Introduction - introductie

This blog is not a trail guide. It is about the beauty and the diversity of Curaçao.
There are dry months and wet months, days with wind or storm or no breeze at all.
Due to the weather conditions, you may find he trails to be very different from what our pictures show.

Most recent hikes are described in Dutch / Nederlands (kijk voor de laatste wandelingen in het blogarchief). De paden veranderen snel.

The other entrees are in English. Our main object is to show the beauty of the island. We cannot always give exact directions of trail heads or ends.
Many trails change, closed by owners, or overgrown. . the maintenance depends on
enthusiastic volunteers. Our group tries out new trails too.

Important: never go hike alone! When visiting popular places like the Salt pans of Jan Kok or Ascencion Bay don't get out of your car unless other people are there. Leave money, cards and other valuables at the Hotel.
If you have no one to come with you, take a hiking tour with a guide. Please read the page with
tips and info
Do not touch the
Manzanilla tree or its leaves and apples. They are poisonous.
Enjoy Hiking Curaçao!


Last update: nice short trail with beautiful views. Beginning of the trail littered by bathing guests.

foto: M.van Soest

The Daaibooibaai is one of the few bays that you can enjoy without paying fees for parking or swimming. It is a beautiful Bay with shady places and a little shack where you can get cool drinks. It also is the place to go for a BBQ in the night.
At the Daaibooibaai, looking to the East you'll find a small trail that leads up the hill. (In the dry season the path may be dirty. Rain has to come in to wash away the trash left by visitors).
The path follows the coast line. You get the most beautiful views of the turquoise sea. But then the easy walking stops... the path ends suddenly and you are in the middle of a thorny 'mondi'.

At the moment, after a period of long drought, the trail is very untidy.
Better climb the other side of the bay, and go West, in the direction of PortoMari.

See for trail maps: Trail Maps - Wandelkaarten