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!

Porto Mari Plantation

Last update: Most trails are not maintained and overgrown. The trails that start at the parking place are more or less o.k.

The magasina on top.

Trail to Playa Hunku from the parking place.

Old central trail.

The beach. (fee area)

Overview of the plantation

On one of the hills.

Old trail, now even more overgrown.

The Porto Mari Plantation opens the gates at 9.00 and closes at 19.00. It has a restaurant.
Porto Mari is a large plantation and offers several trails. Maps are probably not available anymore.

Old trail: to the Magasina (an old barn), which is quite a distance or the bird trail (not too long and you get to see the ruined plantation house).
Trails that are still o.k.: Two short climbs on the two hills that are directly west and east of the beach, or you can walk to Playa Hunku (Dingo).

As usual, our little group follows little unkept trails, where we hear angry pigs that try to scare us away. We get lost, as usual. But we are rewarded with a good look at Warawaras (the eagles), Parakeets, Kinikini and Falki (falcons).

See for trail maps: Trail Maps - Wandelkaarten