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Playa Piscado/Playa Grandi

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Known as Playa Piscado (Piskado) and Playa Grandi. This small fisherman's beach in Westpunt is great for a quick stop to see the giant sea turtles and to do a bit of snorkeling. Of the many places to spot sea turtles this is probably the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 8-drank-was-merry
Reviewed 3 days ago

As its name indicates, Playa Piscado is where fisherman come to clean their catch. The beach itself is not spectacular-mostly pebbles-but what you come here for is offshore. An easy entry into the water with snorkeling gear and you are surrounded by sea turtles. These...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Munseyflora
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband loves sea turtles, so this was a must for us. We got there early, so no fishermen throwing out chum for the turtles. But there were still 8 or 10, mostly on the right side of the dock. The beach is small, the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jmac59
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to shore dive, easy entrance from beach. Get there early (before 10am) - less crowds, closer parking. Early in the morning the turtles are out on the reef, which is a wonderful way to experience them. Once at the reef (short swim from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AbbersMD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome thing to do in curacao! You don’t have to stay here all day it’s mostly around 10:30-12 that they feed the turtles and they nonchalantly swim around you. The beach is nothing spectacular you are just here to swim with turtles...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank outtathesnow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place to dive on the island. Go West is one of the local dive operators. You can see the turtles, which come at the end of the day to enjoy whatever fishermen throw over their boats. Divers and snorkelers are not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AnLily
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach isn't the prettiest on Curacao. Not even close. The beach is rocky. There are fisherman working by the shore and chopping fish on the beach. Overall the area is a bit rough, BUT none of that matters because you are here for the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TylerS30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seaturtles are being fed here so one can see several animals at that moment. Too many people on small beach and in the water. And a man feeding them, pushing for money. Very unpleasant.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jpm a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At least 4 or 5. You could swim with them. Highly recommend. Easy in and out of water. Clear water. You can get beach chairs.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Zialucia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With an easy snorkel from the beach, you have a lot of chances to swim with turtles. Not really a beach to sunbath, but is great to see the turtles. Also you csn rent beachchairs with$10, but is no entry fee to the beach. Need...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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6 December 2018|
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Response from Snejana A | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car and drove there . The beach is quite small and is easy to find . Get there around 10 am . Have a swim. As soon as you see fishermen boats coming in, be ready .. turtles come right after them for a feast 😊
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Mystee85
19 October 2018|
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Response from tompO9358AR | Reviewed this property |
They are there most of the day, but come and go. Watch out for fishermen who clean their fish just off the shore where they throw the unusable parts of the fish overboard; that's where the turtles love to get their flippers... More
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Elena B
I was here the same week as you/ I was so upset to see how many people were not only touching the turtles but pulling and pushing them while they were trying to eat and come up for air. I was so angry. I wish there was some signs put up for the ignorant tourists who don't understand how cruel this is. I love Curacao, especially this beach for amazing snorkeling. I felt sad also that it seems they are bringing in huge bus loads of tourists.Stirring up the water and molesting the turtles. The bus pulled in with loud music playing and unloaded people who it seems were intoxicated or well on their way. I was here a few years ago with my husband and it was quiet, calm, and clear gorgeous water. There were others visiting but not over run with tons of rowdy, rude, people. I hope it doesn't get ruined.
30 April 2018|
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Response from rcsteelie | Reviewed this property |
Haunama Bay on Oahu makes you take a 15 minute class before going in the water. i think if they made a program in Curacao where you need to learn reef and wildlife etiquette before being able to go in the water with a... More
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