Its wonderful climate and crystal-clear waters make Curaçao (pronounced CURE-ah-sow) a typical island in the Caribbean, but its fascinating architecture, floating market, pontoon bridge and secluded bays set it apart from the rest. The architecture and ambience are shaped by influences from all over the globe. Latin style, African heritage and European cultivation meet Dutch tradition with an alluring Caribbean twist.
Animal Encounters Lagoon
At the Animal Encounters Lagoon, swim with the fish! The enclosed basin allows you to observe a large variation of fish up close.
A World Heritage Site, it's also the island's capital and only city. Explore its narrow streets, lined with 17th and 18th century Dutch colonial buildings that have their own distinct Caribbean influence, seen in the colorful verandas, porches and fretwork.
This popular aquarium was built so visitors can view marine life in a natural setting without disturbing the offshore reefs. On display are more than 400 species of fish, crabs, sea lions, sharks, anemones, sponges, and corals.
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