11 epic experiences that prove Curaçao should be your next Caribbean vacation
By Skye Sherman; Matador Network.
CURAÇAO MAKES UP THE “C” in the trio of islands often referred to as the ABC Islands — Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao — located off the northern coast of Venezuela. As a Caribbean island, Curaçao has the sunshine and crystal-clear waters you’d expect, but if you want more from your vacation than a perfect tan, the island is also loaded with adrenaline-pumping activities that you won’t find anywhere else.
1. Embark on a deep-dive submarine.
Photo: Substation Curacao/Facebook
Descend 1,000 feet below sea level for a look at the dark underworld of the ocean — as well as some of the predatory sharks of the Caribbean. Substation Curaçao has a shark-centered deep-dive excursion that is dedicated to spotting local shark species, including big-eyed Cuban dog sharks, sevengill sharks, and green murray sharks. Travelers will embark upon their undersea journeys in the Curasub, a certified mini-submarine, which allows you to explore depths that are unreachable even to scuba divers.
2. Ride an ostrich at the ostrich farm.
Photo: Curacao Ostrich Farm/Facebook
For a mini safari involving up-close encounters with six- to nine-foot flightless African birds without actually going to Africa, check out the Curaçao Ostrich Farm. The Curaçao Ostrich Farm even offers the chance to ride an ostrich; you’ll find hourly rides through acres of land occupied by ostriches, emus, and crocodiles. When you’re done, order an omelet or ostrich steak at the on-site Zambezi restaurant — one ostrich egg provides the equivalent of 80 to 100 chicken eggs.
3. Cliff dive at Playa Forti.
In Playa Forti, brave cliff divers can access a (Read full article here)