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 near the heart of Westpunt, Playa Piskado is on the North West coast of Curacao. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— might enjoy stopping by Playa Piskado for a few hours. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not quiet or boring either.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Playa Piskado is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of Curacao; this area boasts other attractions such as Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is only a short distance away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Tula Museum. This museum is located just a short taxi trip or walk away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 near Westpunt, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Not far away you'll find Westpunt, a city which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Food

Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Landhuis Daniel, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Curacao, so if Playa Piskado doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also like Playa Kenepa, which is in a pretty active location. It is located a mile to the south. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Playa Forti is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Playa Santa Cruz, which is located four miles to the south.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Curaçao, and dropping by Playa Piskado is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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