Howdy ego.trippers, how are you today? What, depressed cause of the grey and rainy weather? In that case, welcome to the second day of our Curaçao Blog Week! I’ve got (partially) clear blue skies and (completely) clear blue water for you.

As you read yesterday, Curaçao is an island of about 60 kilometers long and 11 tot 20 wide. What you didn’t read yet, is that there’s a big difference between the east and the west. Hotel life is situated mainly on the east coast, with lots of bars and restaurants, touristy beaches, cute little shops and other stuff to cater for your average (Dutch) tourist. Ask for Mambo Beach and you will get perfect directions wherever you are.

Obviously, as an ego.tripper, you’re not only looking to party with tourists. You know it gets much more interesting when you hang out where the locals do. So, if you want to get away from the crowded beaches, you head west. Towards Christoffelpark for instance, which offers very interesting and rich wildlife.

If you’re looking to sunbathe, jump from cliffs, enjoy the beach and green surroundings, you can go to any bay on the west coast. Playa Santa Cruz is a good option, but even more impressive is Knip beach. Okay, I have to admit you’ll probably find a lot of tourists here too, but can you blame them? Look how beautiful it is. And yes, that’s me jumping from that cliff. Still alive!

Do you see the big black clouds on the Knip picture? Weather this time a year is quite unpredictable. It can go from sunny to heavy rainfall in half an hour. And that’s what I got. One minute you’re lying on the beach, soaking up the sun, the next you’re in your car heading east, where – for some reason – there wasn’t a single cloud in sight.

Ow almost forgot, before you head back east, please visit Museo Tula, where you’ll learn all about slavery and plantations on Curaçao. Tip: you can have lunch there as well. And it is delicious!

the.ego.tripper loves family resorts, bingo, kids peeing in the pool, breakfast buffets, hotel animation, tourist traps and group day tours.

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