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, ze groeien dicht of worden gesloten. Er komen ook nieuwe routes bij.

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.
On all photos copyright of the owners.

Enjoy Hiking Curaçao!

San Pedro - Hato

Last update: very good hiking. Trails will be wet and muddy after heavy rainfall.

Coral lava tuff.

Red earth.

* Starting at the San Pedro farm, where about you can park your car (ask!) - or you pay a fee and drive on to the HatoVlakte - you go to the East, where the caves are.

One of the caves.

* You can also walk to the West, in the direction of Ascencion. Some dogs will chase you, but they are just doing their job: they make you walk on, which you planned to do anyway. There is a dirt road, but you can also follow the coast line. You'll come to the "Plastic Bay". You may think that you can't go any further, but you can. Try to find the dirt road that leads to Ascencion.

When you walk back, admire the smaller "bocas" (bays), the ever rolling waves, drift wood and plastic trash that comes in many colors and shapes.
Please wear good shoes (as you should always do), because the coral lava tuff is hard and sharp.

* There is another trail,which is hard to be found. Go west to Ascencion. After a few hundred meters, at the left side, there is a trail. It leads you up the slopes and offers beautiful views. The climbing is difficult because of the sharp surfice of lava / coral tuff, with lots of gaps.

Looking for the trail?

To the mills.

  Bol cactus.

Ascencion Boca.

photos: F. en D.Cools

See for trail maps: Trail Maps - Wandelkaarten