Playa Shon Moso

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

Located near the middle of the island of Curacao, near Barber, Playa Shon Moso is on the West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Playa Shon Moso is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Curaçao's urban areas. Many of the other beaches in Curaçao may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Playa Shon Moso, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa Shon Moso is on the West coast of Curacao; the area hosts attractions such as Landhuis Ascension, which is three and a half miles away.

If you want to learn more about the history of Curaçao, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is within the range of a taxi.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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

Westpunt is nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Playa Shon Moso is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed 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


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant, which is just a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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 multiple beaches to discover on Curacao, of course, and Playa Shon Moso is just one option.

You might also enjoy Boca Santa Cruz, located just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Cas Abao Beach is just right. It's located a mile and a half to the southeast.

You may also want to consider Playa Porto Mari, located two miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Curaçao, and Playa Shon Moso offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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