DESCRIPTION: The largest national park of Curacao and a must see for everyone. Its rich variety of local flora and fauna. Nature lovers will find the park teeming with local birds and plants, including species, which are not easily seen elsewhere on the island. For example wild orchids, the Palabrua, the rare native barn owl. The Curacao White Tailed deer, only 250 left, are nice to see.
AREA: West Punt
PHONE: +599 9 864 0363
Shete Boka National Park
DESCRIPTION: With more than 10 beautiful inlets where three species of turtles nest. Years ago, the environmental group Amigu di Tera arranged excursions in this area along seven bays. Hence, the name is taken, although in reality there are more than seven coves in this national park. The park begins at the beautiful Boka Tabla where large, unpredictable waves crush against an underground cave. Impressive eye candy.
AREA: West Punt
PHONE: +599 9 864 0444
DESCRIPTION: The Aloe Vera Plantation is as you would expect fragrant. You may not expect that it is free and no reservations are necessary. Shop attendants will offer you information about the plantation and products, and you can watch a video of the production process. You are free to browse around the plantation premises, test products and enjoy a nice cup of coffee under the palapa while taking in the serene environment.
PHONE: +599 9 767 5577
DESCRIPTION: The caves were formed below the sea level millions of years ago. With the Ice Ages the water level dropped down and Curacao was born. The Hato cave covers an area of 4900 squared meters, and is the home to the beautiful limestone formations, romantic pools, waterfall and our famous Madonna statue. Also inside the Cave, is a colony of long nose fruit bats.
PHONE: +599 9 868 0379
DESCRIPTION: Den Paradera refers to Paraguiri Indians who long ago had the biggest herb garden at the east side of the island. When the Spaniards came, they brought their slaves to the Paraguiri Indians to be cured and called the location ” En Paradera”. Later the local people changed this name into “Den Paradera” which means “the place where you feel at home.” After Dinah Veeris started research for healing herbs and traditions by interviewing older people to recover and preserve the secret knowledge of earlier generations. In 1991, she started the garden plant by plant. She wrote a book about the herbs and received several awards for her input in preserving the culture and the healing herbs.
PHONE: +599 9 767 5608