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!

Jan Thiel Salt Pans

Because some of our group had knee problems, we took an easy route to the Jan Thiel Salt Pans. Starting at the end of Kaya Damasco, we followed a narrow trail (trailhead is marked by a white stone) to the salt pans. This round hike took us about one hour.

A double "Bol" cactus. Rare on Curaçao, more common on Bonaire.

The Jan Thiel salt pans

We crossed the salt pans, following one of the dirt-roads that lead through the pans.

Waterbirds searching for food.

 Pillowed foam, tastes salty.

A flock of parakeet.

A Colombian Parrot.

We walked to the other side of the salt pans and circled back to the trail to Kaya Damasco.