Boca Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Plantation
Located in the center of Curacao, near the small village of Barber, Boca Santa Cruz is on the North West coast of the island. Drop by this lovely area that is surrounded by nature. Boca Santa Cruz is worth a visit.
The beach is set in a rather urbanized area, but it would be incorrect to assume that the beach itself will be found overflowing with visitors. Instead, you will usually find quite a number of places to throw down your towel.
With a few huts set back from the water, restroom facilities, and a beach bar/restaurant, Boca Santa Cruz is a great spot to escape the crowds while still still being able to take advantage of nearby amenities.
There’s also the opportunity to be taken off shore to one of a number of private, secluded beaches by the water taxi that leaves from here.
How to find Boca Santa Cruz
The beach is on the northwestern part of the island. You can get here in the car by taking Weg Naar Westpunt west from Willemstad, then taking a left towards Fontein.
Continue on this road until you read Kaminda Statius van Eps, where you’ll make a left towards the coast. The road winds around, but eventually takes you right to the shore.
Amenities and Ambiance
The beach is encircled by mangrove swamps which can fog the water, so snorkeling isn’t as good here as you’ll find elsewhere on the island.
However, with soft sand and palm trees for shade, this beach provides a very relaxing experience. Bird-watchers will find this beach of particular interest, as the mangroves attract a wide variety of native birds.
Hidden away, Boca Santa Cruz as well as its offering of amenities are a safe choice among tourists wishing to find a place away from the crowded shores, since it is located inside a peaceful area.
This means that there’s little need to consider the time you come, as there is a pretty small chance you be forced to get around possible other tourists who will be needing access to the conveniences that are available.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren’t available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be available for guests hoping for a place to relax in the shade.
You may find that Boca Santa Cruz is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Curaçao offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.