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Curacao – A Week of Island Bliss and Adventure

This your 7-day Curacao travel itinerary.

Curacao beckons with its mix of adventure and relaxation. Starting in the colorful capital, Willemstad, every day unfolds a new discovery. From stunning beaches to rich history, there’s something for everyone. Midweek, dive into the island’s heart, exploring nature and culture. As the week progresses, excitement builds with unique experiences. Finally, a day to relax or chase last-minute wonders. This itinerary promises a blend of Curacao’s best, making your trip unforgettable. Pack your bags, and let’s go!

7 Days in Curacao Travel Itinerary
7 Days in Curacao Travel Itinerary

7 Days in Curacao Itinerary

Remember to book reservations for activities and dining in advance where possible, especially during peak travel seasons. This itinerary balances adventure with relaxation, ensuring you experience the diversity of Curacao’s natural beauty, culture, and culinary delights. Enjoy your trip!

Where to Stay in Curacao

Staying in Curacao might stretch your budget, yet there are choices for those watching their expenses. Bed and Bike Curacao Hostel offers both affordability and comfort. If you can spend more time at Villa Tokara Boutique Hotel, it offers enchanting allure. The Marriott Beach Resort provides premium facilities and breathtaking views for those seeking luxury. You’re guaranteed an enjoyable experience on this stunning island regardless of your selection.

How to get around Curacao

Getting around the island is easy, and several options are available. You can take the bus, hire a taxi, join a tour, or rent a car. However, renting a car is the best way to relax while maximizing this travel itinerary. Bus schedules are unreliable, and waiting times can be long. With a car, you can enjoy the island at your own pace, stop whenever you want, and easily visit all the fantastic attractions Curacao has to offer.

7 Days in Curacao Travel Itinerary
7 Days in Curacao Travel Itinerary

Day 0: Arrival

  • Settle in your hotel and explore the hotel amenities. If your hotel is by the beach, dip your toes in the sand and catch the sunset. After a long flight, you deserve it.  

Day 1: Willemstad

Day 2: West Side Beaches

  • Spend the day beach hopping on the west side.
  • Start at Playa Lagun for snorkeling.
  • Visit Playa Kenepa (Kleine Knip) for stunning views and swimming.
  • End your day at Playa Cas Abao for a sunset beach experience. The beaches in Curacao are, perhaps, the reason why people go to this island.

Related Post: 10 Curacao Beaches that are Accessible by Bus

Day 3: Christoffel National Park

  • Early morning hike to Christoffel Mountain for panoramic island views.
  • Explore the park’s diverse flora and fauna on a guided tour.
  • Visit the Savonet Museum within the park.
  • Relax in the afternoon at nearby Playa Forti.

Option: Don’t like today’s itinerary? Why not take a day trip to Klein Curacao? It’s an island away from the mainland, and you’ll be on a catamaran with an open bar and BBQ lunch. You’ll never regret this! 

Day 4: Shete Boka National Park & Surrounds

  • Explore Shete Boka National Park’s rugged coastline and natural blowholes.
  • Visit Playa Piskado to snorkel with turtles.
  • Enjoy the sunset at Playa Kalki. OR, go for a wonderful sunset cruise

Day 5: Central Curacao

  • Visit the Hato Caves and learn about the island’s geological formations.
  • Tour the Curacao Liqueur Distillery in Chobolobo Mansion.
  • Spend the afternoon at Mambo Beach Boulevard shopping and having beach time. Stay ’till evening and have your dinner here. 

Day 6: East Side Adventure

  • Visit Jan Thiel Beach for water sports or relaxation.
  • Explore the Salt Pans of Jan Thiel and look for flamingos.
  • Consider a spa day at your resort or a last-minute shopping trip in Willemstad.
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner at a restaurant with views of the Caribbean Sea.

Option: You might like a beach-hopping adventure on a UTV/buggy

Day 7: Relaxation and Departure Prep

  • Wake up early and walk along the beach in the morning. 
  • Go back to your hotel and start packing. 
  • Check out at the hotel and say farewell to the island that has given you unforgettable memories – and gold tan! 
7 Days in Curacao Travel Itinerary
7 Days in Curacao Travel Itinerary

As our week in this Caribbean island wraps up, we’re filled with unforgettable memories. Each day was a new adventure, from the vibrant streets of Willemstad to the serene beaches and rugged landscapes. We were immersed in rich culture, tantalizing cuisine, and the welcoming spirit of the island. Curacao’s charm has left a lasting impression, urging us to return. This journey was more than a getaway; it was a deep dive into an island that truly has it all. Until next time, Curacao, you’ll be missed.

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