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.

Set in Lagun, Playa Lagun is on the North West coast of Curacao. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. You'll find the area around the beach to be somewhat urbanized, but that doesn't mean the actual beach will necessarily be overflowing with visitors. Instead, you will usually find plenty of places to set up shop.

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 concession stand at this spot is also an option. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies 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

Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Curacao. It is close to 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 a few attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Tula Museum, a lovely museum found two miles to the north, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 walking the city is a definite option. The city of Westpunt is close-by and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Playa Lagun will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

While travelers generally won't find very many places to stay in the region, those options closest to Playa Lagun are shown in the list below.

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

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest restaurants is Landhuis Daniel. This restaurant has both Creole and Dutch cuisines.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table 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

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

If the vibrant atmosphere of Playa Lagun is what you're looking for, think about also visiting 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 something a little more private, Playa Piskado may be a good choice. It is located a short taxi ride away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Santa Cruz, which is located within a short distance.

Curaçao has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Playa Lagun is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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