Curaçao Itinerary: How I Spent My Day in Curaçao

If you have been following the blog, you might know that we recently went on a cruise Carnival Vista . If you missed it check it out here My Trip to Grand Turk: Turks & Caicos Island.

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This tiny island in the Caribbean rains ….. RAINBOWS. Curaçao is an aria of colors in every sense of the concept. Let’s explore what that means!

You know the lovely Dutch buildings of Amsterdam? Add exuberant Caribbean paint colors, Spanish and African influences, plus a bay to reflect it all and you’ve got the visual glory of Willemstad, Curaçao!

I recommend hiring a private taxi or tour guide and creating a customized itinerary for your time in Curacao. If you are traveling in a group you can talk the taxi drivers down on their prices. Here are a few things I recommend you ask to see!

Lock Your Love On the Punda Love Heart 

As part of the ongoing beauty  around Curacao and to celebrate the local artist community, Punda Vibes commissioned a celebratory heart sculpture by Carlos Blaaker.The sculpture is made of metal mesh and is called “Lock Your Love”. This sculpture is designed for lovers to clip a padlock to it to seal their loving bond. Inspired by the famous bridge in Paris “Pont des Arts Bridge” now, everyone can lock their love here in Curaçao.

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Hato Cave

We enjoyed learning about the history of the Hato cave and how it was formed. Also enjoyed seeing the various formation. You’re only allowed to take pictures in one location but overall it’s a great tour. Hato Cave

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Curaçao Liqueur Distillery Tour 

You may have heard of Blue Curacao liqueur.  It’s used in many famous cocktails around the world.  Since Curaçao is famous for its citrus based liqueur named appropriately “Curaçao ,” its fun to sample different versions at the factory. Don’t forget to sample some ice cream with the chocolate flavored liquor on the tour; it’s AMAZING! On the end of the tour you’ll find in the gift shops some island items as well as gift sets of this liqueur. Curacao Liqueur

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Queen Emma Pontoon Moving Bridge

The Queen Emma, also known as the “Swinging Old Lady,” is a floating pedestrian bridge that connects Willemstad’s two halves, Punda and Otrobanda. Built in 1888, the Queen Emma Bridge is supported by 16 pontoon boats and swings open to allow ships to enter and leave the bay.

This bridge is beautiful during the day but stunning when it lights up at night. We loved watching it from several different spots on the waterfront. We heard so much about this bridge and were not disappointed to see it in action!

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Group Picture by Carnial Vista Ship

Mambo Beach 

Mambo Beach is the place to be! There are bars, restaurants, shopping and beach massages! This is a very nice, clean, and fun spot with lots of locals. And more importantly, there’s a Starbucks! It’s probably the only Starbucks on the island, so enjoy! It almost feels like you are on Ocean Drive in South Beach.

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My name is Decinta I am a lover of all things such as art, fashion, fitness and traveling.

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  1. I recently went to Jamaica and stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe. This was a family trip. I hope to do a couples getaway soon to South Beach!

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