Playa Piskado

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.

Positioned near the center of Westpunt, Playa Piskado is on the North West edge of Curacao. You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those of you who spend part of the afternoon at this beach can make the most of their relaxation time without missing the chance to do a little people watching.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Curacao. It is near some interesting sites like 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 popular spots in the area.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Tula Museum. This museum is located a mile and a half away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Piskado
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Landhuis Kenepa Plantation Historical Site 1.7 SSE Curacao
Tula Museum Museum 1.7 SSE Curacao
Savonet Museum Museum 3.3 ESE Curacao
Landhuis Ascension Museum 8.9 SE Curacao
Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort Golf Course 19.6 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

The town of Westpunt is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Food

Although this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Landhuis Daniel, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

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

Restaurants near Playa Piskado
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Landhuis Daniel (599-9) 864-8400 Creole, Dutch, French, Mediterranean Informal -- --
Jaanchie Restaurant (599-9) 864-0126 Caribbean -- 0.4 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Curacao, and Playa Piskado is just one option.

You may also want to try Playa Kenepa, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it a mile to the south. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Playa Forti is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Santa Cruz, which is located four miles to the south.

Perhaps Playa Piskado is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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