Landsports on Curacao
Not only are there many sports to practice on the water, you can also do many landsports on Curacao. There are wonderful golf courses, walking, cycling, mountain biking or horseback riding opportunities. This way you complete your holiday.
The most challenging landsport: Mountain biking
Cycling enthusiasts will certainly enjoy the Curaçao nature and open air. Most organized day trips take you on narrow, unpaved roads that you will have a hard time finding on your own. A guided tour must be discussed in advance. It is also possible to rent bicycles or motorbikes and plan your own route. Mountain biking is a wonderful sport to do on Curacao. The many hills and unpaved roads make it a real challenge. Organizations that offer tours are:
The most popular among landsports: Golf!
Relaxing by playing golf at very special locations, that’s possible on Curacao. Enjoying the views of the Caribbean Sea, the Spanish water and the tropical environment make a day of golf on Curacao unforgettable. You can play golf in 3 places on Curacao:
- Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, 18 hole golf course.
- Santa Barbara Old Quarry Golf course, 18 holes.
- Curacao golf and squash club, 9 hole golf course.
Curacao is ideally suited for beautiful walks. This offers you the opportunity to get to places where the average tourist does not go. Leave early because of the heat and always take enough water with you! A number of organizations that offer special walking tours are:
- Curacao Hiking
- Hidden Trails Curacao
- Curacao footprint
The Salt Pans Nature Reserve Jan Thiel
A very beautiful area which you can also discover yourself is the nature reserve the salt pans on Jan Thiel. Various walking routes are indicated. You can park your car near the entrance to the salt pans. Be surprised by this beautiful environment and a great chance that you will encounter flamingos.
A very nice outing with the family is to go horseback riding on Curacao. A nice experience to discover Curacao. You can go to various places;
- Rancho Elegro located at Landhuis Groot St. Michiel.
- Pippi’s shelter located at St. Joris Bay (ostrich farm).
- Manage SHC located in Jongbloed.
- Criadero El Hijo de David located in Seru Lora.
Nice and cool exercise in the gym?
If you would like to continue exercising during your holiday, you can do so at various places. For example, you can go to various hotels such as the Lions Dive hotel (body beach) and Avilla beach hotel (Avilla wellness club). Bodytech is a gym in Salinja and if you are staying near Jan Thiel, the challenge gym is a good option.
After working out, relax in your own swimming pool, book a holiday home with a private swimming pool.