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!

San Juan

Last update: none. Trails are rough but o.k.

Leave your car at the parking in front of the plantation house San Juan and start your hike from there to the South Coast. You need to pay a small entrance fee. San Juan has three bocas or beaches, so you have a choice of trails and you can take a rest to swim.
There are a lot of Manzanilla trees and by now you should know how dangerous they are. Don't touch the leaves, don't eat the apples!


The trails to the bocas are not hard. But if there is no breeze it can be pretty hot. Especially when you go up hill.

See for trail maps: Trail Maps - Wandelkaarten