Curacao Island and Beach Tour
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.
Please Note: The entrance fee to the Mambo Beach is included; however, amenities offered by the beach such as beach chairs and access to the swimming pool, are not included.
Reviewer: Joanne Van Dyke
Learned so much about the Island from a very informative tour guide. A great tour!!
Reviewer: Bob N.
Nice tour worth the money. Learned quite a bit about the history/town and toured the rum factory on the ride. Beach was powder soft white sand and crystal clear water with RR's and a couple of nice bar/grilles on site.
Reviewer: Yvonne Mulrooney
This tour was excellent. Audrey was our tour guide. She was on time, and very clear in her explanations. I felt that this was excellent value for the cost of the tour. The Vehicle was in excellent condition and very comfortable.
Reviewer: Marybeth Nelson
Enjoyed this tour of colorful Curacao. Thought the stop at the distillery was interesting (and liked the samples of the liquors) I did however learn more by reading the commentary in the exhibit than from our guide. Beach was clean and lovely for swimming. Consider being dropped off in town and walking back if you want to see more. They did have some lovely jewelry made by local artists in tents right off the Wharf.
The bus tour was enjoyable & gave a history plus culture of the island. Mambo Beach was perfect for snorkeling since the sea wall made it calm while looking at the beautiful fish.