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5 Best Hiking Spots on the East of Curaçao

Curaçao is geographically divided into two parts: ‘Banda Abou and Banda Ariba’ or, as tourist referred them to, West and East. Banda Abou is known for its pristine beaches, rugged landscape, and impressive underwater world. Banda Ariba, on the other hand, is known for its “city-vibe”, colorful façade, and bustling streets. When looking for hiking spots Banda Abou is the...

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What To Do at Mambo Beach BLVD

On the 22nd of January, I wrote about one of my favorite beaches on the island, Jan Thiel. However, there are more beaches and great places on Curaçao. There is a boulevard not too far away from Jan Thiel, right next to the Sea Aquarium. Mambo Beach BLVD (Boulevard) is a wonderful place to visit any time of the week!...

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Experience the Nightlife on Curaçao: A Full Week Guide

After a day of laying on the beach or soaking up the local culture, it’s time to experience the nightlife on Curaçao. Here on Curaçao, we know what fun means and we know that fun doesn’t just have to be on weekends. Why should we wait until Friday if we have 4 more nights that can be enjoyed? Whether your...

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What To Do in Jan Thiel

Jan Thiel is one of my favorite neighborhoods and places in Curaçao, which located in the Southeast edge of the island. It has been since I was a child, specifically, the infamous beach there. Jan Thiel Beach is one of my favorite beaches here on the island. I love the view, the facilities, the food, the ocean, the sandy white...

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History of the Language of Curaçao, Papiamentu

Language is an important way to communicate with each other. To say hello, to say thank you, or to simply say ‘I love you’. A language shows the history of a country and its culture. The same can be said for Papiamentu. Every country has experienced its battle and with the evolution of its culture, their language evolved. Papiamentu, the...

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5 Local Tips on How to Celebrate New Year on Curaçao

All around the world people have their own way of celebrating New Year’s Eve. The same can be said about the local community of Curaçao. Whether it’s a laid-back night with close family, dancing the night away with friends, or throwing the biggest bash at home, every family, every person has their own way of embracing the new year. We...

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Riding The Waves from Mambo to Punda

On Wednesday the 12th of December I had the unique opportunity to see the historic and stunning city of Punda, as well, cruise around Mambo beach while riding a Jet Ski. This was the very first time I have ever driven a Jet Ski and it was a true adventure. The journey from Marie Pampoen to Punda and all the...

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4 Curaçao Holiday Traditions

The holiday season is perhaps the most amazing time of the year on Curaçao. While in many countries beauty and coziness are the main focus, here at Curaçao, ‘ambiente’ (meaning fun) takes center stage. By fun I mean, of course, party! Wherever you go you always find music, dancing, and good vibes during the holidays. Next to the countless fun...

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4 Traditional Holiday Foods of Curaçao

The holiday season is a big deal on Curaçao. There are twinkling lights on every corner of the island, celebrations during the whole month of December, and an array of delicious dishes to enjoy during the holidays. Just like the neighboring (Latin American) countries, most of the population on Curaçao is Roman Catholic. It’s especially during the holiday season that...

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Creating My Very Own Chichi

On Friday the 16th I went to Serena’s Art Factory and discovered a piece of Curaçao’s culture. Here I learned about the history of the symbolic Chichi sculptures. Serena Israel is the owner of Serena Art Factory, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Chichi in Papiamento is a nickname or title given to the eldest sister in the family. This...

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