Curacao History Walking Tour
Spend part of your day exploring the small, beautiful Caribbean island of Curacao, once a central hub for trade during the 15th to 17th centuries and today a constituent country of the Netherlands.
Your journey starts at the Rif Fort in Otranbanda; built in 1828, this garrison guarded the western coast and is now a charming waterfront mall with boutique stores, bars and restaurants. Take a quick note of the beautiful Dutch-Jewish architecture as you walk through the streets.
Cross the famous Queen Emma Bridge, a large pontoon bridge spanning St. Anna Bay that swings open periodically for boat traffic. From there you will be able to take photos of the area at nearby Fort Amsterdam before heading to the impressive Governor's Palace and Protestant church.
While at the Floating Market you will observe Venezuelan vendors hawking their fresh fruits and vegetables, then make your way to Marche Nobo where local ladies sell a dazzling variety of souvenirs and natural products. The delicious smells of local cuisine in Plasa Bieu will tempt you as you pass by the several kitchens and take a seat for a refreshing glass of lemonade. While here continue to a mojito bar for a sample of Curacao's famous Blue of Curacao liquor then hit the beach for some serious swim and sun time before your scenic return to port (beach chair rental is not included).
Sign up for this exciting walking tour today and get ready to experience Curacao's fascinating cultural and historical side.
Very nice stroll through the various parts of the town, including some of the local shops and speciality stores. Water and juice were provided, which was a bonus. We did not want to go to the beach, so they extended the tour to show us other parts of the city.