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 on the southern outskirts of Lagun, Playa Lagun is on the North West edge of Curacao. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. The beaches in Curaçao aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but Playa Lagun is less exposed than the others, making it just the right spot for vacationers who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

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 might also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. 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

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the North West coast of Curacao; it's located near attractions like Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is two miles away.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but many travelers find that museums like Tula Museum (situated two miles to the north) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand Curaçao's interesting past.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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
Holland Casino Casino 16.4 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Playa Lagun is in the Westpunt area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Westpunt, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though you'll find very few hotels that are within a short car ride, the closest 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 sea. One of the closest restaurants is Landhuis Daniel. The restaurant has both Creole and Dutch cuisines.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Curacao, of course, so Playa Lagun is just one of your options.

If the exciting vibe at Playa Lagun is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Playa Jeremi, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it a mile and a half to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Playa Piskado. You'll find it a short taxi ride away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa Santa Cruz, located less than a mile to the south-southeast.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Curaçao, so visiting Playa Lagun is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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