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.

Located on the island of Curacao, 1.2 miles south-southeast of Lagun, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Those of you who spend part of the afternoon at this beach can make the most of their relaxation time without sacrificing the chance to meet new people.

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, public restrooms aren't available.

Playa Santa Cruz brings guests an angelic and peaceful enclave, since the area surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the North West coast of Curacao. It is near some interesting sites like Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is located two and a half miles away, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Tula Museum, a lovely museum found not a great distance away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 exploring the city is a convenient option. The city of Westpunt is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Although you won't find many hotels within a several miles, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the following table.

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

Food

Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

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, you'll find other beaches besides Playa Santa Cruz on Curacao.

You might also want to visit Playa Porto Mari, which is located seven and a half miles to the southeast.

Maybe Playa Santa Cruz is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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