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Curaçao… You were great | Travel Journal – Part 1

Our vacation is already over and done, while lot’s of people just left or even still have a couple of weeks to go. Today I want to share with you the things we did in our vacay at Curaçao (at least the 1st part, the 2nd part will be online soon).

Sharing is caring right? If you are going there as well, please keep on reading so you don’t miss out on the most beautiful spots here.

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Day 1

The Journey:
We left on a Wednesday morning around 5 o’clock, to be on time for our bagage drop-off at Schiphol Airport. Went were past the customs, we took some time to have breakfast and visited some duty-free stores. This is already the part when I’ve got the feeling that I’m on vacation.

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Over 13 hours later (we had a stopover at St. Maarten) we arrived at Hato airport on the island of Curaçao. I’m still glad we booked the entertainment packages with our flight. Luckily for us after our arrival, we had a transfer bus from Hato to the Avila Beach Hotel. As you can see, we were both very tired from the flight.

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Day 2

Our real car pick-up:
At our first full day here, we took a stroll around Willemstad to pick up our rental car at the Lion Beach Hotel. A must if you really want to see something on this island. On our way there, we came across the most beautiful colored houses and the most idillic beaches.

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Visiting Otrabanda and Punda:
Right after picking up the car, we went to see the neighborhood of Otrabanda and Punda in Willemstad. We came across this amazing art project that was made by students. This city (actually the whole island) is filled with so much beauty and expiry at the same time, that you have to give your eyes a moment to let it all sink in.

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The Queen Emma Bridge:
We also took a walk across the famous Queen Emma Bridge from Otrabanda towards Punda, with the amazing view of the equally famous ‘Handelskade’. Look at this view, this is really a must see when you are visiting Curaçao.

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Day 3

The Christoffel Mountain:
At the third day, we started the morning with a quite sporty activity. We climbed the Christoffel Mountain, believe me it is much harder than the locals make you believe! It’s getting rockier and steeper after every couple of meters. My heart heated so fast, it was like I was doing one of my exercises at the gym. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the top, it was to hard for me. My BF at the other had did make it all the way up there. I was so proud! I waited in the middle of the wildernis for him to come back. That was pretty tensive from time to time. Be my view was breath taking!

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De Grote Knip:
After all of the hard work of that morning, we went to one of the most gorgeous looking beaches of the island called ‘De Grote Knip’. We spent almost the whole day here to get our well deserved rest. Isn’t she a beauty?

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De Kleine Knip:
Late in the afternoon we decided to visit the smaller little sister ‘De Kleine Knip’. This beach was almost the half smaller, but blessed with a perfect view.

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Day 4

The Ostrichfarm:
I’m so excited to tell you guys about the 4th day! We had the chance to feed those lovely 11 months old ostriches at the Ostrichfarm. So cute, even when they are almost 2 feet bigger than you! We went on a guided safari there, they told us some quite interesting facts about these animals.

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On the farm they also had a pair of animals that you don’t want to come across in real life. Crocodiles! The were very imposing to see.

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Jan Thiel Beach:
After our quality time with the ostriches and the crocodiles we went to one Jan Thiel Beach. A lot of people come here to party at night. We didn’t, our hotel was a little bit to far away and it wasn’t a great idea to walk back. There is still a lot of criminality going on here. But that didn’t stop us from some relaxing and sunbathing at the beach that day and there was even a DJ playing!

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If you are going to curaçao, don’t forget to bring enough and powerful sunscreen. Check out my previous post about my Vacay Essentials that I took everywhere we went. I hope you liked out little travel journal of Curaçao for so far. Stay tuned for part 2 next week.

WHICH OUTING WOULD YOU ALSO LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE VISITING CURAÇAO?

Love,
Chantal

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34 Responses

  1. Jammer dat je de top niet hebt gehaald want het uitzicht is adembenemend. 😔

    Elke keer als ik verhalen lees of foto’s zie van Curacao, dan ben ik stiekem trots dat ik op zo’n mooi eiland mag wonen.

    Ik hoop dat je enorm genoten hebt van je vakantie!
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