50 Photos of Curacao That Will Lure You Into Planning a Visit

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Most people imagine a brightly-colored blue cocktail when they hear the name Curacao. But the true blue Curacao is one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean, and we’re not talking about the drink anymore. These 50 photos of the stunning ABC island named Curacao will probably have you researching plane tickets and planning a visit today.

#1. Handelskade in Willemstad

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#2. The Lighthouse at Klein Curaçao

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#3. The Cliffs of Curacao

Photo credit: Kim Seng
Photo credit: Kim Seng

#4. A Curacao Ocean Cave

Photo credit: Kim Seng
Photo credit: Kim Seng

#5. Hato Plateau

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#6. A Secluded Curacao Beach

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#7. Handmade Hats by Local Artisans

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#8. A Private Place in the Shade

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#9. The Bright Colours of Willemstad

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#10. The True Blue Curacao

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#11. Curacao Ruins

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#12. The Governor’s House — Historical Willemstad

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#13. Sint Willibrordus Church

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#14. Curacao Natural Bridge

Photo credit: Sint Smeding
Photo credit: Sint Smeding

#15. A Colourful Curacao Sunset

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#16. Willemstad at Dusk

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#17. The Tafelberg Table Mountain

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#18. The Shores of Willemstad

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 #19. A Dip in the Turquoise Waters of Curacao

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#20. Sunset from a Floating Dock

Photo credit: Kim Seng
Photo credit: Kim Seng

#21. Welcome Sign to Bon Bini Resort

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#22. A View of Punda, Willemstad From Above

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#23. Cas Abao Beach

Photo credit: Yannick Turbe
Photo credit: Yannick Turbe

#24. Avila Beach

Photo credit: Neil Howard
Photo credit: Neil Howard

#25. The Queen Juliana Bridge

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#26. The Waterfront Buildings of Handelskade, Willemstad

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#27. A Bird’s-Eye View of the Island

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#28. The Curacao Sea Aquarium

Photo credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
Photo credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

#29. An Old Curacao Plantation Home

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#30. Cathedral of Willemstad

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#31. Mount Christoffel — The Highest Point on Curacao

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#32. A Curacao Sunset

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#33. Classic Curacao Boats on the Beach

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#34. A Cactus in the Curacao Countryside

Photo credit: Kim Seng
Photo credit: Kim Seng

#35. A Floating Market of Curacao

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#36. Beautiful Fort Beekenburg

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#37. A Private Curacao Beach

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#38. The Lighthouse at Klein

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#39. An Unforgettable Curacao Sunset

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#40. Majestic Mambo Beach

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#41. View from the Water

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#42. Silhouettes at Jan Thiel Beach

Photo credit: Aron Kuisch
Photo credit: Aron Kuisch

#43. One of Curacao’s Many Tropical Restaurants

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#44. Rough Turquoise Shores

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#45. Knip Beach

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#46. A Back Street in Willemstad

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#47. Blue Skies at Knip Beach

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#48. A Curacao Cathedral From the Water

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#49. Canon in Front of the Queen Juliana Bridge

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#50. The Colourful Boats of Curacao

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About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C, Mexico and around the world. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.

Comments:

  • Curaçao is one of the most beautiful vacation spots in the Caribbean…I grew up on this island and was there 4 years ago..The island is not the same as I knew it. Years ago it was more of a natural beauty; now it is built up in order to survive this new World we call home..All the beaches and harbor still have the lure of the Siren…Curaçao has and will always be “A Very Beautiful Island”..Visit it; you won’t be disappointed.

  • I spent some of the happiest years of my life here, in this enchanted island of many friends and beautiful women. I hope to go back, and dream again……..!

  • Curacao is really really beautiful!! One of the most beautiful islands I’ve ever been 2! and it’s more beautiful in person! I Hope to go back soon. I recommend it

  • Hi Courtney
    These photos are so wonderful!!!!!
    WWOOWWW! magic!
    Can we print 1 or 2 of that spectacular place?
    thanks a lot
    liette

  • I notice that you promote cheap flights.
    Cheap accommodation is also available on Curacao only it’s a bit harder to find.
    Have a look at the sharing economy. This private room hostel is available on airbnb.com and also directly at http://www.poppyhostelcuracao.com.
    Curacao.com also has a good selection of BnBs.
    Enjoy Curacao, it really is a hidden gem!

  • the island has many gems above and below the water…don’t forget these pics only show the island and yes absolutely many beautiful places and beaches to see and enjoy!!!

    The real sites and wonders are in the water diving.
    18 Dives while here and still have so much more to see

  • Piece of heaven. Born and grown there. Used to go to all the places on the fotos on weekends and even during the week where one can go for a dip even after knocking off work. Nice to see new restaurants etc but can’t compare with the peace and being one with nature long ago when the island was “undiscovered” Yes the pictures real. Well done. Nos dushi Korsou.

  • That is Cuaracao how I remember and lived it for 27 years.

    Awesome keep it clean and neat !

    You do not know what you have got until it is gone. ( nature….beauty…paradise… )

  • I married a Doctor from curacao and went from miami to live on the Island 1961.
    Had three beautiful, inteligent with a good personality. And “joie de vivre”. Children.
    Lived on the Island for 47 yrs.
    I enjoyed every minute of it. My children went to study in the united States, maarried and did not come back to the Island only vacation time.
    When my husband was ready to retire, we came to miiami to be closer to them.
    Have 5. grandchildren

  • precios i lke it beautyfull ISLAND GOD OLL MIGTHY BLESS THIS BEAUTYFULL ISLAND FOR EVER IS A PARADISE BLESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • This is my beautifulI island Curacao there is much more to see also make sur to visit and enjoy Thanks for sharing .

  • Wow this place is on my bucket list and I am hoping to have my own pictures some day ..Beautiful absolutely gorgeous

  • This is my beautifull island.and Nothing is edited.Proud to be Ju di Korsou.That means Proud to be From Curacao.

  • Majestic pics!!!! I’m sooooo proud of my island in the sun. Just one small comment: why wasn’t there a pic of ‘The Swinging Old Lady’??, since it’s our world wonder.

    Thank you so much for your attention and keep on the good wordk!!

    Art Nieuw

  • I am really glad that a friend sent me this beautiful series of Curacao. Yes I too lived some 28 years on dushi Corsow and choose that name for my email address when I learned to use the internet 4 years ago. But I like to see the series while playing the youtube site PZyR3nyKe4g which is Antillean Dances by Wim Statius Muller. Nostalgie at its best. Yes 49 years in Austalia still has not been able to diminish my love for my” island in the Sun.”.
    Dios spare nos dushi Tera. Ajo Enne

  • This is one of the most complete picture collection to portrait our island.
    Thank you Mrs. Mc.Caffrey!

  • Proud of my Island. One of the most beautiful vacation places in the Caribbean. Thanks for the nice pictures Courtney.

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