To access Seaquarium Beach, vacationers will have to pay a fee of $2.25(USD) per person to enter, which will give you access to great beach amenities and facilities including shopping at area boutiques, aqutic equipment at the water sports center, and beach rentals such as chairs and umbrellas. You can also enjoy wonderful swimming conditions in these placid waters.
Set in the vicinity of Willemstad, near Waaigat Inlet, Seaquarium Beach is on the South East coast of Curacao. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Curaçao are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Seaquarium Beach is the exception.
Located a short distance from Willemstad, take Penstraat east along the coast from downtown. The road will turn into Martin Luther King Blvd before turning into Bapor Kibra. From Bapor Kibra, you will find parking areas to your right.
Seaquarium Beach is lined with majestic palm trees for shade and surrounded by calm blue waters that are protected by a carefully placed breakwater. Swimming conditions are thus excellent, and the sand is at least as brilliantly white as any other spot on the island.
You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Curaçao offers plenty of great places to eat, but some meals are best enjoyed spontaneously, in a truly casual setting. Many visitors, in fact, have lunch right on their towels in the sand. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.
The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. On some days, it may be possible to buy some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.
This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. In addition, you'll find chairs and umbrellas, so guests seeking some respite from the sun will get their wish. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. The sands of Seaquarium Beach are generally safe, and there are even security patrols. These shores are ideal for beachgoers with children as the waters here are shallow and very calm. During the weekdays Seaquarium Beach can get very busy and shy beachgoers be warned, topless sunbathing is allowed on these shores.
Seaquarium Beach as well as its availability of conveniences are found within a commonly visited area. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it's a smart reason to plan your day against other visitors, for example arriving earlier when it is a little cooler. If not, you possibly run the risk of all those comforts becoming too busy.
You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Curacao. It is near some interesting sites like Dolphin Academy Curacao, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the attractions in the region.
Historical attractions likeprovide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Seaquarium Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Curaçao, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this site can be found just a quick cab ride or walk from this site of historical interest.
There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|Dolphin Academy Curacao||Dolphin Encounter Service||0.1 mi.||SE||Curacao|
|Curacao Sea Aquarium||Aquarium||0.2 mi.||SE||Curacao|
|Sunscape Casino||Casino||0.4 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Operating Distillery||1.7 mi.||N||Curacao|
|Curacao Liqueur Factory at Landhuis Chobolobo||Distillery||1.7 mi.||N||Curacao|
|Historical Site||2.1 mi.||N||Curacao|
|Hill Ross Casino||Casino||2.5 mi.||N||Curacao|
|The Money Museum Yotin Kortá||Museum||2.5 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Postal Museum||Museum||2.6 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Tele Museum||Museum||2.6 mi.||NW||Curacao|
|Jewish Cultural Historical Museum||Museum||2.7 mi.||WNW||Curacao|
Seaquarium Beach guests hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might want to think about heading over to Willemstad, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Curaçao.
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Since this beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you're hoping to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Seaquarium Beach.
|Lions Dive & Beach Resort||0.1 mi.||E||Resort|
|Royal Sea Aquarium Resort||0.1 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Kontiki Dive And Beach Resort||0.2 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Sunscape Curacao||0.4 mi.||NW||Resort|
|ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas||1.0 mi.||NNW||Resort|
|Baoase Luxury Resort||1.1 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Avila Beach Hotel||1.9 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Scuba Lodge||2.5 mi.||WNW||Hotel|
|Trupial Inn Hotel & Casino||2.5 mi.||N||Hotel|
One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Hemingway Beach Bar & Restaurant. This restaurant serves Cuban cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.
The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.
|Hemingway Beach Bar & Restaurant||(599-9) 465-0740||Cuban||Informal||0.1 mi.||E|
|Mambo Beach||(599-9) 461-8999||Eclectic||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||NW|
|Cabana Beach||(005) 999-4631 ext. 600||International||Informal||0.2 mi.||NW|
|Restaurant Seasons||(999) 788-2800||Caribbean||Informal||1.0 mi.||NNW|
|Chogogo Terrace||(599-9) 747-2844 ext 2203||International||Informal||1.4 mi.||ESE|
|(599-9) 747-0633||--||--||1.4 mi.||ESE|
|Papagayo Beach Club||(599) 974-7433 ext. 283||International||Informal||1.5 mi.||ESE|
|Papagayo Restaurant||(599) 974-7433 ext. 113||French, Mediterranean||Fine Dining||1.5 mi.||ESE|
|Classics Bar Restaurant||(599-9) 767-8000||International||Informal||1.6 mi.||ESE|
|Seasons Restaurant||(599-9) 738-3864||Caribbean, International||--||--||--|
|Café Chobolobo||(599-9) 461-6946||--||--||1.7 mi.||N|
Visitors searching for the perfect beach on Curacao will have lots of options besides Seaquarium Beach.
You may also want to try Daibooibaai, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it 15 and a half miles to the northwest. Daibooibaai's dramatic cliffs rise out of the bright blue waters for guests to look at while lounging on the shore, and chairs and umbrellas are available for extra comfort. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Pampoen Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located only a short distance away.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Caracasbaai, located two and a half miles to the east.
There are countless experiences to enjoy in Curaçao, and paying a visit to Seaquarium Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.
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