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 island of Curacao, 1.2 miles south-southeast of Lagun, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should give Playa Santa Cruz a try. It's a little bit removed from Curaçao's urban areas, but it's not totally secluded either.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Playa Santa Cruz grants an idyllic and relaxing haven, due to the fact that the surrounding area is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa Santa Cruz 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 one of a number of local attractions.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Tula Museum. This museum is located two and a half miles to the north, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If a visit to the Playa Santa Cruz isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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

Playa Santa Cruz is in the Westpunt area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Westpunt is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within driving distance, the closest ones are listed in the table 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


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're prepared to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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

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

You might also want to visit Playa Porto Mari, which is located not too far away, and can be reached in a cab.

Curaçao offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Playa Santa Cruz offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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