CUR TravelGuide 02.04.20 - Flipbook - Page 31
Cook like the locals – with your feet in the sand and a dip into the
Caribbean sea. You can pick up supplies for an authentic Curaçao
beach barbecue at one of the island’s many supermarkets. Once you
got all you need, be sure to head to one of the beaches on the island
that permits barbecuing. Some of these beaches include Daaibooi,
Santa Cruz, San Juan, and Caracas Bay.
Caracas Bay is the place to mix with the islanders in a relaxed, friendly
atmosphere. The bay is one of the biggest around, and incredibly
beautiful. As the sun sets on the rock wall, the fun kicks off with good
music, laughter, and delicious aromas in the air. Palapas and picnic
tables are available all day long. But if you want a sun lounger, come
early or late in the afternoon when the crowd thins out a bit. You can
set-up your barbecue just three meters from the water− under a palm
tree, if you’re lucky. For the ultimate experience, cast a line and catch
your own dinner!
Truk’i pan (literally ‘bread trucks’) are food stalls where the locals
gather, usually after a night out, for a hot bite. Take one look at these
humble caravans and you’ll probably wonder: do I dare? The answer is:
yes, you do! You can’t beat a late-night snack at a good truk’i pan.
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