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Old December 28th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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Default Curacao beaches after 2pm

If we dock at Curacao at 2:00 pm would we be able to visit a beach for a reasonable amount of time? We would like to take a taxi to a nearby beach and spend as much time as possible there before it gets too dark and or dangerous and be able to get a taxi ride back. Any suggestions?
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Old December 28th, 2013, 03:33 PM
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This post will prob get moved to "ports of call". I have asked the same question numerous times with really no responce. Hope someone can give us advice.
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Plenty of time to get to the beaches and back
If you go East - towards the sea Aquarium - there is a line of lovely sand beaches - it is built up with hotels behind - but has shops /promenade /safe swimming etc - each hotel names its beach diferently but they are all one long beach ~ 20 min away dep on traffic

West - If you want more rural setting, palm trees, reefs to snorkel , lovely cafe you can't beat Porto Marie- there is small charge for a sun bed ~ 30 min away

Previous posts have mentioned what people have paid to get there

Beaches normally close at 6pm - but your taxi driver will come and pick you up - very safe driving around at night - don't worry about that
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When we have a port stop in Curacao with a 2 o'clock arrival which means we won't get off for another thirty minutes, it never seems worth the effort to go to the beach.

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Old December 29th, 2013, 11:36 AM
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There is so much to do walking from the Cruise terminal - if you are not a 100 % beach person - take the time to wander round Punda and Otrobanda - there are really good free maps at the far end of the floating bridge - at the tourist info booth - they even have walking tours in them.
Go to a beach on another stop
sunset and dusk are great around the floating brodge
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There is so much to do walking from the Cruise terminal - if you are not a 100 % beach person - take the time to wander round Punda and Otrobanda - there are really good free maps at the far end of the floating bridge - at the tourist info booth - they even have walking tours in them.
Go to a beach on another stop
sunset and dusk are great around the floating brodge
I'm not the OP.

Do agree with your advice. We never a problem finding things to do in Curacao when it is inconvenient to go to the beach. Hopefully, the OP won't either.

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You can calculate to spend between 3 pm till about 6.30 pm(sunset) at the beach. After that Happy Hour!
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