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Activities for Kids in Curaçao

Stefanie Fauquet, Mommy Musings


When you’re planning a family beach vacation there are a lot of things to consider, especially when you have a family with varying ages of children. Curacao is a wonderful choice for families because it’s clean, relatively safe, easy to get to, and travel is available year-round without fear of inclement weather.

So what is there to do in Curacao, besides the beach? Here are 5 of my favorite activities for kids to experience in Curacao.

Curacao Sea Aquarium & Animal Encounter
The Curacao Sea Aquarium is a fun stop for families who want to check it some the sea life that is native to the Caribbean. The museum offers tours, shows and demonstrations to help educate children on the importance of marine conservation while getting them up close and personal with the animals. The Sea Aquarium is suitable for children of all ages.

Older children (ages 8 and up) may want to take the animal interaction a bit further and participate in one of the optional Animal Encounters available at the same location. This unique experience allows guests to handfeed sea turtles, sharks and stingrays in a safe environment.

Ostrich Farm
One thing I’d never thought I would see in the Caribbean is an ostrich farm … but guess what? There’s one in Curacao! The Curacao Ostrich Farm allows families to experience the feel of South Africa for a day while learning about the life cycle of the ostrich, with an opportunity to feed the big birds at the end. Safari and Quad tours are available depending on your level of adventure. Tip: Be sure to bring along sunscreen & hats for the family as most of this experience is outdoors in direct sunlight.

Read the rest of Stefanie's tips, originally published on Febraury 6, 2015, on Mommy Musings.