This is a beach frequented in large part by local families, though snorkelers and divers often appreciate this quiet spot too. The beach is small, but rather picturesque, and watching the fishing boats when they're out with their nets can be interesting. There is a snack bar here, but it's only open on weekends.
Located near the center of Westpunt, Playa Piskado is on the North West edge of Curacao. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Curaçao's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Playa Piskado is a little bit further from the crowds, making it a good pick for those of you who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.
If you're coming from the eastern or middle portions of the island, take Westpunt west. In the small town of Barber, you can either take a left on Kaminda Popo Royer or continue straight on Westpunt. Both routes will get you there in about the same time - going left will take you along the coast, while keeping straight will take you through the national park. Either way, at the western tip the road will run right up next to the water. Here, you'll find Playa Grandi and its neighbor Playa Forti.
There are cliffs all around the beach, most of them off to the right, which make for good snorkeling. The beach itself can also be rocky in spots but, for the most part, the sand is of good quality. The manchineel trees along the coast are a nice feature, providing shade along with a couple of huts.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.
Positioned on the North West coast of Curacao; this area boasts other attractions such as Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.
If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Tula Museum, a lovely museum found not a great distance away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.
If you can't wait to see as many of Curaçao's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Landhuis Kenepa Plantation||Historical Site||1.7||SSE||Curacao|
The closest town is, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.
While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Landhuis Daniel, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.
Nearby restaurant options are shown below.
|Landhuis Daniel||(599-9) 864-8400||Creole, Dutch, French, Mediterranean||Informal||--||--|
|Kalki Beach Bar And Grill||(599-9) 839-3600||American||Very Casual||0.7 mi.||NNW|
|Jaanchi's Restaurant||(599-9) 864-0126||Caribbean||--||--||--|
Curacao has many nice beaches, so if Playa Piskado doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.
If the vibrant atmosphere of Playa Piskado is what you're looking for, consider also visiting Playa Kenepa, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a mile to the south. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Playa Forti is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a short distance away.
Another location you may want to try is Playa Santa Cruz, which is located four miles away.
Perhaps Playa Piskado is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.
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