Island tour Curacao

The second day I did not do much in Curacao besides going into the city to see some of the less known sights. Stephanie, my roommate, told me that she had done a fun tour with Peters tours yesterday, and so I decided to also book that tour the next day. The tour was also the cheapest I could find; $ 50. Other tours easily asked $30 more.

The Spanish Waters in Curacao. Our first stop!

The Spanish Waters in Curacao. Our first stop!

I told Stephanie that I wanted to ‘take a trip’ here in Curacao and she didn’t understood me quite well…
“You want to trip in Curacao?” She asked.

Dutch and Flemish still have some minor language differences I noticed over and over again…

My second night I hung out in a nice club. Stephanie, a Belgian girl -Jolien- and a German whose name I actually do not remember went along to celebrate. We drank a lot of tasty cocktails and danced on our bare feet until we could no longer stand!

The next morning I needed to wake up just a little later after nine, so it was a short night. But still, I did not mind. Because I had an absolutely superb night with my new backpacking friends!

That very morning I was picked up by my guide for the day. After we picked up a few other Spanish and co-Flemish people, the tour could begin.

Our first stop was a souvenir shop with a balcony where you got a great view over the Caracas Bay and the Spanish waters. It might sound a little cheesy to immediately stop over there, but actually it was one of the best places where you could get this lookout. And best of all was, that we didn’t have to buy anything if we didn’t want to!

After this short stop we went to a liquor factory where we could taste a little alcohol. And that at ten o’clock in the morning… The Caribbean mindset is definitely different!

The best part of the tour -in my opinion- came in the afternoon, when we went to the National Park Shete Boka. These rugged rocks were completely eroded by the raging, foaming sea below.

A little further there was an underground cave where the sloshing sea splashed and formed a thick fog which was rather unique to look at.

In one of the bays of the rocky area we saw a lonely sea turtle swimming. It was as if he had a little trouble to get away, but the guide assured us that that was not the case.

After a nice lunch in a great location -the view was great- we moved on to the Grote Knip beach. A fairly small beach that was formed between two large rock formations. The water was gorgeous blue and completely transparent.

I already saw quite some paradisiacal beaches during my trip through the Caribbean, but it surprised me how different all beaches are over and over again.

After this relaxing break we took one more short stop; the salt lakes where you could see flamingos quite often.

We were lucky as we could see a lot of them today. Unfortunately, they were quite shy and they stayed away from the tourists who desperately tried to take some close-ups from the pink creatures.

The 'Grote Knip'. Probably the best beach in Curacao!

The ‘Grote Knip’. Probably the best beach in Curacao!

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