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Playa Lagun

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Beaches, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Tucked between gray cliffs near the northwestern town of Lagun sits the small but peaceful Playa Lagun. Located in a narrow cove, the calm waters at Playa Lagun are perfect for snorkelers of any skill level, and there are facilities to rent snorkel and scuba gear. Recent travelers lauded the beach for its crystal clear waters and beautiful coral reef, with many saying they spotted colorful fish, schools of squid, sea turtles and more while snorkeling. For the best chance at spotting turtles, visit in the morning. 

It may not have the amenities of some of Curaçao's more popular beaches like Playa PortoMari or Blauwbaai, but this peaceful little cove has plenty of shade and is great for families who want a quiet swim. Plus, unlike many other beaches on the island, admission to Playa Lagun is free. Just make sure to wear water shoes or socks. Like most beaches in Curaçao, the terrain above and below the shore can be rough. Although there isn't much in the way of amenities, you can rent a chair for a small fee and you can also enjoy some refreshment at bar that overlooks the cove. The beach is located just south of the town of Lagun, about 25 miles northwest of Willemstad.

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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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