Do you want to spend time outside? You might be happy to find out that the area has a couple of nature preserves nearby.
Curacao Marine Park is a nature preserve located 9.8 mi. Southeast of central Willemstad. Stretching from the Breezes Hotel to the eastern tip of the island is this unofficially protected area. Currently, the law does not make it a designated marine preserve, but they are working towards that goal and continue to remain vigilant in keeping the area pristine.
|Curacao Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||9.8 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad||Curacao|
Although most visitors to the area are drawn by the beaches, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Willemstad offers multiple options, including a couple of caves.
You might want to visit Hato Caves, which is situated in northern Willemstad. At 200 thousand years old, the Hato Caves were made accessible to the public in 1991 when foot paths were carved into the ground. Now this spot, which is the biggest cave on the island, is also one of the most popular natural attractions.
The chart directly below enables you to get more details concerning caves.
|Hato Caves||Cave||5.2 mi. North of Central Willemstad|
|Cave||5.2 mi. North of Central Willemstad|
Visitors can experience the local park in Willemstad.
|Park||3.0 mi. East of Central Willemstad||Curacao|
If the thought of spending some time surrounded by animals sounds like fun, consider visiting Curacao Ostrich Farm. One of the most unique natural attractions in the Caribbean is the Curacao Ostrich Farm, where you can learn about and interact with the long-necked bird.
A second related venue is Curacao Sea Aquarium. Sea Aquarium allows visitors the opportunity to view a variety of sea life, and tours and presentations are available. Some opportunities to touch the creatures are even presented.
Look through the table just below for more information.
|Curacao Ostrich Farm||Zoo||6.8 mi. East of Central Willemstad|
|Curacao Sea Aquarium||Aquarium||2.7 mi. Southeast of Central Willemstad|
If the idea of spending some time on a tropical plantation captures your imagination, you really should consider visiting Aloe Vera Plantation. The Aloe Vera Plantation offer visitors plenty of information on the plant, and the process by which it becomes the popular creams. When visiting, you will watch a short video showing the production, and will be able to ask staff questions. Additionally, you will be able to browse the gift shop where you can purchase a number of aloe related products.
|Aloe Vera Plantation||Plantation||6.1 mi. East of Central Willemstad||Curacao|
Another idea is to go see some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Willemstad are shown in the following table.
|Reef||1.5 mi. Southeast of Downtown Willemstad||None|
Keep in mind, you'll be able to find other types of attractions. Those needing to find out more concerning other attractions by clicking on this link.
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