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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“A uniquely shaped shopping mall with a kids playground, trampoline park, cinema and food court included.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Huge commercial beach with several beachclubs, restaurants and shops! Chill is one of our favourite beachclubs, happy hour on friday from 5 PM, superpopular! Cabana is one of the bigger clubs, happy hour on wednesdaynights with a DJ an big dancefloor right on the beach!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Great National Park, and the best spot for a great overlook on the westside (nature!) of the island. Climb the Christoffelmountain (approx. 1 hour hike) early in the morning when it's still a bit cool. Take enough water and a couple of sandwiches with you!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Mountain
“Great National park for hiking. I recommend going early in the morning before the sun gets intense.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sometimes you feel like you want to have toast for breakfast, or as the Dutch say it: "A Toasty". For this we go to Zansi where they als serve a good coffee. They have more breakfast options, not a lot, but what they have is good. Only negative might be that they only start serving as of 09.00.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“The Gouverneur offers local and international cuisines for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and they offer glutenfree and vegetarian options. Try their fresh raw tuna as an appetizer and follow up with the trio fish or the tasty Caribbean salad with chicken. If you love flan be sure to leave room for a Caribbean cream caramel flan. Reservations for dinner should be made. Service is great $$$”
  • 24 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A unique shopping place build within a fort, very nice in the evenings too.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Historic city center, shops and restaurants (at the waterfront). Cross the 'pondjesbrug' by foot to get to Otrobanda (which means ' the other side' ) a more local downtown area with supercool murals!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“This is a national park at the northern side of the island. Very impressive to see what nature does to the shore. Enjoy the view!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“This is another locally visited beach. ​There is an entry fee per vehicle, which ensures the cleanliness of the beach. The seating is free; however, we recommend arriving earlier to find a spot in the shade. There is a restaurant offering midday snacks​ and delicious milkshakes for when you're hungry, after snorkeling. We rate this beach 4 stars ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Hang out during the day or at night with a beautiful view of town at this city beach club”
  • 33 locals recommend
Beach
“Don't be surprised when you are snorkeling and you see a wild pig swimming. They are called 'wild' pigs but in fact they are very sweet and intelligent. Since they found out that tourist trade food for photo, petting and swimming sessions :-) You may have never seen such a beautiful beach with these amazing Curacao colors, dark blue and green and light blue where the sand starts and it opens like a giant swimming pool or even better aquarium with all sea life present. We love the bar which serves a good menu of drinks and food. Mixed crowd of all nationalities. Different than the other beaches more close to Willemstad.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Farm
“The Curacao Ostrich Farm is one of the biggest breeding farms outside Africa which offers you the change of a lifetime to come and watch, feed or ride these fascinating birds. At the Curacao Ostrich Farm there is an exciting safari trip by truck leaving every whole hour.Also, come to our restaurant Zambezi where you'll dine in true African style. Enjoy our ostrich specialties or other real South-African dishes in a relaxed ambience or have a drink beside the nightly campfire.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Miles, named after Jazz legend Miles Davis, is a cozy Jazz Café in the Nieuwestraat. Here you can enjoy laid back Jazz music from real vinyl turntables and cold drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. It's a small place which is visited by locals and tourists alike. It's easy to meet new people here. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in Coral Estate, Very good food, full menu for breakfast lunch or dinner, very nice for a day on the beach with great drinks and cocktails.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern Fusion restaurant with exquisite dishes and cocktails made with local ingredients. ”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Sometimes you feel like you want to have toast for breakfast, or as the Dutch say it: "A Toasty". For this we go to Zansi where they als serve a good coffee. They have more breakfast options, not a lot, but what they have is good. Only negative might be that they only start serving as of 09.00.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“The Gouverneur offers local and international cuisines for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and they offer glutenfree and vegetarian options. Try their fresh raw tuna as an appetizer and follow up with the trio fish or the tasty Caribbean salad with chicken. If you love flan be sure to leave room for a Caribbean cream caramel flan. Reservations for dinner should be made. Service is great $$$”
  • 24 locals recommend
Lounge
“Hang out during the day or at night with a beautiful view of town at this city beach club”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in Coral Estate, Very good food, full menu for breakfast lunch or dinner, very nice for a day on the beach with great drinks and cocktails.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern Fusion restaurant with exquisite dishes and cocktails made with local ingredients. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great live music & salsa dancing every thursday. Restaurant open every day of the week”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best fish restaurant on the island, not the cheapest but you can't go wrong!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh fish, cosy place to sit and enjoy lunch or dinner. No fancy restaurant, but the food is great!”
  • 13 locals recommend

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