Page 1

curaçao events

INDULGE • EXPLORE • CONNECT

ALL THE BEST FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST

2020 - 12th Edition

eventscuracao.com

DIVE IN to this

Picture Perfect Island with 20/20 Vision


Handelskade 9, Punda Tel. 461.2399 • www.freeportjewelers.com


Elegance is an attitude

Mikaela Shiffrin

Handelskade 9, Punda | Tel. 461 2399 info@freeportjewelers.com | www.freeportjewelers.com

Conquest Classic


curaçao events

Welcome to

3XEOLVKHU Current Publications Art Direction & Web Sibgraphix ([HFXWLYH'LUHFWRU Sheila Botton Managing Editors +HOHQ*ULIĆ“WK Maren Kooy

Y

ou have arrived! You've been counting down the minutes to \RXU GUHDP YDFDWLRQ DQG \RX FDQ Ć“QDOO\ EUHDWKH D VLJK RI UHOLHIDIWHUDORQJMRXUQH\b1RZGURS\RXUOXJJDJHWRVVWKLV magazine into your beach bag, and go catch that Curaçao sunset HYHU\RQHUDYHVDERXW)HHOWKHVHDEUHH]HDV\RXUHOD[DQGXQZLQGRQD EHDFKFKDLUVLSSLQJRQ\RXUIDYRULWHWURSLFDOFRFNWDLO I always love chatting with tourists that are visiting Curaçao for the first time or for the tenth time because there’s always something new to reveal about the many special events and experiences on this lovely island. Once a visitor myself, I fell in love with Curaçao over a decade ago and just kept coming back to visit this island paradise. With each visit, my love affair with the island grew stronger and stronger until my family and I decided to take the plunge and move here from Canada. Through the years, I have been sharing my countless stories and secrets about this hidden gem with so many tourists, but now that I’m a resident, my attachment to this island also carries a responsibility to share a deeper message: "There are no bad tourists, just uninformed travelers."b 7KLV LV D VWDWHPHQW WKDW PRWLYDWHV UHVSRQVLEOH WRXULVP WR provide information and implement awareness to travelers all over the world. At the heart of this island, with nature that is largely protected both above and below the sea, visitors can discover a little-known biodiversity located right before their eyes. Exploring from the east to the west of Curaçao, I cannot help but acknowledge the importance of sustainable ecotourism in less developed parts of the world, and I applaud volunteers, dive operators and non-profit organizations who devote their time to this cause. They passionately collaborate with clean-up operations and do their utmost to protect wildlife and marine life whilst educating both the young and old, in a fun and educational way, through a multitude of activities. One example: Curaçao’s community-based ecosystem preservation projects are regenerating missing or damaged coral by creating coral nurseries, restoring broken corals and FUHDWLQJFRUDOWUDQVSODQWDWLRQV PRUHRQS b We can’t deny the clear shift in global sentiment towards caring for our planet, and Curaçao is no stranger to this movement as an active player in so many restoration and clean-up projects in the region. We see the value in our beautiful nature and recognize its importance to our mere survival. Thanks to the development of responsible tourism and pioneering projects in Curaçao, we hope that these initiatives will impact and strengthen awareness on a global level, bridging Curaçao with people across the seas and borders. For this reason, and in celebration of the global movement towards environmental awareness, this issue of Events Curaçao was aptly named the “20/20 Vision Edition.â€? Yours truly,

2

Contributing Writers +HOHQ*ULIĆ“WK Kate Ribeiro Deya Mensche Bryan Horne Brigitte Achterberg 3KRWRJUDSKHUV Gail Johnson Sheila Ott Turtle and Ray Productions +1.514.512.5300 +599.9.668.9652 info@eventscuracao.com www.eventscuracao.com

Copyright @ Events Curaçao All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without written permission from Events Curaçao.

curaçao events

INDULGE • EXPLORE • CONNECT

ALL THE BEST FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST

2020 - 12th Edition

eventscuracao.com

DIVE IN to this Picture Perfect Island with 20/20 Vision

12th Edition - 2020 VISION Location: Hemingway at Sea Aquarium Beach Cover Photo: Gail Johnson


events

curaรงao

Photo by Sasha Massabuau

CONTENTS 14 Something for Everyone at WKH0DPER%HDFK%RXOHYDUG 18 Living LQWKH/DSRI/X[XU\ 20 Bridging East to West 29 Bob WKH)ODPLQJR 32 Skalo 'LVWULFW5HYLYDO  6WUHHW$UW 36 Cosmetic TreatmentRQWKH*R 37 Jewish History in Curaรงao 40 Karnaval Tradition 44 Seวฝ Festival6HH\RXWKHUH 42 The Power of Music - &16-) 52 Diving IRUD3XUSRVH 56 Freedive 2EVHVVLRQ 58 A Lively Day at the 6HD$TXDULXP3DUN 60 Expedition WR.OHLQ&XUDยฉDR 70 Culinary ([SORVLRQ

Island Guide 30 Museums & Galleries 36 Fun in the Sun 42 2020 Events Calendar 55 Dive Map 64 General Information 65 Curaรงao Island Map 70 Shopping Paradise 74 Culinary Quest 79 Where to Eat More about Curaรงao!

6FDQWRYLVLW HYHQWVFXUDFDRFRP

:HOFRPHWRDushi Kรฒrsou 7KH&XUDยฉDR7RXULVW%RDUGZRXOGOLNHWRWKDQN\RXIRUYLVLWLQJXV&XUDยฉDRDV\RXPD\QRWLFHGXULQJ\RXUVWD\RQWKH,VODQGLVGLIIHUHQW DQGDXWKHQWLFRIIHULQJDYDULHW\RIWKLQJVWRGRDQGVHH7DNHWLPHWRYLVLWRXUXQLTXHEHDFKHVRYHUZKLWHVDQG\EHDFKHVDQGVHFOXGHG FRYHV*HWWRNQRZWKLVGLYLQJSDUDGLVHZLWKPRUHWKDQXQLTXHVSRWVDPD]LQJFOLIIGLYLQJZDOOGLYLQJDQGDQFLHQWZUHFNH[SORUDWLRQ 9LVLWRXUKLVWRULFSRUWFDSLWDO:LOOHPVWDGOLVWHGRQWKH81(6&2:RUOG+HULWDJH6LWHOLVWZKLFKLVDSHGHVWULDQIULHQGO\FLW\VXUURXQGLQJ DJRUJHRXVKDUERUDQGฦ“OOHGZLWKDPXOWLWXGHRIRXWGRRUFDIยซVDQGPDUNHWV$OVRHQMR\WKHFLW\ลVLPSUHVVLYHDUFKLWHFWXUHRIDXWKHQWLF 'XWFKFRORQLDOEXLOGLQJVZLWKEULJKWDQGFRORUIXOWLOHGURRIV&XUDยฉDRKDVDULFKKLVWRU\VSDQQLQJRYHU\HDUVZLWKDEOHQGRIPRUH WKDQGLIIHUHQWQDWLRQDOLWLHVLQFOXGLQJLWV$IULFDQKHULWDJH(XURSHDQลดDYRUDQG-HZLVKFXOWXUH &XUDยฉDRLVZHOONQRZQIRULWVFRORUIXO&DUQLYDO)HVWLYLWLHVลŠRQHRIWKHORQJHVWODVWLQJ&DUQLYDOFHOHEUDWLRQVLQWKH&DULEEHDQDVZHOODVIRU LWVZLGHVSUHDGWROHUDQFH:HKRSH\RXZLOOHQMR\\RXUVWD\RQRXUEHDXWLIXOLVODQGDQGFRPHEDFNVRRQ <RXUVWUXO\ Curaรงao Tourist Board

4


44


Day or Night… There’s Something for Everyone at the

Mambo Beach Boulevard

Curaçao’s most lively popular beach is not just about the sea and sand. This local hotspot features attractions and activities to suit everyone. Indeed, there’s always something to see and do at Mambo Beach Boulevard.

Beach… With the longest stretch of white sand and breathtakingly áġţìŹÆŞìŐĮĨŞĈìċŖġÆĨèʫſĮţːŐìŖţŐìŞĮƏĨèŞĈìōìŐāìâŞŖōĮŞ ŞĮġÆſáÆâĞÆĨèŖĮÆĞţōŞĈìŹÆŐħŞŐĮōċâÆġŖţĨŖĈċĨìĮŐěţŖŞ ŞĮŐìġÆžţĨèìŐÆŖĈÆèſōÆġħŞŐììŹċŞĈŞĈìŖÆĨèċĨſĮţŐŞĮìŖ ÆŖſĮţŖċōĮĨÆâĮĮġâĮâĞŞÆċġʲ³ĈìŞĈìŐſĮţːŸìâĈĮŖìĨÆâĮƈſ beach cabana or a chic lounge chair on the beach, you âÆĨìĨěĮſÆāţġġ˅ŖìŐŸċâììžōìŐċìĨâìŹċŞĈāŐċìĨèġſŖŞÆƌÆĨèÆġġ ŞĈìÆħìĨċŞċìŖÆŞſĮţŐáìâĞÆĨèâÆġġʲ˜ĮÆŖŞŞĮſĮţŐŖōġìĨèċè ŸÆâÆŞċĮĨÆĨèġċĨĂìŐĮĨÆŞaÆħáĮìÆâĈĮţġìŸÆŐèŞĮìĨěĮſ ÆĨĮŞĈìŐáìÆţŞċāţġŖţĨŖìŞʲ

ĈìâĞĮţŞŞĈìâĈċâġĮţĨĂìŖâìĨìÆŞŞĈìōĮĮġŖċèìĮāaÆèìŐĮ hâìÆĨ ġţáÆŖſĮţŞÆĞìÆōġţĨĂìċĨŞĈìĂĮŐĂìĮţŖōĮĮġʲ>ĮŐ ŞĈĮŖìŹĈĮōŐìāìŐÆħĮŐìÆâŞċŸìèÆſÆŞŞĈìáìÆâĈʫſĮţâÆĨ ÆġŖĮìĨěĮſŸÆŐċĮţŖáìÆâĈŐìĨŞÆġŖāĮŐĞċèŖÆĨèÆèţġŞŖʲ Hā ĮĨì Įā ŞĈì ŞììĨÆĂìŐŖ ĈÆŖ ħſŖŞìŐċĮţŖġſ èċŖÆōōìÆŐìèʫ ōìŐĈÆōŖÆĂĮĮèōġÆâìŞĮġĮĮĞċŖÆŞſŐĮĨŖː˜ÆŞŞĮĮʲEĮōìāţġġſ ſĮţːŸì ÆŐŐċŸìè ċĨ Şċħì ŞĮ ĂċŸì ſĮţŐ ÆōōŐĮŸÆġ āĮŐ ĈċŖʸĈìŐ ŖìġìâŞċĮĨ āŐĮħ ĮĨì Įā ſŐĮĨːŖ āÆħĮţŖ ċĨŞŐċâÆŞì èìŖċĂĨŖʲ ţŞ ċā aĮħ èċŖÆōōìÆŐŖʫ ŞĈìŐìːŖ ĨĮ Ĩììè ŞĮ ŐţŖĈ ÆĨè ƏĨè ĈìŐʲʲʲ ĈìːŖ ōŐĮáÆáġſ ċĨèţġĂċĨĂ ċĨ Æ ġţžţŐċĮţŖ ħÆŖŖÆĂì ÆŞ ŠŞìâĨċŏţìěţŖŞŞŹĮŖŞìōŖÆŹÆſʬŖĮŹìːġġġìŞĈìŐŞŐìÆŞĈìŐŖìġā ŞĮŖĮħìŐìġÆžċĨĂˎħìːŞċħìʲ ³ċŞĈ ìŸìŐſ âĮĨŸìĨċìĨâì ÆŞ ſĮţŐ ƏĨĂìŐŞċōŖʫ aÆħáĮ ìÆâĈ ĮţġìŸÆŐè ċŖ ÆġŖĮ ìŏţċōōìè ŹċŞĈ āţġġ˅ŖìŐŸċâì áÆŞĈŐĮĮħŖʫ ŖĈĮŹìŐŖʫ âĈÆĨĂċĨĂ āÆâċġċŞċìŖ ÆĨè ōŐĮŸċèìŖ āţġġ ŹĈììġâĈÆċŐ ÆââìŖŖ ŞĮ Æġġ ÆŐìÆŖʲ ġċō ĮţŞ Įā ſĮţŐ áÆċŞĈċĨĂ ŖţċŞ ÆĨè ōŐìōÆŐìāĮŐÆāţĨÆāŞìŐĨĮĮĨŖĈĮōōċĨĂĮŐÆāÆáţġĮţŖìŸìĨċĨĂ èċĨĨċĨĂÆŞÆĨſŐìŖŞÆţŐÆĨŞāĮţĨèÆŞìŸìŐſŖŞìōĮāŞĈìŹÆſʲʲʲ

Meet me @ Mambo Beach Boulevard 14


Shop… ³ÆĨèìŐ ŞĈŐĮţĂĈ ŞĈì aÆħáĮ ìÆâĈ ĮţġìŸÆŐè ŞĮ èċŖâĮŸìŐ ţĨċŏţì ŖŞĮŐìŖ ŞĈÆŞ ĮƌìŐ Æ āţġġ ÆŐŐÆſ Įā ŞĈì ġÆŞìŖŞ āÆŖĈċĮĨŖʫ āŐĮħ âĮĮġ ÆĨè âÆŖţÆġ ŞŐĮōċâÆġ ġĮţĨĂì ŹìÆŐ ÆĨè áÆŞĈċĨĂ ŖţċŞŖʫ ŞĮ ŞĈÆŞ ōìŐāì⪠ĨţħáìŐ āĮŐ ÆĨ ìŸìĨċĨĂ ĮţŞ ĮĨ ŞĈì ŞĮŹĨʲ˜ĈìáĮţŞċŏţìŖÆŞŞĈìĮţġìŸÆŐèÆġŖĮĮƌìŐŞĈìġÆŐĂìŖŞ ŖìġìâŞċĮĨĮāĮĨì˅Įā˅Æ˅ĞċĨèĂċāŞŖÆĨèŖĮţŸìĨċŐŖāĮŐìŸìŐſĮĨì áÆâĞĈĮħìʪāìÆŞţŐċĨĂġĮâÆġÆŐŞċŖŞŖːâŐìÆŞċĮĨŖʫţĨċŏţìŞŐĮōċâÆġ ěìŹìġŐſʫÆĨèÆġġŞĈìĂìÆŐſĮţĨììèÆŖōŐĮĮāŞĈÆŞſĮţːŸìŸċŖċŞìè ĮţŐōÆŐÆèċŖìċŖġÆĨèʲ

³ċŞĈŖĮħÆĨſŸċŖċŞĮŐŖâĮħċĨĂŞĮĮţŐŖĈĮŐìŖāŐĮħÆġġâĮŐĨìŐŖ Įā ŞĈì ĂġĮáìʫ ŞĈì aÆħáĮ ìÆâĈ ĮţġìŸÆŐè ĈÆŖ áìâĮħì Æ ĂÆŞĈìŐċĨĂ ōġÆâì ŞĈÆŞ âÆŞìŐŖ ŞĮ Æġġ ŞÆŖŞìŖ ÆĨè âţġŞţŐìŖʲ hƌìŐċĨĂÆĨſŞĈċĨĂŞĈÆŞſĮţŐŞÆŖŞìáţèŖħÆſāÆĨâſʫċĨâġţèċĨĂ HŞÆġċÆĨʫ aìžċâÆĨʫ WÆōÆĨìŖì ŖţŖĈċʫ ÆŐċááìÆĨ ŖìÆāĮĮèʫ ŐĂìĨŞċĨċÆĨŖŞìÆĞŖÆĨèìŸìŐſŞĈċĨĂċĨáìŞŹììĨʫŞĈìaÆħáĮ ìÆâĈ ĮţġìŸÆŐè ĈÆŖ áìâĮħì Æ ōĮōţġÆŐ ŖōĮŞ āĮŐ èċĨìŐŖ ŹÆĨŞċĨĂŞĮìžōġĮŐìŞĈìħÆĨſèìġċâċĮţŖâţġċĨÆŐſĮōŞċĮĨŖŞĈÆŞ ŞĈìċŖġÆĨèĈÆŖŞĮĮƌìŐʲ

Dine…

Fiesta…

WţŖŞÆŖŖĮĮĨÆŖŞĈìĂĮŐĂìĮţŖŖţĨŖìŞáìĂċĨŖŞĮħìġŞċĨŞĮŞĈì ĈĮŐċƈĮĨʫŞĈìaÆħáĮìÆâĈĮţġìŸÆŐèŞÆĞìŖĮĨÆŹĈĮġìĨìŹ ÆŞħĮŖōĈìŐìÆŖÆōġÆâìŞĮħììŞţōŹċŞĈāŐċìĨèŖÆŞÆĨſĮĨìĮā ŞĈììžâċŞċĨĂŐìŖŞÆţŐÆĨŞŖĮĨŞĈìáĮţġìŸÆŐèʲ³ċŞĈÆāţġġÆŐŐÆſ ĮāèċƌìŐìĨŞâţġċĨÆŐſèċŖâĮŸìŐċìŖʫŞĈìŐìːŖŖĮħìŞĈċĨĂŞĮōġìÆŖì ìŸìŐſĮĨìːŖōÆġÆŞìʲ³ĈìŞĈìŐſĮţːŐìċĨŞĈìħĮĮèāĮŐÆĨìġìĂÆĨŞ ìŸìĨċĨĂÆŞĮĨìĮāŞĈììžâġţŖċŸìŐìŖŞÆţŐÆĨŞŖʫĮŐÆħĮŐìâÆŖţÆġ āÆħċġſ˅āŐċìĨèġſĮââÆŖċĮĨʫŞĈìĮōŞċĮĨŖÆŐììĨèġìŖŖʲ

ţŞ ŞĈì ĨċĂĈŞ ċŖ ĮĨġſ ěţŖŞ áìĂċĨĨċĨĂ ŞĮ ŹÆŐħ ţōʭ ÆōŞţŐì ŞĈì èċƌìŐìĨŞ ĨċĂĈŞġċāì ŖâìĨìŖ ÆŞ ŞĈì ĮţġìŸÆŐè ŹċŞĈ ġċŸì ōìŐāĮŐħÆĨâìŖ ÆĨè èÆĨâċĨĂʫ ĮŐ Ŗċħōġſ ìĨěĮſ Æ āìŹ èŐċĨĞŖ ŹċŞĈāŐċìĨèŖÆŞÆĨſĮĨìĮāŞĈìġċŸìġſáÆŐŖĮĨŞĈìáìÆâĈāŐĮĨŞʲ ³ċŞĈÆĨìžâċŞċĨĂġċĨì˅ţōĮāōÆŐŞċìŖʫƏìŖŞÆŖÆĨèâĮĨâìŐŞŖĈìġè ÆŞŞĈìaÆħáĮìÆâĈĮţġìŸÆŐèŞĈŐĮţĂĈĮţŞŞĈìſìÆŐʫŞĈìŐìːŖ ÆġŹÆſŖÆĂĮĮèŐìÆŖĮĨŞĮōÆŐŞſŞĈìĨċĂĈŞÆŹÆſʲ

www.mambobeach.com 15


Bohemian Home & Fashion Visit us at

Mambo Beach Blvd, upper level

10,- Discount ANG

@seeyacollection

on purchases above 100,- ANG

*limited to one use per voucher and one voucher per customer

seeyacollection

“I am human, I love humanity, I respect people. I love soul and spirit and I love life itself.”

Mambo beach BLVD - Willemstad - Curaçao - Handmade_cur@yahoo.com 5999-461-5857

ahavcuracao


OUR SPA PACKAGES ARE 4)6*)'8-2'31&-2%8-32;-8, THE DOLPHIN ASSISTED THERAPY 463+6%1*36+9)787;-8, SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR RELATIVES. THEY ARE ALSO OFFERED TO ANY OF OUR GUESTS TO REVITALIZE AND ENJOY A DEEPENING RELAXATION ON VACATION. EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT STYLES OF YOGA AND BODY 86)%81)287

DIP INTO OUR NEW SUSTAINABLE POOL FOR EXCELLENT HEALING BODY 86)%81)28%;%8)6 86)%81)283*1%+2)7-91 %2(7%081-2)6%07 78-190%8)7,)%08,=7/-2 %2()%7)7197'0)4%-2

Relax and feel at home in our cozy and stylish boutique hotel & wellness

Dolphin Suites, known for its welcoming atmosphere and I\GIPPIRXWIVZMGIJSVSYVKYIWXWMWWTIGM½GEPP]YRMUYIJSVMXW EGGIWWMFMPMX]ERHWIVZMGIWJSVKYIWXW[MXLWTIGMEPRIIHW -XMWSRISJXLITIEVPWSJ'YVEpESPSZIHF]GSYTPIW ERHJEQMPMIWWIIOMRKXSWXE]GPSWIXS1EQFS&IEGL [LS[ERXXSIRNS]XLIGSQJSVXSJEWQEPPERHTIEGIJYP EGGSQQSHEXMSRSJJIVMRKEPPXLIJEGMPMXMIWXLI]RIIH

BAPOR KIBRA • CURAÇAO info@dolphinsuites-curacao.com www.dolphinsuites-curacao.com tel: +599 9 465-2700


Living in

Luxury

The Lap of

Surely by now you can’t wait to spend some quality time living-in-the-lap-of-luxury carried away in an earthly paradise and away from the routine. Doesn’t it just sound perfect?

18


Are you dreaming of an escape from reality for a few days? Embark on a journey taking you to a sublime resort that oozes luxury and romance... %DRDVH/X[XU\5HVRUWEULQJV “Living in the lap of Luxury”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ō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« .ORS H[SHUWO\ FRPELQHV )UHQFK LQŴXHQFHV ZLWK PRXWKZDWHULQJ $VLDQ ŴDYRUVUHVXOWLQJLQGHYLQHFUHDWLRQV$GGLQJDWURSLFDOWZLVWPDNHVKLVVLJQDWXUH GLVKHVXQSDUDOOHOHGDQGDPXVWWU\IRUWKHLVODQGYLVLWRU*XHVWVYLVLWLQJRUOLYLQJ RQWKHLVODQGFRPPHQGKLVFXOLQDU\FUHDWLRQVWREHWUXO\UHPDUNDEOHDQGZKLOH KHKDVFRRNHGIRUVHYHUDOLQWHUQDWLRQDODQG&DULEEHDQFHOHEULWLHVKHWUHDWVDOO IRRGORYHUVDVKLVVSHFLDOJXHVW

19


Photo by Gail Johnson

Bridging East to West E\+HOHQ*ULIƓWK

&XUD©DR KDV DOO WKH SRVWFDUGSHUIHFW EHDFKHV DQG WKH TXDLQW KLVWRULFDO 'XWFK DUFKLWHFWXUHEXW\RXōYHRQO\VFUDWFKHGWKHVXUIDFHRIWKLQJVWRGRRQWKLVLVODQG 6RMXPSLQ\RXUFDUDQGJHWUHDG\WRH[SORUHDVZHJRRQDURDGWULSVSDQQLQJ IURPHDVWWRZHVWWRGLVFRYHUMXVWDOLWWOHELWPRUHDERXWZKDW&XUD©DRKDVWRRIIHU 7KHHQWLUHLVODQGLVORRVHO\GLYLGHGLQWRKDOYHV2QWKHHDVWZHKDYH%DQGD 5LED PHDQLQJŏXSVLGHŐ DQGWRWKHZHVWWKHUHōV%DQGD%RX PHDQLQJŏGRZQ VLGHŐ %RWKVLGHVFRQYHUJHLQWKHFDSLWDOFLW\RI:LOOHPVWDGZKLFKTXLWHOLWHUDOO\ LVVSOLWLQWZRE\WKHHQWUDQFHWRWKHKDUERUZLWK3XQGD ŏWRZQŐ RQRQHVLGHDQG 2WUREDQGD ŏRWKHUVLGHŐ RQWKHRWKHU$QGFRQQHFWLQJWKHVHWZRKDOYHVLVWKH JORULRXV4XHHQ-XOLDQD%ULGJHWRZHULQJRYHUWKHFLW\DQGWKHKDUERU

Lets start off our journey in the east, discovering some unexpected, fun and educational attractions that the whole family will enjoy.

2 20

events

CURAÇAO


Chichi Curaçao Heart of the Community

Q WKH HDVW VLGH \RX FDQ YLUWXDOO\ WUDQVSRUW \RXUVHOI LQWR DQRWKHU ZRUOG  D SODFH ZKHUH FUHDWLYLW\ NQRZV QR ERXQGVDQGDIUHHVSLULWLVDOZD\VDSOXV6HWDPLGVWWKH VKDG\ WUHHV DQG UHOD[LQJ WURSLFDO ODQGVFDSH 6HUHQDōV $UW)DFWRU\LVKRPHWRWKHIDPRXV&KLFKL® VWDWXHVŏ&KLFKLŐLVWKHORFDO 3DSLDPHQWR QDPH IRU ŏELJ VLVWHUŐ DQG KHU VWDWXH KDV HPHUJHG DV D V\PEROLFFKDUDFWHUWKDWHPERGLHVWKHZRPDQZKREULQJVDERXWDVHQVH RI FRPPXQLW\ ZKHUHYHU VKH JRHV DQG HPSRZHUV RWKHUV WKURXJKRXW WKH ZRUOG &RORUIXO DQG SOD\IXO VKH UHSUHVHQWV WKH YROXSWXRXV DQG HQGHDULQJVSLULWRID&DULEEHDQZRPDQ

O

6SHQG VRPH ORYHO\ WLPH DW WKH IDFWRU\ WR VHH KRZ WKHVH VWDWXHV DUH PDGHDQGHYHQSDUWLFLSDWHLQDQLQVSLULQJZRUNVKRSWKDWDOORZV\RX WRSDLQW\RXURZQSHUVRQDO&KLFKLVFXOSWXUHV6HHLI\RXFDQUHYHDOWKH KHDOLQJKHDUWRI&XUD©DRDSHUIHFWKHDUWGLVFRYHUHGLQWKHPROGDWWKH ERWWRPRIHDFK&KLFKL VWDWXH:LWKDOOGLIIHUHQWVL]HVUDQJLQJIURPWKH WLQ\NH\FKDLQGROOVWRWKHODUJHUWKDQOLIHŏ6XSHUPDPDŐVFXOSWXUHWKDW WRZHUVRYHUPWDOO\RXFDQVHHFRORUIXO&KLFKLV LQDOOWKHLUVSOHQGRULQ WKHJLIWVKRSGLVSOD\HGLQFUHDWLYHRXWƓWVWKDWSRUWUD\GLIIHUHQWWKHPHV :KLOH\RXōUHH[SORULQJWKHIDFWRU\\RXUFKLOGUHQFDQH[SORUHWKHLURZQ FUHDWLYLW\LQWKHNLGVōFRUQHUDQGPXVLFDUHD

$V6HUHQD,VUDHO$QWKRQ\FUHDWRURIWKH&KLFKLVWDWXHH[SODLQVŏ&KLFKL LVPRUHWKDQDZRUNRIDUWVKHLVDFRQFHSWŐ6HUHQDKHOSVWRHPSRZHU ZRPHQLQWKHORFDOFRPPXQLW\E\RIIHULQJVXSSOHPHQWDOHPSOR\PHQW SURJUDPV ZKHUH WKH\ FDQ OHDUQ WR H[SUHVV WKHLU FUHDWLYLW\ WKURXJK SDLQWLQJ &KLFKL VFXOSWXUHV LQ WKHLU IUHH WLPH 6HUHQD KHUVHOI KDV EHFRPHDŏELJVLVWHUŐWRZRPHQLQWKHFRPPXQLW\DQGKDVEURXJKWWKH FRQFHSWWROLIH5HFRJQL]LQJWKHSRZHURIDUWDVDPHWKRGRIWKHUDS\ DQGUHOD[DWLRQ6HUHQDKDVHPSOR\HGRYHUSHRSOHLQWKHSURJUDP 3XUFKDVLQJ D &KLFKL QRW RQO\ VXSSRUWV WKH ORFDO FRPPXQLW\ EXW DOVR JLYHVDSODWIRUPIRUWKHLUFUHDWLYHYRLFHV

$FNQRZOHGJLQJWKDWPHQDUHDOVRDQLPSRUWDQWSDUWRIWKHFRPPXQLW\ 6HUHQDKDVLQWURGXFHG%XEX®ZKLFKLVWKHORFDOZRUGIRUŏELJEURWKHUŐ 6KH KDV UHFHQWO\ LQWURGXFHG D ŏ6HFRQG &KDQFHŐ SURJUDP WHDFKLQJ SULVRQHUVKRZWRSDLQW&KLFKL® DQG%XEXVWDWXHV7RDGGWRWKH&KLFKL IDPLO\6HUHQDFUHDWHG<XFKL®PHDQLQJŏEDE\ŐDQG&KRFKL®, meaning ŏGRJŐ$SRUWLRQRIWKHSURFHHGVRI&KRFKLVDOHVDUHGRQDWHGWRDQLPDO UHVFXHRUJDQL]DWLRQVRQWKHLVODQG

"

You can also visit the art alley on Windstraat in Punda. Chichi® Punda is a groovy gallery owned by Serena Israel. With a robust Chichi at the entrance, dolls painted in vibrant colors are striking souvenirs. Artist enthusiasts can paint their own Chichi sculptures on Thursday evenings. 2 21


Aloe Vera Plantation 7KHUHōV HYHQ PRUH WR GLVFRYHU RQ WKH HDVW VLGH DW WKH QHLJKERULQJ $ORH 9HUD 3ODQWDWLRQ &XUD©DR 3HUFKHG RQ WRS RI WKH UROOLQJ KLOOV RYHUORRNLQJ WKH JORULRXV 6W -RULV %D\ \RX ZLOO HQFRXQWHU DQ DORH YHUD SODQWDWLRQ WKDW LV XVLQJ FXWWLQJHGJH WHFKQLTXHV WR KDUQHVV WKH KHDOLQJ SRZHU RI RQH RI &XUD©DRōV PRVW DQFLHQW VHFUHWV KH DORH YHUD SODQW KDV ORQJ EHHQ UHYHUHG IRU LWV KHDOLQJ SURSHUWLHVGDWLQJEDFNDVIDUDV%&DWWKHWLPHRIWKH $QFLHQW (J\SWLDQV 7KH\ FDOOHG LW ŏWKH SODQW RI LPPRUWDOLW\Ő DQG LW WRRN RQ DQ DOPRVW ŏJRGOLNHŐ VWDWXV 7KURXJKRXW WKH PLOOHQQLDDORHYHUDFRQWLQXHGWREHUHJDUGHGDVDQHIIHFWLYHUHPHG\ DJDLQVWPDQ\VNLQDLOPHQWVDQGUHVSLUDWRU\FRQGLWLRQV:KHQWKHSODQW ZDVLQWURGXFHGWRWKHLVODQGRI&XUD©DRWKHFOLPDWHDQGFRQGLWLRQVRI WKHVRLOSURGXFHGDIDUPRUHSRWHQWH[WUDFWWKDQPRVWRWKHUDORHYHUD SODQWVDURXQGWKHZRUOG/RFDOVKDYHORQJVLQFHFKHULVKHGWKH&XUD©DR DORHYHUDDVDFXUHDOOIRUMXVWDERXWDQ\DLOPHQWRQHFDQLPDJLQH

T

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

events

CURAÇAO

PXFK RI LWV SRWHQF\ $W WKH$ORH9HUD 3ODQWDWLRQ DOO WKH SODQWV DUH IUHVKO\KDUYHVWHGDQGWKHSURGXFWVPDGHRQVLWHWRFDSWXUHDOORILWV ŏPDJLFDOŐ KHDOLQJ SRZHUV &XUDORH SURGXFWV KDYH EHHQ HQRUPRXVO\ SRSXODULQWKHORFDOPDUNHWDQGDUHUDSLGO\JDLQLQJKROGLQWKH1RUWK $PHULFDQ DQG (XURSHDQ PDUNHWV &ODVVLƓHG DV PHGLFLQDO VNLQFDUH EHFDXVHRIWKHLUH[WUHPHSRWHQF\WKH\DUHDYDLODEOHRQOLQHRQWKHLU ZHEVLWH DQG WKURXJK $PD]RQ DQG ZLOO VRRQ EH DYDLODEOH LQ D ODUJH VHOHFWLRQRIGUXJVWRUHVLQ(XURSH6LQFHLWVODXQFKLQWKH$ORH 9HUD 3ODQWDWLRQ KDV FRQWLQXRXVO\ JURZQ DQG H[SDQGHG WR SURGXFH RYHUSURGXFWVDQQXDOO\$QGWKHEHVWSDUWLVWKH\KDYHORWVRI URRPWRJURZZLWKWKHFDSDFLW\WRH[SDQGRUWLPHVPRUH (QMR\DQHGXFDWLRQDOGD\DWWKH$ORH9HUD3ODQWDWLRQWROHDUQDERXW KRZWKHSURGXFWVDUHPDGHDQGWKHLULQQRYDWLYHVXVWDLQDEOHIDUPLQJ WHFKQLTXHV<RXFDQUHVHUYHDWRXUIRUWKHZKROHIDPLO\WROHDUQPRUH DERXWWKH$ORH9HUD3ODQWDWLRQRUWDNHDFORVHUORRNXVLQJWKHLUQHZ YLUWXDO 2FXOXV PDVNV WR JHW D ƓUVWKDQG H[SHULHQFH RI WKH HQWLUH SURGXFWLRQ SURFHVV %H VXUH WR SLFN XS VRPH RI WKHLU IDPRXV

DORHYHUDJHOLQWKHJLIWVKRSRURWKHUORFDWLRQVLVODQGZLGHWR KHOSVRRWKHWKHVXQEXUQ


Healing Plants of Curaçao

Dinah Veeris specializes in utilizing the healing properties of plants, herbs and fruits in her botanical garden called Den Paradera which means â&#x20AC;&#x153;where people feel at homeâ&#x20AC;?. Dinah Veeris was gifted with ancient secrets passed down from her mother about the healing properties of the plants in her garden that could be used as natural remedies and for their health EHQHĆ&#x201C;WV6LQFHVKHKDVEHHQUHQRZQHGIRUKHUVSHFLDOL]HG consulting for people seeking a more naturopathic treatment plan or a supportive medicinal approach to healing. Dinah Veeris welcomes Curaçao residents and visitors to the island that seek natural cures or who are simply interested in knowing more about the healing power in nature. Tourists enjoy wandering through the maze of plants of over 300 species. These include the calabash, a tree with a gourd-like fruit used to treat stomach aches, hypertension and breathing problems, and a SODQW FDOOHG VLON FRWWRQ WKDW KDV JUHHQ SRGV Ć&#x201C;OOHG ZLWK FRWWRQ OLNH Ć&#x201C;EUH ZLWK DQ DURPD WKDW KHOSV FXUH LQVRPQLD DQG UHOLHYH headaches. The tour of her garden also includes a visit to a well about 60 feet deep, dug in the 1920s. dinahveeris.com

Let's continue the adventure throughout the east. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great opportunity to explore the mangroves of the scenic and sheltered Spanish Water Bay. Mangrove trees are a vital part of our local environment. They thrive along the waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge with their tangled roots emerging out of the water to create a beautiful forest of bright green leaves above, and provide D VSHFLDO KDELWDW IRU D IDVFLQDWLQJ GLVSOD\ RI Ć&#x201C;VK UHSWLOHV DQG birds. Perhaps you can spot a few of our local egrets, also known as herons, resting in the upper branches or doing their elegant dance in the shallow waters below. These mangrove forests, home to a diverse ecosystem, also play a very important role in Ć&#x201C;OWHULQJSROOXWDQWVWRLPSURYHZDWHUTXDOLW\7KH\EXIIHUDJDLQVW rises in the sea level and are a valuable weapon to help protect the island from the impacts of climate change. The very best way to explore the mangroves and tread lightly through this delicate ecosystem is to take a SUP tour with Windsurf Curaçao.

Treading Lightly in a vital ecosystem

Without leaving any footprints, you can get an up-close look at the natural wonders of these unique mangrove forests as you stand tall on the SUP board, giving you a birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye view of the calm, clear waters below. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re new to the sport, SUP Curaçao teaches you the ropes, so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be SUPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ing like a pro in no time! 23


Wonders of the West &$50$%,PDNHVLWHDV\IRUXVWRH[SORUHWKHQDWXUH WKDWVXUURXQGVXVLQWKLVZHVW7KHb&DULEEHDQ5HVHDUFK DQG0DQDJHPHQWRI%LRGLYHUVLW\LVDQRQSURĆ&#x201C;W RUJDQL]DWLRQWKDWIRFXVHVRQQDWXUHUHVHDUFKFRQVHUYDWLRQ DQGHGXFDWLRQDQGLVWKHLVODQGĹ?VDXWKRULW\RQWKH PDQDJHPHQWRIPDQ\RIWKHVHVLWHV,QLWLDOO\IRXQGHG as a marine research institute, through the years they KDYHH[SDQGHGWKHLUVFRSHWRLQFOXGHWKHPDQDJHPHQW RIPDQ\RI&XUDŠDRĹ?VSURWHFWHGDUHDV7KLVLQFOXGHV &KULVWRIIHO1DWLRQDO3DUNDQGWKH6KHWH%RND1DWLRQDO 3DUNERWKRIZKLFKDUHQDWXUDOKDELWDWVWRDQH[RWLFDQG GLYHUVHDUUD\RIĹ´RUDDQGIDXQD$QRWKHULPSRUWDQWSDUW RIWKHLUPLVVLRQLVWRSURYLGHHGXFDWLRQRQ&XUDŠDRĹ?V ELRGLYHUVLW\DQGHQYLURQPHQWWRRYHUORFDOVFKRRO FKLOGUHQHDFK\HDU&$50$%,FRQGXFWVH[WHQVLYHUHVHDUFK RQWKHLVODQGĹ?VXQLTXHHFRORJ\DQGPDULQHOLIHDWWKHLU UHVHDUFKLQVWLWXWHORFDWHGLQ3LVFDGHUD%D\RYHUVHHLQJ VHYHUDOLPSRUWDQWFRQVHUYDWLRQSURMHFWVRQWKHLVODQGb

24

rossing over the bridge from the east to the west, we venture into a landscape with abundant nature. Fondly known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Banda Bouâ&#x20AC;? the western part of the island takes us back to a time of picturesque simplicity with its old â&#x20AC;&#x153;Landhuizenâ&#x20AC;? (estate homes) dotting the countryside, gorgeous beaches, unique natural sites, historical museums and much more to discover.

C

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better way to explore Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nature than with the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authority on all things environmental. CARMABI offers several different tours, activities, and special excursions at some of their major parks.b

'LVFRYHU VRPH RI WKH DPD]LQJ VFHQHU\  LQ WKH ZHVW RQ DQ H[FLWLQJ RIIURDG Safari Tour and OHDUQ PRUH DERXW WKH H[RWLF ŴRUD DQG IDXQD WKDW LV QDWLYH WR WKLV LVODQG DQG LWV XQLTXH FOLPDWHb$bSunset Safari TourbLVDQRWKHUFKDQFH to explore the land and also SKRWRJUDSK RQH RI WKH PDQ\ LQFUHGLEOH VXQVHWV RI &XUDŠDR

er

ndy Holland

otos by: Ra

This page ph


Randy Hollander

Christoffel Park

Shete Boka Park

CARMABIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest nature reserve is Christoffel Park. With 2,200 hectares of unspoiled terrain, it is Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost nature park and is home to Mt. Christoffel and the Savonet Museum. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something for everyone in the family, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a relaxing stroll through any of the 8 scenic hiking trails or a more challenging hike to the top of Christoffel mountain. The mountain is open for climbing from 6:00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00am. We recommend you take this challenge early in the morning to capture the sunrise and before the heat kicks in. There are also scenic car routes throughout the park offering stunning vistas of the windswept hills on the northern coast, and beautiful inland wooded areas offering a closer look at some of the wildlife. Join a deer spotting tour to see if you can spot the elusive Curaçao white-tailed deer, or a birdwatching tour where, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky, you can observe the rare native barn owl. During the rainy months, you can encounter natural springs cascading down the mountainside with wild orchids coming into bloom on one of CARMABIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guided park tours or join them on an occasional full moon walk. You can also check out the Savonet museum, situated in one of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest and most beautifully preserved plantation houses featuring an extensive display of artifacts that portray Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history and the history of this plantation.

As you venture further west nearing the westernmost tip of the LVODQG\RXZLOOĆ&#x201C;QG6KHWH%RND3DUNRQWKHZLOGQRUWKHUQFRDVW<RXU exploration begins at Boka Tabla, where the power of the ocean collides with the rugged terrain as you experience the deafening roar of the sea crashing into an underground cave. Then as you ascend to the cliffs above, take a moment to capture the impressive view and nature's force all around you. As you head along the coastline further into the park, with the waves crashing into the cliffs spraying a majestic white tower high above, you will discover a natural bridge carved out of the limestone by the pounding surf.

25


There are two hiking trails in the park:

Photo by Gail Johnson

%RND3LVWRO Trail includes a 1-hour walk leading through Boka Kalki where sea turtles are sometimes seen to lay their eggs. Huge waves burst into the sky with JXQƓUHOLNHH[SORVLRQVDQGSDQRUDPLF YLHZVIURPWKHŴDWOLPHVWRQHKLOOV

26

%RND:DQGRPL Trail is a 1-hour walk along rolling lava hills down to Boka Wandomi and the limestone bluffs to a natural bridge. A short walk along the rugged north coast will bring you back to Boka Tabla. Be sure to stop off at the +DWR&DYHV on your adventure out west. These caves are over 300,000 years old, and as the largest caves on the island, they are visitor friendly, fully paved and well lit. Let your imagination run wild with the intriguing geological formations of stalagmites and stalactites in the famous “Fantasy Room” deep inside the caves. Join a guided tour to learn more about the caves and the important role they played in Curaçao’s slave history, and discover the ancient Amerindian petroglyphs on the surrounding trails of this fascinating park.


Photo by Gail Johnson

St. Willibrodus

&Jan Kok Flamingos on the Go

$V\RXGULYHE\WKHDQFLHQWVDOWĹ´DWVRQWKHRXWVNLUWVRI-DQ.RNDQG6W :LOOLEURUGXV\RXFDQVSRWWKHYLEUDQWSLQNĹ´DPLQJRVZDGLQJWKURXJK WKHVKDOORZZDWHUV7KHROGVDOWĹ´DWVDUHWKHSHUIHFWVSRWIRUWKHPWRIHHG off of the microscopic shrimp that live in the brackish water. These shrimp DUHZKDWJLYHWKHHOHJDQWĹ´DPLQJRVWKHLUXQLTXHSLQNFRORU

Landhuis Jan Kok

2YHUORRNLQJWKHVDOWŴDWV\RXZLOOGLVFRYHUWKHJDOOHU\RIWKHIDPRXVDUWLVW1HQD Sanchez, located at Landhuis (Estate House) Jan Kok. She embraced the vibrant colors of the Dutch Caribbean scenery to create her own distinct artistic style. Her works are tropical showpieces that are frivolous and fun-loving yet capture the iconic style of the architecture and culture of Curaçao. Nena was a pioneering entrepreneur creating beautiful paintings and merchandizing a line of artistic pieces and prints that make perfect souvenirs to remember this beautiful island.

The March to Freedom

6WDQGLQJWDOOLQIURQWRIWKHVDOWĹ´DWV\RXĹ?OOĆ&#x201C;QGDPRQXPHQWLQWKHIRUPRI DZKLWHĆ&#x201C;VW7KLVFRPPHPRUDWHVWKHOLIHDQGOHJDF\RI7XOD+HZDVDVODYH who led the slavery uprising which eventually resulted in the abolition of slavery in 1863. He and his followers began a march from Landhuis (Estate House) Knip to the city of Willemstad, and he was eventually sentenced to a very cruel death. His life is remembered by several of these monuments marking the route of Tulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s march to freedom. 27


out West

*URWH.QLS 3OD\D.HQHSD*UDQGL

7KH :HVWHUQ VLGH RI WKH LVODQG DUH GRWWHG ZLWK FRYHV WKDW PDNH HDFK VXFFHHGLQJ EHDFK D QHZ GLVFRYHU\*URWH.QLSLVDORFDODQGWRXULVWIDYRXULWH RQWKHZHHNHQGVEXWGXULQJWKHZHHNWKLVEHDFK LV SUDFWLFDOO\ GHVHUWHG %HIRUH JRLQJ GRZQ WR WKH VKRUHVWDQGRQWKHFOLIIDERYHWRJD]HGRZQDWWKLV SLFWXUHSHUIHFWEHDFKRI&XUD©DR7KHQZDONGRZQWR WKHEHDFKWRHQWHUWKHDTXDHPHUDOGZDWHUWKDW\RX FDQRQO\Æ&#x201C;QGLQWKH&DULEEHDQ$OVRDSDUDGLVHIRU VQRUNHOHUVZKRZDQWWRVHHFRUDOUHHIVQHDUE\ 28


:LWKGLIIHUHQWEHDFKHVWRH[SORUHRQWKLVWLQ\LVODQG,

HDFKRIWKHPKDVLWVRZQGLVWLQFWYLEH7KHPRVWEUHDWKWDNLQJEHDFKHVLQ&XUDŠDR DUHRQWKHZHVWHUQKDOIRIWKHLVODQG6RZK\QRWDGGDOLWWOHEHDFKKRSSLQJDV\RX JR RQ \RXU WRXU RXW ZHVW" 6RPH RI WKH EHDFKHV FDUU\ DQ HQWUDQFH IHH DQG SURYLGH IDFLOLWLHVUHVWDXUDQWVDQGEHDFKDPHQLWLHVOLNHIRUH[DPSOH.RNRPR%HDFKZLWKLWV EHDXWLIXOVXQVHWVDQG,QVWDJUDPUHDG\VZLQJVXVSHQGHGRYHUWKHZDWHU3RUWR0DULH ZLWKWKHIULHQGO\ZLOGSLJVLQUHVLGHQFHDQG&DV$EDRZLWKZDWHUVSRUWVDYDLODEOHDQG UHOD[LQJPDVVDJHVULJKWRQWKHEHDFK7KH\Ĺ?UHQRWWREHRXWGRQHE\VRPHRIWKHRWKHU EHDFKHVLQWKHZHVWWKDWDUHIUHHRIFKDUJH'DDLERRLLVDVPDOOIDPLO\IULHQGO\EHDFK ZLWK DPSOH VKDGH *URRW .QLS ZLWK LWV IDPRXV SLFWXUHSHUIHFW YLVWDV IURP WKH FOLIIV DERYHDQGWKHODLGEDFNĆ&#x201C;VKHUPDQĹ?VEHDFKFDOOHG3OD\D3LVNDGRZKHUH\RXFDQKDYH WKHFKDQFHWRVQRUNHOZLWKWKHZLOGWXUWOHVVZLPPLQJDURXQGWKHĆ&#x201C;VKLQJERDWV7KHVH DUHMXVWDIHZWKHUHDUHVRPDQ\PRUHEHDFKHVWRH[SORUH

3KRWRE\-DVSHU'RHVW

the Flamingo

IWHU Ŵ\LQJ LQWR WKH ZLQGRZ RI D KRWHO WKH ZRXQGHG ŴDPLQJRZDVGHOLYHUHGWRWKHYHWHULQDU\FOLQLFRI2GHWWH Doest, who took care of the bird, brought him back to health and fondly named him Bob. But the beautiful ŴDPLQJRFRXOGQRWEHUHWXUQHGWRLWVQDWXUDOKDELWDWEHFDXVHKHZDVOHIW ZLWKDKDQGLFDSb$V%RELQWHJUDWHGLQWRKLVQHZKRPHKHGHYHORSHG a special bond with Odette. Her love for animals knows no bounds as she devotes much of her time to preserving nature here in Curaçao as President of CARMABI.

A

%REWKHĹ´DPLQJREHJDQWRDFFRPSDQ\2GHWWHRQYDULRXVURDGWULSVDQG therapeutic swims at the beach. Soon the two became inseparable. Bob began touring local schools and hotels for educational visits, teaching kids about this beautiful local species and about nature conservation.

This caught the attention of famed wildlife TV host, Jeff Corwin, who featured Bob on his program, further highlighting the unique diversity WKDW&XUDŠDRĹ?VQDWXUHKDVWRRIIHU%REWKHĹ´DPLQJRSURYHGKLPVHOIWR be quite the photogenic model, and Odetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relative, Jasper Doest, a biologist/ecologist and avid photographer began to capture all of Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TXLUN\PRPHQWVDWKRPHDQGRQWKHMRE-DVSHUZRQVWbSUL]HDWWKH Sony World Photography Awards (2019) in the Natural World & Wildlife FDWHJRU\DQGRQWZRRFFDVLRQVWKHQGbSUL]HDWWKH:RUOG3UHVV3KRWR competition in the Nature Photos category, for his photographic series HQWLWOHGĹ?0HHW%REĹ?%REWKHĹ´DPLQJRKDVEHFRPHTXLWHWKH,QVWDJUDP sensation as his latest antics are featured on social media and recently stared in a full feature article on National Geographicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website and Instagram page.

29


Kunuku House.  5HPQDQWV RI WKHVHVLPSOHKXPEOHKRPHVDUH dotted through the countryside DQG ZHUH EXLOW E\ WKH VODYHV KXQGUHGV RI \HDUV DJR 7KH\ ZHUH FRQVWUXFWHG ZLWK WKLFN ZDOOV PDGH RXW RI PXG VWLFNV DQG FOD\ DQG WKDWFKHG URRIV PDGHIURPWKHVWDONVRIFRUQ

'DWLQJEDFNIURPWKHHDUO\WKFHQWXU\WRWKHODWHWK FHQWXU\WKHVHZHUHWKHKRXVHVRIWKHSODQWDWLRQRZQHUV 7KH/DQGKXL]HQ SODQWDWLRQKRXVHV ZHUHEXLOWIURPFRUDO ZLWKEULFNDQGVWRQHGHWDLOV7KHKLJKVDGGOHURRIVZHUH GHVLJQHGWRFDWFKDQGFROOHFWPXFKQHHGHGUDLQZDWHU

Culture aĹŁĹ&#x2013;ÏţħĹ&#x2013;Ě&#x201D;Galleries 7+( $5&+(2/2*,&$/ 086(80 Insight into the lives of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past inhabitants with stories told through the many recovered artifacts on display. T: 462-1933 -(:,6++,6725,&$/$1'&8/785$/086(80The oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, Mikve Israel Emanuel, where you can learn more about the history and heritage of the Jews that settled in Curaçao from the Netherlands, Europe and Asia before 1700. T: 461-1633 /$1'+8,6 %/2(0+2) +LVWRULFDO DUFKLWHFWXUH Ć&#x201C;QH DUW H[KLELWLRQV DQG surrounding gardens make this landhuis a cherished cultural and historical venue in Curaçao. Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 2pm. T: 737-5775 .85$+8/$1'$086(80 A museum dedicated to the many different cultures throughout Africa. A valuable cultural addition to the island at the beginning of a wave of renovations and innovation for the neighborhood of Otrobanda. The museum displays the painful but interesting history of Curaçao during the slave trade. kurahulanda.com

30

.818.8+286( The last remaining Kunuku house that has been kept historically intact is called the Kas di Palâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i Maishi (house of the sticks of corn) and is open to visitors to catch a glimpse of the old-world life in Curaçao. 7+(&85$Â&#x2030;$2086(80 Housed in a spacious colonial-style building, on exhibit are geological and pre-Colombian Indian artifacts, maps and charts, a traditional plantation kitchen, antique furniture & more. T: 462-3873 &+,/'5(1 6 086(80 This museum provides a rich environment that stimulates childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural curiosity and creativity. Ininteractive exhibit zones, children explore and learn through the power of play. It is DSODFHZKHUHFKLOGUHQIHHOIUHHDQGFRQĆ&#x201C;GHQWWRH[DPLQHDVNTXHVWLRQV explore, create their own masterpieces, and connect with other children. childrensmuseumcuracao.org 6$921(7 086(80 The historical plantation complex is an experience for the entire family where the running theme is the interdependence of humans and nature. Portal to Christoffel Park. T: 864-0363

0$5,7,0( 086(80 Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategic location and natural harbor made it a major seafaring and commercial center. The museum, situated in a beautifully restored 17th century building in Scharloo, includes exhibits of antique miniatures and 17th century ship models and maps, some even dating back to 1500. T: 465-2327

.$6',$/0$%/28Papiamento for Home of the Blue Soul. Absorb the Curaçao expression of art, situated in the heart of Willemstad, just a few steps from the well-known Pontoon Bridge. Alma Blou is special because it is housed in one of the most beautiful monuments in Otrobanda. T: 4628896

7+(180,60$7,&086(80Numismatics is the study of or collection of currency. The exhibit here illustrates the evolution of Antillean currency. T: 462-5912

/$1'+8,6-$1.2.is on the way to Willibrordus. The interior showcases the art gallery of Nena Sanchez. She recently passsed away but lives on in her expression through art and in the hearts of other local artist and fans of her work. T: 864-0965


The park is open every day of the week from 6.00am – 2:00pm The Christoffel Mountain can be climbed until 10 AM in the morning. For the latest information on our fees, regulations and reservations, please visit our website:

www.christoffelpark.org or call +5999 8640363

Find your dream place on this paradise island! T: + 5999 736-1133 M: +5999 5624089 info@realestatecaribe.com www.realestatecaribe.com Santa Rosaweg 172, Willemstad, Curaçao

Lands • Homes • Commercial • Valuating property for sale • Long-term or holiday rental managing property • Advice on building or renovating buying property


District Revival & Street Art Street Art Skalo is an initiative undertaken by a group of creatives working in the Scharloo area who all earn a living with their creativity. They believe that art is business and that the creative sector on the island should be taken more seriously. The creative industry is an important one, but one that is often underestimated.

32


ear Anna Bay Street, a delightful walk away from the souvenir shops in Punda, you can cross the pedestrian bridge into the Scharloo district to discover a succession of old colonial houses, street art and a melting pot of restored historic houses in juxtoposition to some rather dilapidated ones. In the past few decades, many of these century-old homes have been restored into JDOOHULHVDUWVWXGLRVRIĆ&#x201C;FHEXLOGLQJV museums and restaurants. Ć&#x161; guided walking tour through Skalo is a great way to imbibe the characteristics

N

of this spruced up district and also gain a better understanding of how Curaçao has helped its people be proud of this neighborhood again. You can weave through the narrow streets of Skalo, pointing out to the many walls where talented artists express themselves with vibrant murals such as the Romanesque painting by Francis Sling on Bitterstraat. If you walk north behind the colorful row houses in Skalo, \RX OOĆ&#x201C;QGDFKDUPLQJQHLJKERUKRRG with narrow, brick-paved roads. The talented street artists' work is not limited to the facades of buildings, for it is in these narrow passes you'll

discover a neighborhood basketball court featuring every color of the rainbow. Prominently used in short Ć&#x201C;OPVVKRZFDVHGDWWKHKRXU Ć&#x201C;OPIHVWLYDOWKLVDUWVPHHWVDWKOHWHV venue is one of a kind. Towards the HQGRIWKHVWUHHW\RXZLOOĆ&#x201C;QGD green and white house that is the home of the National Archives, also often referred to as the Wedding Cake house because of its ornate architecture. From the streets to the indoor galleries, street art has earned its reputation in Curaçao. This part of Willemstad now earns its identity as young, trendy and vibrant.

Street Art in Otrobanda Only a half dozen years ago, street art and wall murals were just beginning to emerge in the city of Willemstad. Today, festivals are held celebrating the diverse and decorated buildings in Otrobanda and Punda. Walking tours are available in the capital city, but if you want to venture down the alleys of Otrobanda and discover the famed artwork for yourself, I suggest you begin at the top of the Havenstraat near Theatro Luna Blou. As the street rounds the corner, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll notice the large mural of a rooster painted on the face of the blue building. From there, the colorful steps welcoming you to the

neighborhood under the bridge is a must stop, photo op. On both sides of that street, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discover where the Kaya Kaya festival has left its indelible mark with colorful murals reaching high heights and crossing over various buildings. Look for the realistic faces of Curacaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth, the angels and turtles, the dancers DQGIUHHGRPĆ&#x201C;JKWHUV7KHUHDUH so many wonders to discover as you explore the city alleys, proving that Curacao is much more than its beautiful beaches. It is a celebration of its art, its people and their ability to inspire wonder in all who come to see it.

Photos by Gail Johnson 33


Cosmetic Treatment on the go ever has the desire for happiness been as strong as it is today. In this unbridled quest, beauty and well-being are major assets. Cosmetic treatments together with science can allow the body and mind to harmonize by reducing VLJQVRIDJLQJDQGUHĆ&#x201C;QLQJIDFLDORUERGLO\IHDWXUHV3URJUHVVLQVFLHQFH and technology today makes it possible to achieve this.

N

Owners and directors of Cosmetic Centre Curaçao, Dr. Pascal Sahoury and Mrs. Marika Sahoury are delighted to share their mission and their passion to improve and extend the quality of cosmetic care on Curaçao. Visitors from abroad can have their treatment on the island. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our vision is to make Curaçao an attractive destination for visitors who want to combine cosmetic treatment with a Caribbean vacation in a very professional and welcoming treatment environmentâ&#x20AC;? states Mr. Sahoury. Cosmetic Centre Curaçao offers an excellent price and quality accommodation to link the recovery period directly to a vacation tailored to their patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs. Visitors from all over the world can inquire and book for a next-day surgery program: consultation and surgery on consecutive days to experience the luxury and convenience of a private clinic combined with responsible hospital care. As a recognized healthcare institution with high-quality cosmetic care and the latest surveillance equipment from European manufactures, the overall wellEHLQJRIWKHLUSDWLHQWVLVWKHLUĆ&#x201C;UVWSULRULW\7KHLUWHDPRISURIHVVLRQDOV promise a wellness experience at international standards.

34

All their consultations and treatments are performed by experienced doctors and medical specialists, ensuring safe and high-quality care. 7KHSROLF\RI&RVPHWLF&HQWHU&XUDŠDRLVWRSURYLGHTXDOLW\KRXU SDWLHQWRULHQWHGFDUHWDLORUHGWRPHHWVSHFLĆ&#x201C;FUHTXLUHPHQWV â&#x20AC;˘+LJKO\TXDOLĆ&#x201C;HGGRFWRUVVXUJHRQVDQGGHQWLVWV â&#x20AC;˘&RPSHWHQWQXUVLQJVWDII â&#x20AC;˘7UHDWPHQWVDFFRUGLQJWRWKHODWHVWWHFKQLTXHV â&#x20AC;˘0HGLFDOHTXLSPHQWIURP(XURSHDQPDQXIDFWXUHUV â&#x20AC;˘0RGHUQLQIUDVWUXFWXUH â&#x20AC;˘*RRGORFDWLRQDQGDFFHVVLELOLW\ â&#x20AC;˘2SHUDWLQJURRPVWRLQWHUQDWLRQDOVWDQGDUGV â&#x20AC;˘KRXUFDUHGD\VD\HDU


Jewish History in Curaçao

URPWKHHDUO\ōVWKHƓUVW-HZLVKVHWWOHUVFDPHWR&XUD©DR DQGHVWDEOLVKHGWKH0LNYH,VUDHO +RSHRI,VUDHO FRQJUHJDWLRQ 6HSKDUGLF -HZV RULJLQDWLQJ IURP 6SDLQ DQG 3RUWXJDO FDPH WR &XUD©DRIURP+ROODQGWRŴHHWKH6SDQLVK,QTXLVLWLRQVHHNLQJ D QHZ KRPH ZKHUH WKH\ ZHUH IUHH WR SUDFWLFH WKHLU IDLWK :LWKLQ D JHQHUDWLRQ WKH\ JDLQHG D VWURQJ EDQNLQJ VKLSSLQJ DQG FRPPHUFH LQŴXHQFHRQWKHLVODQG%\WKH0LNY«,VUDHO(PPDQXDO6\QDJRJXH ZDV EXLOW LQ :LOOHPVWDG DQG UHPDLQV WKH ROGHVW V\QDJRJXH LQ WKH :HVWHUQ+HPLVSKHUHLQFRQWLQXRXVXVHWRGD\0LNY«,VUDHO(PPDQXHO FODLPVWRRZQ7RUDKVFUROOVWKDWDUHRYHU\HDUVROGVRPHRIZKLFK KDYHEHHQEURXJKWE\WKHVDPHPHQZKRŴHGWKH,QTXLVLWLRQLQWKHODWH VDQGIRXQGHGWKHFRPPXQLW\LQ&XUD©DR

F

)DVWIRUZDUGWRWKHODWHōVZKHQ$VKNHQD]L-HZVEHJDQLPPLJUDWLQJ WR &XUD©DR IURP (DVWHUQ (XURSH DV SDUW RI D JUHDWHU PLJUDWLRQ WR WKH 1HZ:RUOG$IWHUVHYHUDOGHFDGHVWKH\EHFDPHYHU\SURVSHURXVVHOOLQJ JRRGVIURPWKH6HSKDUGLFZKROHVDOHUVRQWKHLVODQG7KH\IRUPHGWKHLU RZQ 2UWKRGR[ FRQJUHJDWLRQ ZLWK D V\QDJRJXH LQ 6FKDUORR WKDW ZDV FRQVHFUDWHG LQ  DQG ODWHU PRYHG IURP WKHUH WR D FRPWHPSRUDU\ V\QDJRJXH EXLOW LQ  RXWVLGH RI WKH FLW\ LQ 0DKDDL 7KH -HZLVK FRPPXQLW\LQ&XUD©DRKHOGDNH\UROHLQKHOSLQJWKHLUIHOORZPDQGXULQJ WKH 6HFRQG :RUOG :DU RQH RI WKH GDUNHVW SHULRGV LQ -HZLVK KLVWRU\ 0DQ\JDYHWKHLUOLYHVIRUWKHZDUHIIRUWVERWKORFDOO\DQGDEURDG2QH RIWKHPRVWQRWDEOHZDV*HRUJH0DGXURZKRIRXJKWKHURLFDOO\LQWKH 1HWKHUODQGV0DGXURGDPLQ7KH+DJXHDFLW\SDUNZLWKPLQLDWXUHVRI +ROODQGōVODQGPDUNVZDVEXLOWLQKLVPHPRU\

Photo by Gail Johnson

7KLVOLWWOHLVODQGKDVWDNHQDSLYRWDOUROHLQVKDSLQJWKH-HZLVKODQGVFDSH LQWKH:HVWHUQ+HPLVSKHUHDQGKDVSURYHQWHQIROGWKDWWKHVPDOOHVWFDQ RIWHQPDNHWKHELJJHVWGLIIHUHQFH

Did you know? 7KUHHUHDVRQVZK\WKHUHLVVDQGRQWKHŴRRU of the Mikvé Israel-Emmanuel Synagogue 7KHV\QDJRJXHHPEUDFHVWKHWUDGLWLRQRIPDQ\DQFLHQW 6SDQLVKDQG3RUWXJXHVHV\QDJRJXHVZKHUHWKH6HSKDUGLF -HZVSODFHVDQGRQWKHŴRRUWRUHPLQGWKHPRIWKH\HDUV RIZDQGHULQJLQWKH6LQDLGHVHUWLQWKHMRXUQH\PDGHE\WKHLU IRUHIDWKHUVIURP(J\SWWRWKH3URPLVHG/DQG 7KHƓUVW-HZLVKVHWWOHUVWRWKHLVODQGZHUHRULJLQDOO\IURP 6SDLQDQG3RUWXJDOZKRŴHGWR+ROODQGEHFDXVHRIUHOLJLRXV SHUVHFXWLRQGXULQJWKH6SDQLVK,QTXLVLWLRQ$WWKDWWLPHPDQ\ ZRUVKLSSHUVSODFHGVDQGRQWKHŴRRUVRIWKHLUVHFUHWSODFHV RIZRUVKLSWRPXIŴHWKHVRXQGRIWKHLUIRRWVWHSVDQGWRDYRLG JHWWLQJGLVFRYHUHGDQGRIWHQSXWWRGHDWK$IWHUVHWWOLQJLQ &XUD©DRWKHFRQJUHJDWLRQFKRVHWRSODFHWKHVDQGRQWKHŴRRU RIWKHV\QDJRJXHDVDUHPLQGHURIWKHFRXUDJHDQGGHYRWLRQRI WKHLUIRUHIDWKHUV 7KHVDQGZDVSODFHGRQWKHŴRRURIWKHV\QDJRJXHDVD V\PERORIWKH-HZLVKVFULSWXUHWKDWVD\Vŏ,ZLOOPXOWLSO\\RXU VHHGDVWKHVDQGVRIWKHVHDVKRUHDQGWKHVWDUVLQWKHKHDYHQVŐ *HQHVLV 

35


Photo by Sheila Botton

36


I am Canadian, but Curaรงao has been my home away from home for many years. During this time, I had wonderful opportunities to dig into island life with my family and friends to explore the treasures of Curaรงao. We had so many amazing experiences together on the island, but several activities have stood out as โ€˜must doโ€™ recommendations to visitors-

Amazonia the Lost Cultures

'LVFRYHU WKH ORVW FXOWXUHV RI 0HVRDPHULFD DQG WKH &DULEEHDQV (QMR\DลŠPLQXWHJXLGHGMRXUQH\WKURXJKDVTXDUH IRRW LQVWDOODWLRQ WUDYHOLQJ EDFN LQ WLPH LQ UHFUHDWHG MXQJOHV FDYHVWHPSOHUXLQVDQGSRQGVUHลดHFWLQJWKH0D\D$]WHF,QFDDQG $UDZDNFXOWXUHV,QWHUDFWZLWKSDUURWVPRQNH\VUHSWLOHV PRUH laldeacur.com/tour

Atlantis Adventures

(PEDUN RQ D QDUUDWHG WRXU RI WKH XQGHUZDWHU ZRUOG DORQJ WKH VRXWKVLGHRIWKHLVODQGRQWKH6HDZRUOG([SORUHUZKHUH\RXFDQ YLHZ&XUDยฉDR VVSHFWDFXODUFRUDOUHHIV)URP\RXUSULYDWHZLQGRZ REVHUYHDZDOOMXVWRIIVKRUHWKDWGURSVVKDUSO\WRDGHSWKRIVHYHUDO KXQGUHG IHHW<RX ZLOO VHH GR]HQV RI VSHFLHV RI WURSLFDO ฦ“VK DV ZHOODVGHOLFDWHFRORQLHVRIFRUDOcuracao-atlantisadventures.com

Aquafari

'LYH HDVLO\ XQGHU WKH VHD RQ \RXU SHUVRQDO ZDWHU VFRRWHU DFFRPSDQLHG E\ D FHUWLฦ“HG $TXDIDUL GLYHU 8QOLNH VFXED GLYLQJ ZKLFKUHTXLUHVPRUHJHDUDQGPRUHFRXUDJHJRLQJRQDQ$TXDIDUL WULSLVHDV\IRUXQGHUZDWHUVLJKWVHHUV7KH$TXDIDULVFRRWHULVHDV\ WRPDVWHUDQGVRPXFKIXQaquafari.net

Bounty Adventures

<RXU SULYDWH JXLGH RQ VHD DQG ODQG RIIHUV XQLTXH SULYDWH WULSV ZLWK D WRXU JXLGH RU FDSWDLQ DQG FUHZ ZKR NQRZ WKH ZDWHUV RI &XUDยฉDR OLNH QR RWKHU -RLQ WKHP RQ WKHLU GDLO\ WULS WR SDUDGLVH LVODQG.OHLQ&XUDยฉDRRURQDURPDQWLF6XQVHW6DLO-XPSDERDUG IRUDQDZHVRPHKDOIGD\6DLODQG6QRUNHODGYHQWXUH%RXQW\WULSV DUHRXWRIWKLVZRUOG bountyadventures.com

SUP Curaรงao

$IWHU D VKRUW VKRUH EULHฦ“QJ RQFH HYHU\RQH LV LQ FRQWURO DQG VPLOLQJZHJHWXSRQRXUERDUGVDQGKHDGRIILQVHDUFKRIQHZ DGYHQWXUH7KH6SDQLVK:DWHUDUHDLVDSDGGOHERDUGHU VSDUDGLVH ZLWK PDQ\ H[FLWLQJ ODJRRQV RQ ERWK WKH QRUWK DQG WKH VRXWK VKRUHZKHUHORWVRIELUGVDQGRWKHUDQLPDOVFDQEHVSRWWHG$IWHU \RXU683'LQJH[SHULHQFH\RXZLOOEDODQFHFRQฦ“GHQWO\DQGOHDUQ DOOWKHSDGGOHWHFKQLTXHV6XLWDEOHIRUFKLOGUHQZKRKDYHZDWHU FRQฦ“GHQFHsupcuracao.com

Curaรงao Ostrich Farm

2QH RI WKH ELJJHVW RVWULFK DUPV LQ WKH &DULEEHDQ DQG LWลV HYHQ RQHRIWKHELJJHVWRXWVLGHRI$IULFD,WRIIHUVDQLQWHUHVWLQJORRNDW KRZRVWULFKHVOLYHDQGEUHHG<RXFDQYLVLWWKHIDUPWKDWLVKRPHWR RYHUELUGVDQGWDNHDJXLGHGWRXUWROHDUQDOOWKHUHLVWRNQRZ DERXWWKHVHPDJQLฦ“FHQWFUHDWXUHVcuracaoostrichfarm.com

Sheila Botton

Curaรงao Sea Aquarium Park

0HHW*UHHW )HHG2QHRIWKH&DULEEHDQลVฦ“QHVWPDULQHH[KLELWV DQGDGHฦ“QLWHZLQQHUZLWKNLGV$WWKH6HD$TXDULXP3DUNWKHUH LVSOHQW\WRGR,WLVWKHEHVWSODFHWRVHHWKHEHDXWLIXOXQGHUZDWHU FUHDWXUHV RI WKH &DULEEHDQ 'LVFRYHU DQ LPSUHVVLYH YDULHW\ RI PDULQH OLIH DQG HQMR\ G\QDPLF DQG HGXFDWLRQDO VKRZV (DFK RI WKH SDUWLFLSDWLQJ FRPSDQLHV DOVR RIIHU DGGLWLRQDO SURJUDPV WKDW FDQEHERRNHGVHSDUDWHO\ csapark.com

Animal Encounters

([SHULHQFH D VFXED GLYH RU VQRUNHO HQFRXQWHU VXUURXQGHG E\ VWLQJUD\V VKDUNV DQG PDQ\ RWKHU ฦ“VK 7KLV DFWLYLW\ LV IRU ERWK FHUWLฦ“HG DQG QRQFHUWLฦ“HG GLYHUV 3DUWLFLSDQWV KDYH WKH RSSRUWXQLW\WRKDQGIHHGWKHVHVHDDQLPDOVDQGREVHUYHWKHPXS FORVHDQGSHUVRQDO$QLPDO(QFRXQWHUVLVORFDWHGDWWKH&XUDยฉDR 6HD$TXDULXP3DUNsea-aquarium-park.com/animal-encounters

Dolphin Academy

'ROSKLQ$FDGHP\ SURYLGHV DQ HGXFDWLRQDO YHQXH ZKHUH YLVLWRUV FDQREVHUYHDQGLQWHUDFWZLWKWUDLQHGERWWOHQRVHGROSKLQVLQERWK VSDFLRXV HQFORVXUHV DQG WKH RSHQ VHD %\ RIIHULQJ LQIRUPDWLRQ DQGDQXPEHURIVSHFLDOSURJUDPVWRWKHLUJXHVWVWKH\KRSHWR IRVWHUDVHQVHRIZRQGHUDQGIDVFLQDWLRQDERXWWKHVHPDPPDOV 9LVLWRUVKDYHWKHRSSRUWXQLW\WRPHHWVZLPVQRUNHORUHYHQGLYH ZLWKGROSKLQVdolphinacademy.com

Ocean Lens

7KH2FHDQ/HQVLVDQLQQRYDWLYHXQGHUZDWHUREVHUYDWRU\ORFDWHG DW 6XEVWDWLRQ &XUDยฉDR *XHVWV FOLPE GRZQ WKH VWDLUV DW  IHHW GHHSWRHQWHUDFKDPEHUZLWKDODUJHFLUFXODUOHQVWKDWRYHUORRNV WKH UHHI GURS RII LQ DLUFRQGLWLRQHG FRPIRUW *XHVWV FDQ UHFOLQH LQ IURQW RI WKH OHQV WR VSRW DQ DEXQGDQFH RI FRORUIXO ฦ“VK FRUDO FRQVHUYDWLRQ WUHHV DQG SRVVLEO\ HYHQ WKH &XUD6XE GHVFHQGLQJ LQWR WKH GHHS $FFRPSDQLHG E\ D PDULQH H[SHUW YLVLWRUV OHDUQ DERXWWKHXQGHUZDWHUZRUOGXSFORVHFRQVHUYDWLRQDQGVFLHQWLฦ“F GLVFRYHULHVZLWKRXWJHWWLQJWKHLUIHHWZHW@ Ocean Lens Curaรงao

Pelican Boat Trips

(QMR\DYDULHW\RIPDQ\WULSVRIIHUHG6QRUNHODURXQGWKHVXQNHQ WXJERDW DQG VHH EHDXWLIXO FRUDO DQG PDQ\ FRORUIXO ฦ“VK &UXLVH WKURXJK WKH KDUERU DQG DGPLUH WKH EHDXWLIXO &DULEEHDQ VXQVHW GXULQJ D WULS DORQJ WKH FRDVWOLQH RI &XUDยฉDR 3HOLFDQ %RDW 7ULSV RIIHUVGDLO\WULSVZLWKGHSDUWXUHVIURPWKH&XUDยฉDR6HD$TXDULXP 3DUNpelicanboattrips.com

37


:HFDSWXUHWKHEHVWPRPHQWVRI\RXU',9( %HDXWLIXOXQGHUZDWHUYLGHRVDQGSKRWRV 6QRUNHOLQJDQGEHDFKVKRRWV 8QGHUZDWHUSURSRVDO /HDUQKRZWRXVH\RXUFDPHUDOLNHDSUR &RQWDFWXVIRUDQ\RI\RXUSKRWRJUDSKLFQHHGV 3OHDVHNHHSWKHRFHDQVFOHDQ

(PDLOWXUWOHDQGUD\#JPDLOFRP ZZZWXUWOHDQGUD\FRP

IDFHERRNFRPWXUWOHDQGUD\ LQVWDJUDPFRPWXUWOHDQGUD\


Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort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Ć&#x201C;WQHVVFHQWHUDGXOW ODSSRROVWXQQLQJEHDFKDQGDGMDFHQWMRJJLQJ SDWKORFDWHGDGMDFHQWWRSURSHUW\RIIHUKHDOWK KDYHQVIRUWKRVHVHHNLQJKHDOWK\RSWLRQV7KH &XUDŠDR0DUULRWW%HDFK5HVRUWORRNVIRUZDUG WRZHOFRPLQJ\RXWRWKHQHZHVWJHPLQWKH 6RXWKHUQ&DULEEHDQ

Who is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chichiâ&#x20AC;?? ÂŽ The character was inspired by the literally â&#x20AC;&#x153;big sisterâ&#x20AC;? nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;chichiâ&#x20AC;? in a local Caribbean community, the older sister or favorite auntie of the family, who is always there with a welcoming embrace.

Gallery / Shop Tour Free entrance

Workshop Paint your own souvenir

www.chichi-curacao.com

phone: +5999 7380648


The annual carnival celebration was once again the colorful display of costumes and pageantry that everybody has come to expect. The 2019 season was a bit shorter than usual due to the early date of lent. However, the celebrations were not to be outdone. The six weeks before the JUDQG PDUFK ZHUH ƓOOHG ZLWK FDUQLYDOWKHPHG pageants, jump ups and events. The pinnacle of the carnival season was the Tumba Song Festival, the largest singing competition of the island with over forty participants and bands. Approximately 28 groups participated during the colorful parade, and the atmosphere was electric. In 2020, the carnival celebrates its 50th anniversary, and Curaçao plans to go all out with its celebration, so don’t miss the festivities!

Tradition 40


Photo by Tico Vos

Photo by Gail Johnson

SeĂş Festival See you there!

XULQJWKHDQQXDO6HÂź)HVWLYDODFRORUIXOGÂŤILOÂŤ WRRNWRWKHVWUHHWVRI2WUREDQGDDQG%DQGDĹ?ERX WR FHOHEUDWH WKLV \HDUĹ?V KDUYHVW ,WĹ?V D WUDGLWLRQ WKDWGDWHVEDFNWRWKHWKFHQWXU\FHOHEUDWHG HDFK (DVWHU 0RQGD\ )RU WKH SDVW  \HDUV WKH FRORUIXO SDUDGH KDV PDUFKHG WKURXJK WKH VWUHHWV RI 2WUREDQGD DWWUDFWLQJODUJHFURZGV

D

)RU WKH Ć&#x201C;UVW WLPH (YHQWV &XUDŠDR MRLQHG WKH JURXS 6HPEUDGR GL 6SHUDQVDĹ&#x160;6RZHUVRI+RSHĹ&#x160;WRH[SHULHQFHWKLVFHOHEUDWLRQĆ&#x201C;UVWKDQG Weeks in advance, we came together to practice our choreography and meet with the seamstresses who took our measurements to customPDNHRXURXWĆ&#x201C;WV7KHHQGUHVXOWZDVDFRORUIXORXWĆ&#x201C;WGHVLJQHGE\-XDQ &DUORV3DGULQRZKLFKZDVLQVSLUHGE\WKH&XUDŠDRĹ´DJLQFRUSRUDWLQJ EOXH\HOORZDQGZKLWHFRPSOHPHQWHGE\EHDXWLIXOKLELVFXVĹ´RZHUV$ total of 42 groups participated during the 2019 edition!

Tourism and SeĂş

The SeĂş parade is one of the easiest ways to celebrate Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture, and the local population welcomes people from all nationalities to partake. Deborah Lantveld, a Surinamese woman that moved to Curaçao two years ago, decided to join a SeĂş group to immerse herself completely in the experience. According to Deborah, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for foreigners who live on the island to experience this at least once. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had

)RUWKHĆ&#x201C;UVWWLPHRXUYHU\RZQ'H\D0HQVFKH MRLQHGWKHJURXS6HPEUDGRGL6SHUDQVD 6RZHUVRI+RSHWRH[SHULHQFH6HÇ˝

such a good time, and I danced till my feet got sore,â&#x20AC;? she described. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let anybody tell you about it, just pick a group of your liking and enjoy the parade,â&#x20AC;? she added. According to Lionel Jansen, the president of Fundashon Kultural Kòrsou, "Many tourists are interested in the history of our country and want to experience the uniqueness of WKH6HÂźFHOHEUDWLRQĆ&#x201C;UVWKDQGĹ?

The Youth take CenterStage

There are also several events and competitions associated with SeĂş, like the Reina di SeĂş pageant and the KantadĂł Mayo song festival, where the winning song leads the SeĂş parade. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner, Sharrel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Adjatayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Denisia, sang Na Pia Mes speaking about the resilience of the Curaçao people and that need to press on to achieve greatness. For the past few years, there has been a wave of fresh talent being introduced to the SeĂş celebrations, attracting lots of young people. Jansen emphasizes that young people need to develop a deeper appreciation for the essence of SeĂş.

:HWUXO\HQMR\HGPDUFKLQJLQWKHSDUDGH :HVRDNHGLQSRVLWLYHHQHUJ\IURPDQLPDWHG SDUWLFLSDQWVDQGDGHOLJKWIXOFURZGPDNLQJ WKH6HÂźIHVWLYDODYLEUDQWHYHQW :HYRZWREHEDFNIRUWKH6HÂźIHVWLYDOIRUPRUH

41


2020 Events Calendar JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day January 01

Curacao Carnival Conference 50 year celebration February 6

S.O.S. Curacao Triathlon March 7 3&5DFLQJSDUWQHUVXS ZLWK1HZ<RUN7ULDWKOHWH $VVRFLDWLRQWRZHOFRPH WKH6267ULDWKORQ6HULHV WR&XUDŠDR ZZZVRVFXUDFDRFRP

Curacao Culinair April 3 & 4 'XULQJWKHWKHGLWLRQRI &XUDŠDR&XOLQDLUWU\DYDULHW\ RIVFUXPSWLRXVFXLVLQHIURP DOOWKHHWKQLFLWLHVWKDWUHVLGH LQ&XUDFDR&KHFNRXWZZZ FXUDFDRFXOLQDLUFRP IRUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ

Labor Day May 1

Jazz Meets Cultures June 6 7KH-D]]0HHWV&XOWXUHV )RXQGDWLRQZDVIRXQGHG LQZLWKWKHSXUSRVH to organize music events WKDWEULQJPXVLFIURPPDQ\ FRXQWULHVWRJHWKHUZKLOH showcasing Curacao music in FRPELQDWLRQZLWK-D]]&KHFN RXWZZZMD]]PHHWVFXOWXUHV FRPIRUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ

O F F I C I A L H O L I D AY

&HOHEUDWH\RXU1HZ<HDUDW WKH%ULRQ6TXDUHDQGHQMR\ Horse Parade JRRGPXVLFDQGDVSHFWDFXODU February 9 Ć&#x201C;UHZRUNGLVSOD\ 7KH(TXLQH6RFLHW\RI&XUDŠDR DQGRWKHUKRUVHORYHUV The Curaçao SDUWLFLSDWHGXULQJWKH&DUQLYDO Baseball Week VHDVRQZLWKDEHDXWLIXOSDUDGH -DQXDU\ DQGVWXQQLQJKRUVHV 7KHZHHNORQJHYHQWIRXQGHG E\0HXOHQVDLPVWREULQJ Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnival Parade WKH\RXWKFORVHUWRWKHLU February 16 ORFDODQGLQWHUQDWLRQDO 7KHORFDOFKLOGUHQIURP EDVHEDOOOHJHQGVDQG WRGGOHUVWRSUHWHHQVDOVR DOORZWKHPWRSDUWLFLSDWH HQMR\&DUQLYDODQGFRPH LQFOLQLFV&KHFNRXWZZZ together during their own FXUDFDREDVHEDOOZHHNFRP SDUDGHOHGE\WKHLURZQ\RXWK IRUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ 7XPED.LQJRU4XHHQ Curacao Carnival Village January 4 7KHJUDQGRSHQLQJRIWKH &DUQLYDOVHDVRQLVDOZD\V GRQHLQVW\OHZKHUHFRORUIXO &DUQLYDOJURXSWUDQVIRUP Pietermaai and Punda into a EORFNSDUW\ZLWKJUHDWPXVLF DQGFRORUIXOFRVWXPHV Fuikdag January 5 )RUWKHSDVWIHZGHFDGHV HYHU\Ć&#x201C;UVW6XQGD\RIWKH \HDUWKHORFDOVDQGEHDXWLIXO SHRSOHWDNHWKHLUERDWVWR WKHEUHDWKWDNLQJ)XLN%D\ WROX[XULDWHDOOGD\GXULQJ what has become an LQGLVSHQVDEOHWUDGLWLRQ

"Tiener" Parade February 21 +LJK6FKRROVWXGHQWVDQG WHHQDJHUVDOVRJHWWRHQMR\ WKHLURZQ&DUQLYDO3DUDGH that goes through the streets RI2WUREDQGD Carnival Parade at Bandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;bou February 22 $IXOOGD\RISDUW\LQJWDNHV SODFHLQWKHVWUHHWVRI %DQGDĹ?ERX The Grand Parade February 23 7KHPDLQ&DUQLYDOHYHQW WDNHVSODFHLQWKHVWUHHWVRI 2WUREDQGDZKHUHRYHUIRUW\ JURXSVDFFRPSDQLHGE\WKH PRVWSRSXODUEDQGVDQG'-Ĺ?V VKRZRIIWKHLUFRVWXPHVDQG FRORUIXOĹ´RDWVDORQJWKH NPURXWH

Carnival â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tumbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Festival January 27, 28, 29 & 31 )RUIRXUQLJKWVWKHPRVW SRSXODUVLQJHUVDQGEDQGV RIWKHLVODQGWHDPXSZLWK The Farewell Parade UHQRZQHGFRPSRVHUVGXULQJ February 25 WKHODUJHVWVRQJIHVWLYDO 7KHĆ&#x201C;QDOSDUDGHRIWKH&DUQLYDO ZKHUHWKHEHVWVRQJLVSLFNHG VHDVRQEHJLQVLQWKHODWH DQGWKHĹ&#x152;5HL5HLQDGL7XPEDĹ? DIWHUQRRQDQGFRQWLQXHVZHOO LVFURZQHG LQWRWKHQLJKW

Ascension Day May 21

O F F I C I A L H O L I D AY

Kärcher Triathlon May 30 The Curaçao International 7(&7ULDWKORQ&XUDFDR Film Festival Rotterdam RUJDQL]HVDQRWKHU2O\PSLF April 22 to 26 TXDOLI\LQJHYHQWDWWKH 7KHQLQWKHGLWLRQRIWKH VFHQLFSUHPLVHVRIWKH6DQWD IHVWLYDOZLOOEHH[WUDVSHFLDO %DUEDUD*ROI %HDFK5HVRUW JLYHQWKDWRYHUWKH\HDUVORFDO $WKOHWHVFDQSDUWLFLSDWHDV Ć&#x201C;OPPDNHUVKDYHJURZQDQG DQLQGLYLGXDORULQDUHOD\ DUHJLYHQDSODWIRUP WHDPWRWHVWWKHLUSK\VLFDO WRVKRZFDVHWKHLUZRUN HQGXUDQFHVZLPPLQJ &KHFNRXW NLORPHWHUVELNLQJ ZZZFXUDFDRLIIUFRP NLORPHWHUVWRĆ&#x201C;QDOL]H IRUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ ZLWKDNLORPHWHUVUXQ ZZZNDUFKHUWULDWKORQFRP Good Friday IRUPRUHGHWDLOV April 10 2IĆ&#x201C;FLDO+ROLGD\ &DWKROLFVREVHUYHWKLV RIĆ&#x201C;FLDOKROLGD\DQGPDUNV WKHEHJLQQLQJRIDZHHNORQJ VSULQJEUHDN Easter April 12 Easter Monday: The SeĂş or Harvest Parade April 13 O F F I C I A L H O L I D AY

7KH6HÂźRU+DUYHVW3DUDGH LVWKHVHFRQGODUJHVWSDUDGH RIWKHLVODQGZKHUHWKHVWUHHWV RI2WUREDQGDDJDLQWDNH FHQWHUVWDJHWRDQHXSKRULF IRONORULFFHOHEUDWLRQ Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday April 27

O F F I C I A L H O L I D AY

.LQJ:LOOHP$OH[DQGHUDOZD\V FHOHEUDWHVKLVELUWKGD\LQD IHVWLYHDWPRVSKHUHDQGLQ &XUDŠDR7KHORFDOVRUJDQL]H PDQ\PXVLFDODQGFXOLQDU\ HYHQWVWRKRQRUWKHPRQDUFK International Drag Fest Date TBA 7KH,QWHUQDWLRQDO'UDJ)HVW LVEDFNWRKRVWRQHRIWKH most renowned drag race FRPSHWLWLRQV LQWKH&DULEEHDQ 9LVLWFXUDFDRGUDJFRPIRU IXUWKHUGHWDLOV

'RQRWHWKDWDOOGDWHVDUHVXEMHFWHGWRFKDQJHVVRYLVLWFXUDFDRFDUQLYDOLQIRIRUXSGDWHGLQIRUPDWLRQ

Visit www.eventscuracao.com for more event details 42

O F F I C I A L H O L I D AY


JULY

AUGUST

Dia di Tula: Commemoration of the O F F I C I A L H O L I D AY Slave Uprising 7KH&XUDยฉDR)ODJLV August 17 FRPPHPRUDWHGZLWKRIฦ“FLDO 7KHVODYHXSULVLQJ FHUHPRQLHVDQGFXOWXUDO OHGE\ORFDOKHUR7XODLV HYHQWVDW3OD]D%ULRQDQGWKH commemorated with music YLOODJHRI%DUEHULQDGGLWLRQ DQGFXOWXUDOSUHVHQWDWLRQVDW WRPDQ\IRRGIHVWLYDOVDQG WKHZDWHUIURQWDW5LI)RUW7KH QHLJKERUKRRGIDPLO\ SRSXODUลŒ5XWDGL7XODลHQGV IULHQGO\JDWKHULQJV DW/DQGKXLV.HQHSD %DQGDลERX)RUPRUH LQIRUPDWLRQFDOO)XQGDVKRQ 3DUNH1DVKRQDO  Curaรงao Flag Day July 2

Curacao North Sea Jazz TBA

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER World Clean Up Day Curaรงao Day KLM Curaรงao Marathon October 10 Date TBA Date TBA O F F I C I A L H O L I D AY ,Q&XUDยฉDRDOVRMRLQHG As accustomed, the seventh WKH:RUOG&OHDQXS'D\ 'XULQJWKHSXEOLFKROLGD\WKH HGLWLRQRIWKH./0&XUDFDR 0DUDWKRQZLOOWDNHSODFH LQLWLDWLYHE\PRELOL]LQJORFDO IDFWWKDW&XUDยฉDRREWDLQHG YROXQWHHUVFRPSDQLHVDQG its autonomous status DWWKHHQGRI1RYHPEHU SDUWQHURUJDQL]DWLRQVWRMRLQ within the Dutch Kingdom is bringing together IRUFHVDQGDFKLHYHDFOHDQHU FRPPHPRUDWHG UXQQHUVIURPRYHUWKLUW\ FRXQWULHV&KHFNRXWZZZ &XUDยฉDR&KHFNRXWZZZ ZRUOGFOHDQXSGD\FXUDFDR FXUDFDRPDUDWKRQFRPIRU RUJIRUWKHH[DFWGDWHDQG WKHH[DFWGDWHDQGDGGLWLRQDO DGGLWLRQDOLQIRUPDWLRQ LQIRUPDWLRQ

Christmas Day December 25

O F F I C I A L H O L I D AY

Boxing Day December 26 New Year's Eve December 31

Curacao Pride September 22 &XUDยฉDR3ULGHLVDGD\HYHQW ฦ“OOHGZLWKSOHQW\RISDUWLHV DQGDFWLYLWLHVZLWKORFDODQG LQWHUQDWLRQDODUWLVWVFDWHULQJ WRWKH/*%74FRPPXQLW\DQG WKHLUVXSSRUWHUV&KHFNRXW ZZZFXUDFDRSULGHFRP IRUWKHLUVFKHGXOHDQG XSGDWHGGDWHV Siman di Kultura Third week of September 6LPDQGL.XOWXUD &XOWXUH :HHN LVPXFKPRUHWKDQ MXVWWUDGLWLRQDOIRRGVDQG IRONORULFFHOHEUDWLRQV/RWV RIIHVWLYLWLHVPXVLFJRRG IRRGDQGWUDGLWLRQDOVZHHWV to educate the tourists and XSFRPLQJJHQHUDWLRQVDERXW RXUFXOWXUDOKHULWDJH &KHFNRXWZZZIDFHERRN FRP6LPDQGL.XOWXUDIRU PRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ

2020 43


Photo by: Sheila Botton

Every year, the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival ups the ante with its latest edition where legendary jazz cats meet Latin, soul and Caribbean performing acts during an unrivaled three-day musical spectacle. Everyone attending could check out their favorite artist and move freely from stage to stage. The atmosphere was filled with excitement as locals and tourists, who traveled from South America, Europe, U.S.A, Canada and other regions, flocked to the beachside venue. We look back on a successful and energetic 2019 Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for the 2020 edition. by Deya Mensche

Day 1 $XJXVWWK

7KLV\HDUJRWRIIWRDJUHDWVWDUWZLWKWKHUHWXUQRIWKHOHJHQGDU\'RPLQLFDQ singer Juan Luis Guerra ,W ZDV KLV WKLUG SHUIRUPDQFH DW WKH IHVWLYDO ZKLFK PDNHV KLP WKH DUWLVW WKDW KDV SHUIRUPHG WKHUH WKH PRVW 7KH WDOHQWHG SHUIRUPHUKDVHQMR\HGDQLOOXVWULRXVFDUHHUVHOOLQJRYHUWKLUW\PLOOLRQDOEXPV ,QKHUHFHLYHGD/LIHWLPH$FKLHYHPHQW$ZDUGIURPWKH%LOOERDUG$ZDUGV LQDGGLWLRQWRQXPHURXVRWKHUDZDUGVLQFOXGLQJ/DWLQ*UDPP\$ZDUGVDQG WKUHH*UDPP\$ZDUGV-XDQ/XLV*XHUUDKDVFDSWXUHGRXUKHDUWVZLWKKLVPDQ\ PHUHQJXHKLWVDQGFRQVLGHUV&XUD©DRKLVVHFRQGKRPH7KHSDUW\ZDVGHÆ&#x201C;QLWHO\

44


Photo by Gerard van Duykeren

Photo by Gerard van Duykeren

Photo by Gerard van Duykeren

Photo by: Hans Tak

GRPLQDWHG E\ VRPH UHQRZQHG &XEDQ SHUIRUPHUV VWDUWLQJ RII ZLWK VDOVD VLQJHU Aymee Nuviola QLFNQDPHG /D 6RQHUD GHO 0XQGR1XYLRODNHSWWKHSHRSOHRQWKHLUIHHWZLWKKHUSRZHUIXO YRLFHUHPLQLVFHQWRIWKHOHJHQGDU\&HOLD&UX]$IWHUMRLQLQJWKH IDPRXV&XEDQRUFKHVWUD3DFKLWR$ORQVR\6XV.LQL.LQL$\PHH DQG VLVWHU /RXUGHV EHFDPH D KRXVHKROG QDPH DV WKH 1XYLROD 6LVWHUV$\PHHODWHUPRYHGWR0LDPLWRSXUVXHKHUVRORFDUHHU DQGDOOWKHKDUGZRUNSDLGRIIZKHQVKHZRQKHUƓUVW*UDPP\

LQIRUKHUDOEXPŏ&RPR$QLOOR$O'HGRŐ)LQDOO\WKH&XEDQ 7LPEDEDQGbHavana D’PrimerabWRRNWKHVWDJHIRUDQHOHFWULI\LQJ SHUIRUPDQFHWKDWVHWWKHWRQHIRUZKDWWKH&XUD©DR1RUWK 6HD -D]] )HVWLYDO ZRXOG EH :LWK VHYHQWHHQ PHPEHUV +DYDQD 'ō3ULPHUDIRXQGHGE\$OH[DQGHU$EUHXLQLVDQHQHUJHWLF ELJ EDQG WKDW KDG WKH DXGLHQFH VZLQJLQJ +LSV PRYHG DQG SHRSOHGDQFHGLQWULFDWHLPSURYLVHGFKRUHRJUDSKLHV

45


photo by: Sheila Botton

Photo by Gerard van Duykeren 46

Day 2 $XJXVWWK The second day of the festival kicked off with Mr. 305, 3LWEXOOhimself. He gave a stunning performance with charisma and rhythms that fused Latin music with pop and hip hop and lots of pyrotechnics. Pitbull brought along some sexy dancers and had everybody on their feet. The festival always tries to cater to a variety of musical tastes ranging from contemporary to Latin jazz, soul to pop to attract a diverse group of festival goers. 6D[RSKRQH YLUWXRVRb .HQQ\ *b DQG UHJJDH EDQGb ,QQHU &LUFOHb WRRN WR WKHLU UHVSHFWLYH stages and gave unforgettable performances. It was incredible to hear Kenny G hold a 5-minute note as he glided through the crowd.

,QQHU&LUFOH, also known as the Bad Boys of Reggae, performed their legendary hit "Bad Boys" and fans also grooved on "Sweat" (A La La La La Long), their '90s megahit that sold millions of copies worldwide. Legendary performers Earth, Wind & Fire and 0LFKDHO 0F'RQDOG RI 6WHHO\ 'DQ DQG 'RRELH Brothers also gave epic performances. The pinnacle of the night was for lovers and hard core fans, where soul crooner 0D[ZHOO made everyone swoon and hold on to their partners and then headliner %ODFN(\HG3HDV wrapped up the unforgettable night with their dynamic performance and fans got showered with confetti rain.


photos by: Sheila Botton

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 shook his hips like Jagger and belted out popular hits like ‘She will be loved’ and ‘Girls like you’, keeping the Curacao North Sea Jazz attendants on its feet. The popular alternative rock band has sold over 20 million albums, which resulted in three well-deserved Grammy Awards and an impressive performance during the 2019 Super bowl.

Day 3 $XJXVWVW This incredible evening showcased some musical powerhouses like jazz legend David 6DQERUQ on his saxophone and reggae legends 7KLUG :RUOG, who kicked off the third day of the festival. Their unique reggae fusion that fuses soul, funk, and disco produced unforgettable anthems like "Now That We Found Love". Then one of the most anticipated performances of the festival, superstar Mariah Carey, took the stage. For 60 glorious minutes, she sang most of her most popular tunes and even appeased the local fans by singing a snippet of "All I want for Christmas," but quipped that it was a bit early for the seasonal staple. The legendary soul singer *ODG\V .QLJKW also took the stage with a stunning performance. She returned to the festival after a six-year hiatus

to remind us why we fell in love with her. The audience enthusiastically sang along to her famous renditions like "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "I heard it through the grapevine" For the pop lovers, singer $ORH%ODFF also gave a stellar performance at the waterfront Sir Duke stage. Headliner $GDP/HYLQHRI0DURRQ belted out hits like “She will be loved” and "Girls like you" and shook his hips like Jagger, keeping the Curaçao North Sea Jazz attendants on its feet. The festival was wrapped up with ƓUHZRUNV DQG DQ HQHUJHWLF EHDFKIURQW performance by Reggaeton legend 1LFN\ -DP, who warmed our hearts with his remarkable comeback story from addiction to stardom, reclaiming his rightful position in the Reggaeton pantheon.

47


Bringing the Military back into BootCamp #Fitter, #Faster, #Stronger Bootcamp Curaçao was founded in 2012 by a group of friends who had something special in common: a passion for sports and the Royal Dutch Marine Corps. Being on a tropical island with endless outdoor possibilities, they wanted to offer more outdoor sport activities, and whoever felt like joining in was more than welcome to do so. Their motto was, and still is: Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to work out; who is joining us? It turned out that they were not the only ones sharing that same passion for sports and the outdoors. More and more people joined in this outdoor event, and before long, Bootcamp Curacao was introduced to the world, and became popular on the island! The workouts offer amongst other types of games, a training that consists of sprints, drills, core work and bodyweight exercises. Bootcamp Curaçao not only works with body weight but also with weights, plates, TRX, sandbags, beams, metal boxes, ropes, tires, kettlebells and everything else that the surroundings have to offer. This vigorous training rapidly improves strength, ďŹ tness, speed, coordination and fat burning. Training as a group also increases cooperation skills and contributes to improved results in daily work. ARE THE BOOTCAMP WORKOUTS FOR EVERYBODY? We all have to start somewhere, and this is the perfect place! Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a novice, Bootcamp Curaçao suits everyone's needs. Bootcamp workouts are ideal for a group of friends or for individuals who would like to meet up with other active people. Bootcamp Curaçao provides training 3 to 4 times a week at different locations on the island. Everyone can participate! From beginner to advanced, you will receive coaching and guidance by professional and experienced members of the Royal Dutch Marine Corps. Bootcamp Curaçao truly brings the military back into bootcamp!

6,*183)25$75,$/:25.287%<6+2:,1*83 $77+(75$,1,1*,75($//<,67+$7($6<

INFO@BOOTCAMPCURACAO.COM

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compare yourself to others, but to the person you were yesterdayâ&#x20AC;?

www.bootcampcuracao.com

64

(+5999) 5211320 OR +316 30733320 (WHATSAPP)


Within yourself there is a sanctuary that you can tap into at any time.

Group or private yoga classes for every level Whatsapp +1.514.512.5300 Tel. 5999.668.9652

Calm Mind Healthy Body Strong Spirit Inner Fire Flow Yin Yang Yoga Sculpt 1IHMXEXI Breathe... yogaventurecuracao.ca @yogaventurecuracao

(English or French classes)

Open year-round 7 days a week from 10:00am to 5:30pm Caracasbay Peninsula â&#x20AC;˘ www.supcuracao.com T. +5999-7380883 or +5999-5244974


DIVE and discover the Caribbean’s n’s best kept secret!

SNORKEL, DIVE & MORE Daily snorkel trips to the Tugboat & Director’s Bay Mushroom Forest and Blue Room Watersports equipment rental World famous boat diving Try scuba in 2 hours Dolphin dives Klein Curaçao

SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2020

Dive in... discover what Curaçao has to offer as a world class scuba diving and vacation destination. CURACAODIVEFESTIVAL.COM

Located on the famous Sea Aquarium Beach

+599 9 461-8131 +599 9 694-0025 info@oceanencounters.com www.oceanencounters.com


DIVING FOR a purpose

Sustainable Tourism in Action

:KLOH&XUD©DRDQUHHIVDUHVWLOOLQUHODWLYHO\JRRGVKDSHDQGVKRZWKHSRWHQWLDOWRRQFHDJDLQJURZ WRWKHLUIRUPHUJORU\HYHU\RQHRQWKHLVODQGORFDOVDQGYLVLWRUVDOLNHVKRXOGUHFRJQL]HWKHGHOLFDWH QDWXUHRIWKHVHV\VWHPVDQGZRUNWRPLQLPL]HWKHLULPSDFWRQZKDWLVFRQVLGHUHGRQHRIWKHPRVW EHDXWLIXOHFRV\VWHPVRQWKHSODQHW$FRPPRQVHQVHDSSURDFKLVRIWHQHQRXJKE\%U\DQ+RUQH'LYH&XUD©DR 52


KHDOWK\ UHHI SURYLGHV QXPHURXV EHQHILWV WR VPDOO LVODQGVOLNH&XUDŠDRLWVXSSRUWVDOOVRUWVRIDFWLYLWLHV VXFKDVGLYLQJVQRUNHOLQJILVKLQJDQGVZLPPLQJ,W DOVRSURWHFWVWKHVKRUHIURPVWRUPHYHQWVJHQHUDWHV WKH VDQG UHTXLUHG WR IRUP QDWXUDO EHDFKHV RQ WKH LVODQG DQG HQVXUHVJRRGZDWHUTXDOLW\VRDOOWKHDERYHPHQWLRQHGDFWLYLWLHV FDQ WDNH SODFH (FRQRPLVWV KDYH FDOFXODWHG WKDW FRUDO UHHIV SURYLGHJRRGVDQGVHUYLFHVZRUWKDERXWELOOLRQZRUOGZLGH HDFK\HDUĹ&#x160;DVWDJJHULQJILJXUHIRUDQHFRV\VWHPZKLFKFRYHUVOHVV WKDQRQHSHUFHQWRIWKHHDUWKĹ?VVXUIDFH

A

Coral Restoration Outplanting Site

The observation that coral reefs are declining worldwide has resulted in a myriad of protective measures to reduce the effects of land-based pollutants and to curb over-harvesting. These efforts enhance coral reefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to withstand the detrimental effects of climate change which generally cannot be dealt with at a local level. In the Caribbean, the reefs of Curaçao stand a good chance of surviving once such protective measures are employed locally. This is currently ongoing, and several organizations, such as the &XUDŠDR'LYH7DVN)RUFH, the &RUDO5HVWRUDWLRQ)RXQGDWLRQ&XUDŠDR and 6HD7XUWOH&RQVHUYDWLRQ Curaçao to name a few, work with other stakeholders to achieve this goal.

The Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao chose Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay as an outplanting location because it offers much-needed protection for the coral structures and a regular flow of nutrients brought in by the southeasterly currents. CRF Curaçao has successfully outplanted over 6000 corals at various popular dive sites along Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southeastern coastline which includes several outplanting structures at Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay. The Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao, originally founded in May 2015 by 2FHDQ(QFRXQWHUV Diving, has branched out and expanded the nurseries with the assistance of Scubaçao, a CRF Curaçao affiliate member. It also currently maintains 50 coral trees across the island. These coral trees currently located at LionsDive Beach Resort, Baoase Luxury Resort and Avila Beach Resort grow fragments of critically endangered coral species. Once these fragments are mature enough, they are outplanted to different sites around Curaçao. The outplanted coral clusters not only improve the health of the reefs but also increase fish populations in the area. In doing so, they can now provide triple the number of coral fragments available to be outplanted back onto Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fringing reefs.

For many islands, the realization of the need to act has come too late, and reef systems have collapsed. The result has been losses in tourism and fishing revenue, floods, and deteriorated water quality which has led to waterborne diseases that affect human health. None of that has happened on Curaçao, and as such, the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reefs remain amongst the best in the Caribbean region.

According to Pol Bosch of CRF Curaçao, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The significance of the Curaçao Reef Restoration Program is that together as a community here on Curaçao, we will be restoring our shallow water reef system while educating our youth about the importance of protecting and preserving our natural ecosystem.â&#x20AC;? Bosch adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe programs like this help solidify a natural sustainability for future generations.â&#x20AC;?

>LÂ&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x20AC;ivĂ&#x2022;}ivÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;>Â&#x2DC;`Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;vwĂ&#x192;Â&#x2026;] VĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;>Vi>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;]ÂŤÂ?>Â&#x2DC;Â&#x17D;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;]>Â?}>i



"

Abrite crustaceans contribute Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iwÂ?Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Â&#x153;vĂ&#x153;>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;



"

>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;>Â?ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;iVĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x153;vVÂ&#x153;>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;­Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x192;] VĂ&#x17E;VÂ?Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Â&#x2DC;>Â&#x201C;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;ÂŽ



"

,iĂ&#x192;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;ViĂ&#x192;\vÂ&#x153;Â&#x153;`­wĂ&#x192;Â&#x2026;]VĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;>Vi>Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x192;ÂŽ] ÂŤÂ&#x2026;>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x201C;>ViĂ&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2C6;V>Â?Ă&#x192;]LĂ&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Â?`Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;}Â&#x201C;>Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;>Â?



"

Coraliculture for sustainable aquarium sectors and eco-tourism At the heart of cultural and spiritual traditions of many regions of the

>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;LLi>Â&#x2DC;]-Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i>Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;Ć&#x201A;Ă&#x192;Â&#x2C6;>>Â&#x2DC;`*Â&#x153;Â?Ă&#x17E;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;Â&#x2C6;>

" 

"

Corals    



3KRWRVE\7XUWOHDQG5D\3URGXFWLRQV





53


of Blue s courtesy

Photo

Bay Dive

sports

and Water

Project AWARE â&#x20AC;˘ Adopt A Dive Site

Sea Turtle Conservation Curaçao (STCC)

"The Adopt-a-Dive Site initiative is a community-driven effort in which individual divers and dive centers join together for a greater cause of keeping Curaçao's reefs clean. Dive Against Debris is not just a PADI specialty, it is a lifestyle in which divers collectively work together to eliminate debris from each of our adopt-a-dive sites which in turn creates an impact on a large scale. I am honored to dive with the purpose of helping keep Curaçao's reefs clean", says Ivana Stampeggi, PADI Master Instructor at %OXH %D\ 'LYH DQG :DWHUVSRUWV.

Sea turtles are a long-lived species that reach sexual maturity after 20-30 years of age and migrate great distances at different stages of their lives. These unique life history features necessitate international cooperation and long-term monitoring programs to best understand and safeguard these endangered species.

The Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (CHATA) Dive 7DVN)RUFH in collaboration with the 3URMHFW$:$5()RXQGDWLRQ is committed to the $GRSWD'LYH6LWHâ&#x201E;˘ initiative. With 14 adopted reefs around Curaçao, this group has pledged to conduct monthly Dive Against Debrisâ&#x201E;˘ beach and dive site cleanups. Today, this program has grown to fourteen diving operations that are investing in Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Now, Dive Against Debrisâ&#x201E;˘ events span from Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay to Playa Kalki in Westpunt. Ĺ?6FXED GLYHUV KDYH D GHHS FRQQHFWLRQ WR WKH RFHDQ DQG D GHVLUH WR ZDQW WR SURWHFW LW :H ORYH WR PL[ WKH SDVVLRQ IRU RFHDQ DGYHQWXUH ZLWK FRQVHUYDWLRQĹ? VD\V 3URMHFW $:$5( D JOREDOPRYHPHQWIRURFHDQSURWHFWLRQ

Once amazingly abundant, Caribbean sea turtles have seen a rapid decline in numbers since the time of European expansion in the Americas. Hawksbills, as an example, have plunged 99.7% from 11 million to 30,000. Curaçao is very fortunate that both green turtles and hawksbills return annually to nest at a variety of beaches across the island including Klein Curaçao and Playa Kalki. The main objectives of STCC Foundation revolve around their mandated 3 Pillars of Success which incorporate research, conservation and education. The goal of these 3 fundamental pillars is to influence and support local as well as international decisionmaking to achieve effective sea turtle conservation, thereby ensuring sustainability. Additionally, STCC works to increase local support for sea turtle and marine conservation through public awareness activities and leads by example through organizing beach cleanups.

54

3KRWRE\7XUWOHDQG5D\3URGXFWLRQV

6HD7XUWOH&RQVHUYDWLRQ&XUDŠDRLVD QRQSURILWRUJDQL]DWLRQ67&&UHOLHVRQ YROXQWHHUVZKRPDNHDGLIIHUHQFHIRU WKHVHDWXUWOHSRSXODWLRQRQ&XUDŠDR 'RQDWLRQVDQGVSRQVRUVKLSDUHDOZD\V ZHOFRPHDQGPXFKDSSUHFLDWHG 7ROHDUQPRUHDQGWRGLVFRYHUWKHYDULRXV ZD\V\RXFDQFRQWULEXWHWRWKLVYDOXDEOH RUJDQL]DWLRQSOHDVHFRQWDFW67&&DW ZZZVHDWXUWOHFRQVHUYDWLRQFXUDFDRRUJ


1

3KRWRVE\7XUWOHDQG5D\3URGXFWLRQV

2

3 4 5 6

7

San Juan

8 9

Kaap St. Marie

10

Top Dive Sites & Centers of Curaçao 11

1- PLAYA KALKI – GO WEST DIVINGb Explore this fullservice dive operation to one of Curaçao’s best shore dive sites, Alice in Wonderland. They also offer a short boat ride to dive sites such as the Mushroom Forest, Watamula, and the Black Coral Garden. 2- SABANA WESTPUNTb This popular dive location is QH[WWRDSLFWXUHVTXHSXEOLFEHDFKƓOOHGZLWKWLQ\FRORUIXO ƓVKLQJERDWVDQFKRUHGLQWKHEOXHZDWHU%HIRUHUHDFKLQJ the reef drop-off, there is a gradual slope covered with healthy coral, sponges and hanging vines. 3- KLEIN KNIP & KNIP CHIKITUb This is the perfect place for shore diving! After a short swim over the sandy RFHDQŴRRUZKHUH\RXFDQVRPHWLPHVVSRWJHQWOH(DJOH Rays, you will reach the vibrant coral reef. The star coral formations begin at just 10m below the surface and continue along a reef wall which descends more than 30 meters for more advanced divers. 4- PLAYA JEREMIb This remote beach is accessible by a sloping ramp which can be used for hauling your gear. The beauty of the reef is just a few kicks from shore where \RXFDQHQMR\WKHVLJKWVRIEUDLQFRUDODQGŴRZHUOLNH anemones. You may even spot green Moray Eels as well as ODUJHUƓVKOLNH*URXSHULQWKHGHHSHUZDWHUV 3/$<$/$*81bCheck out this western hideaway which is an ideal beach for both divers and snorkelers. Wade directly onto the colorful reef known for being a frequent home to sea turtles.

12 13

6- SANTA CRUZ This is a great spot to use as a base for accessing the island’s best west-side boat dives as well as the nearby Playa Santu Pretu and the world famous Blue Room. The large, sandy public beach has many free picnic tables and tiki huts available and several boat operators will happily take you to explore. 7- BDIVING AT CAS ABAOb7KLVJUHDWEHDFKKDVIXOO facilities and an on-site dive shop. The reef is a short swim RXWDFURVVFDOPZDWHUVDQGKDVPDQ\FRORUIXOƓVKDQG FRUDO<RXFDQVSRWVHDKRUVHVDQGSRVVLEO\HYHQIURJƓVK 8- PORTO MARIEbThis is a wonderful full-service dive center situated on one of Curaçao’s most beautiful fullyequipped beaches. The unique double reef is accessible directly from the shore. You can cruise through large schools of Blue Tang and curious Trunk Fish who are exploring the man-made habitat. 9- DAAIBOOI This secluded spot is home to a variety of marine plant species including star, pillar and brain coral. You may spot a rarely-seen pod of squid swimming amongst the underwater forest. 10- BOCA SAN MICHIEL Also known as Boca Sami, this relatively isolated beach has several easy points of entry for a relaxing shore dive including a small boat UDPS6ZLPRXWWKURXJKWKHWLQ\ƓVKLQJERDWVEHIRUH descending to the shallow reef where hard coral abounds.

14

11- DIVE BLUE BAY Accessible directly from the shore lies the seemingly endless wall reef at Blue Bay Resort. Beginning very close to the surface and continuing in a vertical slope to a depth of over 30 meters, this famous house reef is not to be missed. A full-service dive shop is conveniently located right on the beach. 12- SUPERIOR PRODUCER This famous cargo ship, which sank off Curaçao’s coast in 1977, is the site of one of the island’s most popular dives. Roughly 30 meters below the surface, this massive wreck looms like a living ghost, brimming with aquatic life. 13- OCEAN ENCOUNTERS &XUD©DRōVRZQ3$',FHUWLƓHG 5-star dive center caters to divers of all experience levels from novice to seasoned pro. From this location you can shore dive and explore what it nearby at Sea Aquarium Beach, or jump on their boat to discover many other reknown dive spots. 14- DIRECTOR'S BAY A Curaçao landmark located between the famous Tugboat wreck and Small Wall. Perfectly suited for divers, snorkelers and beachgoers looking to relax, this site includes an old decaying surge protection fence which is now encrusted in many beautiful corals and sponges.

55


)UHHGLYLQJ LV EUHDWKKROG GLYLQJ DOVR UHIHUUHG WR DV $SQHD IURPWKH*UHHN$SQRLDRU$SQRXVZKLFKPHDQVEUHDWKOHVV,Q RWKHUZRUGVIUHHGLYLQJLVŏGLYLQJXQGHUZDWHUZKLOVWKROGLQJ RQHōV EUHDWKŐ7KH VSRUW LV DOVR UHIHUUHG WR DV VNLQGLYLQJ RU VQRUNHOLQJ 'LYHUV XVH D PDVN VQRUNHO DQG ƓQV WR H[SORUH XQGHUZDWHUDOOZLWKDVLQJOHEUHDWKQRPDWWHUKRZGHHSWKH\ JR7RGD\ PRVW SHRSOH DVVRFLDWH IUHHGLYLQJ ZLWK LPDJHV RI DWKOHWHVGLYLQJGRZQWRWKHGDUNHVWGHSWKVRIWKHRFHDQZLWK RQO\ WKH DLU LQ WKHLU OXQJV EXW LQ IDFW HYHU\ WLPH \RX GLYH XQGHUZKLOHKROGLQJ\RXUEUHDWK\RXDUHDIUHHGLYHUWRR +LVWRU\ VKRZV WKDW KXPDQV KDYH EHHQ IUHHGLYLQJ IRU IRRG SHDUOV DQG FROOHFWLQJ VHD VSRQJHV IURP WKH GHHS IRU DERXW  \HDUV 7KH PRVW FRPPRQO\ NQRZQ IUHHGLYHUV DUH SUREDEO\WKHSHDUOGLYLQJŏPHUPDLGVŐRI-DSDQDOVRNQRZQ DVWKH$PDGLYHUV$PDPHDQVZRPDQRIWKHVHDDQG$PD GLYHUVKDYHEHHQDURXQGIRUPRUHWKDQ\HDUV7KLVIRUP RI GLYLQJ LV DQ DQFLHQW WUDGLWLRQ ZKLFK LV VWLOO PDLQWDLQHG DFURVV PDQ\ FRDVWDO SDUWV RI -DSDQ +RZHYHU WKH RULJLQDO SUDFWLFHVRIWKHVHQDNHGVHDJRGGHVVHVKDVODUJHO\JRQHORVW EHFDXVHRIODFNRILQWHUHVWRIWKH\RXQJHUJHQHUDWLRQV

3KRWRE\7XUWOHDQG5D\3URGXFWLRQV

1RZDGD\V PRVW IUHHGLYHUV DUH DWKOHWHV GLYLQJ GRZQ LQ DQ DWWHPSW WR EUHDN QHZ ZRUOG UHFRUGV 6LQFH WKLV VSRUW KDV LQFUHDVHG LQ SRSXODULW\ IUHHGLYLQJ KDV HYROYHG LQWR D UHFUHDWLRQDOSDVWLPHIRUPDQ\0RUHDQGPRUHRUJDQL]DWLRQV DUH RIIHULQJ FRXUVHV DQG JXLGDQFH WR SUDFWLFH IUHHGLYLQJ VDIHO\ 7KHUH DUH ULVNV DVVRFLDWHG ZLWK WKLV VSRUW DQG WKHUH DUHVDIHW\PHDVXUHVWRWDNHLQWRFRQVLGHUDWLRQZKLOHOHDUQLQJ (YHQ WKRXJK WKH WHPSWDWLRQ WR VWDUW IUHHGLYLQJ RQ \RXU RZQ PD\ VHHP OLNH D JRRG LGHD LW UHDOO\ LVQōW ,W LV KLJKO\ UHFRPPHQGHG WR WDNH D FODVV RU FRXUVH WR OHDUQ WKH EDVLF WHFKQLTXHVRIIUHHGLYLQJDQGEUHDWKKROGLQJ

56


7KLVFROXPQ3KRWRVE\6KHLOD2WW

%'LYLQJ :DWHUVSRUWVLVORFDWHGRQRQHRIWKHPRVWEHDXWLIXO EHDFKHVLQ&XUD©DR&DV$EDR%HDFK%HVLGHVEHLQJDVWDU 3$',UHVRUWIRUVFXEDGLYHUVDQGVFXEDFHUWLƓFDWLRQV%'LYLQJ &XUD©DRLVDOVRD3$',IUHHGLYHFHQWHUZKHUHRZQHU%ULJLWWH $FKWHUEHUJ DQG KHU SDUWQHU :LOGR 'XLW WHDFK VFXED GLYLQJ FRXUVHVDQGQRZDOVRRIIHUIUHHGLYLQJFRXUVHVDQGHYHQWV %ULJLWWH DQG :LOGR ZHUH LQWURGXFHG WR IUHHGLYLQJ LQ  E\ 7KHR .QHYHO OLIHWLPH IULHQG DQG &DULEEHDQ PDQDJHU RI OHDGLQJZDWHUVSRUWVHTXLSPHQWPDQXIDFWXUHU&5(66,6LQFH WKHQWKH\KDYHEHHQPHQWRUHGE\WLPHIUHHGLYLQJZRUOG UHFRUGKROGHUDQGƓUVWKXPDQWRHYHUEUHDNDQGVXUSDVVWKH PHWHU EDUULHU &DUORV &RVWH &RVWH LV DOVR WKH RZQHU RI IUHHGLYLQJ VFKRRO 'HHSVHD LQ %RQDLUH %ULJLWWH DQG :LOGR EHFDPH3$',IUHHGLYLQJLQVWUXFWRUVLQDQGKDYHEHHQ RIIHULQJWKH3$',IUHHGLYLQJFRXUVHVLQWKHLU&XUD©DRIUHHGLYH FHQWHUHYHUVLQFH7KHLUJRDOLVWRJHWPRUHSHRSOHLQWHUHVWHG DQGHGXFDWHGLQIUHHGLYLQJ7KH\DOVRRUJDQL]HUHJXODUHYHQWV IRU EHJLQQHUV DQG PRUH DGYDQFHG IUHHGLYHUV WR OHDUQ DQG LPSURYHWKHLUVNLOOVDQGEUHDNSHUVRQDOUHFRUGVLQDFRQWUROOHG DQGVDIHHQYLURQPHQW 7KHVSRUWDVZHNQRZLWWRGD\LVQRWDERXWDGUHQDOLQHOHYHOV RU UDFLQJ KHDUWEHDWV ,QVWHDG IUHHGLYLQJ UHOLHV RQ UHOD[LQJ FRPSOHWHO\ŊPHQWDOO\DQGSK\VLFDOO\$UHOD[HGERG\FRQVXPHV IDU OHVV R[\JHQ WKDQ D WHQVH ERG\ GRHV ,WōV D VSRUW ZKHUH \RX DUH IRFXVVHG RQ QRWKLQJ EXW \RXUVHOI WKH OLTXLG VSDFH VXUURXQGLQJ\RXDQGWKHXQGHUZDWHUZRUOGLQLWVHQWLUHW\

57


at the Sea Aquarium Park

KHPRGHUQWUDYHOHULVLQVHDUFKRIPDQ\WKLQJVWKHOHDVW RIZKLFKPD\EH\RXUW\SLFDOWUDGLWLRQDOWKHPHSDUN$W WKH 6HD $TXDULXP &XUD©DR IURP LWV LQFHSWLRQ LQ  WKHYLVLRQDQGPLVVLRQZDVQHYHUWRVLPSO\HQWHUWDLQWKH YLVLWLQJJXHVW,WZDVPXFKJUHDWHUWKDQWKDW$QGQRZ\HDUV ODWHUWKH\DUHLQQRYDWRUVDQGFDUHWDNHUVRIWKHZRUOGEHORZ

T

Imagine traveling 17 feet down to WKHRFHDQÅ´RRULQWKHFRPIRUWRID dry, air-conditioned room, equipped with a massive lens that allows you to gaze out onto the magical, colorful sea basin. The view in the Ocean Lens is unlike any other. Your visit to the Lens is accompanied by a marine expert ready to teach you about the world you see and what the Sea Aquarium Curaçao is doing to preserve and nurture its marine life. Coral forests that have been planted and grown by the Sea Aquarium offer inspiration to its daily visitors. Young and old canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave the Ocean Lens without

58

a feeling of awe about the world in which they live. Be prepared to have your perspective of the underworld changed; be prepared to fall in love with the world 100 times over. If the Lens has whet your appetite for the world below, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the Curasub! Take a trip to depths up to 1000 feet below sea level and H[SHULHQFHWKHLQÆ&#x201C;QLWHGDUNQHVVRI the deepest reefs and wrecks. This unique experience is open to guests, but it is also used by the scientists in residence. It reaches depths far greater than divers can even venture, thus offering a truly rare experience.


'XULQJ\RXUYLVLWGRQĹ?WPLVVWKH RSSRUWXQLW\WRIHHGDQGLQWHUDFW ZLWKVRPHRIWKHVHDĹ?VPRVW IDVFLQDWLQJFUHDWXUHV

Enter the natural environment of sharks, VWLQJUD\VDQGRWKHUSUHGDWRU\Ć&#x201C;VKWKURXJK a protected underwater feeding port. This unique experience is open to all visitors through the Animal Encounter. If your SUHIHUHQFHLVIRUWKHIULHQGO\Ĺ´LSSHUHG friends, then prepare to get up close and personal with the adorable sea lions. You can learn more about these gentle giants through one of the professional sea lion trainers as you participate in their daily

routines. You will feed them, learn about their physiology and maybe even steal a kiss from their cute, whiskery face. After visiting the sea lions, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the unique opportunity to see dolphins in their spectacular show where the lagoon meets the sea. And if simply viewing them isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t satisfying enough, you can book a dolphin encounter to swim and interact with these intelligent mammals and even go into the open water with them. The Dolphin Academy will guide you every step of the way, and will make sure you take home that photo immortalizing this breathtaking experience.

If you are a family visiting Curaçao or a solo traveler, your visit to the island is simply incomplete without a trip to the Curaçao Sea Aquarium. Swim, interact, play, feed, but also learn about research projects that involve the oceans and coral reef ecosystems and DSSUHFLDWHWKHPDJQLĆ&#x201C;FHQWFUHDWXUHVZKR call the Curaçao Sea Aquarium home. Upon your return to your homeland, the knowledge and appreciation of nature you have gained for the world below will forever remain in your heart- and that is as certain as the ebb and tide.

59


Expedition to

Klein Curaçao 3KRWRFRXUWHV\RI6XEVWDWLRQ&XUD©DR

WH[WDQGSKRWRVE\6KHLOD%RWWRQ

60


This mothership for the deep-diving state-of-the-art manned submersible, the Curasub, was also designed to be an expedition research vessel.

Y

HV,H[FODLPHGZKHQ'XWFK6FKULHULQYLWHGPHWRMRLQ WKH59&KDSPDQDQG6XEVWDWLRQ&XUDŠDRFUHZIRUD GD\H[SHGLWLRQWR.OHLQ&XUDŠDR 6PDOO&XUDFDR  -XVW NP VRXWKHDVW RI &XUDŠDR OLHV WKLV  NPt XQLQKDELWHGLVODQGGRWWHGZLWKDIHZEHDFKKXWVIRUVKDGH DQDEDQGRQHGOLJKWKRXVHDQGDWDQNHUZUHFNSRXQGHGE\ WKHZDYHVRQWKHURXJKHUVLGHRIWKHLVODQG.OHLQ&XUDŠDR LVDEHDXWLIXOGLYHVSRWZLWKSURWHFWHGUHHIVFRUDODQGFOHDU VSDUNOLQJ ZDWHU PDNLQJ LW HDV\ WR VSRW FRORUIXO Ć&#x201C;VK DQG VHDWXUWOHVZKLOHVQRUNHOLQJ7KLV,UHPHPEHUFOHDUO\IURP P\ODVWGD\WULSWKHUH$QGWKLVLVZKHUHZHDUHKHDGHGIRU WURSLFDO UHHI ELRGLYHUVLW\ UHVHDUFK WR GLVFRYHU PDULQH OLIH VSHFLHVOLYLQJDVGHHSDVIHHW Today, we set sail from Willemstad to Klein Curaçao at 6:00am sharp onboard the 39m Chapman Expedition vessel. As we head out of the harbor of St. Anna Bay on this glorious morning, Dutch recounts the story of this vessel, formerly known as the NOAAS Chapman, an $PHULFDQĆ&#x201C;VKHULHVUHVHDUFKYHVVHOWKDWVDLOHGLQWKH1DWLRQDO2FHDQLF DQG$WPRVSKHULF$GPLQLVWUDWLRQĹ´HHWIURP,QWKH vessel was donated to the University of Puerto Rico continuing to VXSSRUWVFLHQWLĆ&#x201C;FPDULQHUHVHDUFKVDLOLQJIRUVL[\HDUV,QDIWHU years of minimal use, Substation Curaçao purchased the neglected NOAAS Chapman to bring it back to life. It took Dutch and his team 4 years to rebuild the boat turning it into a submarine tender. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This mothership for the deep-diving state-of-the-art manned submersible, the Curasub was also designed to be an expedition research vesselâ&#x20AC;? declares Dutch. The RV Chapman comes equipped with wet and dry laboratories, a full kitchen, dining area and comfortable cabins for up to ten guests seeking new experiences or interested in deep reef research exploration on a liveaboard. Let the adventure begin! The boat trip is pleasant as we cut through the light surf and approach Klein Curaçao. A lighthouse on a strip of sand shimmers at a distance. As soon as we arrive, three anchors (placed so as not to harm the coral) are attached to the Chapman. I am in awe admiring both the stunning 360° view and the crew working in unison to stabilize the boat. The clear water surrounding us is calm, the island is just a few breaststrokes away, and we will be here for the next 4 fabulous days!

With a skip in their step, (and in mine too!) the crew begins a system FKHFNRIWKHVXEPDULQHSURSHOOHUVPHFKDQLVPVĆ&#x201C;OWHUVDQGWKHQHZHVW addition: a vaccum hose to collect specimens into a container. Now UHDG\WREHXQEROWHGDQGVWUDSVKRRNHGWRWKHĹ´RDWLQJODXQFKSODWIRUP it is carefully lifted by crane and placed on the water behind the stern. Within minutes, the straps are secured to the Curasub and hooked to the crane operated by Dutch who asserts: "Now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how its done!" as he eases the sub onto the platform with the crew assisting a smooth transfer. The mission for this expedition: to collect new species that live at a depth of 200 feet and as deep as 1000 feet! Without missing a beat, Dutch and two sub technicians take turns stepping on the subâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bridge to slide down an opening into a 4-passenger chamber. Looking out through a porthole into the blue, they begin their descent communicating each step of the way with one of the sub operators who tracks their trajectory and follows with a smaller tender. Seven hours later, they excitedly share that WKH\ FROOHFWHG VHYHUDO %XWWHUĹ´\Ć&#x201C;VK D IHZ$SULFRW EDVV DQG PDQ\ 6OLW VKHOOV IRXQG URXJKO\ DW  IHHW %XW KHUH LV WKH WKLQJ Ĺ&#x160; Ć&#x201C;VK QHHG to decompress just like humans do! The receptacle containing the FROOHFWHG Ć&#x201C;VKHV ZDV GHSRVLWHG DW  IHHW DW D SUHFLVH ORFDWLRQ7KH task is to return the following day to transport the sealed bucket up to 100 feet and meet up with a diver who will pick it up and ascend ZLWKWKHXQVXVSHFWLQJĆ&#x201C;VKHV,ZDVGHOLJKWHGWRMRLQWKHFUHZRQWKLV mission the next day and amazed when we continued down to 400 feet to explore some more! Immersing at such a depth where it is impossible to dive with a tank is one of the most indescribable experiences. Gazing out at the deep VKDGHVRIEOXHWKURXJKDSRUWKROHZDWFKLQJYLEUDQWO\FRORUHGĆ&#x201C;VKDQG coral appear in the subâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spotlight, I also realized the trust that we put in those who manoeuvre the sub with remarkable alertness and FRQĆ&#x201C;GHQFH7LPHVHHPHGWRKDYHJRQHE\WRRIDVWZKHQZHUHWXUQHG Ć&#x201C;YH KRXUV ODWHU 'HOLJKWIXO GD\V RQ WKH 59 &KDSPDQ DQG SHDFHIXO nights in my cozy cabin also went by too fast. It was time to return to civilization on the big island of Curaçao. However, Im left with an incredible memory of having a this unique experience on the Chapman. We shared good times, great meals and I am grateful to have spent every day with a fantastic crew that have become friends.

61


on Use an lin th d e is on rece cod vou al ive e 'E ch l t a V er he 1 EN o ex 0% TS r th pe d 20 e rie isc 20 nc ou ' es nt


GENERAL INFORMATION (0(5*(1&<7(/180%(56 7RXULVW(PHUJHQF\1XPEHU KRXUV  $PEXODQFH )LUH'HSDUWPHQW 3ROLFH'HSDUWPHQW &RDVW*XDUG 626/LQH

/2&$7,21 &XUD©DRLVORFDWHGLQWKHVRXWKZHVWHUQ&DULEEHDQ DWODWLWXGHr1RUWKDQGORQJLWXGHr:HVW 7KHLVODQGLVNP PLOHV RIIWKHFRDVWRI 9HQH]XHODKRXUVIURP0LDPLRUKRXUVIURP $PVWHUGDP&DSLWDO&LW\:LOOHPVWDG 1$7,21$/,7< &XUD©DRDQ3RSXODWLRQDQGJURZLQJ

&855(1&< 7KHORFDOFXUUHQF\LVWKH$QWLOOHDQ*XLOGHU EXWWKH86'ROODULVZLGHO\DFFHSWHG

/$1*8$*( 3DSLDPHQWR D6SDQLVK3RUWXJXHVH'XWFK(QJOLVK GLDOHFW 'XWFK RIƓFLDO 6SDQLVK (QJOLVKRWKHU

(&2120< ([FKDQJH5DWHVDVRI 86' $1* ([FKDQJHUDWHVXQGHUOLFHQFHIURP;(FRP (XURVDUHDOVRDFFHSWHGLQVRPH KRWHOVDQGUHVWDXUDQWV

&/,0$7( &XUD©DRKDVDZDUPVXQQ\FOLPDWH\HDUURXQGZLWK DQDYHUDJHWHPSHUDWXUHRIDERXWr& LQWKHPLG rV) 

%$1.6 %DQNVRQWKHLVODQGRSHUDWH 0RQGD\WR)ULGD\ IURPDPWRSP 0DGXUR &XULHOōV%DQN 5%&%DQN *LUR%DQN $70VDFFHVVWRFDVKZLWKGUDZDOVXVLQJ 9,6$0DVWHU&DUG$PHULFDQ([SUHVV or any card with a Cirrus, Maestro, Cashnet, 3,1RU3OXVORJR

(/(&75,&,7< YROWV$& F\FOHV

'51.,1*:$7(5 &XUD©DRXWLOL]HVWKHUHYHUVHRVPRVLVSURFHVVWR HQVXUHWKDWWKHZDWHULVFOHDQDQGVDIHWRGULQN ,PSRUWHGERWWOHGZDWHULVDOVRDYDLODEOH 0(',&$/)$&,/,7,(6 3+$50$&,(6 6W(OL]DEHWK+RVSLWDORU 7DDPV&OLQLF $GYHQWLVW+RVSLWDO 2YHUWKHFRXQWHUPHGLFLQHLVIRXQGDWWKH ORFDOSKDUPDF\ŏ%RWLNDŐ0RVWDUHRSHQDOOGD\ XQWLOSPRUODWHU$IWHUKRXUVGUXJVWRUHV ZZZIDFHERRNFRP%RWLFDZDUGD

&$55(17$/6 %XGJHW5HQWD&DU 1DWLRQDO&DU5HQWDO +HUW]&DU5HQWDO

2 9

7

8

4 6 8

6 5

6 4

3 1 2

1 3

5

9 7 7

1

4 3

Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3 x 3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9.

64

$,5/,1(6 $PHULFDQ$LUOLQHV $LU&DQDGD :HVWMHW:(67-(7 &RSD$LUOLQHV 6XULQDP$LUZD\V -HW%OXH-(7%/8( ./0 $UXED$LUOLQHV $YLDQFD 7XL 7285,67,1)250$7,21 &XUD©DR7RXULVW%RDUGZZZFXUD©DRFRP &XUD©DR+RVSLWDOLW\ 7RXULVP$VVRFLDWLRQ ZZZFKDWDRUJ &2168/$7(6 &DQDGLDQ 86 &RORPELDQ 9HQH]XHODQ 6+233,1*+2856 6WRUHVDUHRSHQ0RQGD\WR6DWXUGD\ IURPDPWRSP6RPHVWRUHVVD\RSHQXQWLOSP DQGRFFDVLRQDOO\DUHRSHQRQ6XQGD\ 6RPHVWRUHVFORVHIURPQRRQSP 7(/(3+21($66,67$1&( ,QWHU,VODQG ,QWHUQDWLRQDO2SHUDWRU

SEALIFE in the sea!

SUDOKU at the beach!

4

7$;,6(59,&( $LUSRUW &HQWUDO

6($:((' /,03(7 6$1''2//$5 6+$5. &/2:1),6+ 781$ 67,1*5$< $1*/(5),6+ 2<67(5 -(//<),6+ '2/3+,1 6($/,21 KELP %$51$&/( 6($+256( 2&72386 :+$/( CLAM &25$/


(YHU\7KXUVGD\SHRSOHƓOOWKH VWUHHWVRILFRQLF3XQGDWRVSHQG TXDOLW\WLPHZLWKIDPLO\DQGIULHQGV DVWKH\HQMR\WKHIXQDQGPDJLFDO DWPRVSKHUHWKDWLVV\QRQ\PRXV ZLWK3XQGD7KXUVGD\9LEHV 7KLVIHVWLYHHYHQLQJLQGRZQWRZQ3XQGD JDWKHUVORFDOVDQGYLVLWRUVDOLNHLQ FHOHEUDWLRQRIWKLVLVODQGōVXQLTXHFXOWXUDO KHULWDJHDQGWUDGLWLRQV,WLVDOVRDJUHDW WLPHWRVSRLO\RXUVHOIRU\RXUORYHGRQHV with some souvenirs! 3DUWLFLSDWLQJVKRSV DUHRSHQXQWLOSPRUHYHQODWHURQ 7KXUVGD\HYHQLQJVZLWKPDQ\RIIHULQJ EUDQGVDQGVHDVRQDOGLVFRXQWV

$V\RXZLQG\RXUZD\WKURXJKWKHDOOH\V RI3XQGDSUHSDUHWREHVHUHQDGHGE\WKH VRXQGVRIOLYHPXVLFSHUIRUPHGE\ORFDO DUWLVWV(YHU\ZHHNRQWKH$UW:DONJXHVW PXVLFLDQVSHUIRUPDQG\RXFDQKHDULWDOO IURPMD]]WRPRGHUQUDSWRFODVVLFDOYLROLQ RUDORQHVPRRWKVD[ř\RXQHYHUNQRZ ZKDW\RXZLOOEHVZD\LQJWR ([SORUHWKHFKDUPLQJDUWZDONRQ :LQGVWUDDWZKHUHORFDODUWLVWVFRPHWR VKRZFDVHWKHLUZRUNDQGFRQQHFW7KLV OLYHO\DQGFRORUIXODOOH\RIIHUVVRPH IDEXORXVSKRWRRSSRUWXQLWLHVVRPDNH sure you have your camera!

7UDGLWLRQDOO\FRVWXPHGGDQFHUVZHDYH WKURXJKWKHVWUHHWVLQYLWLQJRQORRNHUVWR MRLQLQWKHMR\IXOGDQFHKLVWRU\RI&XUD©DR With the LFRQLF81(6&2EXLOGLQJV DORQJWKH+DQGHOVNDGHDVDQLPSUHVVLYH EDFNGURSVWUROOWRWKHIDPRXVPontoon 4XHHQ(PD%ULGJHDWVXQVHWDQGHQMR\WKH VSHFWDFXODUƓUHZRUNVVKRZRYHUWKHKDUERU

Add Punda Thursday Vibes to your list, and make it a night to remember!

Shopping in Paradise The Renaissance Mall & Rif Fort LVDQRSHQDLUPDOODQGLVSDUWO\ORFDWHGZLWKLQWKHZDOOVRIDKLVWRULFIRUWGDWLQJ IURPWKHWKFHQWXU\'LVFRYHUDXQLTXHDQGPHPRUDEOHVKRSSLQJH[SHULHQFH ZKLOHVWUROOLQJDORQJDPL[RILQWHUQDWLRQDOEUDQGHGVWRUHV9LVLWRQHRIWKH VRXYHQLUVKRSVLQ5LI)RUWIRUDJLIWIRU\RXUORYHGRQHV:KHUHFDQQRQƓUHZDV RQFHKHDUGPXVLFQRZSOD\V:KHUHVROGLHUVRQFHVOHSWJURXSVRIIULHQGVGLQH DQGDUHHQWHUWDLQHGIURP7KXUVGD\WKURXJK6DWXUGD\ZLWKOLYHHQWHUWDLQPHQW 7KH5LI)RUWLVD81(6&2+HULWDJHVLWHDQGRQFHKRXVHGFDQQRQVDQGOLJKWHU FDQQRQDGHVLQWKHDUFKHVLQVLGHLWVPHWHUWKLFNZDOOCross over the ŴRDWLQJEULGJHIURP3XQGDWR2WUREDQGDLPPHGLDWO\WXUQWR\RXUOHIWDQG walk straight to the Renaissance Mall & Rif Fort.

70


Emilia & Emilia Too

$VWKHOHDGLQJPXOWLEUDQGVSHFLDOW\UHWDLOHUIRURYHU\HDUV (PLOLDERXWLTXHFXUDWHVLUUHVLVWLEOHPXVWKDYHVW\OHVIRUZRPHQ ZLWKDQDVVRUWPHQWRIPRVWH[FLWLQJIDVKLRQWUHQGVLQEHDFKZHDU FORWKLQJ(PLODVHWVLWVHOIDSDUWE\RIIHULQJH[FOXVLYHGHVLJQHU SURGXFWVDFFHVVRULHVDQGVZLPZHDULQDEURDGHUUDQJHWKDQDQ\ RWKHUUHWDLOHURQWKHLVODQG&RPHYLVLWWKHODUJHVWVHOHFWLRQRI FORWKLQJVZLPZHDUDQGDFFHVVRULHVIURPDURXQGWKHJOREH 3XQGDO=XLNHUWXLQ0DOOO6DQWD%DUEDUD3ODQWDWLRQ5HVRUW

Ahav

$SDUWIURPWKHXQLTXHKDQGPDGHMHZHOU\DQGDFFHVVRULHV WKDWDGRUQWKHVWRUHZDOOVDW$+$9WKHVWRUHQDPH $PR+XPDQLWDV$QLPHDQG9LWD ZDVERUQIURP EUDLQVWRUPLQJZKDWMHZHOU\DUWLVW0RQLTXH(OPRQGDOHN YDOXHVLQOLIHZLWKDPHVVDJHWKDWDOOKXPDQVDUHHTXDO -HZHOU\E\GHVLJQFDQEHPXFKPRUHWKDQVRPHWKLQJ DWWUDFWLYHGDQJOLQJIURPRXUHDUVRUGUDSHGDURXQGRXU QHFNV,WFDQKROGDVWRU\RUUHŴHFWWKHGHVLJQHUōVSKLORVRSK\ ,I\RXōUHYLVLWLQJ&XUDFDRVWRSE\$+$9DQGVHHIRU\RXUVHOI 0DPR%HDFK%RXOHYDUG8QLW$

Aqua - Capri

$XQLTXHVHOHFWLRQRI,WDOLDQDQGLQWHUQDWLRQDOIDVKLRQ EUDQGVZLWKWKHJHQXLQH&DSULLVODQGVW\OHGUHVVHVLQ FRWWRQDQGSXUHOLQHQZLWKHPEURLGHU\DQGSL]]RVDQJDOOR SXUHOHDWKHUVKRHVGHVLJQHUMHZHOV$OOKDQGPDGH7R FRPSOHWH\RXURXWƓW\RX OOƓQGDODUJHFROOHFWLRQRIRULJLQDO (FXD$QGLQR3DQDPDKDWVLQDOOWKHFRORUVDQGWKH,WDOLDQ -X VWRFXVWRPL]DEOHKDQGEDJV%HFDXVH\RXDUHXQLTXH 5HQDLVVDQFH0DOO_8QLW

Seeya Collection

6HH\D&ROOHFWLRQLVDERKHPLDQOX[XU\EUDQGZKHUH\RXōOOƓQGQHZWUHQGV EHDXWLIXOKRPHGHFRUDQGVW\OLVKIDVKLRQDFFHVVRULHV:HōUHLQORYHZLWK QDWXUDODQGHDUWK\WRQHVZKLFK\RXōOOƓQGEDFNLQRXUVWRUHDQGSURGXFWV 2XUSURGXFWVDUHVSHFLƓFDOO\GHVLJQHGIRURXUFROOHFWLRQ&KHFNXVRXWLQ RXUWZRVWRUHVDW0DPER%HDFK%OYGXSSHUOHYHODQG5LI)RUW:LOOHPVWDG

71


Marco Bicego Petali Diamond Pendant 18K Necklace, Ring & Earrings

Marco Bicego 18K Mixed Stone Necklace

White Gold Diamond Ring and Studs

Chopard Happy Hearts Bangle

72

The Old Freeport Shop

Freeport Jewelers

Handelskade 23 Punda 461-2399

Handelskade 9 & Heerenstraat 25-27 Punda 461-3764

Freeport Duty Free Limited

Freeport Jewelers

Heerenstraat 13 Punda 461-9500

Breedestraat 42 Punda 465-8117


Novella 18K Blue Topaz Pendant

TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Black Leather Strap

TAG Heuer Aquaracer

Longines Record Automatic Chronometer

Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas Watch

Bvlgari BZERO Zaha Hadid Rings

Freeport Jewelers

Freeport Jewelers

Renaissance Mall Unit 209 461-2857

Zuikertuin Mall 736-1394

Fashion Zone by Freeport Zuikertuin Mall 736-2423

INFO@FREEPORTJEWELERS.COM WWW.FREEPORTJEWELERS.COM


Curaçaobis a true undiscovered FXOLQDU\JHPLQWKH&DULEEHDQ )URPORZNH\ORFDOIRRGWUXFNV WRKLJKHQGVWDUFXLVLQH served right on the beach, WKHUHDUHHQGOHVVRSSRUWXQLWLHV IRUQHZWDVWHVDQGH[SHULHQFHV

An Explosion of

Culinary Flavors LĂ&#x17E;iÂ?iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;vwĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;

T

his tiny island sits at a crossroads where different culinary LQĹ´XHQFHV FRQYHUJH WR FUHDWH DQ HFOHFWLF DUUD\ RI GLIIHUHQW Ĺ´DYRUV&XUDŠDRKDVDYLEUDQWDQGFUHDWLYHFXOLQDU\VFHQHWKDW offers a wide range of dining experiences, from low-key food WUXFNV WR HOHJDQW Ć&#x201C;QH GLQLQJ ULJKW RQ WKH EHDFKĹ&#x2039;DQG HYHU\WKLQJ LQ between. Join us to explore all the many exotic delights that are part of this bustling culinary vibe here on the island. Start off your culinary adventure with a simple casual meal at a roadside cafĂŠ or food truck (called trukâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;pan in Papiamento). The food truck scene has long since been a fundamental part of Curaçaoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s society before its recent growth in popularity in the US. Late at night, food trucks appear as if out of nowhere, creating a lively and bustling atmosphere on the streets as partygoers seek their delicious treats after the festivities. So lively and so dominant has this food truck scene become, that it has transformed into a nightlife destination in and of itself. Be sure to also explore some of the traditional dishes from our local creole (krioyo) cuisine. Many of the time-honored preparations have been preserved to make it a truly authentic dining experience. With so many different ethnicities represented here, each with their RZQ XQLTXH FXLVLQH \RX ZLOO Ć&#x201C;QG DQ DVVRUWPHQW RI UHVWDXUDQWV IHDWXULQJĹ´DYRUVIURPDURXQGWKHZRUOG$QGLQWUXH&XUDŠDRIDVKLRQ VRPHKDYHFUHDWLYHO\EOHQGHGWKHVHĹ´DYRUVWRRIIHUDVXUSULVLQJWZLVW from the traditional.

74

Indeed, Curaçao has become a magnet for many world-renowned chefs, each drawn to the island by its exciting and innovative culinary culture. Their inspiration has given rise to some of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best restaurants. Be sure to indulge in an elegant evening of haute cuisine whether it be in a formal setting or a tropical relaxed atmosphere with your toes in the sand. Look out for one of the many culinary events and festivals that take place throughout the year. They offer an amazing opportunity to sample specialties from some of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most celebrated chefs and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;foodieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; institutions. Or take advantage of the various Restaurant Weeks that are scheduled several times a year, where some of the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best UHVWDXUDQWVRIIHUFUHDWLYHSUL[Ć&#x201C;[HPHQXVHDJHUIRUDFKDQFHWRVKRZRII their prowess.

Â&#x153; Â&#x201C;>Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;iĂ&#x20AC; Ă&#x153;Â&#x2026;>Ă&#x152; Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;½Ă&#x20AC;i Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC; Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i Â&#x201C;Â&#x153;Â&#x153;` Ă&#x152;Â&#x153; i>Ă&#x152;] Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;i½Ă&#x192; Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;i Ă&#x152;Â&#x153; Li Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x201C;iĂ&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;} Ă&#x152;Â&#x153; Ă&#x192;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC;ÂŤĂ&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;i Ă&#x17E;Â&#x153;Ă&#x2022;Ă&#x20AC; palate and keep you coming back for more!


'D\V_DPŊSP 7   EDRDVHFRPEHDFKUHVWDXUDQW

0RQ6DW_SPŊSP 6XQ_1RRQŊSP 7   LOIRUQRFXUDFDRFRP

'D\V_SPŊSP 7   HOJDXFKRFXUDFDRFRP

1HVWOHGSULYDWHO\ZLWKLQ%DRDVH/X[XU\5HVRUW%DRDVH &XOLQDU\ %HDFK 5HVWDXUDQW LV WKH HSLWRPH RI ƓQH GLQLQJ1HYHURYHUORRNLQJDGHWDLOWKHZHOOSUHSDUHG VWDII VHUYHV D WUXO\ H[FHSWLRQDO PHQX SUHSDUHG E\ FODVVLFDOO\WUDLQHGFKHIV:LWKWKHIUHVKHVWLQJUHGLHQWV \RXōOOVDYRULQWHUQDWLRQDOGLVKHVWKDWHOHYDWH\RXUWRWDO GLQLQJ H[SHULHQFH ZLWK GLQQHU GHOLFDFLHV VXFK DV R\VWHUVIRLHJUDVDQGORFDOVHDIRRG&DQōWGHFLGH"/HW WKH FKHI VXUSULVH \RXU VHQVHV ZLWK WKH  RU FRXUVH $PXVHPHQX(QMR\EUHDNIDVWRUOXQFKDVZHOODQGVHH KRZDQ\PHDOVIURPWKH%DRDVHNLWFKHQZRQōWEHVRRQ IRUJRWWHQ0DNHQRPLVWDNH%DRDVH&XOLQDU\%HDFKLV XQPDWFKHGLQTXDOLW\VHUYLFHDQGDWPRVSKHUHPDNLQJ LWDWUXO\XQLTXHH[SHULHQFH

7KH ORYH DIIDLU ZLWK SL]]D WKDW IROORZHG WKH 1DWDI VLEOLQJV IURP (XURSH WR WKH &DULEEHDQ LV FHOHEUDWHG LQ WKH IDPLO\UXQ SL]]HULD FDOOHG Ō,O )RUQRō ZKHUH \RX FDQH[SHULHQFHPRXWKZDWHULQJDXWKHQWLFKRPHVW\OH ,WDOLDQIRRGRUWU\LWVIUHVKO\SUHSDUHGSL]]DVEDNHGLQ DZRRGEULFNRYHQ8VLQJIUHVKLQJUHGLHQWVLQXQLTXH FRPELQDWLRQV ,O )RUQR FRRNV WKHLU RULJLQDO PDGHWR RUGHUSL]]DVLQFODVVLFDOEULFNRYHQV1RWLQWKHPRRG IRUSL]]D",O)RUQRRIIHUVDFRPSOHWHPHQXRIWUDGLWLRQDO ,WDOLDQ GLVKHV FRPSOHWH ZLWK VDODGV DQG SDVWDV LQFOXGLQJ WKHLU PRXWKZDWHULQJ ODVDJQD 7KLV FDVXDO UHVWDXUDQW LV SHUIHFW IRU WKH IDPLO\ VHW LQ D UHOD[HG DWPRVSKHUHDV\RXGLQHDOIUHVFR

(QMR\DPRXWKZDWHULQJ$UJHQWLQLDQVWHDNMXLF\SRXOWU\RU IUHVKƓVKFDXJKWLQRXUFOHDU&XUD©DRZDWHUVDFFRPSDQLHG E\\RXUFKRLFHRIZLQHIURPDZLGHVHOHFWLRQRIWKHYHU\ EHVW$Wŏ(O*DXFKRŐHYHU\VHDWLQWKHKRXVHLVŏWKHEHVW VHDWLQWKHKRXVHŐZLWKWKHPRVWEUHDWKWDNLQJYLHZRIWKH LVODQG)URPDSSHWL]LQJDQGMXLF\VWHDNVWRIUHVKO\FDXJKW ƓVK (O *DXFKR DOVR KDV D 0HGLWHUUDQHDQLQVSLUHG VRXS DQGVDODGEDU(O*DXFKRLVWKHSHUIHFWSODFHIRUDURPDQWLF GLQQHURUWRFHOHEUDWHDQ\RFFDVLRQ6DWXUGD\QLJKWVDUH WKHPHGQLJKWV(QMR\RULHQWDO$UJHQWLQHDQRUVDOVDGDQFH ZKLOH\RXHQMR\DFDQGOHOLWGLQQHU6KXWWOHVHUYLFHIURP PDQ\KRWHOV

75


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ōWXUIRU RWKHU JULOOHG VSHFLDOW\ /LYH PXVLF PDNHV WKH H[SHULHQFH H[WUDVSHFLDOHYHU\)ULGD\WKURXJK6XQGD\ 'D\V_DPŊSP 7   KHPLQJZD\FXUDFDRFRP

:HG6XQ_1RRQŊSP .LWFKHQXQWLOSP

7   QHPRFXUDFDRFRP

(QMR\ D TXLHW XSVFDOH GLQQHU RQ WKH SRROVLGH SDWLR RI WKH /LRQV'LYH 5HVRUW RYHUORRNLQJ WKH EHDFK DQG VXEOLPH VXQVHWV1HPRōVKDSS\KHOSIXOVWDIIZLOOVXJJHVWIDYRULWHV OLNHFKRLFHJULOOHGVWHDNVDQGRULJLQDOYDULHWLHVRIVHDIRRG 7DQWDOL]H \RXU SDOHWWH ZLWK VDYRU\ FHYLFKH RU WXQD WDUWDUH DFFRPSDQLHG E\ D GHOLFLRXV ERWWOH RI \RXU IDYRULWH ZLQH DQGDSSUHFLDWHWKHPHWLFXORXVGHWDLOWKDWJRHVLQWRSODWLQJ HYHU\GLVKVHUYHG7KHQƓQLVK\RXUSHUIHFWHYHQLQJZLWKD GHFDGHQW GHVVHUW OLNH WLUDPLVX )HHOLQJ D OLWWOH DGYHQWXU RXV" /HW 1HPRōV FKHI VXUSULVH \RX ZLWK D FRXUVH PHDO WKDWLVVXUHWRVDWLVI\1RPDWWHUZKDW\RXUVW\OH1HPRZLOO OHW\RXUHOD[DQGWUXO\HQMR\\RXUH[SHULHQFH<RXDUHZHO FRPHDVRIQRRQIRUOXQFKDQGGULQNV'LQQHUVWDUWVDWSP

&KLOO%HDFK%DU *ULOOLVH[DFWO\ZKDW\RXGUHDPRIZKHQ \RXLPDJLQHWKHSHUIHFWEHDFKVLGHVHWWLQJ7KHEDUEX]] HV ZLWK H[FLWHPHQW VHUYLQJ XS LFHFROG EXFNHWV RI EHHU FKLOOHGERWWOHVRIZLQHDQGSHUIHFWPL[HGGULQNV%DWKLQJ VXLWFODGYLVLWRUVNQRZ&KLOOLVWKHSODFHWRPHHWIULHQGVIRU +DSS\ +RXU RU DV WKH\ VWUROO RQ WKH VRIWVDQG EHDFKHV RI WKH 6HD$TXDULXP %HDFK $W D WDEOH RU LQ DQ$GLURQGDFN FKDLU WDQ E\ WKH FRRO &DULEEHDQ ZDWHU MXVW GRQōW ZRUU\ Ŋ RQH RI WKH VHUYHUV ZLOO EH PRUH WKDQ KDSS\ WR EULQJ \RX \RXU RUGHU RI QDFKRV RU JULOOHG ULEV 2SHQ IRU OXQFK DQG GLQQHUWKHUHōVQRQHHGWRVWUHVVřMXVW&KLOO 'D\V_DPŊSP 7  H[W FKLOOFXUDFDRFRP

76


)RU DQ DXWKHQWLF WDVWH RI SDUDGLVH WKH &XUD©DR 0DUULRWW %HDFK 5HVRUW LV KRPH WR VHYHQ XQLTXH HDWHULHV UDQJLQJ IURPFDVXDOWRƓQHGLQLQJRIIHULQJDIXVLRQRI&DULEEHDQ DQG(XURSHDQŴDYRUV:RUOGFODVVFXLVLQHWKURXJKRXWWKH SURSHUW\LVFDUHIXOO\FXUDWHGE\UHQRZQHG([HFXWLYH&KHI 'LQR -DJWLDQL &6SLFH WKH UHVRUW V VLJQDWXUH UHVWDXUDQW RIIHUV D YLEUDQW LQYLWLQJ RSHQ NLWFKHQ FRQFHSW FUHDWLQJ WKHSHUIHFWDPELDQFHIRUDGLQLQJH[SHULHQFH&KHI'LQRōV ode to the Caribbean, which he describes as a “dining H[SHULPHQWŐ ZLWK WKH PRWWR ŏHDW OLYH DQG ORYH ZLWK ŴDYRUŐ LV HPEUDFHG DQG VDYRUHG DW WKH &XUD©DR 0DUULRWW %HDFK5HVRUW 'D\VDZHHN 7   ZZZPDUULRWWFRPFXUSE

$ ZDON LQ WKH KHDUW RI :LOOHPVWDG LQ WKH DUWV\ GLVWULFW RI 6FKDUORR EULQJV \RX WR )OHXU GH 0DULH (DWHU\ ZKHUH KDSSLQHVVLVVHUYHGRQDSODWHLQDPRQXPHQWDOFR]\ōV EXLOGLQJ7KHHFOHFWLFYLQWDJHGHFRUFUHDWHVWKHULJKWEOHQG RI QRVWDOJLD DQG DPELDQFH7KH PRWWR RI WKH WZR RZQHUV ZKHQ LW FRPHV WR IRRG LV WR FUHDWH KDSSLQHVV DURXQG WKH IRRGWDEOH6RXOIRRGORYHUVYHJDQVYHJHWDULDQVDQGWKRVH ZKRHQMR\ORFDOGLVKHVFDQVLWDWWKHVDPHWDEOHDQGHQMR\ WKHYDULHW\WKDWLVRIIHUHGRQWKHPHQX

7XHV6DW_RSHQVDWDP 7   #ŴHXUGHPDULHHDWHU\

0RQ6XQ_DPŊSP %LWHVIURPSP Asian Bistro :HG6XQ_SPŊSP 7  

/HPRQJUDVV%LVWURLVORFDWHGLQWKHKHDUWRIWKH%OXH%D\ &XUD©DR *ROI  %HDFK 5HVRUW DW WKH FHQWXULHVROG %OXH %D\ōV3ODQWDWLRQ+RXVH7KLVLVWKHSODFHWRPHHWXSKDYH DGULQNDQGVWDUW\RXUJROƓQJDGYHQWXUH7KHFR]\WHUUDFH ZLWKLWVJRUJHRXVYLHZZLOOLPPHGLDWHO\VHWWKHULJKWPRRG 2IFRXUVHWKHFOXEKRXVHDOVRDFWVDVWKHŌWKKROHōZKHUH \RXFDQFDWFK\RXUEUHDWKZLWKDUHIUHVKPHQW:KDWōVRQ WKH PHQX" (YHU\WKLQJ IURP IUHVK FRIIHH WR VDQGZLFKHV EXUJHUVVQDFNVJRRGZLQHVDQGZKLVNLHVDQGHYHQDQLFH &XEDQFLJDU,QGXOJH\RXUVHOIZLWKDGHOLFLRXVEUHDNIDVW OXQFKRUWDVWHWKHGLIIHUHQW$VLDQVSLFHVGXULQJDGLQQHU

77


'D\V_1RRQŊSP 7   SLD]]DFXUDFDRFRP

+DQGHOVNDGH:LOOHPVWDG 0RQ)UL_DPŊSP 6DW6XQ_DPŊDP

3L]]DWKHKXPEOHSLHPDGHRIGRXJKDVSODVKRIWRPDWR VDXFHDQGVRPHFKHHVHKDVEHFRPHVXFKDQLQWHJUDOSDUWRI RXUIRRGFXOWXUH+HUHDW3LD]]DDZHOOPDGHSL]]DLVDSLHFH RIHGLEOHDUWZKLFKZLOOOHDYH\RXZDQWLQJPRUH6LWXDWHGLQ WKHKHDUWRIWKH/LRQV'LYH5HVRUW3LD]]DZHOFRPHVYLVLWRUV VWUROOLQJWKHSRSXODU0DPER%HDFK(QWHUWKHVKDG\SDODSD DQGHQMR\1HDSROLWDQVW\OHSL]]DVZLWKWKLQFUXVWVFRRNHG IRUDFRXSOHRIPLQXWHVLQDQH[WUHPHO\KRWZRRGEXUQLQJ RYHQ ZKLFK SURGXFHV D FUXVW WKDWōV FKHZ\ FUXQFK\ DQG FKDUUHG LQ VSRWV 7KH QH[W WLPH \RX ƓQG \RXUVHOI FUDYLQJ ,WDOLDQ IDYRULWHV IRU OXQFK RU IRU GLQQHU LQGXOJH \RXUVHOI ZLWK\RXUFKRLFHRIWKHFKHIōVJUHDWYDULHW\RIVDODGVSDVWDV SL]]DVDQGPHDWRUƓVKGLVKHV

:KHQ \RXōUH RXW DQG DERXW HQMR\LQJ WKH SLFWXUHVTXH DU chitecture throughout downtown Punda, rest easy at the ,JXDQD&DI«7KLVVKDGHGFDI«LVORFDWHGZDWHUVLGHGLUHFWO\ EHWZHHQWKH4XHHQ-XOLDQD%ULGJHDQGWKHŴRDWLQJ4XHHQ (PPD 3RQWRRQ %ULGJH DORQJ WKH URZ RI EULJKWO\ FRORUHG VWRUHIURQWVRQ+DQGHOVNDGH,WLVDJUHDWORFDWLRQIRUZDWFK LQJERDWVRIDOOVL]HVQDYLJDWHWKURXJKWKHEXV\KDUERUDV \RXZDWFKWKHIDPRXVŴRDWLQJEULGJHRSHQDQGFORVH(QMR\ DFROGEHHUVRIWGULQNRUIUR]HQEHYHUDJHDORQJZLWKDQDV VRUWPHQWRIVDQGZLFKHVDQGIDYRULWHVIURPWKHJULOO:KHWK HU\RXōUHLQWKHPRRGIRUORFDOIDYRULWHVSDVWDRUVHDIRRG ,JXDQD&DI«LVWKHSHUIHFWSODFHWRHDWGULQNSHRSOHZDWFK DQGVLPSO\HQMR\OLIH

,O*HODWRLVDQDXWKHQWLF,WDOLDQ*HODWHULDLQ&XUD©DRZKHUH WKH\SUHSDUHWUDGLWLRQDOKRPHPDGH,WDOLDQLFHFUHDPRQD GDLO\EDVLVZLWKRQO\WKHEHVWLQJUHGLHQWV,O*HODWRLVIDPLO\ UXQZLWKRQO\RQHJRDOWRPDNHSHRSOHKDSS\E\VHUYLQJ WKHP WKH EHVW ,WDOLDQ JHODWR LQ &XUD©DR PDGH SRVVLEOH WKURXJKWKHDUWRILFHFUHDPPDNLQJ*HODWRLVQōWMXVW,WDOLDQ IRULFHFUHDPLWōVDZKROHQHZWDVWHH[SHULHQFHZKLFK\RX ZLOOQRWIRUJHWDQGZLOOPDNH\RX\HDUQIRUPRUH,WōVKHDOWK\ JOXWHQIUHHDQGGHOLFLRXV

6XQ7KX_1RRQŊSP )UL6DW_1RRQŊSP 7   LOJHODWRFXUDFDRFRP

78


savor the spice of the islands Indulge in world-class cuisine at C-Spice, the signature restaurant at the all-new Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort. Celebrated Caribbean born chef Dino Jagtiani has curated an everHYROYLQJPHQXRI&DULEEHDQ0HGLWHUUDQHDQǍDYRUV /RFDOO\FDXJKWnjVK // Handpicked locally grown produce // Artisan stone oven-baked pizzas Outdoor terrace perfect for a post-dinner cigar, hookah, or glass of aged rum

Ç S P I C E AT C U R AÇ AO M A R R I OT T B E AC H R E S O RT John F Kennedy Boulevard, Piscadera Bay • Willemstad, Curaçao • Marriott.com/CURPB


TWO LOCATIONS:

CARACASBAAIWEG 737-2475 MAHAAI 736-2323

ilforno

The BEST

GRILL

SINCE 2008

ON THE ISLAND

El Gaucho Restaurant Curacao follow us www.elgauchocuracao.com

Jan Thiel Area | Rooi Santu 620 | tel. 767 0067


The most popular bar on Curaçao

photo www.gailsgallery.co.uk

Iguana Café Serving Local and International Specialties HAPPY HOUR Monday thru Friday 4 till 6 pm

LIVE MUSIC Wednesday thru Saturday

Along the Handelskade in Punda, Willemstad  Phone +5999.465.1056 Open Monday through Saturday from 8 am till Midnight  Sunday 8 am till 5 pm


Quick Glance Where to eat $==852 Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO %OXH%D\5HVRUW  

)82&2Ř,WDOLDQ 7KH%/9'%DSRU.LEUD  

32572Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO 5HQDLVVDQFH0DOO 5LI)RUW  

%($16Ř%UHDNIDVW /XQFK 3LHWHUPDDL  

+(0,1*:$<Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO %DSRU.LEU£]Q  

5(67$85$17&5,67$/ -RKDQYDQ:DOEHHFNSOHLQ  

%85*(5%$5 5LI)RUW2WUREDQGD  

,*8$1$&$)( Ř/RFDO ,QWHUQDWLRQDO +DQGHOVNDGH3XQGD  

6$,177523(=• Mediterranean 3LHWHUPDDL  

,/)2512Ř,WDOLDQ3L]]HULD &DUDFDVEDDLZHJ  

6&$03,ō6Ř6HDIRRG :DWHUIRUW%RRJMHV3XQGD  

KARAKTER Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO &RUDO(VWDWH  

6+25(Ř6WHDNKRXVH 6HDIRRG 6WD%DUEDUD5HVRUW1LHXZSRRUW  

%/8(6Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO $YLOD+RWHO   %$2$6(&8/,1$5<%($&+5(67$85$17 %DRDVH/X[XU\5HVRUW:LQWHUVZLMNVWUDDW 5HVHUYDWLRQV   &$%$1$%($&+ Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO %DSRU.LEUD]Q   &+,//%($&+%$5 *5,// %DSRU.LEU£]Q   &+2367,; • -DSDQHVH6XVKL 6DQWD5RVDZHJ   &63,&( • &DULEEHDQ)ODYRUV -RKQ).HQQHG\%RXOHYDUG   '‹-$98 Ř)UHQFK)XVLRQ 3LHWHUPDDL   '$/7252 • Pizzeria :DWHUIRUW%RRJMHV  b (/*$8&+2 • Argentinian 5RRL6DQWXb   (/0(;,&$12Ř0H[LFDQ *ULOO 7KH%/9'%DSRU.LEUDb   ),6+$/,&,286Ř6HDIRRG 3HQVWUDDW:LOOHPVWDG   )/(85'(0$5,(Ř8UEDQ)DUP)UHVK 9DQ5DGHUVWUDDW6FKDUORR   )2571$66$8Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO )RUW1DVVDXZHJ]Q  

/(021*5$66 • Asian %OXH%D\3ODQWDWLRQKRXVH   .20(Ř.ULR\R)XVLRQ -RKDQYDQ:DOEHHFNSOHLQ   .<272Ř6XVKL *ULOO .D\DƒUWLNR:LOOHPVWDG   %5$..(3870(,0(, Ř6WHDNKRXVH -DQ6RIDW   0$'(522&($1&/8%Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO 7KH%/9'%DSRU.LEUD  Ŋ 0$7685, Ř-DSDQHVH6XVKL *RLVFR%XLOGLQJ  

67($. 5,%6Ř6WHDNKRXVH 6HDIRRG 5LI)RUW2WUREDQGD   7+(*289(51(85 • Dutch Caribbean 'H5RXYLOOHZHJ)   7+(*5((1+286(• Mediterranean 7KH%/9'%DSRU.LEUD   7+(*5,//.,1*Ř6WHDNKRXVH 6HDIRRG :DWHUIRUW%RRJMHV3XQGD   7+(6235$126632576%$5 Ř,WDOLDQ 7KH5LI)RUW2WUREDQGD   7+(:,1(&(//$5Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO Concordiastraat z/n  

081'2%,=$552 3LHWHUPDDL6PDO   1(02Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO /LRQV'LYH %HDFK5HVRUW   PERLA DEL MAR Ř6HDIRRG :DWHUIRUW%RRJMHV3XQGD   3,$==$Ř,WDOLDQ3L]]HULD %DSRU.LEU£]Q   3,5$7(6%$<Ř%HDFK&OXE 5HVWDXUDQW 3LVFDGHUDEDDL]Q  

720$72(6Ř,WDOLDQ3L]]HULD 3LVFDGHUDEDDL]Q   7,172 • Argentinian -DQWKLHO%HDFK   =$1=,%$5 Ř,QWHUQDWLRQDO -DQWKLHO%HDFK   =(67• Mediterranean -DQWKLHO%HDFK  

See much more right here! Where to stay. play. eat. shop. 

Visit our new RQOLQHGLUHFWRU\

83


Find your treasure & treasure every moment.

The Old Freeport Shop Handelskade 23 Punda 461-2399

Freeport Jewelers Handelskade 9 Heerenstraat 25-27 Punda 461-3764

TOLL FREE: 1-800-617-0766

Freeport Duty Free Limited Heerenstraat 13 461-9500

Freeport Jewelers Breedestraat 42 Punda 465-8117

INFO@FREEPORTJEWELERS.COM

Freeport Jewelers Renaissance Mall Otrobanda 461-2857

Freeport Jewelers Zuikertuin Mall 736-1394

Fashion Zone by Freeport Zuikertuin Mall 736-2423

WWW.FREEPORTJEWELERS.COM


Autumn Collection

What do you love? Discover new arrivals

© 2019 Pandora Jewelry, LLC • All rights reserved

AVAILABLE AT

AVAILABLE AT

FREEPORT JEWELERS

FREEPORT JEWELERS

Zuikertuin Mall Tel. 736 1394

Renaissance Mall Tel. 461 2857


Profile for eventscuracao

Events Curaçao 2020  

Events Curaçao 2020  

Advertisement