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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Is a place where is different restaurant, some shoppings, swimming. A lot of locals go there for eating, entertainments etc.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Carrefour French Supermarket Chain within the mega mall. Fine French cuisine. Interesting international liquor and wine options. The latest opening hours of all the supermarkets”
  • 43 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“You can take pictures of the colourful colonial houses. You can visit the postal Museum, the Maritime Museum, the synagogue etc.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sometimes you feel like you want to have toast for breakfast, or as the Dutch say it: "A Toasty". For this we go to Zansi where they als serve a good coffee. They have more breakfast options, not a lot, but what they have is good. Only negative might be that they only start serving as of 09.00.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Miles, named after Jazz legend Miles Davis, is a cozy Jazz Café in the Nieuwestraat. Here you can enjoy laid back Jazz music from real vinyl turntables and cold drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. It's a small place which is visited by locals and tourists alike. It's easy to meet new people here. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Hang out during the day or at night with a beautiful view of town at this city beach club”
  • 31 locals recommend
Farm
“Our Safari Tour takes you across the farm where you will see all the stages of the life of the ostrich. Of course you can also feed the ostriches yourself. Restaurant Zambezi The restaurant offers you delicious dishes for lunch or dinner. And of course you can opt for the ostrich carpaccio or ostrich steak.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“The Gouverneur offers local and international cuisines for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and they offer glutenfree and vegetarian options. Try their fresh raw tuna as an appetizer and follow up with the trio fish or the tasty Caribbean salad with chicken. If you love flan be sure to leave room for a Caribbean cream caramel flan. Reservations for dinner should be made. Service is great $$$”
  • 25 locals recommend
Historic Site
“ There are different restaurants you can choose. On Fridays there is live music. People like to go there in the evening. Is in the city of Curacao and you can see the tourist boat entering our city, that is a nice view. And you can see our swinging bridge that connects Punda and Otrabanda. You can take Pictures from there too.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beautifully rebuilt historical quarter by Jacob Gelt Dekker. The slavery museum Kura Hollanda is the best of the Caribbean region, according to Lonely Planet. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern Fusion restaurant with exquisite dishes and cocktails made with local ingredients. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bistro
“Very cozy neighborhood with restaurants and bars often with live music in the weekend.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Otrabanda and Punda you can enjoy our UNESCO World Heritage colorfull buildings”
  • 24 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It all happens at Jan Thiel Beach. Dreaming of sun, sea, shopping and entertainment? Jan Thiel Beach Curaçao is the place to be! Relax with an ice cold cocktail, let our chefs surprise you and discover a world of entertainment and sports possibilities at the beach. With 4 unique restaurants at the beach, Jan Thiel Beach offers a diversity of culinary relaxation. Every restaurant has its own appearance, ambiance, possibilities and activities.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Great hangout for cocktails and drinks. Thursday night Salsa Party and Tuesday's live Tango demonstrations.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Get acces true Mambo beach BLV, this is next to Madero's Ocean Club. Different options for sun beds to choose from.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Sometimes you feel like you want to have toast for breakfast, or as the Dutch say it: "A Toasty". For this we go to Zansi where they als serve a good coffee. They have more breakfast options, not a lot, but what they have is good. Only negative might be that they only start serving as of 09.00.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Lounge
“Hang out during the day or at night with a beautiful view of town at this city beach club”
  • 31 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“The Gouverneur offers local and international cuisines for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and they offer glutenfree and vegetarian options. Try their fresh raw tuna as an appetizer and follow up with the trio fish or the tasty Caribbean salad with chicken. If you love flan be sure to leave room for a Caribbean cream caramel flan. Reservations for dinner should be made. Service is great $$$”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern Fusion restaurant with exquisite dishes and cocktails made with local ingredients. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great hangout for cocktails and drinks. Thursday night Salsa Party and Tuesday's live Tango demonstrations.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious seafood in a cozy environment, where culinary connoisseurs can find a new home. Since it opened in January 2009, Fishalicious may be relatively new but under the inspiring leadership of Michelle and her partner Auke from Urk (a well known fishermen’s village in The Netherlands), who like no other knows everything about fish.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Great beach bar / restaurant which often has live musci from a variety of local bands.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want to know more about the maritime history of Curacao? Visit the museum and become an expert! ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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