Willemstad, Curaçao

Mark & Sue Owen
Sat 6 Sep 2014 16:30

12:04.69N 68:51.56W


We are now anchored in Spanish Waters and are enjoying the cooling breeze of the Trade Winds once again.  We have ventured in to the capital Willemstad a couple of times, when we first arrived on the island to check in at Customs and Immigration and then on our return from the UK to obtain our anchoring permit.  It has a very picturesque waterfront and, with its colourful Dutch colonial architecture, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  We’ll be sure to explore this lively and colourful place many times during our stay here.  There is clearly a diverse cultural mix here and our first impressions have been very positive.  


Willemstad’s Colourful Waterfront.  The floating Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge opens to allow boat traffic to pass:








Willemstad is a lovely place to walk around and for lunch we tracked down a funky little restaurant called Mundo Bizarro in the Pietermaai district of the town, recommended to us by cruising friends.  A great find: