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!

Porto Mari, a short hike around Seru Mateu (the hill Mattheo)

On April the first, we started a short hike along the Seru Mateu. We parked at the parking of the beach and restaurant of Porto Mari.
The first path we took ended in bushes. The path was clearly a wild pig route, since the path was full of their droppings.

 A beautiful and quite trail. Easy too!
Once at the end, there is a wide trail to Playa Hunku.

After going back and trying again, we found the trail we remembered well. It was my first try (with a new hip) for a real hike, so we did not overdo it.
In the distance we could hear the voices of the Hiking Curaçao group that did the long hike (Birdwatch tower, ruins, old wells, and up the Seru Mateu)

These strange balls are all over the trees, no bird-nests ;-)

Zadelboom, palu di sia, bursera simaruba (saddle tree?)