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!

Ascencion hiking trails

Coming from Willemstad, right before Plantation house Ascencion, there is a dirtroad, at the right hand side, to Ascencion Bay. (Look for a red and white barrier. Road is open during the day)

Several hiking trails (watch for wooden signs, at both sides of the road) that cross this dirtroad. 
At the bay, there a is parking / picnic place.

Walking back towards the main road, there is a trail at the right hand side that leads to the other side of the bay. From there, a trail leads to the coast, along the bay.

One can choose to hike around the hills and start back to Ascencion, or follow the coast (in the North West direction) all the way to Patrick or Barber.

From the bay, there is also a trail that starts with a wooden ladder. That trail follows the coast (in the South West direction) all the way to San Pedro.

There are round trails in the Ascencion area too. The trails have names, on wooden signs.

Ascencion bay is a great spot for birdwatchers.