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Guidebook for Jan Thiel

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Guidebook for Jan Thiel

Food Scene
...it is a great place for healthy take out! You can reach it by foot from Villa Libre
Foodies
360 Caracasbaaiweg
...it is a great place for healthy take out! You can reach it by foot from Villa Libre
..every ( and only on) Friday night you can eat at Equus that is literally behind Villa Libre. You can not make reservations and you need to order at the bar, you have a choice of meat, Fish and vegetable skewers which are served with bread. Simple but very tasty and the ambience is great.
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locals recommend
Equus
7
locals recommend
..every ( and only on) Friday night you can eat at Equus that is literally behind Villa Libre. You can not make reservations and you need to order at the bar, you have a choice of meat, Fish and vegetable skewers which are served with bread. Simple but very tasty and the ambience is great.
..it is the only Japanese restaurant on the island with offers Teppan Yaki, with a entertaining cook. Great sushi, also take out after a beach day is recommendable. Order in advance since the do make every order fresh from the start!
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locals recommend
Kyoto sushi & grill
7
locals recommend
..it is the only Japanese restaurant on the island with offers Teppan Yaki, with a entertaining cook. Great sushi, also take out after a beach day is recommendable. Order in advance since the do make every order fresh from the start!
..restaurant with a Belgian chef where you can wine and dine on the beach. On Fridays they offer Lobster night literally on the beach. Reservations are in high season recommended.
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locals recommend
Zest Mediterranean
6
locals recommend
..restaurant with a Belgian chef where you can wine and dine on the beach. On Fridays they offer Lobster night literally on the beach. Reservations are in high season recommended.
Drinks & Nightlife
...every Saturday evening there is a great happy hour that starts at 5 pm. It is a very popular spot where locals mix with tourists. Always live music and a DJ, great after spending your day at the beach at Zanzibar. Sunset, especially in september can be PINK!
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locals recommend
Zanzibar Beach & Restaurant
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locals recommend
...every Saturday evening there is a great happy hour that starts at 5 pm. It is a very popular spot where locals mix with tourists. Always live music and a DJ, great after spending your day at the beach at Zanzibar. Sunset, especially in september can be PINK!
Sightseeing
..only a 5 minutes drive from Villa Libre, Fort Beekenburg was built in 1703 on Curaçao on the Caracasbaai in defense of the Spanish Water. The Caracas Bay and the Spanish Water behind was one of the few suitable places to access the land from the sea. Therefore it was decided to build a fort to make it impossible for enemies to reach Willemstad. It is free for visitors, you have a great view from the tower over the Ocean and the Spanish Water.
Fort Beekenburg
..only a 5 minutes drive from Villa Libre, Fort Beekenburg was built in 1703 on Curaçao on the Caracasbaai in defense of the Spanish Water. The Caracas Bay and the Spanish Water behind was one of the few suitable places to access the land from the sea. Therefore it was decided to build a fort to make it impossible for enemies to reach Willemstad. It is free for visitors, you have a great view from the tower over the Ocean and the Spanish Water.
Parks & Nature
...wedged in between the popular Seaquarium Beach and the busy Jan Thiel beach are the salt pans of Jan Thiel. One of the entrances is at the doorstep of Villa Libre, in the backyard. A beautiful nature area where you can walk, run, ride horses or mountain bike. And with a bit of luck ( they have been there for the last 4 years) you will see a group of flamingos alongside the many cacti on the salt lake. Absolutely recommended to visit during your stay at Villa Libre. Enter the woods, follow the path al the way to the Salt lake and turn right until you reach the right side of the salt lakes, there is a large flock of Flamingos. Best early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
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locals recommend
Jan Thiel zoutpannen
7
locals recommend
...wedged in between the popular Seaquarium Beach and the busy Jan Thiel beach are the salt pans of Jan Thiel. One of the entrances is at the doorstep of Villa Libre, in the backyard. A beautiful nature area where you can walk, run, ride horses or mountain bike. And with a bit of luck ( they have been there for the last 4 years) you will see a group of flamingos alongside the many cacti on the salt lake. Absolutely recommended to visit during your stay at Villa Libre. Enter the woods, follow the path al the way to the Salt lake and turn right until you reach the right side of the salt lakes, there is a large flock of Flamingos. Best early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
..this is probably the best place on Curacao for snorkeling and only 5 minutes drive from Villa Libre. Do not forget to bring water shoes, the beach is full of small rocks. There is a wreck of a tugboat that attracts lots of fish and houses many colorful corals. Do not bring any valuables, the site is free for everybody..
9
locals recommend
Tugboat Beach
9
locals recommend
..this is probably the best place on Curacao for snorkeling and only 5 minutes drive from Villa Libre. Do not forget to bring water shoes, the beach is full of small rocks. There is a wreck of a tugboat that attracts lots of fish and houses many colorful corals. Do not bring any valuables, the site is free for everybody..
Essentials
..small but convenient supermarket only 10 minutes drive from Villa Libre. They sell great smoothies and freshly baked bread.
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locals recommend
Van den Tweel Supermarket
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locals recommend
..small but convenient supermarket only 10 minutes drive from Villa Libre. They sell great smoothies and freshly baked bread.
..medium size supermarket on 10 minute drive from Villa Libre. Great fruit and vegetable section. Also gluten-free and organic products.
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locals recommend
Vreugdenhil
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locals recommend
..medium size supermarket on 10 minute drive from Villa Libre. Great fruit and vegetable section. Also gluten-free and organic products.
..large supermarket with cafe with free wifi. Lots of veggies, fruits, fresh orange juice, smoothies, meat, fish and wine. Freshly baked bread.
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locals recommend
Van den Tweel
28 Kaya Jacob Posner
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locals recommend
..large supermarket with cafe with free wifi. Lots of veggies, fruits, fresh orange juice, smoothies, meat, fish and wine. Freshly baked bread.
Entertainment & Activities
...they have great windsurfing crash courses for children. They learn how to surf in 4 days. You can also rent gear or take private lessons. Besides that they offer paddle boarding. ...YOGA! on Monday evening there is a great Yoga lesson on the shore of the Windsurf club. It is basically free of charge but they ask 5 NAF contribution for a good cause. The teachers are the best on the island! Starts at 6 pm and ends at sunset, around 7.30 pm
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locals recommend
Windsurfing Curacao
7
locals recommend
...they have great windsurfing crash courses for children. They learn how to surf in 4 days. You can also rent gear or take private lessons. Besides that they offer paddle boarding. ...YOGA! on Monday evening there is a great Yoga lesson on the shore of the Windsurf club. It is basically free of charge but they ask 5 NAF contribution for a good cause. The teachers are the best on the island! Starts at 6 pm and ends at sunset, around 7.30 pm
...state of the art gym with daily classes and spinning. Personal trainers are available even as babysitters for small children. Small sauna in the dressing rooms. Day and week subscriptions are available.
Sports & Health Club The Challenge
...state of the art gym with daily classes and spinning. Personal trainers are available even as babysitters for small children. Small sauna in the dressing rooms. Day and week subscriptions are available.
Getting Around
Budget Rent a Car Curacao at Jan Thiel Beach