Playa Santa Cruz

Playa Santa Cruz is somewhat rare in that it is not very commercialized and still has some good facilities. There is volleyball and, like much of Curacao, quality opportunities for snorkeling and diving. Entrance is free and accessible everyday, and you can take a water taxi from here out to more secluded spots for snorkeling and diving.

Situated on the northwestern coast of the island of Curacao, 1.2 miles south-southeast of Lagun, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. The beaches in Curaçao aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but Playa Santa Cruz is a little bit further from the crowds, which offers some middle ground to those who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located south of Langun. If you're coming south from there, take your second dirt road right. Follow that directly to the shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is wide, creating plenty of space for all visitors to carve out their own special spot in the sun for the day. There are a number of thatched huts for lounging under, and lots of nice, cream-colored sand to dig your feet into. The water is perfectly clear and calm, great for a dip in the water when you get a little too hot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Playa Santa Cruz offers an angelic and serene escape, since the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of Curacao. It's located near Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Tula Museum, a lovely museum found only a walk or a short cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Santa Cruz
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Landhuis Kenepa Plantation Historical Site 2.6 N Curacao
Tula Museum Museum 2.6 N Curacao
Savonet Museum Museum 4.0 NE Curacao
Landhuis Ascension Museum 6.0 ESE Curacao
Holland Casino Casino 15.7 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Westpunt is the closest town and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While you will find only a few accommodations in the vicinity, those options closest to the beach can be seen below.

Accommodations near Playa Santa Cruz
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club 4.9 mi. N Resort
Coral Estate 8.4 mi. SE Resort


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Santa Cruz
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant (599-9) 516-5063 -- -- -- --
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 4.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Curacao will have lots of options besides Playa Santa Cruz.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Porto Mari, located seven and a half miles away.

Curaçao has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Playa Santa Cruz is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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