The small Caribbean island of curacao all inclusive resorts is located just north of Venezuela as a part of the ABC islands along with Aruba and Bonaire. Being the most important of the ABC islands, Curacao is a multicultural country with over 50 totally different nationalities being represented by means of its 150,000 residents with most talking one or all of 4 generally heard languages English, Spanish, Dutch and the local language of Papiamentu.
I not too long ago had the possibility to discover all over this stunning island and I put together a video with my five best suggestions of things to see and do when visiting Curacao.
1. Enjoy and study some of the island’s distinctive foods and delicacies
A majority of Curacao’s meals is shipped in from the surrounding islands and parts of South America like Colombia and Venezuela. In downtown Willemstad there may be even a floating market made up of boats from Venezuela full of fresh fruit and vegetables and typically contemporary seafood as well. At this market you can find yuka, passion fruit, plantains, bananas, sugar cane, key limes, the most important avocados imaginable, peppers and more.
About a block away is Plasa Bieu often known as the old market. Plasa Bieu initially began out as a market area the place the ladies from town would sell meals and wares. Throughout lunch time they had small grills that they might cook their own food on for their lunch to eat and soon locals and guests started requesting that they make this meals for them as well and the market finally reworked into the meals stalls / meals court docket that it’s today.
Plasa Bieu is a popular spot for locals at lunch time and is a great place to get some local dishes like Iguana stew, a slimey looking Guiambo soup made with okra and seafood, funchi (a type of polenta), and Keshi Yena (Gouda cheese filled with chicken or fish).
2. Explore the attractive blue ocean
Curacao is surrounded by beautiful warm blue waters. Residence to some superb coral reefs the island is stuffed with great places to snorkel and scuba dive. The island can be house to some unique water adenterprise activities like kite boarding, flyboarding (where a seadoo propels you into the air as you hover above the water with a board strapped to your toes) and even Aquafari which is essentially an underwater scooter. Sounds awesome but I totally chickened out / had a minor panic assault (the primary of my life). However the other ladies in my group totally enjoyed it.
3. Study and pattern the scrumptious Blue Curacao
Curacao is of course residence to the liquor sharing the identical name “Blue Curacao” and in Willemstad, Curacao you can take a free tour of the Blue Curacao factory where you’ll learn all about the history and current manufacturing of this favorite island alcohol. Blue Curacao was originally made from the rind of the laraha fruit.
Long ago the Spanish introduced the Valencia Orange to Curacao to see if it might grow however due to the variations in local weather the Valencia Orange didn’t fare so well and instead became a bitter nubby fruit that the islanders immediately call Laraha. The Blue Curacao as we speak made on the island shouldn’t be available for export nonetheless it’s the solely Blue Curacao made in manufacturing as we speak that is made with the unique recipe utilizing the Laraha. All different Blue Curacao’s produced around the world are imitators.
4. Take a road journey across the island
Curacao isn’t very massive and it’s simple to get round with a rental car. I highly suggest leaping in a automobile and taking a road trip around the west a part of the island stopping to go to a number of of the various gorgeous beaches including Kenepa Grandi beach which was as soon as often known as one of the best beach in the entire Caribbean. Visit the Shete Boka Nationwide Park and its beautiful inlets, search for wild flamingos on the old salt flats, be taught concerning the history of the island and its many old plantations. Go to some local artists and in case you are on the lookout for a spot to eat stop by Jaanchie’s for a scrumptious local meal and ask to fulfill the proprietor who is likely one of the biggest characters on the island.
5. Calm down and Enjoy your self
Most likely you might be visiting the Caribbean to enjoy the sun and get slightly little bit of relaxation so be sure you don’t overlook to do this! While visiting Curacao I stayed at the Renaissance Curacao Resort which was basically a little town in itself. In-builtside of one of the old forts of the town of Willemstad the Renaissance is surrounded by shops and eating places and is barely a pair minutes walk from the Queen Emma bridge and the stunning and colourful Willemstad waterfront. My favorite part about this hotel nonetheless was the pool beach which I am now calling a “Feach” for faux beach.