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Things to see in Curacao: Hato Caves

Things to see in Curacao: Hato Caves

  Located on the northern side of Curacao, on the Roosevelt Weg, these beautiful caves are only 2 minutes away from the Curacao International Airport. They are 200.000 years old and the biggest caves on the island ( 240 meters) that were opened to the public in 1991. In order to be accessible by foot, these caves went under a massive upgrade that was made by the Government which made a great job because now the caves are considered the most beautiful and friendly caves on the island. The island of Curacao is made from layers that are going up in height. These layers are called terraces and while all the caves on the island are situated in the second terrace, the hato caves are the only caves from the island situated on the third terrace. Getting to the caves requires a 49 step stairs climbing. Occasionally, you might find bats in the caves, a thing that might not be liked by some. Visiting these terraces will be a...

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Things to see in Curacao: Christoffel Park

Things to see in Curacao: Christoffel Park

Located in Bandabou, the Cristoffel Park is the biggest park of Curacao that is well known for its flora and fauna, but also for the culture and history behind it. The park can be explored with the bike, car, riding a horse or on foot and is a protected nature area that includes three former plantations, Plantage Savonet, Plantage Zorgvlied and Plantage Zevenbergen. Also, the highest point on Curacao is located here. Christoffel Mountain has about 1,239 feet (378 m) and represents a major attraction on the island. You will find in Christoffel Park more biodiversity than anywhere on the island. Its flora includes three cactus species that can reach up to ten meters high ( datu, kadushi, and kadushi di pushi ) divi-divi trees as well as exotic flowers. You will also find some extremely rare orchids ( lady of the night and Humboldt’s schomburgkia) Christoffel Park is also known for its fauna and includes mammals like the white-tailed deer, the cottontail, and several species of bats ....

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Curacao Carnival

Curacao Carnival

  Each year Curacao has multiple events and activities throughout January and February. Every new year brings to Curacao two months of beautiful parades on this wonderful island. With almost 2 months of party, the island of Curacao definitely has a long carnival season. Curacao’s Carnival has its roots in the same colonial history and traditions found throughout the Gulf of Mexico region of the Caribbean, from new Orleans to Jamaica. It is very possible that the word carnival comes from the Latin carne vale, which means farewell to meat. The carnival season for 2015 begins earlier than last year, on 28th of December and ends on 17th of February. On January 9th the Election of Teenagers King & Queen takes place, followed by the Election of Adult Queen, Prince and Pancho on the 10th of January as well as the Election of Children’s Queen, Prince and Pancho on January 11th. The first big event of the season is the Tumba Festival and takes place between 26th – 30th...

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