Bon bini on Curaçao
Curaçao is the ideal holiday island for a good rest, not only
by the sea. There are many areas with no one in sight. Stay for a while
at the yoga centre Curaçao to relax. And enyoy the tropical climat
with very little rain, lots of sun and lots of wind: the north east wind,
also called the passaat wind. The average annual temperature is 27.5 °C.
And did you know that the sea temperature is virtually the same as the air temperature: 26.8 °C ?
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Curaçao is the largest island of the Netherlands Antilles and is one of the most important Caribean islands. The island is 61 kilometres long between its two furthest points and between 5 and 14 kilometres wide.
The population on Curaçao exits approximately about 160.000 people. Fifty-eight percent are of Netherlands Antillean extraction. The remainder of the population is largely Dutch. The people are very friendly.
Curaçao has a diversety of beaches with each their own charme.
Curaçao does not have long beaches that extend for kilometres, but a large number of small beaches. Most beaches have free admission. Only a few ask for a contribution for maintenance. Beaches can be found at nearly all the hotels and various (private) beaches are also open for tourists. For instance beaches for free are: Santa Martha, Playa Kenepa, Barbara Beach, Santa Cruz, Daaibooibeach, Playa Kalki, Playa Boca Sami. These beaches lie in a radiate of 10 km until 20 km from the yoga center.
Wherever you stay on Curaçao, the azure blue sea is always nearby. You can swim at any hour of the day. But never swim on the rugged northeast side of the island.
Paradise for diving.
Curaçao was created from volcanic limestone on which coral has grown for centuries. It can easily be seen during a first dive. You immediately encounter the magnificent coral reefs along the coastline. No wonder that scuba diving is now one of the most popular sports on Curaçao. Fortunately there’s also plenty of time to relax and enjoy the breathtaking undersea world, with sixty million-year-old flora and fauna. Many consider Curaçao a highly attractive diving paradise. Diving appointments are easy to organize. The average price amounts 40 dollars per dive including all the aquipment. Ofcourse there is the possibility to follow divinglessons.
Flora The flora on Curaçao are limited
due to the climate. On Westpunt there are many hills and unique types
of trees and an abundance of orchids. There are 500 species of plants.
There is an extremely large diversity of cacti. The characteristic divi-divi tree, with its double, featherlike leaves, always grows in the direction of the wind. Of course, Curaçao also has its well-known palm trees.
The Curaçao deer or white-tailed deer is unique to the island. Curaçao also has some sixteen species of lizards, eight of which are indigenous.
Excursions to make.
The many landhouses comprise one of the important, if not the most important, architectural heritage of the island. Curaçao’s landhouses played an important role in the island’s history and are unique. Examples of landhouses include: Landhuis Brievengat, Landhuis Daniel, Dokterstuin, Jan Kock, Zeelandia, Chocolobo, Papaya, Groot Santa Martha, Rooi Catootje, Savonet and Knip. Most of the landhouses can be toured; an appointment may be required.
Christoffel Park and the plantations.
At the urgent request of the National Parks of the Netherlands Antilles Foundation, the island government purchased the former Savonet, Zorgvlied, Knip and Zevenbergen plantations in the late 1960s. These four plantations were merged, now forming Christoffel Park, with adjoining Knip hills. Nature lovers won’t believe their eyes. You can drive through Christoffel Park, up to the foot of Mt. Christoffel. For those whose cars are not in great shape, no need to worry. If the car can’t make it up the hill, there’s a jeep available daily to haul your car out of the park.
Walking tours in the city or on the Tafelberg.
You can enjoy the rich and varied history of Willemstad. Under leadership of an architect or historian, weekly guided tours are made by Otrabanda, a part of Willemstad. Also the natural world harbor Saint Annabay is a visit more than worth. There is an excursion to make and climb the unique fosfor rich table mountain
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