Things to Do in Curacao
Dive in and explore the many things to do in Curacao today! According to USA TODAY: “Scuba Diving on Curacao is the number one thing to DO” – but of course there are plenty of things to do in Curacao and no right way to experience any of them.
All travelers are invited to explore Curacao, to make the island their own experience while embracing our authentic, unforgettable spirit.
Explore Things to Do in Curacao
If you are thinking, planning or just dreaming of your next Caribbean dive vacation, then submerge yourself into the complete dive travel guide for Curacao!
Scuba Diving in Curacao is the number one thing to DO – but of course there are plenty of things to explore and do in Curacao with no right way to experience any of them. Whether you love adventure, hiking, biking, sailing, shopping or just simply want to chill out on the beach, we can assure you, Curaçao is a Caribbean destination that has it all… and maybe more! Simply, it is your choice to experience it all, but it is also a perfect choice to do nothing at all too!
Diving in Curacao
Are you ready to Dive in to Curacao and start planning you next Caribbean adventure? The only thing better than trying to navigate Curaçao on your own is allowing our local guides and our sustainable tourism partners to show you the all the secrets spots and telling you the incredible stories that go along with them.
The Curacao Dive Guide has over 70 world class dive sites plotted on an interactive map that also includes the BEST dive operators and the BEST dive accommodations the island has to offer. So if you are looking to dive into Paradise, Dive Curaçao has found it right here on Curacao, located in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean!
The island nation of Curaçao is home to some of the best scuba diving sites and thriving fringing reef systems that can be found anywhere in Caribbean.
Though this little Dutch Caribbean island is best known for its colourful colonial waterfront in Willemstad, too few know about the rainbow of vibrant coral and marine life under its waters. That is why Dive Curacao developed this useful Curacao Dive Guide and Interactive map that allows you to explore Curacao and easily plan your next Caribbean diving adventure!
Boat Diving Adventures
Of the island’s 70 dive sites you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bad one. From an abundance of sea turtles to some of the most vibrant coral you’ll find anywhere in the world, to wrecks both deep and shallow, there’s something for everyone to experience and explore here on Curacao.
One Day will not be Enough!
Regardless of where you choose to stay, the decision should not be to dive either East or West, the decision should be to discover all of Curaçao (warning: many attempts may be necessary but easier now using the Curacao Diving Guide) to truly uncover the magic that lies below the waterline.
Because there is a depth to our Dutch Caribbean island that you really do need to feel for yourself.
Unlimited Shore Diving Adventures
In a sport where you often must charter a boat to see the best of the underwater world, Curacao is a unique shore diving haven for divers looking to take the advantage of a more leisurely schedule and explore Curacao.
Easy Shore Access
On the south side of the island, the fringing reef in most cases is within 60-feet (20m) from the shoreline which leads to incredible drop offs that allow divers to venture a little bit deeper into the aquatic wonderland. Of the seventy popular dive sites the island has available, over half of them are reachable from the shore, and nearly all these shore dive sites are clearly marked along the road way.
Snorkeling Trips and Tours
About one-third of the southern coast of Curaçao is Curaçao Underwater Marine Park, a protected marine park, with a couple of wrecks, wall diving, and more. Curaçao is the perfect place for every level of snorkelers at all ages to explore the easily accessible, and abundant, marine life found in these crystal-clear waters.
Essential Snorkeling Experiences
For snorkelers, one of the most popular spots to explore is the famous Curacao sunken tugboat of Caracasbaai located in only 5 meters (15-feet) of water or the breathtaking Blue Room near Santa Cruz. Another essential experience for divers and snorkelers alike is a boat trip to Klein Curaçao where you can explore healthy hard and soft corals, not to mention lots of other marine life.
Jump aboard a catamaran to enjoy a boat trip to Klein Curaçao where you can spend the morning snorkeling or swimming in the bright blue waters off the beach, or suntanning in one of the public palapas.
Your captain will be preparing a bbq feast for lunch, complete with a choice of beverages. You will then finish the day cruising back to the mainland of Curaçao, basking in the glow of late afternoon sun.
Essential Things to Do on Curaçao
The above example is just one of many boat trips that can be booked. Other essential things to do while on adventures to explore Curaçao could include private charters or a boat trip to west-side where you can experience the famous Blue Room, where the light is breathtaking.
Curaçao Island Tours
Experience our island like a true local, as you follow Curaçao guides on off-road adventures, sailing along the coastline, beach hopping, or on your own customized tour for your group.
We assure you, there is no shortage of hidden gems to explore on Curacao, or friendly locals eager to share them with you.
Ready to Explore?
The only thing better than trying to navigate Curaçao on your own is allowing local guides to show you the all the secret spots and telling you the incredible stories that go along with them.
Sailing Trips with Maxie Sailing
The weather on Curacao is perfect for sailing all seasons.
Explore the beautiful Curacao beaches and the blue Caribbean Sea with Maxie Sailing. Exclusive sailing, cruising, swimming, snorkeling and diving. If you wish to personalize your own private boat trips, let us know!
The Galaxie sailing yacht is 15 meters accommodating a maximum of 6 guests max and 2 crew. The hospitable crew provides all the comfort you need including private cabins and a full service galley to ensure you the best Caribbean getaway.
National Park Outback Safari
Visit the North West coast of Curacao, where the strong wind off the water creates phenomena like a natural fountain and a jacuzzi.
Exploring the Beauty of Nature in Curaçao
During this 4-hour tour with a local guide, explore Shete Boka Natural Park, where the ‘Breath of Curacao’ creates powerful waves breaking on the coast as well as the Boka Tabla cave and the Boka Pistol, a natural water cannon. Ride through the park on an open-top 4×4 vehicle, optimal for taking photos, and enjoy round-trip transportation from most local hotels and the cruise port.
Exploring the depths of the Caribbean Sea is a Curacao adventure worth exploring where you will have an opportunity to dive into a world that only a handful of people have ventured before. When you are on Curaçao next, consider this Curacao adventure to turn your dreams into a reality too by becoming a Deep-Sea Explorer. It is a bucket list experience that you will not soon forget!
Become a Deep-Sea Explorer
Come aboard the CuraSub to deeply explore Curacao and a “bucket list” diving experience! These diving experiences take you on amazing voyages to Curaçao’s deep-sea life reaching a maximum depth of 1,000 feet or 300 meters. Among the many highlights of our diving journeys are explorations of beautiful shipwrecks and reefs, along with unique fish species you won’t find anywhere else in the world!
Events and Festivals
Dive right into a year long schedule of incredible Curacao Events and Festivals including the amazing Flavors of Curacao… where you will discover authentic tastes combined with a colorful history and diverse cultural heritage are the perfect mix to make your mouth water… especially after a mind blowing day of scuba diving!!
Curaçao is Unique and Different!
Curaçao is unique and clearly distinguishing itself from other world class destinations by focusing on not only the blue factors but also highlighting the topside richness of our island so you can feel it for yourself, to experience the true essence of Curacao through the culture, language, music, history and a deeply rooted community passion for the environment.
We hope you will start thinking of packing your mask, fins, dive computer, certification card and your thirst for adventure as you consider traveling to Curacao. WHY? Because we believe that Curaçao is an incredible Dutch Caribbean island that is a world class scuba diving and vacation destination!
We invite you visit Dive Travel Curaçao, and let us help you discover Curaçao so you can “feel it for yourself”! We hope to see you soon to Dive Curaçao!
Frequently Asked Questions about Curacao
As travelers, we all have questions about the destination we would like to visit.
Understanding this, please contact us here at Dive Curaçao and click the link below for the database of Curaçao FAQ’s, allowing you to get a more complete story about our beautiful Dutch Caribbean island.