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.

Located in Lagun, Playa Lagun is on the North West coast of Curacao. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Travelers looking for a spot that's a little out of the way, but still active, should pay a visit to Playa Lagun. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not dead and empty either.

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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. 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

This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Curacao. It's located near Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the area's attractions.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Tula Museum. This museum is located just a short taxi trip or walk away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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
Holland Casino Casino 16.4 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

The town of Westpunt is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

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

Food

If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. Landhuis Daniel is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Creole and Dutch cuisines.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Lagun
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Landhuis Daniel (599-9) 864-8400 Creole, Dutch, French, Mediterranean Informal -- --
Watamula Restaurant (599-9) 839-3600 -- -- -- --
Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant (599-9) 516-5063 -- -- -- --
Kalki Beach Bar And Grill (599-9) 839-3600 American Very Casual 4.0 mi. N
Jaanchi's Restaurant (599-9) 864-0126 Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Curacao has many beaches, and Playa Lagun is just one option.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Playa Lagun is one of the features you love, consider also visiting Playa Jeremi, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located a mile and a half to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Playa Piskado is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located a brief car or taxi trip away.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Santa Cruz, located within a couple of miles.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Curaçao, and Playa Lagun offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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