One of the best souvenirs anyone can get while travelling is photographs. Not only do they help us remember our amazing vacation for generations to come but they really can breathe life into our social media accounts. Calling all Instagrammers, this is the list for you! Check out these amazing places which are all on the Tripio app. Simply download and start creating your custom itinerary today. Tripio will even generate a custom top 10 based on your personal preferences. You are sure to be adding all of these to your bucket list!
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The Colorful Steps (Avantia Damberg) is an outdoor flight of colorful stairs that are also surrounded by a couple of sculptures and murals. This is a great place to appreciate the talent and creativity of local street artists and of course get that Insta-worthy photo! It is located only a short 10 minute walk away from the Queen Emma pontoon bridge.
There is a row of colorful houses in Curacao that every Instagrammer needs a photo with. Located at 78 Pietermaai street or by locating the Scuba Lounge which is the blue building. Stand on the outside and get those gorgeous photographs. Choose between the blue, pink or yellow buildings and coordinate your outfit to really make your photo pop!
Mangrove Beach Resort swing is located in the ocean off the Mangrove Beach Resort which is an all-inclusive resort. Hotel guests have free access to all the amenities such as the beach, aqua park and of course that very Insta-worthy swing. Day passes are also available from reception. Take home the best souvenir of all, photographs!
Kokomo Beach in Curacao is a free to enter sandy beach. The water is pristine and there is a picture-perfect ocean swing to get that treasured vacation photo. To use a deck chair, there is a small fee along with any food and drinks that you may purchase of course from the beachfront restaurant. What steps this beach up an adventure notch is that they offer a dive center. So you can explore the beauty beneath the water as well as above. I bet your bucket list is filling up. Planning a vacation and travel has never been so easy, download the Tripio app right now and start adding these awesome places to your custom itinerary today.
The Punda Love Hearts are a group of sculptures that were built in 2017. At first, only 1 was constructed but its popularity exploded and soon more were built. It is a tradition that started in Europe during World War II. The idea is to grab a padlock, write your name or a message on it and ‘lock your love’ to the sculpture. You have probably heard of the famous bridges across Europe that have adopted the same concept. There is something extra special about locking it to a giant heart.
Flamingos seem to be the trademark animal of the Caribbean. Wild flamingos can be seen in two main places in Curacao, here at Saliña Jan Kok, Hermanus, Sibirie, Curacao’s salt flats and at Sint Michiel Bay. You have the best chance of seeing the flocks of flamingos here at the salt flats in the morning between 6.30am and 7.30am. There will be a few spots along the road where you can pull the car over, hop out and head down to the water’s edge and get a few snaps of the flamingos. Don’t forget your camera as these are some of the most photogenic birds on the planet.
Handelskade is the most famous street on the whole island. It is because of this street that Curacao gets its nickname of little Amsterdam. These colorful buildings were built in the 1700’s by the Dutch and have been Curacao’s trademark ever since. Take a stroll along the street and cross over the Queen Emma Pontoon bridge to snap some photos from the opposite side of the bay. It is a beautiful sight by day and night so don’t forget your camera!
Статуя Кюрасао stands for the famous Curacao and Dushi signs. Almost every destination has one nowadays and all you avid travelers have to collect a photo with each one. What a fabulous souvenir to take home from Curacao. Dushi can mean several things, ‘babe’, ‘sweet’, ‘nice’, ‘sexy’ and even ‘tasty’ depending on the context it’s used in. Better get your photo next to both signs!
Serena’s art factory is home to unique, handmade sculptures of Chi Chi and Bobo dolls. You can even participate in a 2.5 hour workshop and paint your own. This is the perfect place to bask in Curacao culture, have some fun and take home the perfect souvenir. You can even see the factory where these gorgeous creations come to life. The ground is flat for wheelchair accessibility however, there are some narrow corners. Ring ahead to inform of wheelchair size to ensure accommodation.
Saint Tropez Ocean Club is a gorgeous hotel with the best infinity pool in Curacao. This is an Instagrammers hotspot due its sensational setting. If you are a hotel guest then you have free access to the infinity pool however, you can also opt for a day pass and get access to the pool that way. The restaurant serves up some delicious food from breakfast to dinner, Saint Tropez Ocean Club has you covered. Some of their most notable dishes are their Eggs Benedict, Truffle chicken pasta, New York cheesecake and so much more. There are vegan and vegetarian options available along with a full bar menu including delicious cocktails. Not to forget that every Monday is Sushi Monday so you can indulge in some fresh and delicious sushi. The Saint Tropez Ocean Club is the place to see and be seen!
Santa Martha Bay View Lookout Point is an easy to access location. Situated by the side of the road, be on the lookout for the inlet as you could miss the parking spot to pull into. Be aware that the inlet to park is quite small, it can only accommodate 2 cars at a time. This lookout point is worth a couple of visits at least, one in the day and one at sunset. The view is just incredible!
Koraal Rooftop Terrace not only offers a spectacular view but delicious food as well. Serving up a selection of salads, burgers, grilled fish, steak, ribs and you cannot miss out on Sushi Saturdays where of course, delicious fresh sushi is served. Sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing view while sipping on a cocktail. They offer classic cocktails, signature cocktails and a selection of Gin and tonic. Enjoy and be sure to take a dip in their rooftop pool!
Fort Nassau serves up international cuisine in a gorgeous historical setting offering spectacular views. Enjoy a menu of steak, roast lamb, salmon, a selection of desserts and more. Be sure to get your meal paired with a fine wine. This is one of the most romantic restaurants in Curacao and that view is just incredible.
Interested in more about Curacao, check out our blog: Curacao: Adventure Lovers Paradise
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Instagrammers, I hope you have enjoyed my custom list of the best places in Curacao to get the perfect photo. I hope you have started to add these to your custom itinerary on the Tripio app. Thank you for reading and I will see you on our next adventure!
-Gemma Winchester, Tripio Guru
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