The best places to spot turtles on Curacao
Curaçao is a tropical paradise known for its beautiful underwater world. Therefore, it is the place for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. From snorkeling with turtles to swimming with the most beautiful fish and watching the extraordinary coral. If you go to Curaçao, you must have taken a dip in the sea at the many beaches found there. For many, swimming with turtles is an experience you must have done at least once in your life. Curaçao is the ideal destination for this. But where on Curaçao is the best place to spot turtles? In this blog, we tell you more about it!
Playa Grandi is a small beach all the way to Curaçao’s West Point. Playa Grandi is a very popular beach, even though it is not one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The beach is a real fishing beach. Many fishermen leave in the early morning and return later in the day with their catch. The catch is still prepared on the beach for sale and what remains goes back into the sea. Something the turtles in the sea are very happy about. A large number of turtles can be found on the beach every day, making it a prime location to spot turtles and swim with them.
Klein Curaçao is an uninhabited island a few kilometers from Curaçao. Several luxury boats leave early in the morning each day to spend the day on the island. The island is known for its beautiful white beach and clear azure waters. Besides visiting the lighthouse, shipwreck and resting on the beach, you can also have fun in the sea. Klein Curaçao is known for its extraordinary underwater world. From beautiful fish to stunning coral to turtle and sometimes even dolphin spotting, it’s all possible here. Therefore, the chances of encountering a turtle while snorkeling are very high. So do you fancy a day out? Then a day trip to Klein Curaçao is definitely worth it!
Playa Lagun, like Playa Grandi, is a small fishing beach. The beach is south of Westpunt and is located between two large rocks. Because of the rocks, you will find many beautiful fish and a nice coral deck underwater. It is a place where many turtles come to look for food. Often the turtles come between 4 and 6 p.m. to find their food, the ideal time to go snorkeling! Would you rather not go into the sea? Then Playa Lagun is also a wonderful beach to visit. Besides the beautiful beach, there are many iguanas among the rocks.
Kokomo Beach is a beach 10 minutes away from Willemstad. It is a smaller beach with a restaurant and some sunbeds where you can relax. There is also a diving school where you can rent snorkeling equipment. While snorkeling, you can encounter different fish, beautiful coral and turtles. Although Kokomo Beach is a bit smaller than the other beaches, it is definitely worth a visit!