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 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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Not hiking? Visit a Plantation house! (Landhuis)

San Juan, family home.

There used to be many Plantation houses on the island of Curaçao. Due to neglect, some have disappeared, are overgrown by shrubs and trees or have their walls still standing, but their roofs have gone.
Santa Catharina, ruin.

Nevertheless, there still are quite a few houses that have been restored. Some are family houses, some are galleries, some are museums, some are restaurants or offer bed&Breakfast. 

If not going for a hike, visit to a plantation house. Here are the websites: 


Plantation houses that can be visited are: 

Landhuis Ascencion, every first Sunday of the month. Drinks, snacks, arts&crafts, music. From 11 am to 1 pm. Lots of hiking trails.

Landhuis Bloemhof. A gallery with a garden. Exhibitions in or around the house. 
Photo: H.van Bergen
In the garden you'll find the Cathedral of Thorns, an art project by artist Herman van Bergen.

Landhuis Daniël, hotel and restaurant. 

Landhuis Dokterstuin, restaurant.
Landhuis Habaai, gallery 
with a wonderful Tea garden. 

Landhuis Klein Santa Martha, restaurant and bed&breakfast, with wonderful views. 

Landhuis Knip (in Dutch). Tulamuseum. Views all around.

Landhuis Savonet, a museum at the entrance of the national park Christoffelpark

Landhuis San Juan can not be visited, but there are hiking trails and several boca's (small bay) on the plantation. Also a great place for diving.

Landhuis Groot Santa Martha. Local crafts and history.