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Tourism

There are coral reefs, used for scuba diving. The beaches on the south side contain diving spots. The reef can be reached without a boat. The southern coast is has calm waters. The coastline of Curaçao features bays and inlets, where boats are moored.

Some of the coral reefs are affected by tourism. Porto Marie Beach is experimenting with artificial coral reefs in order to improve the reef's condition. Hundreds of artificial coral blocks that have been placed are now home to a large array of tropical fish.

The most well-known beaches of Curaçao are:

  • Baya Beach
  • Blue Bay (Blauwbaai)
  • Daaibooi
  • Grote Knip (Playa Abou)
  • Kleine Knip (Kenepa Chiki)
  • Playa Forti
  • Playa Gipy
  • Playa Jeremi
  • Playa Kalki
  • Playa Kanoa
  • Playa Lagun
  • Playa Porto Marie
  • Playa Santa Cruz
  • Santa Barbara Beach
  • Seaquarium Beach
  • Westpunt


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