Curacao Island and Flavors

Curacao Island and Flavors
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Active, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedA delicious lunch with your choice of stewed beef or chicken, white rice, Spanish rice, beans, fries, a house salad, plantains, and the freshest seasonal vegetables is included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Tour Details

Curacao Island and Flavors

Vivid, sherbet-colored buildings showcase Dutch colonial architecture not to be found anywhere else outside of the Netherlands. 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 St. Anna Bay, an inlet that bisects the capital city, dividing it into two notable regions. At the west entrance of the 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. This is the home of the authentic Curacao Liqueur, named Curacao of Curacao to differentiate it from other brands of the Curacao Liqueur that are not original.

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. Caracas Bay provides superb anchorage for large and small boats with the picturesque Table Mountain and Spanish Water in the background. It is headquarters for water sports, boating, sailing, fishing and the Curacao yacht club. This is where the Spaniards discovered Curacao in 1499.

Make your way to Mambo Beach, now that you have worked up an appetite. Enjoy this beautiful beach and the water as you experience a local culinary lunch. The cuisine of Curacao is a flavorful blend of Dutch and Indonesian, with hints of other international fare mixed in. Relax and savor the true taste of the island, with a choice between stewed beef or chicken, white rice, Spanish rice, beans and fries. Your meal will also include a house salad, plantains and the freshest seasonal vegetables.

Discover Mambo Beach Boulevard, a unique concept for the island that combines shopping, dining, entertainment, and the best beach Curacao offers. Have approximately one hour to stroll this area after your lunch concludes.

The tour concludes with a pass through the Scharloo area, a historic Jewish neighborhood with colorful architecture marked with unique elegance. For those looking to discover a true taste of the island, this tour is exactly what your senses long for.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A delicious lunch with your choice of stewed beef or chicken, white rice, Spanish rice, beans, fries, a house salad, plantains, and the freshest seasonal vegetables is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  14 ReviewsReview This Tour
Curacao Tour
February 15, 2020
Tour was on a Sunday, but was the best of the three excursions that we went on.Tour was on a tour bus and driver/guide was the best. Tour had two off the bus locations and several photo stops. Stops were at the distillery and beach-side. At the beach location could have previously selected the beach, lunch or aquarium options. We had excellent lunch.
Reviewer: Col Bill Kindred
5 Stars
Great Time
December 29, 2019
This was an enjoyable review. Our guide was very good. Lunch was delicious and the beach was very nice. Nice way to spend the afternoon.
Reviewer: Diana Silver
5 Stars
Curaçao Island and Flavors
October 13, 2019
My husband, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the island and had a wonderful sense of humor. We were impressed with the beautiful architecture and colors of the buildings in Curaçao. The samples at the factory were delicious and it was interesting to hear how the liqueur was made. Lunch at the restaurant at Mambo beach was very good. We would definitely recommend this excursion!
Reviewer: Judy John
4 Stars
Great value!
May 02, 2019
We were very happy with this excursion. Our guide was fun and informative. We went to the Curacao factory and we actually saw how it was made instead of seeing a video. (Nice gift shop,too). The best was lunch at Mambo beach. Food was excellent and it was the Island flavors! The restaurant overlooked a beautiful beach with many great shops in the area. Exceeded expectations!
Reviewer: Walter Deskins
5 Stars
Beautiful
April 23, 2019
I enjoyed the tour and driver was nice and helpful. I would recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Sherri F.
4 Stars
Fun day!
April 22, 2019
Such a fun day exploring Curacao. Our guide was very entertaining and so knowledgeable about the island. Since we were there on a Sunday we were not able to get into the Curacao liquor plant. Our guide provided us with samples at another stop we made. The lunch provided on the beach was delicious. The time we were left to fill after eating was a bit long although we enjoyed walking around the area.
Reviewer: Sandra Robison
4 Stars