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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Don't have much to say for the beach itself but it seems like many go for the boat tour with Captain goodlife. We showed up to do the 3:00 tour which on the signs says goes out on 1:00 and 3:00. We were blown off...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Didn't stop for a swim just to explore. There are pebbles in the water as like most of the Curaçao beaches so water shoes is advised. Spotted a restaurant to the left side of the bay (facing the bay). There are huts and picnic tables...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KaayJ
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Today we decided to stick with the west end areas so we headed to playa Santa Cruz and playa Santa Pretu. We parked outside the gate to Lets Go Watersports. The first 30 yards or so of the hike are very steep but doable. From...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank palmettostateman
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Captain goodlife's bar/restaurant was dirty, the fishtanks green/brown, the 2 ara parrots totally neglected, garbage all over the kayak "dock"!! We loved kayaking to the blue room and snorkelling there, an amazing experience, truly, but wouldn't recommend renting kayaks from this place. Sorry.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Indralens
Reviewed 13 April 2018

All the beaches are beautiful on this side of the island. But this one in particular has a special energy... maybe there is a vortex there... I don't know, but to me, was the best public beach I visited on the island.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Adriana D
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Not better or worst than the rest of beaches on Curacao, but what makes this beach special is the energy you feel there. There must be a vortex or something. And it is public, so you don't have to pay to enter.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Amy J
Reviewed 25 March 2018

My favourite beach so far. Even though I swum with the turtles yesterday on playa grandi which was amazing. So quiet, you can walk into the sea without hurting your feet on the coral. And, of course, we had a lovely meal of fish and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Veertje2013
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This nice little cove is a very quiet spot. There are many palapalas to escape the sun. The sand is nice and the water is calm and colorful. There is one bathroom behind the abandon structures. There is a volunteer security guard that works for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Before we took off to playa santa Cruz I read a lot about captain Goodlife on Trip advisor, mixed messages. I don't understand where all the negative press was coming from. We were greeted warmly by him, we just needed a kayak to go to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Oliviervt
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch of mahi mahi, shrimp and yam fries... and quite a few Polar! Captain Goodlife was delightfully entertaining and he scurried about making sure everyone was attended to and got everyone on the boat for his tour (we didn't go, but...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from dino801 | Reviewed this property |
In Punda from the round market for $ 1.00 it is easy to take air-conditioned minibuses come and go any beach from Saint Tropez beach club, avila, sunscape ... Mambo Beach, Curacao Sea Aquarium. leaving the same place at Jan... More