Your tour of Curacao, rich with culture and natural beauty, begins with a scenic drive through the Otrabanda residential area of Willemstad, the capital. The area's impressive history has earned it designation as a UNESCO World Heritage City. You will view the St. Anna Bay, an inlet that bisects the capital city, dividing it into two notable regions. At the west entrance of the St. Anna Bay stands the Riffort, which was built to protect the city in 1828 and is now filled with restaurants and shops. Pass by the Queen Emma Bridge, a floating pontoon bridge known for its beauty and function as a moveable bridge that allows vessels to enter the bay. Cross the Queen Juliana Bridge, which offers a colorful view of Willemstad's unique pastel colored buildings.
Your first stop is the plantation house Chobolobo, where you can see how authentic Blue Curacao Liquor is made while enjoying some tasty samples. Next, the tour takes you to the east side of the island through the Spanish water area, where views of the cliffs along Caracas Bay will take your breath away.
A two hour stop at Mambo Beach will give you the chance to enjoy this beautiful beach and the water. Bring your sunblock and comfortable walking shoes. Discover Mambo Beach Boulevard, a unique concept for the island that combines shopping, dining, entertainment and the best beach Curacao has to offer.
The tour concludes with a pass through the Scharloo area, a historic Jewish neighborhood with colorful architecture marked with unique elegance. For those who want to experience the sights and climate of Curacao, this tour can't be beat.
Reviewer: Rodney Rager
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was very comprehensive and scenic. Our guide was very personable and informative. The beach venue was awesome and we had a great lunch overlooking the ocean (not included in the tour). Would recommend to anyone.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Speidel
We got time at the beach which was very nice, but didn't really enjoy the city tour. Next time I would do the aquarium and beach which is next to the aquarium.
Reviewer: L Crawford
A good informational and island seeing trip. Guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. History, culture and island beauty are part of this trip.
Reviewer: Carol L Henry
This was a nice tour for an overview of the island.
Reviewer: Harriet Basel
WE enjoyed the tour and especially the beach stop. We liked being dropped off in the downtown and having the time to shop a little while walking back to the ship.