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.

Located toward the center of Westpunt, Playa Piskado is on the North West edge of Curacao. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the area around the beach to be somewhat urbanized, but that doesn't mean the beach itself will necessarily be packed with people. Instead, you will usually find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Playa Piskado is on the North West coast of Curacao. It is near some interesting sites like Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is located a mile and a half away, and it is among the attractions close-by.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Tula Museum. This museum is located a mile and a half to the south-southeast, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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
Holland Casino Casino 18.7 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Playa Piskado is close to Westpunt, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The nearby town of Westpunt is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Playa Piskado will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Food

Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Landhuis Daniel, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Playa Piskado
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Landhuis Daniel (599-9) 864-8400 Creole, Dutch, French, Mediterranean Informal -- --
Watamula Restaurant (599-9) 839-3600 -- -- -- --
Kalki Beach Bar And Grill (599-9) 839-3600 American Very Casual 0.7 mi. NNW
Jaanchi's Restaurant (599-9) 864-0126 Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Playa Piskado doesn't suit their tastes.

If the exciting vibe at Playa Piskado is what you're looking for, consider checking out Playa Kenepa, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located a mile to the south. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Playa Forti. It is located only a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Playa Santa Cruz, which is located reasonably close-by, so a quick cab ride is an easy option.

Curaçao has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Playa Piskado is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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