Playa Jeremi near Lagun
Escape to the tranquility of Playa Jeremi, a secluded shore diving site near Lagun village in Curaçao. Nestled in nature, this picturesque cove offers a serene retreat away from the crowds. As the day wanes, immerse yourself in the breathtaking sunset, accentuating the crystal-clear turquoise waters. Playa Jeremi, accessed via uneven steps carved into the rocks, unveils itself as a hidden gem. Discover the allure of this pristine beach, where nature’s beauty and solitude blend seamlessly in the heart of Curaçao.
Shore Diving at Playa Jeremi
Welcome to Playa Jeremi Dive Site, a hidden gem nestled just west of the charming village of Lagun. This small public beach beckons divers with its unique underwater wonders and vibrant marine life. As you descend into the crystal-clear waters, you’ll be greeted by an awe-inspiring reef wall adorned with impressively large stony coral formations.
Playa Jeremi is a renowned shore diving site because of its diverse marine ecosystem. It features a lovely shallow area that serves as a sanctuary for fascinating creatures. Therefore, keep your eyes peeled for playful squid gracefully navigating through the underwater landscape, while the yellow-headed jawfish add a burst of color to the ocean floor.
Venture deeper, and you may encounter majestic rays gliding effortlessly through the depths, showcasing their elegance in this underwater realm. The site also plays host to the slender and graceful cornetfish, adding an extra element of excitement to your dive.
Whether you’re a novice or experienced diver, Playa Jeremi promises an enchanting underwater experience. Explore the intricate coral formations, observe the intriguing marine life, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that this dive site has to offer. With its proximity to Lagun and the surrounding picturesque scenery, Playa Jeremi Dive Site is a must-visit destination for any diving enthusiast.
Dive Site Recommendations
- Dive Type: Shore diving / Boat diving
- Snorkel Site: Yes
- Experience Level: Open Water (Min)
- Depth: 40 -120ft (12-36m)
- Please dive responsibly in Curaçao.
- Explore the top 10 eco-diving tips for Curaçao.
- Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving.
- Discover essential Shore Diving Safety Tips.
- Consult a recommended Curaçao Dive Operator for additional details & recommendations.
Discovering the Nature around Playa Jeremi
Discovering the nature around Playa Jeremi is a captivating journey through the picturesque landscapes of Curaçao. Situated on the southwest coast, the old mining town of Newtown, spanning 52 hectares, offers a unique blend of history and natural beauty. Bordered by the expansive Christoffel National Park to the north, Newtown provides a gateway to exploration.
As you traverse the hills behind Playa Jeremi, adventure awaits for mountain bikers and hikers alike. The breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea from Playa Jeremi is a highlight, making it a must-visit destination. The estate’s proximity to the charming village of Lagun and the natural expanse of Kenepa Plantation enhances the overall experience.
For beach enthusiasts; Lagun, Kleine Knip, Grote Knip, and Cas Abao beckon with their pristine shores, all accessible within a short drive. Playa Jeremi, with its tranquil surroundings and connection to Newtown’s historical charm, provides an enriching and unforgettable escape for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
Adventure 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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