Saving Tips while Enjoying Willemstad
Experiencing a relaxing vacation in Willemstad in the Netherlands Antilles does not necessarily mean spending large sums of money.
Flights that go to and from the island are usually from Amsterdam. There are no regular boats or ferries that travel to the place. But there are many cruise ships that visit its famous port or just pass close by.
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Affordable Places to See, Sleep and Dine
Tourists who want to enjoy Willemstad without worrying too much about expenses can do so by knowing where the affordable accommodations, restaurants and places to see are. The city has a lot to offer to tourists and enjoying it can be done by anyone.
In terms of comfortable accommodations with amenities that would come to par with those available in exclusive resorts in the area but do not have the same expensive rates, tourists can try out San Marco Hotel and Casino, Bon Bini Seaside Resort, Howard Johnson Inn Hotel and Casino and the Curacao Airport Hotel. There are also many apartments that feature homelike amenities perfect for families and group guests.
There are also tons of attractions anchored within the city. Some of the favorites of both locals and tourists alike that do not need loads of cash to be enjoyed are the movable Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge and the Kura Hulanda Museum that exhibits history of the slave trade. There is also the Punda District where the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue or the oldest synagogue in the entire western hemisphere and numerous historical buildings are set.
Walking along the shoreline or through Handelskade, Otorbanda and Riffort Village is also a treat. Many entertainment centers, museums, shops, restaurants and cafes are set in these areas and all faced the sea.
Aside from the beach, tourists can also enjoy many natural attractions that can be enjoyed for free. These include the Hato Caves and the Shete Boka National Park.