Activities in Willemstad

Once the capital of the Netherland Antilles before it dissolved in 2010, Willemstad is a sprawling city that is both the home of over 150,000 residents and a top tourist destination.  The town is split into four quadrants, and tourists can find nearly every activity they could hope to participate in available to them here. 

Punda, Otrabanda, Pietermaai, and Scharloo are the four quadrants of Willemstad, and together Punda and Otrabana form the city center which has been designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  A well-preserved colonial zone features almost 700 buildings which have been designated as landmarks, making this the perfect spot to begin a sightseeing tour.  Punda is also a top destination for shopping, where throughout seven streets there is a mix of high quality shop selling luxury goods and smaller establishments that focus on locally made gifts.  From the bay tourists can embark on sailing, fishing, and diving excursions, and golf, tennis, and spa days are popular activities as well.

Bike and Scooter Rental

Biking is a very popular passtime for the locals of Curacao and Willemstad. This makes a tourist's job a lot easier when looking to rent a bike to explore the area.

If you are considering sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, there are several places that can help. To find out about other bike and scooter rentals, check out this page.

Diving

Willemstad Diving

Unlike most destinations in the Caribbean, divers in Willemstead are allowed to go on dives without a local guide. While this offers a degree of freedom for advanced divers, it is still recommended that beginning, intermediate, and anyone unfamiliar with the area hire the help of a local professional. In addition to safety, these guides also know the waters better than anyone.

There are 15 dive operators and at least 9 different dive sites to choose from. For a more comprehensive look at scuba diving in this area follow this link.

Fishing

Fish Charter Curacao

Deep water around Willemstad make it a great contender for tourist hoping to get in some deep sea and sport fishing while on vacation.

If you have some experienced anglers in your group, they're in luck -- 6 charter fishing services are located in this area. For a more detailed look at this topic, navigate to this page, about fishing in this area.

Golf

Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort

If there are some golfers in your group, you might be happy to discover there are several golf courses in the area. The courses are Curacao Golf and Squash Club, Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, and Old Quarry Golf Course. Just click on the name of the course for more detail concerning the course. In addition, you can navigate to this page if you're interested in learning more information regarding golf courses throughout Curacao.

Sailing and Boating

Smallfield Adventures

More details about firms that can help you spend some time on the open water can be found down below.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Willemstad
Name Phone Location
Adrenaline Tours Curacao (999) 767-6241 4.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Willemstad
Bounty Adventures (999) 767-9998 5.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Willemstad
Captain Boots Tours (999) 513-2747 5.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Willemstad
Mermaid Boat Trips (599-9) 560-1530 Punda
Miss Ann Boat Trips (999) 767-1579 5.5 mi. East of Central Willemstad
Pelican Boat Trips (999) 527-0747 Willemstad
Sailing Charter Curaçao (999) 521-3464 4.6 mi. East-Southeast of Central Willemstad
Smallfield Adventures (999) 663-4848 Willemstad

If you want to read about area marinas and charter operators read this page.

Shopping

Nena Sanchez Gallery

If you have some foks who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they might enjoy exploring some of the 78 retail shops in the area. To read about opportunities for shopping in Willemstad, follow this link.

Sightseeing

Curacao Maritime Museum

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Willemstad. Sights of interest to visitors include historic sites and a distillery. For more information about this topic, go to this article about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

The chart directly below provides you with a few details regarding a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Willemstad
Name Phone Location
A.T.V. Tour (599-9) 511-4282 Willemstad
Assist Travel & Tours (599-9) 462-3300 Punda
Baoase Tours (599-9) 461-1799 1.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Willemstad
Car Rental Los Andes Tours (599-9) 868-2149 Willemstad
Casper Tours (599-9) 465-3010 Willemstad
Curacao Tropical Tours (599-9) 839-1580 Willemstad
Does Travel & Cadushi Tours (599-9) 461-1626 Willemstad
Fiesta Tours Curacao (599-9) 515-9854 Willemstad
Irie Tours 560-6696 Punda
J & S Tours (599-9) 868-3585 Willemstad
Old City Tours (599-9) 461-3554 Punda
Salinja Travel & Tours (599-9) 736-7911 Willemstad
Taber Tours (599-9) 737-6637 / (599-9) 839-1337 Punda

Snorkeling

If you enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Willemstad. Navigate here to see our page regarding local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

M Beauty Spa

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 13 spas located in this area. To reach our full guide to spas, navigate to this page.

Tennis

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. You can view the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In And Around Willemstad
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort 6.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Willemstad 4 check check
Hilton Curaçao 2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Willemstad 2 check
Sunscape Curacao 2.2 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad 2 check
Holiday Beach Hotel and Casino 0.8 mi. West of Downtown Willemstad 2 check
Veneto Casino and Holiday Beach Resort 0.9 mi. West of Downtown Willemstad 2 check

For instance, Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Details concerning many other activities can be seen down below.

Other Activities In Willemstad
Name Type Phone Location
Athletic Health & Beauty Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 737-5666 Punda
Atrium Fitness & Spa Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 465-6288 Willemstad
Bazz Fun Rental Jet Ski Rental Service (599-9) 510-2299 Punda
Becker's Massage & Care Massage Therapist (999) 528-4113 Willemstad
Bob Esprit Fitness Centrum Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 737-1780 Willemstad
Bodies In Motion Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 888-8744 Willemstad
Dolphin Academy Curacao Dolphin Encounter Service (599-9) 465-8900 2.7 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad
Geoffrey's Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 868-8929 / (599-9) 868-0340 Willemstad
Let's Go Watersports Jet Ski Rental Service (599-9) 864-0438 The vicinity of Willemstad
The Fitness Studio Fitness Centers and Instructors (599-9) 510-3625 Willemstad
Veronica's Massage Massage Therapist (599-9) 461-6793 Willemstad
 

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