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!

Jan Kok Saltpans - Sept 30, 2012

This was before the oil spill. Now there are only two old flamingos around.

And one Heron that shows some traces of oil contact.

Bullenbaai - Bullenbay  with tanks and  tankers.

While the larger group did the two and a half round, we decided to start at Plantation House Jan Kok, and walk up and down to the Bullenbay, along the muddy trail.

Mangrove in the salt pan.

 Mangrove shoots.

Mangrove roots.

Beauty and colors along the path.

 The Olive tree let the seeds go.

 Like an angel.

A stone playing frog.

Pelican at Bullenbay.

Photo: G.Kroeger.

This round-hike took us one hour. It can easily be done with children. Although they probably want to try the pipe, that crosses the water for the hike along the ruins of the Plantation house Rif Marie.

All other photo's: Femia Cools