Many tourists come to Curaçao for the small, secluded beaches. If you're looking to take part in local life, get to a beach on Sunday and join the Curaçaoans for a day of barbecues, socializing, and relaxation. The capital of Willemstad is an historically-significant city and a busy seaport. Learn more about the island and the region at the Curaçao Museum, and visit the Museum Kura Hulanda for information about the region's role in the slave trade. The main shopping area is in the Punda quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its brightly colored buildings.