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!

Beaches of Curaçao.


Today I had a chance to read the beach book by Bret Sigillo and Gunnar Ek.
Although I saw some enthousiastic reviews on, I am sorry to say that I was shocked by wrong names of places, the confusing directions to get here or there and the lack of logic: index and  entrees. 

Map comes with the beach, but the name of the beach is not on the map. The beach has a number. The reader has to go back to the index with numbers.

How hard is it to put a name on a map?

Names on map by Hiking Curaçao

There obviously was no proofreading of the book.

Among other unnecessary language hick-ups: every bay is called baii. It is baai or bay or boca. Tera Kora or Kórá (village), not Kota.

Caribbean Footprint. Hike at Jan Kok

Wandelen in de natuur van Jan Kok & saliña
Hiking in the area of Jan Kok & saliña
Kana den naturalesa Jan Kok & saliña

We verzamelen om 6.45 AM bij de toko/restarant Willibrordus (Williwood)je links af naar Willibrordus, aan de rechterkant ligt het resort / parking at Kunuku Aqua resort.
Wandeling gaat langs de salina met flamingo's, de oude kalkoven. Over het koraalstrand volgen we het pad naar de kust. Vandaar hebben we mooie vergezichten. Langs een met veel kruidige planten omgeven pad komen we uit bij landhuis Rif Marie.
  • datum: zaterdag 10 december 2016
  • vertrek: 7.00 precies
  • duur wandeling: ongeveer 3 uur
  • kosten: Nafl.20 pp inclusief vers fruit en drinken
Belangrijk is om stevig schoeisel, een pet, water en zonnebrandlotion mee te nemen!
De wandeling is op eigen risico.

INSCHRIJVEN is noodzakelijk. Dat kan door een mail te sturen naar met uw naam, telefoonnummer en het aantal personen waarmee u komt.

We meet at 6.45 AM at the Toko/restaurant Willibrordus (Williwood) 
This hike goes along the saliña with flamingoes, passing the old limestone furnace. On the coral beach we walk along the coast en hike towards plantation Rif St. Marie. 
It is important to wear sturdy hiking shoes, a hat or cap, a bottle of water and sunscreen. Hiking is at your own risk!

REGISTRATION is necessary. Please send us an email at with your name, phone number and number of people joining the hike.

 Opyright Caribbean Footprint