambiance

This narrow northwestern cove boasts tranquil and shallow blue waters where you can glimpse vividly colored tropical fish which flourish in the waters off of this shore. This beach is located between towering steel-gray cliffs and framed by the crystalline waters of the Caribbean.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Please note that public restrooms are not available. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. These sultry sands are a hit with families and fishing boats. Steal away to Playa Lagun during the weekdays when the beach is virtually empty, and a great spot for a romantic rendezvous.During the weekend, however, you'll find that the beach gets packed with locals.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Curacao. Landhuis Kenepa Plantation is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Tula Museum (situated only a walk or a short cab ride away) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Curaçao's culture.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Lagun
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Landhuis Kenepa Plantation Historical Site 1.9 N Curacao
Tula Museum Museum 1.9 N Curacao
Savonet Museum Museum 3.7 NE Curacao
Landhuis Ascension Museum 6.7 ESE Curacao
Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort Golf Course 16.9 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Playa Lagun is very close to Westpunt, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town is Westpunt, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Although vacationers won't find that many hotels withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen in the list that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Lagun
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club 4.0 mi. N Resort
Oasis Coral Estate Beach, Dive & Wellness Resort 9.2 mi. SE Resort

Food

Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Jaanchie Restaurant, which is a brief car or taxi trip away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Lagun
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Jaanchie Restaurant (599-9) 864-0126 Caribbean -- 3.6 mi. N
Landhuis Daniel (599-9) 864-8400 Creole, Dutch, French, Mediterranean Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on Curacao will have lots of options besides Playa Lagun.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Playa Lagun is one of the features you love, consider heading to Playa Jeremi, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a mile and a half to the north. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Playa Piskado. You'll find it a brief car or taxi trip away.

You may also want to consider Playa Santa Cruz, which is located less than a mile to the south-southeast.

You may find that Playa Lagun is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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