Playa Shon Moso

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

Situated on the island of Curacao, in the vicinity of Barber, Playa Shon Moso is on the West edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Curaçao. While Playa Shon Moso may be a little harder to reach, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

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, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

If you tend to favor sunny days that grant an angelic haven, then you should enjoy Playa Shon Moso; it's tucked away in a much quieter part of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Curacao; it will be near other attractions like Landhuis Ascension, which is three and a half miles away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Curaçao, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is only a car ride away from the beach.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions 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 closest town is Westpunt, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

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

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 this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. Playa Porto Mari Beachside Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is only a short distance away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Curacao besides Playa Shon Moso worth visiting.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Boca Santa Cruz, located only a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Cas Abao Beach. It's located a mile and a half to the southeast.

Another option worth considering is Playa Porto Mari, located two miles to the southeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Curaçao, and Playa Shon Moso is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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