Best Things to Do on Curaçao
1) Diving and snorkeling
Curaçao is a great place for those who love to be in the water – both above and below the surface and both for beginners and experienced divers. Most sites can be reached right from the shore, which makes for easy and affordable to visit Curaçao’s underwater world. Keep your eyes open for turtles, coral reefs, and sunken ships.
2) Visiting Curaçao’s beaches
The many beaches of Curaçao feature white and and turquoise water and have been elected as the best beaches in the world. Due to the number of beaches available, there is something for everyone. From luxury, resort-style private beaches to wild, undeveloped, and publicly accessible beaches.
Curaçao has plenty of hiking trails. You can, for example, visit the salt flats, go on long beach walks or climb the highest point of the island – the Christoffelberg – where you will be rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the whole island.
A trip to Curaçao is not complete without visiting Klein Curaçao, a small uninhabited island just off the coast. It is accessible by hopping on a comfortable catamaran or by smaller boat.
From local ‘Karni stobá’ to world-class sushi: Curaçao has it all. You will find chefs from around the world and great food in all price ranges in the many restaurants the island has. You won’t go hungry here!
The island has a sad history as a former slave trading post. This history is well documented and told through stories in the libraries and museums you can find on the island. Culturally, you will find an interesting cultural mix containing Caribbean, African, South American and European influences. The locals on our island are known for their friendliness and openness.
Our Cultural Activities
Our guided tour of the city of Willemstad
We offer a free walking tour every week, during which a local from the island will explain more about the history of the island, share what life is like in the Caribbean and tell you why blue Curaçao is blue. Stops include:
- Rif Fort
- Queen Emma Bridge
- Fort Amsterdam
- Floating Market
- Kura Hulanda
- Nena Sanchez gallery
- Art Alley
The full-day excursion to Mount Sint Christoffel
After an intensive training week, it’s time to stretch your legs. Climbing Mount Sint Christoffel is not an easy task: it is a hike that starts early in the morning and requires you to be in good shape. Bring plenty of water and empty out some gigabytes on your camera, since you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the whole island and its many beaches.
About the Training Centre in Curaçao
Our location in Curaçao is a beautiful restored building built by the Dutch in the 19th century. It is located within walking distance from the city centre and is close to major attractions such as the Handelskade (the colorful houses by the water), the Queen Emma Bridge (the famous floating bridge) and various great dining options.
How to reach us
We will provide you with a detailed route description well before the course starts.
Accomodation and transport
The island offers multiple types of accommodation, the most common of which are: self-catered apartments, hotels and resorts. The majority of the visitors choose to stay in self-catered apartments near one of the most popular beaches such as Seaquarium or Mambo Beach. If you are staying anywhere but the city center, or would like to explore the island, it is essential to rent a car for the duration of your stay.