Willemstad: Best Things to Do

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Curaçao is an island located in the southern Caribbean Sea

The capital city of Curaçao is Willemstad

The city is famous for its beautiful pastel-colored colonial buildings

Curaçao also has other beautiful tourists destination such as Queen Emma Bridge, Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, and many more

A must-try popular food in Curaçao island is Kabritu (Goat Meat)

The local people love to dance in the beach bar to spend the night



When you are in Willemstad, Curaçao, you must take a picture in front of the city's pastel color buildings. Those beautiful buildings are on UNESCO's World Heritage List. You can also simply walk around the houses with your travel buddies.

Willemstad neighbourhood

a pastel colour house in Willemstad


Pietermaai District is the downtown Curaçao. Most local people and tourists spend their time here. There are so many restaurants, bars, cafe and other interesting places you can find here. This district offers the best nightlife, entertainment and fine dining for your memorable trip.

Pietermaai District

Small shops, bars, restaurants & hotels have found their home in Pietermaai District


Renaissance Mall & Rif Fort offers amazing shopping experience in Curaçao. This shopping center has the newest collection from your favorite brands, such as accessories, jewelry, clothing, and many more. Besides, you can also find the city's authentic food in its outdoor seating restaurant.

Renaissance Mall & Rif Fort

Built in 1828 to defend Willemstad’s 18th century Otrobanda district


You can't leave Curaçao before you try Kabritu (Goat-Meat). It is Curaçao's most popular food usually served with bread. The meat is tender and cooked with Curaçao herbs. For the drink, it is a must to try Blue Curaçao. It's a blue colored liquor often used in popular blue cocktails.


The culture of the city is mainly influenced by Dutch culture since in the past this island was colonized by Netherlands. Local people are mostly European or African descents. Most people of Curaçao speak Papiamento, a Creole language. No worries, some people can also speak in English.


The best time to visit Curaçao is between May to November. It's the least crowded time perfect for traveling.


Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino is the most recommended hotel if you come to Curacao with your family. It is located right in front of the beach. You can get beautiful beach view even from your window. You can also book a room at Avila Beach Hotel. This hotel is also facing a beach and located near the downtown Willemstad.

Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino

This is a very extraordinary resort with complete amenities and suitable for a honeymoon.

The garden and swimming pool are magnificent, the lobby is very unique and modern.

All the room are very spacious with a balcony with garden view and the sea.

They also provide breakfast, dinner and also snacks which are very delicious and served with pleasure.

All staffs are very professional and serve guests well.

Address : 78 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Willemstad, Curaçao

Avila Beach Hotel

one of the most popular hotels island wide, for many decades


Visit Kome restaurant to taste the delicious Curaçao food and comfortable dining atmosphere. The chefs combine classical, modern, and traditional cooking skill. If you are looking for a restaurant with rare and unique design, you must visit Karakter Beach - Lounge - Restaurant. It is the best beach restaurant in Curaçao. Visit Karakter restaurant to experience finest dining ever.


a place for anyone who loves great food and good company in a friendly atmosphere

Karakter Beach - Lounge - Restaurant

Beer, Wine, and Cocktail


The Blue Curacao is the right place for you to take a rest after strolling around the beach. Grab some cocktails and enjoy the view of Queen Emma Bridge near the cafe. You should also visit La Bohème Curaçao in Willemstad. Try the cubita coffee with a whopper in this cafe while enjoying the view of the street.

The Blue Curacao Experience

located in the most beautiful part of Willemstad

La Bohème Curaçao

an atypical bistro located in the heart of Punda


27 Bar & Lounge is the best place to experience the nightlife of Curaçao. You can enjoy the live music while sipping your cocktail. But if you want to spend the night at the beach while dancing like a local, you can head to Hemingway Beach Bar. The live music with the beach breeze will make your night becomes memorable.


a night bar in Hemingway beach

27 BAR

Beer, Wine, and Cocktail


Christoffel National Park is a home for many endemic flora and fauna of Curaçao. You can do mountain hiking or biking to experience its beautiful landscape. Learning about Curacao's history is not a bad idea while enjoying its tropical nature in Manor Savonet museum. The collection of the museum will bring you back to the past.

Christoffel National Park

The park houses indigenous flora and fauna, such as barn owls, the rare and endangered Curaçao white-tailed deer

Manor Savonet museum

one of the go-to places for travellers interested in the history of Curaçao and the ABC Islands


Scharloo Neighborhood's pastel colour houses will perfectly match your Instagram feed. There is a street art mural ‘Three O’Clock Romance’ in this neighborhood as the iconic spot to take a photo. Curaçao is famous for its beautiful beaches, so you must take some photos in Renaissance Curaçao Resort.

scharloo neighborhood

a lovely-pastel-houses neighbourhood in Curacao

Renaissance Curaçao Resort

the best place to take beach photo in Curacao