CUR TravelGuide 02.04.20 - Flipbook - Page 44
SEA AQUARIUM BEACH / MAMBO BEACH
This beach is located next door to the Curaçao Sea Aquarium and
Dolphin Academy. During the day it is the perfect place for children
to play in the shallow water. There are shops and several bars such
as Mambo, Cabana, Wet & Wild, Bonita and Blue Oceans, as well as
facilities for all water sports. The beach is popular with families and
young people at night, especially on the weekend when it is a very
crowded hot spot. Concerts and movies are also held on the beach.
JAN THIEL BEACH
Lounge on a beach bed under a palm tree and enjoy the beautiful
open bay, which has excellent diving and snorkeling. Jan Thiel Beach is
located in an upscale residential area east of town. With a full service
dive operation and a children-friendly semi-enclosed wading area. Jan
Thiel is the ideal beach for families. There’s also a restaurant that serves
sandwiches, snacks, and drinks on the beach.
Don’t be fooled by the name. Klein, or ‘Little Curaçao,’ is the longest
and whitest beach around. Located eight miles off the southeast coast,
you can reach this uninhabited island by boat in less than two hours.
Explore the old lighthouse and stranded shipwrecks or just relax on the
soft white sands. Transportation can be booked through diving schools
or boat tour operators, who offer snorkeling, refreshments, and usually
a barbecue or picnic lunch.
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