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Virtual Postcards from Curaçao – Episode 3 – Cas Abao Beach

Welcome to Episode 3 of Virtual Postcards from Curaçao where we are diving into Cas Abao Beach. In times like this, dreaming of going to the beach to curl your toes into the sand or to dive into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean is exactly what the doctor ordered!

Welcome to Cas Abao Beach in Curaçao, proclaimed to be one of the most beautiful beaches of Curacao and it 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 (also spelled Cas Abou) is a true paradise. It is located at the northwest coast of Curaçao, the beach is and ideal spot for shore diving, snorkeling, freediving and swimming because of the spectacular shallows leading to the healthy fringing reef.

Other top Curacao beaches include Kenepa Grandi, Playa Kalki, Playa Porto Mari, Klein Curacao, and Klein Kenepa.

“Cas Abao 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

Brief History of the Cas Abao Plantation

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. We hope this will bring a moment of joy and tranquility to your day so you can dream of our beautiful island. Please stay healthy and safe. We hope to see you soon for your next vacation to the heart of the Dutch Caribbean, so you can Feel it For Yourself!

Episode 4 will release on April 15th, 2020 where will be exploring one of the most pristine and unspoiled fringing reef systems of the Caribbean.  Subscribe to our mailing list below and to the Dive Curaçao YouTube Channel to be automatically notified.

Sincere Love from Curacao,

Bryan Horne, Dive Curacao

Tilo and Yvonne Kuhnast, Nature Pics Films

Videos produced and edited for Dive Curacao in cooperation with Nature Pics Films.  Header photo courtesy of Gail Johnson Photography.

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