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, 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 tend to change. Also, the maintenance depends on
enthusiastic volunteers.

Important: never go hike alone! When visiting popular places like the Salt pans at Jan Kok, 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!
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Nat'l Park Christoffelberg. Safari to Zevenbergen ruins, Seru Gracia and Seroe Bientu.



Because our Hiking group was 15 years young this Sunday, we celebrated the event with a Safari to the Zevenbergen ruins in the Christoffelpark.

Starting at Christoffel Park, Plantation house Savonet. 3 pm.

The Park - open from 6 am on Sundays - is then closed to other visitors.


Following a small trail, the climb to the remnants of the Manor House Seven Mountains was a mere trifle.



On to Seru Gracia.



Along the way, we saw Orchids and Bromelias in the trees.

The Shimariku cherries tasted delicious.

The short walk to the top evoked many oh's and ah's.
The view is beautiful in all directions.





From there we saw the Sabalpalms, only growing in that particular place.




The mountainsides are colored by layered rocks, a Flagstone formation, that arose around 80-90 million years ago.

On to Seru Bientu (Wind Hill).
The little walk up was virtually no effort. A cooling breeze on the mountain and a soothing lower temperature.



Two young Warawaras landed in front of our cameras.

photo by G.Kroeger

There are old curved Dividivi trees and Sabal palms.

The route back to Savonet followed winding and steep roads.

Photos by F.Cools