Expert Travel Advice to Curacao
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Top Answers To Curacao Travel Questions
Hi Rob and Sue, we just published our Curacao Parks tips, including some specific to horses and riding. See this link here: http://vacation.away.com/curacao/travel-v2-cid307-curacao-cid1698-horses-and-riding-vacations.html Our expert, Lynne Sullivan, recommends Rancho Alfin. You can find her review and the stables' contact info here: http://vacation.away.com/attractions/travel-ad-cid5541-willemstad-attid295906-rancho-alfin-attraction.html
Following two links might offer up some ideas in terms of places to look for on the map: http://vacation.away.com/curacao/travel-v2-cid307-curacao-cid5-scuba-diving-vacations.html, http://vacation.away.com/curacao/travel-v2-cid307-curacao-cid13-snorkeling-vacations.html.
If you're really set on weeklong snorkeling, I'd go to Bonaire, not Curacao. Curacao is GREAT, but its snorkeling isn't as easy or as epic and Bonaire's shore diving. Curacao does have great beaches--but to see the best you'll want to get away from the resorts as they all reside on manufactured sand beaches rather than natural ones, and thus the snorkeling isn't too exciting. Cas Abu beach is grand, with decent snorkeling. Ocean Encounters is the big player on the island, and should also be able to point you to other island locales good for snorkeling. Also consider a day trip with them to Klein Curacao, a small deserted island west of the mainland. It's got decent snorkeling, and makes for a nice change from Willemstatd and surrounds.
Incidentally, pixieduster, you can also read more about snorkeling in Curacao and other top Caribbean locales at following link: http://bit.ly/9pFv56