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To The Underwater World at Curaçao Sea Aquarium, Ocean Lens

On the 7th of March I got to experience the brand-new tour at the Curaçao Sea Aquarium Park, the Ocean Lens. The Ocean Lens in an attraction that was built in the open water, right next to Sub Station, and it is 5 meters deep. Thus, this is diving but in a dry environment as you do not enter the water....

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The Story of Life at a Kunuku House

Can you imagine living in a 45m2/500 sq. ft. home with your whole family? Back in the days, here on Curaçao, that is how people used to live and that is also how our culture came into existence. Life at a 'kunuku' (meaning plantation) house was not glamorous, but it was harmonious. Drive through Banda Abou and be on the...

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The Enamored Couple- Trash the Dress in Curaçao

On Saturday the 23rd of February, I had the honor of joining Nestor G. Zavarce, the wonderful wedding photographer, on a Trash the Dress in Curaçao photoshoot. My name is Jyona Jacobs and I am the Marketing Officer for Curaçao Activities; a local tour and activity provider.   Nestor G. Zavarce Our small island has been fortunate to have gained...

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5 Ways to Experience Curaçao Like a Local

If you’re looking for ways to experience Curaçao like a local, then look no further. We gathered the 5 best ways to really feel like you’re living on Curaçao; like someone who’s been here forever. Walk in the footsteps of the locals on the island and experience Curaçao through their knowing eyes.   Go Beach-Hopping Want to experience Curaçao like...

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5 Lunch Places on Curaçao with a Local-Modern Touch

Lunch café’s and coffee shops have been popping from under the ground all around the world. Grabbing a coffee and an avocado toast has become a religious activity for locals all around the world and a favorite pit stop for tourists trying to fuel their body before continuing their journey.  On Curaçao, we take lunch café’s a step further and...

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Journeying through the Stunning Nature around Jan Thiel Salt Pans

On Tuesday the 19th of February I went to one of the most spectacular, breathtaking nature hike on Curaçao. From the roundabout, at Chogogo you walk from the asphalt into the rough off-road terrain, also known as ‘Mondi’ as the locals call it or the wilderness of Jan Thiel, Curaçao. The Salt Pans of Jan Thiel is an amazing and...

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Get an Intimate Art Experience on Curaçao at the Jean Girigori’s Art Gallery

I’m starting to believe that when people came with the expression: “Beauty is only skin deep”, that they were referencing Curaçao. There’s more to the island than meets the eye. Just like that, on the far east side of the island, you’ll find a quaint home-turned-gallery of a local artist. The art gallery of the local painter Jean Girigori is...

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Under the Sea with Aquafari

Last Thursday the 7th of February I got to journey into the underwater world of Curaçao. To explore the depths at Piscadera all without a full diving gear. Once at Pirate’s Bay where the Aquafari Tour is based at, I could see gorgeous waters, a pirate theme restaurant, a sandy beach to my left, and Aquafaris all the way right...

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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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