8 Rainy day activities on Curacao
Curacao is a tropical paradise known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and endless sunshine. However, even in this idyllic destination, rain showers can occasionally make an appearance. Don’t let a little rain dampen your spirits – at Bayside Boutique Hotel, we believe that rainy days are a perfect opportunity to explore a different side of the island. Here’s your ultimate guide on what to do when it’s raining on Curacao.
1. Discover Cultural gems
When the rain clouds roll in, it’s the perfect time to immerse yourself in Curacao’s rich culture and history. Head to Willemstad, the capital city, and explore its colorful colonial architecture. Don’t miss the iconic Handelskade, a row of painted buildings that line the waterfront. Wander through the historic district of Punda, where you’ll find charming boutiques, art galleries, and cozy cafés.
2. Visit the cinema
Enjoy a rainy day at the cinema, catching up on the latest blockbusters or indie films. It’s a great way to unwind and have a cozy indoor experience. Don’t forget to bring your sweater because the airconditioning is running at full speed. Visit the website of one of the three cinemas on the island: The Movies in Punda and Otrobanda or Cinemark in Sambil for more information and timetable.
3. Curacao Liqueur Distillery Tour & Tasting
Visit the Curacao Liqueur Distillery at Landhuis Chobolobo and learn everything about the world-famous Blue Curacao Liqueur in one of the guided tours. Learn about the production process, and most importantly, indulge in a cocktail tasting session to savor the unique flavors of Curacao.
4. Indulge in culinary delights
Rainy days are perfect for indulging your taste buds in the diverse culinary scene of Curacao. Treat yourself to a leisurely lunch at one of the island’s beautiful indoor restaurants. Options like De Gouverneur, Number Ten, Karakter, or Bayside Boutique Hotel offer a diverse range of culinary delights to suit your preferences. Try some comforting local dishes like ‘stoba’ (stew) or ‘keshi yena’ (stuffed cheese) at Plasa Bieu. If you’re a food enthusiast, you might even consider taking a cooking class from Helmi Smeulders to learn the secrets behind the island’s flavors.
Spend some quality time exploring the local shops and boutiques. Curacao offers a variety of shopping experiences, from unique souvenirs to high-end fashion, ensuring you’ll find something special to take home. Our favorite shopping areas are Sambil, Zuikertuintje Mall, Renaissance Mall & Riffort and Punda Willemstad.
6. Relax and Wellness
7. Caves of Hato
Explore the fascinating underground world of the Hato Caves. Rain or shine, the caves offer a mesmerizing experience with their intricate limestone formations, ancient Indian petroglyphs, and even a pool of still water where the stalactites are reflected, creating a surreal atmosphere.
8. Embrace the rainy adventure
Embrace the rain and embark on an adventure that’s unique to a rainy day. Take a drive around the island, stopping at hidden gems and viewpoints that might be even more stunning under a moody sky. Please be careful on the road, because the roads in Curacao can be very slippery when it has rained.
9. Discover the underwater world
Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beauty of Curacao’s underwater world. Grab a snorkel and mask, and head to one of the island’s many vibrant snorkeling spots. The rain won’t affect your view beneath the water’s surface, and you might even enjoy a unique perspective of the marine life during this time.
Remember, rainy days on Curacao can offer a unique perspective and a chance to engage in different activities than you might have planned. From cultural experiences to culinary delights and relaxation, Curacao has something for everyone, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.