Adventure

Klein Curacao like a day in paradise .... mother of Curacao

Klein Curacao is a small island of 3 km2 (1.2 square miles) big which is just 10 kiometer (6.2 miles) South-West from the mother island Curacao. These days the island is an uninhabited island, but in the past fishermen and farmers lived here.The island is a rather barren island, but in the past the island was green with grass. Farmers kept their goats on the island. The island was till the 19th century a seabird paradise island. The droppings of the seabirds caused a chemical reaction with the limestone into phosphate which was a populair product in Europe (they used phosphate for feed for animals and fertilizer for the ground). In 1871 the English mining engineer John Godden came to the island by accident. From that moment until 1886, the phosphate recovered and shipped to Europe. The island became lot lower, not green anymore, and the seabirds never came back. Due to reforestation project of Carmabi, the island becomes greener and greener again...

There are also other forms of explotatie of the island. The West India Company (WIC) has many slaves brought from Africa to Curacao. Before these slaves came ashore in Curacao, the sick were taken out and put in quarantine at Klein Curacao. The remains of this first quarantine building on Curacao can still be found in the northwest of the island. The slaves and other passengers who did not survive the voyage, were buried at Klein Curacao. There are several graves in the southern part of the island.During this activity of the Dutch West India Company were also given licenses to seal (the now extinct monk seal) on Klein Curacao allowed to catch and use for their skin.In 1932, a crocodile was caught on the island. The crocodile was from Venezuela and, after a violent storm landed on the island. The former residents killed the crocodile and ate it.Klein Curacao, like its mother island of Curacao, little affected by hurricanes. Yet in the course of time have been several hurricanes on the island left their marks. The first was the hurricane in 1877. This hurricane destroyed the first lighthouse on the island. Therefore people decided that the next lighthouse, which is the current lighthouse, must be build in the middle of the island.Another phenomenon is the legend of an English captain who suppossed to be stranded in the 19th century and died on the island. After his death he was buried on the island, but the story is that his soul could not find his peace and that his souls is still on the island as a ghost. One of the spooky stories of the island.

There are also other forms of explotatie of the island. The West India Company (WIC) has many slaves brought from Africa to Curacao. Before these slaves came ashore in Curacao, the sick were taken out and put in quarantine at Klein Curacao. The remains of this first quarantine building on Curacao can still be found in the northwest of the island. The slaves and other passengers who did not survive the voyage, were buried at Klein Curacao. There are several graves in the southern part of the island.During this activity of the Dutch West India Company were also given licenses to seal (the now extinct monk seal) on Klein Curacao allowed to catch and use for their skin.In 1932, a crocodile was caught on the island. The crocodile was from Venezuela and, after a violent storm landed on the island. The former residents killed the crocodile and ate it.Klein Curacao, like its mother island of Curacao, little affected by hurricanes. Yet in the course of time have been several hurricanes on the island left their marks. The first was the hurricane in 1877. This hurricane destroyed the first lighthouse on the island. Therefore people decided that the next lighthouse, which is the current lighthouse, must be build in the middle of the island.Another phenomenon is the legend of an English captain who suppossed to be stranded in the 19th century and died on the island. After his death he was buried on the island, but the story is that his soul could not find his peace and that his souls is still on the island as a ghost. One of the spooky stories of the island.

Ostrich Farm

The Curacao Ostrich Farm first opened its doors in 1995 and has since evolved into a popular tourist attraction for people of all ages. The farm was initially founded as a means to export ostrich eggs, chicks and meat to South America. It turned out there was more interest in the farm than just from South America. Many people were curious about ostriches and the idea rose to switch to a touristic enterprise. The first owner of the farm started with 100 ostriches, 50 males and 50 females. Nowadays there are approximately 200 adult ostriches on the farm and on average about 200 chicks. During the conversion to tourism, the souvenir shop and restaurant Zambezi were opened.The farm is constantly evolving. There are plans to further enlarge the farm to make it even more attractive for its visitors. Recently the Quad tour was added to the range of activities on the farm, allowing visitors to enjoy Curacao nature off the beaten track.

Amazonia The Lost Culture

Amazonia the Lost Cultures is the new attraction on the island that will amaze you. It is situated in L'aldea, Banda Ariba, on the east side of the Island. You will be guided for approximately 1 hour to 90 minutes through a journey in our 45,000 square foot installation filled with dozens of sculptures, paintings and murals that reflect the Mayan, Aztec, Incan and Arowak cultures. You will not only learn of these marvelous cultures but you will also be able to enjoy our great variety of Animals like Parrots, Monkeys, Iguanas and many more. We have a total of 130 exotic species.

Atlantis Adventures Curacao

Atlantis Adventures is one of the largest tour companies in Curacao and it was established in 1990.One of the main tours is Seaworld Explorer where you can experience Curacao's spectacular coral reefs. You embark on a narrated tour of the underwater world along the South side of the island. From your private window, you can clearly observe a wall just offshore that drops sharply to a depth of several hundred feet. You will see dozens of species of tropical fish such as yellowtail snapper, sergeant majors, parrotfish and queen angelfish, as well as delicate colonies of coral that were thousands of years in the making. Then watch in awe as a diver is surrounded by hungry fish hand-fed right in front of your window.

ATV&Buggy tour

Explore the natural beauties of the island of Curacao from the seat of a Buggy or a Quad. Buggies or Quad allow access to places where few people go. In fact, these sure-footed machines can take you places that even a horse fear to tread! Whether you are a beginner wanting an easy ride, an expert looking for a challenge or you classify yourself somewhere in between, ATV & Buggy Tours offers it.

Curacao Seaquarium

The Curacao Sea Aquarium is possibly Curacao's most popular tourist attraction. It is one of those places where you can immerse yourself, even literally, in the vast underwater world for the better part of a day. Located on the south coast just east of Willemstad, the Aquarium area comprises a marina, a large beach, a hotel, and the aquarium complex. It is located next to the Curacao Underwater Park, a protected marine area set aside for divers and for exploration by marine biologists and other scientists, in an area called 'Bapor Kibra', or 'Broken Boat', after the steamer Oranje Nassau, which went down off the shore in 1906.

Curacao Island is full of nice trails, many unreachable by car and hardly ever visited. Curaçao has an amazing ecology. There are lots of treasures to be discovered. Walk along the rugged northern coast, or enjoy the shade of the trees in the south. Or how about a walk around one of our "salinas" (saltpans), where large colonies of flamingos are still to be found..; Another option if you want to explore new places is to book a Curacao jeep safari...

Sports

Curacao is amazing island for all kind of sports .You can enyoj firts of all in a land sport if you preffer .Curacao biking lovers will enjoy the island's different surroundings and countryside .The wonderful climate of Curaçao offers the perfect atmosphere to play golf even to do yoga classes as well or to visit some nice spa ... For an unforgettable experience for the whole family, enjoy one of the guided Curacao horseback riding tours on Curacao island or enjoy a private trip along unspoiled trails amidst Curaçao's beautiful nature .If you are interesting in watersports ten you can enjoy in surfing, kayaking , boating ; sailing ,fishing ,boarding , snoarkeling and diving

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