Curacao Island and Beach Tour
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.
The tour was fun and informative as well as picturesque. The beach was gorgeous and alot of fun!
Reviewer: John Wright
Despite the morning rain, the tour was organized so that while raining, we were in the bus going to downtown, tour of the city. Timing was excellent because when the rain stopped, we arrived at the Curacao distillery for a tour and then back on the bus to the beach. By that time it was sunny and beautiful. Our tour guide was Liza and she was really knowledgable and very amusing!
Reviewer: joe gaskill
Good tour for the price
Reviewer: Mark Offley
It was one of the more reasonably priced tours and away from the cruise ship exorbitant pricing although it did not include lunch or $ 3.50 per chair on the beach but you could share with your colleague with one swimming in the reef pool. Also there was a Subway where you could share a 12 " for about USD 8. The other restaurants were mostly higher end costs. The tour guide was very informative and bus very clean although there was the usual tours around Curacao specialty liquor stores and even promoting a "health" minty liquid that they sprayed on you and option to buy for US$ 10. There was also a souvenir shop stop but the advantage was it had a nice high up view so didn't have to buy anything.
Reviewer: H Greenfield
After all the complaints about everyone else's tours, this was the best of all. We got to see the whole island, sample some great spirits, and spend 2 hours at the beach. Take this tour, save some money and have a great time