Reviewing the best attractions in Curacao

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Thinking of paying a visit to the most latter island in the ABC archipelago this winter? Located off the coast of Venezuela with its cousins Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao has many secrets that are just waiting to be uncovered by intrepid tourists. Let’s go over the best attractions in Curacao together in the paragraphs below…

1) Discover some of Curacao’s most intimate beaches

Unlike much of the Caribbean, Curacao doesn’t have the lengthy, uninterrupted stretches of beach that many other top islands in the region boast.

While this may seem like a disadvantage to this isle, Curacao’s pocket-sized beaches lend an intimacy to them that are often lacking on its resort and cruise ship tourist clogged contemporaries on other islands.

Playa Kalki is framed by tall limestone cliffs, and offers some of the best snorkeling and diving locations on the island, Playa Kenepa Grandi is ideal for sunbathers, while Klein Curacao offers complete privacy due to its status as a private island.

2) Bear witness to Curacao’s cultural heritage at Museum Kura Hulanda

Like many other Caribbean nations, a good portion of its citizenry can trace its origins to Africans brought over during the slave trade hundreds of years ago. If you wish to learn more about this past and the cultural aspects that developed over that time on Curacao, a visit to Museum Kura Hulanda will satisfy that curiosity.

In addition to exhibits that address these issues, there are other artifacts that will interest you, such as pre-Colombian gold, relics from the days of Mesopotamia, and Antillean art, so be sure to set aside a couple hours for this amazing museum if you plan to check it out.

3) Explore the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

A little known fact that surprises most visitors to Curacao is not only does it have a Jewish community, but its principal synagogue is the oldest continually operating holy place in this religion in the Western Hemisphere.

Dating from 1730, the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue  is notable for its sand floors, and its otherwise effortless style in spite of its spartan flooring underfoot.

4) Take in Willemstad, the Caribbean remix of Amsterdam

Styled after the largest city in the Netherlands, but coloured with the trademark style of the Caribbean, strolling the streets of Willemstad is a must for visitors to Curacao.

Serving as the capital and largest settlement on the island, the pastel pinks, blues, and yellows will enchant you, while the shopping, dining and people watching opportunities will give you enough to fill an entire day in this vibrant place.

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