Blauwbaai#8 in Best Things To Do in Curacao
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Less than 10 miles northwest of Willemstad sits Blauwbaai (Blue Bay), one of Curaçao's most beloved beaches thanks to its plethora of offshore amenities. Just offshore is an impressive coral reef, lauded by scuba divers and snorkelers for its easy accessibility.
Recent travelers praise Blauwbaai for its tranquility and natural beauty, both above and below the waves. Others were pleased with the ample shade provided by the beach's swaying palms. But a warning for the dainty-footed: like other beaches on Curaçao, broken rocks and coral litter Blauwbaai's shallows, so watch out for your toes! A few past visitors expressed disappointment with the "overpriced" beach chairs and lackluster food and drink at the nearby bar and restaurant. Still, many described this beach as "lovely" and a "great way to spend a day." Entry to Blauwbaai costs $8 per person.
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#1 Scuba Diving
If you really want to see some of Curaçao's best sights, you're going to have to get your hair wet. A fascinating world of delicate coral gardens, graceful stingrays, playful dolphins and even sunken ships awaits you in the depths of the Caribbean. The best way to explore it is with a plastic mask strapped to your face and an oxygen tank strapped to your back.
Many of Curaçao's specified dive sites are accessible directly from the beach – try Porto Mari or Blauwbaai – while others must be reached by boat. The enormous star coral formations of the Mushroom Forest are a must-see; afterward, you can take a breather in the sapphire light of the nearby Blue Room cave. You can also explore the coral-encrusted remains of the Superior Producer, a cargo freighter that went down in 1977.
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