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Boka Pistol picture in Curacao
Boka Pistol picture in Curacao
Boka Pistol picture in Curacao
Boka Pistol picture in Curacao

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Described by recent visitors as a "breathtaking natural wonder," Shete Boka National Park sprawls across more than 6 miles of Curacao's north coast. It's home to 10 pocket bays where various species of sea turtles are known to lay eggs. Hot spots within the park include Boka Tabla, which sees massive waves crashing into an underground cavern, and Boka Pistol, which offers panoramic views from limestone hills. 

Past visitors were in awe of the stunning views from the park, especially those at Boka Pistol. They also warn that the winds can be very strong on this part of the island.

The park, which is just north of Christoffelpark, is best reached via car, according to past visitors. It welcomes visitors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Entrance costs $10 per person. For more information about hiking trails within the park, visit the official website.

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