Playa Shon Moso

A rustic space with nary a crowd, this beach is popular among divers and snorkelers.

Located near the center of the island of Curacao, near Barber, Playa Shon Moso is on the West coast of the island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Curaçao. While Playa Shon Moso may be a little more trouble to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

How to Access The Beach
This beach can be found northwest of Willemstad, by heading west on Weg Naar Westpunt from the Weg Naar Hato intersection heading towards San Pedro. Turn left towards Soto and follow the signs.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Playa Shon Moso offers an angelic and relaxing place to escape, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Playa Shon Moso is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the West coast of Curacao. It is near some interesting sites like Landhuis Ascension, which is an easy cab ride away, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions like Landhuis Kenepa Plantation offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa Shon Moso, and allow visitors to learn more about Curaçao, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found seven and a half miles to the north-northwest of this place of historical significance.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Shon Moso
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Landhuis Ascension Museum 3.4 NE Curacao
Savonet Museum Museum 7.4 N Curacao
Landhuis Kenepa Plantation Historical Site 7.4 NNW Curacao
Tula Museum Museum 7.4 NNW Curacao
Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort Golf Course 11.0 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Westpunt is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although beach-goers generally won't find many hotels nearby, those options closest to Playa Shon Moso can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Shon Moso
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coral Estate 3.2 mi. SE Resort
Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club 9.8 mi. NNW Resort


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant, which is not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Playa Shon Moso
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant (999) 864-7558 Dutch, Indonesian Very Casual 2.2 mi. SE
Villa Monte Bar Grill Restaurant (599-9) 516-5063 -- -- -- --
Karakter (599) 9 864-2233 Caribbean, French Very Casual 3.6 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Curacao you might like besides Playa Shon Moso.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Boca Santa Cruz, located just a little ways away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Cas Abao Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located a mile and a half to the southeast.

Another option worth considering is Playa Porto Mari, located only a short distance away.

While Curaçao has many alluring attractions, a trip to Playa Shon Moso could end up a family favorite.


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