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!
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San Pedro to Ascencion. 

We followed, just for a little while, the Hiking Curaçao group that went all the way and back.
Their story is in Dutch and will be posted on this blog.
We started at the farm at San Pedro and were welcomed by a member of the family that lives there. She told us about the native history of her family and that some people still have “indian” names. She told us that we could walk on their property to St Patrick and further. We noticed that the path to the cave we once visited when we still were able to join the group, was closed.


Footprints of Hiking Curaçao group on their way to Ascencion.


The path from San Pedro.


A Divi-divi tree.


The moon was there too.

Sometimes beauty is found under your feet:


Concha. The pointed small part of this big seashell was used as a cup by the first peoples that lived on Curaçao in pre-ceramic times.


Flask


Perserverance! Name of this little plant not known to us.


Kokolishi di kalakuna, small snail. “Cerion uva”


Coral