The San Juan Plantation of Curacao
The plantation San Juan was built in 1662 and is located between the plantations Cas Abou and Santa Martha. Early in the 17th century, sugar-cane, cotton and indigo were grown along with the breeding of live stock in this fertile valley.
This plantation is very unique because the history is relatively well documented and worth a visit because of the cool, shady driveway with Mansalinjas leading up to the plantation. We also strongly recommend a visit to one of the 4 beaches (playas) of the plantation.
Interesting Fact: The main house of the Plantation is, for the most part, intact however it is not inhabited and is closed to the public.
Today, the relatively clean appearance is largely owed to a fresh exterior renovation it received when it was used as one of the primary filming locations for the 2013 film Tula: The Revolt starring Danny Glover.
Another filming location used in this film, that is based on true events of the Curaçao slave uprising of 1795, was the Kenepa Plantation.