Swimming with sea turtles; this is the best place on Curaçao to spot them

Curaçao has an impressive underwater world. There are plenty of beautiful spots for snorkeling. Underwater it is lively and you will encounter the most colorful fish. You can even spot sea turtles with a bit of luck and that’s an unforgettable experience! In this blog we share the best place on Curaçao where you have a good chance to admire these beautiful animals up close.

Swimming with sea turtles; this is the best place on Curaçao to spot them

Curaçao has an impressive underwater world. There are plenty of beautiful spots for snorkeling. Underwater it is lively and you will encounter the most colorful fish. You can even spot sea turtles with a bit of luck and that’s an unforgettable experience! In this blog we share the best place on Curaçao where you have a good chance to admire these beautiful animals up close.
Curaçao has an impressive underwater world. There are plenty of beautiful spots for snorkeling. Underwater it is lively and you will encounter the most colorful fish. You can even spot sea turtles with a bit of luck and that’s an unforgettable experience! In this blog we share the best place on Curaçao where you have a good chance to admire these beautiful animals up close.

Place to spot wild sea turtles: Playa Grandi

Playa Grandi, better known as Playa Piskado, is a small typical fishing beach in the north of Curaçao. From a distance you can already see the fishing boats floating on the water. When the fishermen return to the beach, they clean their catch of the day. They throw the remains of the fresh fish into the sea. Both large and small sea turtles love this tasty meal and are attracted to it. If you are on Playa Grandi during this moment, there is a good chance to see the sea turtles. Because of the crystal clear water you can already spot them swimming around and occasionally they show themselves on the surface of the water.

Face to face with a sea turtle

It is even more impressive to meet these beautiful animals underwater. Grab your snorkel, drop into the water via the jetty and swim among these beautiful creatures.

Note! The sea turtles that live on Curaçao are critically endangered. So it is a very special experience, but be calm, don’t touch them and respect them in their natural environment.


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