Curaçao is a tropical paradise known for its beautiful underwater world. It is therefore the place for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. From snorkeling with turtles to swimming with the most beautiful fish and viewing the special coral. If you go to Curaçao, you must have taken a dip in the sea at the many beaches that can be found there. Swimming with turtles is for many an experience that you must have at least once in your life. Curaçao is the ideal destination for that. But where on Curaçao is the best place to spot turtles? We tell you more about it in this blog!
Klein Curaçao is the uninhabited island a few kilometers away from Curaçao. Every day, several luxury boats leave for the islands early in the morning to spend the whole day there. The island is known for its beautiful white beach and clear azure water. Besides visiting the lighthouse, the shipwreck and some rest on the beach, you can also enjoy yourself in the sea. Klein Curaçao is known for its special underwater world. From beautiful fish, beautiful coral and spotting turtles and sometimes even dolphins , it’s all possible. The chance that you will encounter a turtle while snorkeling is therefore very high. So do you want to go out for a day? Then a day trip to Klein Curaçao is definitely worth it!
Playa Grandi is a small beach at the very west point of Curaçao. Playa Grandi is a very popular beach, although it is not one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The beach is a real fishing beach. In the early morning many fishermen leave and return later in the day with their catch. The catch is still prepared on the beach for sale and what is left is returned to the sea. Something the turtles in the sea are very happy about. Every day a large number of turtles can be found on the beach, making it a prime location to spot turtles and swim with them.
Playa Lagun is, just like Playa Grandi, a small fishing beach. The beach is located south of the Westpunt and is located between two large rocks. Because of the rocks you will find many beautiful fish under water and a beautiful coral cover. A place where many turtles come to explore to look for food. The turtles often come to look for their food between 16:00 and 18:00, the ideal time to go snorkeling! Would you rather not go into the sea? Even then Playa Lagun is a beautiful beach to visit. In addition to the beautiful beach, there are many iguanas to be found between the rocks.
Kokomo Beach is a beach 10 minutes away from Willemstad. It is a smaller beach with a restaurant and a number of sunbeds where you can relax. There is also a diving school where you can rent snorkel sets. While snorkeling you can encounter various fish, beautiful coral and turtles. Although the chance of Kokomo Beach is slightly smaller than the other beaches, it is definitely worth a visit!
Do you want to visit other beaches on Curaçao in addition to swimming with turtles? We also wrote a blog about the most beautiful beaches on the island!