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    Some activities: Cultural show in Blue Luna theatre near portmanteau, shopping, restaurant, local market. Visit famous Curaçao liquor distillery.

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    Spiny lobster is a must... The Queen Emma pontoon bridge, we walked over for lunch, but it was gone when we returned, well they moved it for ship passage, had to take the ferry (runs every 10mins) back across

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    Beautiful city! Great, breathtaking views, lots of fine dining and restaurants! Lots of entertainment. Very European and welcoming. Highly recommended.

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    Legend has it that in the 1800s, when the Dutch ruled Curaçao, the then-governor attributed the migraines that afflicted him to the powerful Caribbean sun reflecting off the colony’s stark walls. The result? An official decree that commanded citizens to paint the structures anything but white. Today, this World Heritage site owes its distinctive pastel shades to one man’s maladies.

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    The capital city of Curacao. Think your typical "downtown". Great shopping and just walking around.

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    Absolutly stunning!! Loved the colors and detail of all the buildings.All kinds of allys to explore and places to shop

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    This is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun and water. There are a lot of great dive and fishing spots.

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    Gorgeous Caribbean city, even more stunning at night. We went to the slave museum which was powerful as well as Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue: the Western Hemisphere's oldest synagogue in continuous use was founded in 1651 by 12 families from Amsterdam. We really enjoyed walking through Willemstad and taking pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.

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    Fabulous town to explore - both sides are a definite must do and see!

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Downtown Willemstad has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its well-preserved European and Caribbean heritage. The Punda district is well known for shopping and historic structures like Fort Amsterdam, and the Otrabanda district across the bay, which is considered to be the cultural district and is younger than Punda, having been founded in 1707 rather than 1634. Restaurants and nightlife are never lacking in Willemstad, a charming island capital.

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