Cas Abou Beach
Cas Abou Beach
Cas Abao Beach, also spelled Cas Abou, has been proclaimed to be the most beautiful beach of Curacao and is also in the top 5 of most beautiful beaches of the world.
“With its clear turquoise water, waving palm trees and white sandy beach, Cas Abao is a true paradise. Located at the northwest coast of Curaçao, the beach is and ideal spot for shore diving, snorkeling, and swimming because of the spectacular shallows leading to the healthy fringing reef. Runners-up include Kenepa Grandi, Playa Kalki, Playa Porto Mari, Klein Curacao, and Kleine Kenepa.”
Traveler Tip: Guests are welcome to bring their own cooler with food and drinks, but if you don’t want to lug around a jug, that’s not a problem because the Cas Abou Beach Bar is ready to provide you great meals, snacks and tasty beverages! Cas Abou Beach is also equipped with shower and restroom facilities located right next to the bar. Coins for the showers are available at the bar for 1 guilder each.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling at Cas Abou
B Diving & Watersports is located on the most beautiful beach of Curacao and also has an Spectacular wonderful and healthy reef which is home for all kinds of animals like Eagle Rays, Stingrays, Turtles, Morays, Seahorses, Frogfish and many more.
B Diving & Watersports is known for its hospitality, quality professionalism and focus on safety. The knowledge and skills B Diving & Watersports has is transferred over to their guest and students with love and dedication.
B Diving & Watersports is PADI (Professional Associations of Diving Instructors) 5 Star Dive resort offering Introduction Dives, guided dives and a wide range of PADI Courses for beginners and advanced divers, including Freediving with the latest diving equipment. Beside all this, B Diving & Watersports also rents out all diving equipment, snorkel equipment or Stand Up Paddle Boards & Kayaks.
Cas Abao Beach has all facilities needed for a great day on the beach like a restaurant, toilets and showers, sunbeds and a little beach shop with a big variety of things you need on the beach.
Freedive Center at Cas Abou
Take a PADI Freediving Course
What is Freediving?
If you think freediving is just like snorkeling (but going really deep) – think again. Freediving is an entirely different way to experience the underwater world. You’ll dive deeper, stay down longer, and feel part of the ocean itself.
Freediving can also be a competitive sport. Divers around the world train for years to set world records in static apnea, dynamic apnea, free immersion and constant weight freediving.
Diving into deep waters on one breath and without any breathing apparatus is referred to as ‘freediving’. Freedivers use inward control, discipline and power to descend into the ocean while holding their breath until they resurface. Freediving is both a recreational and competitive sport, with many freediving competitions being held regularly around the world.
About Cas Abou
“Cas Abou Beach, Curaçao: Ringed by reefs, Curaçao hides a Caribbean underwater wonderland, and this beach is one of the few sandy ones on the arid island, with a bar and a shop to rent snorkel gear. Slip straight into the shallow crystalline bay alive with sea fans and coral, tropical fish, sponges, sea turtles, and more.” says Kimberley Lovato from National Geographic
History of the Area
The Cas Abao plantation has existed since the 17th century and used to include almost a thousand acres of land. It used to be named Engelenberg after its owner, Willebrord van Engelen, who also owned the Van Engelen plantation in the heart of Willemstad.
The main activity was agriculture, while salt mining was also practiced. The plantation incurred heavy damage during the slave rebellion of 1795 and the English sackings which took place some 14 years later. It was completely restored around 1970, at which time a number of modifications were applied to facades, dormers and windows.