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!

Santa Cruz

Last update: trails are o.k. Trailhead changed: it is at the left side - when entering the Playa - up hill.

The Santa Cruz trails are easy, but the sand may be wet or very dry and soft, which makes walking a bit harder. The wind doesn't always find the path you are walking on, but it will be there as soon as you get a little higher or closer to the coast. Best go there in the cooler season (the end of October, till the beginning of March)

There are trails to different bocas. Just go as far as you wish. Take time to swim, or sit and rest on a large peace of coral. The little Bocas are beautiful. You can go all the way to San Nicolas!
The first bay you'll see is Santu Pretu, Black Sand. There are a lot of Manzanilla trees. Don't eat the apples or touch the leaves!! They are poisonous.
A little to the West, we saw dolphins.

See for trail maps: Trail Maps - Wandelkaarten