Photo by Walter Bibikow / age fotostock
It gets so hot in Curaçao that you're not even allowed to hike the island’s highest peak—1,239-foot-high Mount Christoffel—after 11 a.m. But you can explore seven other walking paths in the surrounding park, or follow a marked trail to take in the island’s diverse flora and fauna. Rent a mountain bike, sign up for an affordable sunrise or sunset safari, or roam the park by yourself, wild and free. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot the native and endangered Curaçao white-tailed deer. Not a nature enthusiast? History nerds can tour the Savonet Museum, a former plantation now dedicated to artifacts that reveal how the people of Curaçao used to live.
By Lebawit Lily Girma, AFAR Local Expert
Landhuis Savonet, Weg Naar Westpunt, Curaçao
+599 9 864 0363
Sun - Sat 6am - 3pm