Curaçao has plenty to experience and its nature is certainly one you want to take all in. Its sub-tropical vegetation and the animals that cohabit with us are all more fascinating than you would imagine both above and underwater. Experience it all by visiting one of the many nature attractions on Curaçao.
1. Shete Boka National Park
Shete Boka National Park is by far the most popular park on the island. The water activity is so unique that a visit to Curaçao is not complete without visiting this nature attraction on Curaçao. The park consists of a total of 7 inlets (shete boka). The rough waves of on the east side crashes against the rocks making the waves completely explode and splash upwards.
2. Christoffel Park
If you want to really experience the nature of Curaçao in all it’s glory than a visit to Christoffel Park is exactly what you want. The park consists of many hiking trails, caves, dirt roads (for cars), and the popular Christoffel Mountain, the highest mountain of Curaçao with a beautiful view of the island. This park is the breeding spot of many birds, houses different animal and plant species. The bonus of this nature attraction is the history behind the park as it once was a slave plantation.
3. Flamingo Sanctuary Sint Willibrordus
Perhaps not exactly a park-like you have in mind, but it’s certainly one popular nature attraction on Curaçao. Many visitors will come for the palm trees, beaches, and flamingoes, the poster child of island vibes. While there are many places to marvel at these elegant pink birds, at the Flamingo Sanctuary in Sint Willibrordus you get to see them up close without disturbing their peace. A beautiful view, of course!
4. Curaçao Sea Aquarium
The Curaçao Sea Aquarium is a fun nature activity on Curaçao if you’re visiting with kids. At the Curaçao Sea Aquarium, you can visit the sea aquarium, interact with dolphins at Dolphin Academy, snorkel in the Animal Encounters lagoon, and explore the underwater world with the submarine of Substation Curaçao or with the observatory of Ocean Lens Curaçao.
5. Hato Caves
Curaçao consists of many caves. At Hato Caves, the biggest cave on the island, you can experience the cave with more comfort. It’s one of the most beautiful and public friendly caves on the island of Curaçao. During a tour through the cave, you’ll learn how Curaçao is formed by different terraces. You’ll learn the “materials” that forms the island and the relationship between land and water.