Playa Jeremi near Lagun
Playa Jeremi is a real escape from the public. It is situated near the village of Lagun in a secluded area surrounded by nature. If you visit this narrow, picturesque cove late in the day, then take extra time to linger and watch the incredible sunset.
This is also the ideal time where you can fully appreciate the exceptionally clear turquoise water without minding the lack of shade. Follow the uneven steps from the parking lot. They are cut into the rocks and lead you to this beautiful beach that is a hidden gem in Curaçao.
Diving at Playa Jeremi
Playa Jeremi which is a small public beach with a reef wall that offers some impressively large stony coral formations and a lovely shallow area where squid and yellow headed jawfish can be found. Its also possible to spot rays and cornetfish here.
Dive Site Recommendations
- Dive Type: Shore and/or Boat
- Snorkel Site: Yes
- Experience Level: Open Water (Min)
- Depth: 40 -120ft (12-36m)
Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving. Consult a recommended Curaçao Dive Operator for additional details & recommendations.
Location of Playa Jeremi
Discover the Nature around Playa Jeremi
Explore Playa Jeremi and the old mining town of Newtown which is a estate, consisting of 52 hectares (130 acres), situated on the south west coast of Curaçao.
At the northern end the terrain is bordered by the Christoffel National Park. At the east side you will find the village of Lagun and in the west is Kenepa Plantation, which is destined to be a natural area. But the most beautiful thing of Playa Jeremi is the breath taking view of the Caribbean Sea.
For the adventure seekers such as mountain bikers and hikers, Newtown is worth the trek into the hills behind Playa Jeremi, not to mention Christoffel National Park.
Travelers Tip: Christoffel National Park offers hikes for everyone. With 8 hiking routes with different levels and chances to spot our local flora and fauna there is a hike for everyone in largest national park in Curaçao.
Explore Nature at Newtown
Newtown was built in 1880 as an industrial complex to mine manganese. It borders of the former plantations Lagoen (Lagun) and Zevenbergen. The construction method is comparable to oldest buildings of Nieuwpoort in Fuikbaai and was operated by the same owners at the time.
The Complex, that now lies in ruins, consists of three buildings, a terrace and walls. The Main building with rectangular floor plan has two stories and a gabled roof covered with red English tiles. Additionally there are smaller out buildings on the property with the same rectangular floor plans, two stories and gabled roofs.
There is a cistern located next to rectangular large hall of the one story building too. At some distance away to the southeast, on either side of a large dam, are remnants of buildings that were part of the mining activities.
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