Our Top 5 family attractions on Curacao to visit

Oct 4, 2012 | Barcelona Guide

If you are planning to spend your holiday on Curacao with your whole family, it is useful to carefully plan your holiday. This will give you the opportunity to have a well spend holiday on Curacao. Below we mention the top 5 family attractions on Curacao to make sure that your family and kids have a great time during your holiday on Curacao.

1)      Curacao Sea Aquarium and Dolphin Academy

The Curacao Sea Aquarium is located right next to the famous Seaquarium Beach, and offers various activities. Here you can discover the beautiful underwater world and learn more about the animals that life in the tropical waters. The Dolphin Academy is also situated here. At the Dolphin Academy, you can meet dolphins up close and you can participate in different programs like “Dolphin Encounter” and swim with these wonderful animals. Besides participating in one of the programs you can also view shows and training demonstrations here. All in all, when you pay a visit to the Curacao Sea Aquarium, a fun day for the whole family is guaranteed. Opened daily from 8 am – 5 pm.

2)      Seaquarium Beach

Seaquarium Beach is the most famous beach on Curacao. This beach is located at the southern coast and consists of several beaches. Well known beaches at Seaquarium Beach are Mambo Beach, Cabana Beach and Wet & Wild Beach Club. At these beaches you find restaurants, stylish bars and several shops as well. You can enjoy snorkeling and diving in the large and protected underwater area, also known as the Curacao Marine Park. Seaquarium Beach is within walking distance of the Curacao Sea Aquarium.

3)      Carnival

Carnival is one of the liveliest and busiest holidays on Curacao. During Carnival, it is all about dance, music and fun and you can view parades or participate in one of them. There are many activities in and around Willemstad to visit for everyone who likes swinging music and beautifully dressed up people. Visit Curacao during Carnival and enjoy all the festivities. Carnival takes place in February.

4)      National Park Shete Boka

National Park Shete Boka is one of the best views on Curacao. During a trip through the park you will discover the most beautiful parts of nature on Curacao. Shete Boka means seven bays, visit those bays and discover what nature can do. In the National Park Shete Boka you can view the underground cavern Boka Tabla and several limestone cliffs. You can take a walk through Shete Boka but you can also discover nature while riding a jeep. National Park Shete Boka is located on the north coast of Curacao and is open every day from 9 am – 5 pm.

5)      Klein Curacao

Klein Curacao is an uninhabited island, about 25 kilometers from the southeastern tip of Curacao. To get here, you have to sail about 2 hours from the “Spaanse Water”. The boat “The Mermaid” sails every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday morning to Klein Curacao leaving at 6:45 am. During the boat trip are often dolphins  spotted and on Klein Curacao you can meet sea turtles and discover many tropical fish while snorkeling or diving. In the afternoon lunch (BBQ) is served on Klein Curacao. You stay until 4 pm at Klein Curacao, then starts the 2-hour return to Curacao.

All these activities are truly a special experience and therefore rated as our top 5 family attractions on Curacao to visit. Of course there are many other fun activities on Curacao as well.  Stay in one of our well priced accommodations on Curacao and enjoy a vacation you will never forget. Take a look at our website www.enjoy-curacao.com for a suitable place to stay and read our things to do on Curacao section for all the information you need.  Make Curacao your next holiday destination and experience a fun vacation with the whole family!