Are you looking for the best Instagram spots in Curacao? Then you are not alone!
Curacao is a small Caribbean island that combines Caribbean charm with European influences and deserves the reputation as a hip, vibrant and colorful summer paradise.
Curacao’s capital city Willemstad is full of picturesque alleys, amazing street art, and stunning colorful houses.
The beaches of Curacao are just as Instagram-worthy as the capital city Willemstad. However, the island is quite big and the best photo spots can be hard to find my chance.
Therefore, I have created a map with the best Instagram-worthy Curacao photo spots and some photography tips on how to get the best shot on your vacation!
Let’s get to it!
Table of Contents
- Curacao Instagram Spots Map
- 1. Klein Curacao – Best Curacao Instagram Spot!
- 2. Playa Lagun – Lagun Ocean Resort
- 3. Scuba Lodge
- 4. Punda – Street Art
- 5. Handelskade
- 6. Floating Queen Emma Bridge
- 7. Shete Boka National Park
- 8. Curacao Rock
- 9. Christoffel Berg
- 10. Santa Martha Lookout Point – Best Curacao Photo Spot at Sunset
- 11. Cliffs of Daaibooibay
- 12. Playa Porto Mari
- 13. Church of Saint Willibrordus
- 14. Playa Gipy
- 14. Otrobanda District
- 15. Cas Abao Beach
- 16. Pietermaai District
- 17. Stairs at Playa Forti
- 18. Saint Tropez Ocean Club
- 19. Infinity Beach at Jan Thiel Beach
- 20. Underwater
- 21. Grote Knip/Kleine Knip Beach
- 22. Kokomo Beach
- 23. Mambo Beach Sign
- 24. Landhuis Chobolobo
- 25. Tugboat Beach
- Best Place to Watch the Sunset in Curacao
- Curacao Photo Tips
- Best Instagram Curacao Quotes and Captions
- Conclusion: Curacao Instagram Spots
- About the Author
Curacao Instagram Spots Map
1. Klein Curacao – Best Curacao Instagram Spot!
Klein Curacao is a small island off the coast of Curacao and is definitely one of my favorite Curacao Instagram spots. It is one of the most beautiful places in Curacao.
The small island is uninhabited and completely naturally beautiful, you can absolutely not go wrong with having your photo taken there. Whichever shot you take, I promise it will be instagram-worthy.
You can only reach this small paradise by booking a boat trip.
If possible, bring a go-pro or a drone with you to get some amazing footage!
2. Playa Lagun – Lagun Ocean Resort
This amazing Curacao photo spot is sadly only partially open to the public. Most of my shots were taken from our AirBnB balcony.
Because the pictures turn out so amazing in this spot I have still included it in this collection. I can fully recommend spending a couple of nights in this resort, because it is the most beautiful place on the island.
However, if you are not planning on staying you can still visit photogenic Playa Lagun for free on a day trip! For booking click here.
Make sure to go Scuba Diving in Lagun to see some sweet sea turtles.
3. Scuba Lodge
The Pietermaai District in Willemstad is one of the most photogenic places in Curacao. Even without trying hard, you can find an instagram-worthy spot at every corner.
The district is known to be the artsy part of Curacao and is vibrant with color and life. It is one of the best Instagram spots in Curacao.
4. Punda – Street Art
The Punda district in Curacao is amazingly photogenic – colorful houses and beautiful street art wherever you look.
The district is fairly small, so you can find the most amazing spots by walking around a bit without any hassle.
Make sure to go in the morning, that is the least busy time. This is definitely a place with many Instagram spots in Curacao close by each other.
Punda is one of the best neighborhoods in Willemstad for pictures, but also Scharloo, Otrobanda and Pietermaai offer amazing photo spots.
You can also take a private Curacao Tour – that will bring you to all the great spots.
The famous row of colorful houses by the water in Curacao, also known as the Handelskade, is another great photo spot in Willemstad.
You can get the best shot of the colorful buildings from the floating Queen-Emma-bridge.
6. Floating Queen Emma Bridge
The floating Queen Emma Platoon bridge in Willemstad is another amazing Curacao Instagram spot.
Make sure to arrive early in the day to get a great shot on the floating Queen Emma bridge with no crowds.
Later in the day (after 10 a.m. usually) there will be a crowd and you may miss a great opportunity for a nice shot.
7. Shete Boka National Park
On the rougher side of the coast of Curacao you have many amazing photo opportunities.
Your best shot at an impressive picture of you with crashing waves in the background is the Shete Boka National Park.
There you’ll find many great photo spots and view platforms along the hike. Make sure to wear good shoes for this adventure!
8. Curacao Rock
This cool, instagram-worthy photo spot in Curacao is not actually called Curacao rock. But it is a huge rock with the painting of the Curacao flag on it, in front of the ocean.
You can find this great spot when you are headed towards the Watamula hole, it is right next to the parking space.
Bring good shoes, there are plants with thorns on the ground!
9. Christoffel Berg
Hiking the Christoffel berg in Curacao will not only give you a great workout, but also an amazing opportunity for an Instagram pic!
Make sure to bring water, proper shoes and some sunshade for your head before you start the climb. I also suggest to invest in a good pair of women’s hiking leggins.
It can be pretty windy on top so no open hairstyles.
For more info about the hike click here.
10. Santa Martha Lookout Point – Best Curacao Photo Spot at Sunset
This Curacao Instagram spot is especially spectacular during sunset.
Make sure to arrive early, so you can have a great spot for your shoot. The platform is pretty small, so it is quite crowded during sunset.
11. Cliffs of Daaibooibay
The cliffs on the left side of Daaibooibay offer amazing views over the beach.
If you dare to make the 10 minute climb up the cliffs (watch out, thorns) you will be surprised with one of the best Curacao Instagram spots.
For everyone not so excited about climbing, you can still take amazing pictures on the beach of Daaibooibay with beautiful palm trees.
12. Playa Porto Mari
Playa Porto Mari is one of the best Instagram spots in Curacao.
On the beach, you can find two cute pigs, Willy and Woody. They might even want to be the co-star in your Instagram story!
13. Church of Saint Willibrordus
The beautiful Church of Saint Willibrordus is super close to Playa Porto Mari and Daaibooibay, so you can combine the visit.
The church has a super picturesque facade, painted in a soft shade of pink.
It is definitely a great, yet unconventional Curacao Instagram spot.
14. Playa Gipy
Playa Gipy is one of my favorite photo spots in Curacao.
The small, deserted beach is far off the beaten tracks and you will most likely be all alone there.
You can take a relaxing swim, lie on the beach and shoot some amazing photos at Playa Gipy
14. Otrobanda District
The Otrobanda District offers many amazing Instagram spots in Curacao.
From the colorful steps to magical street art – you will find an amazing photo spot wherever you go.
A great place to start is the colorful Kura Hulanda Museum in Otrobanda.
15. Cas Abao Beach
Cas Abao is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And for good reason.
The water is crystal clear and the beach is absolutely perfect.
At the right side of the beach there are some impressive rock formations that form a perfect background for an instagram-worthy picture in Curacao.
16. Pietermaai District
If you drive towards the Pietermaai District from the Highway, you can see the cutest array of small, colorful houses in Willemstad.
This is one of my favorite Instagram Curacao spots, because there usually are no people.
17. Stairs at Playa Forti
Playa Forti is a super cute beach in the west of the island.
It is a bit of a drive, but the colorful steps at Playa Forti make for a great Instagram-worthy photo.
18. Saint Tropez Ocean Club
The Saint Tropez Ocean Club is a fabulous beach club in Willemstads Pietermaai District.
This is also one of the best areas to stay in Curacao.
You can visit the Ocean Club free of charge, as long as you consume in the restaurant. They have a super instagram-worthy infinity pool and an amazing view over the ocean.
19. Infinity Beach at Jan Thiel Beach
Papagayo Beach Club at Jan Thiel Beach has an amazing infinity beach that provides the perfect Curacao Instagram spot.
If you are a guest at either Papagayo Beach Club or Zest Beach, you have access to the amazing photo spot.
One of the best place to shoot Instagram pictures in Curacao is underwater. If you have a good phone cover or a GoPro, you can take some amazing pictures.
Go on a snorkel boat trip around Curacao for the best photo spots underwater.
21. Grote Knip/Kleine Knip Beach
Grote and Kleine Knip Beach are two super cute beaches far out in the west of the island.
They are fairly close to each other, so you can combine a visit for more Curacao Instagram spots in less time.
22. Kokomo Beach
Kokomo Beach is one of the most famous Instagram spots in Curacao.
The picturesque swings in the water make the spot extra special.
Kokomo Beach is a cute place to relax for a day, so why not make it a day trip?
23. Mambo Beach Sign
Mambo beach is another super quirky and fun beach in Curacao.
There are many picture perfect photo spots along Mambo Beach, such as the Mambo Beach sign or the famous swings.
Pro Tip: go to Curacao in December – for amazing Christmas decorations on Mambo Beach.
24. Landhuis Chobolobo
The Landhuis Chobolobo is one of the oldest mansions in Curacao.
It is now home to the distillery that makes the famous Blue Curacao liquor.
25. Tugboat Beach
Last but not least on my list of the best Curacao Instagram Spots is Tugboat Beach.
Tugboat Beach is a super quirky beach close by Jan Thiel. You can snorkel to see a sunken shipwreck and take some cute pictures on the beach. This is an amazing place to fly a drone in Curacao.
Best Place to Watch the Sunset in Curacao
Naturally, you will also be wondering which are the best spots to watch the sunset in Curacao. Sunset pictures are a classic and super instagram-worthy after all.
My favorite and the best places to watch the sunset in Curacao are:
- Santa Martha Viewpoint
- Bahia Lagun
- Fort Nassau
- Sunset Cruise
- Playa Porto Mari
- Koraal Rooftop
- Karakter Beach
The best place to watch the sunrise in Curacao is on Mount Christoffel.
Curacao Photo Tips
- Make sure to take your photos either in the morning or the evening. The light gets super harsh during the days, so it can create dark shadows on your face. Also it can be super uncomfortable to stand in the sun and pose.
- You do not need to show up super early for good photos, most spots are not very crowded (especially in the morning)
- If you bring a drone make sure to bring filters against the sun and be aware of the wind. Also, you can fly your drone everywhere besides close by the airport
- It can be pretty windy on the island, so make sure to have your hair in place properly
- Lastly, if you explore off the beaten tracks, always bring good shoes! There is thorns on the ground everywhere.
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Best Instagram Curacao Quotes and Captions
- “Curacao, you had me at ‘Hello!'”
- “Blue skies, even bluer waters. #CuracaoLife”
- “Island vibes and Curacao tides.”
- “Curacao, you’re a hidden gem.”
- “When life gives you Curacao, make piña coladas.”
- “Just another day in paradise. 🌴”
- “Feeling cura-cool in Curacao!”
- “Sunkissed in Curacao.”
- “Curacao: where every hour is happy hour.”
- “History meets beachy vibes.”
- “Putting the ‘color’ in Curacao.”
- “Living my best island life.”
- “Waves for days. 🌊”
- “Beach, please. Curacao’s calling!”
- “Salt in the air, sand in my hair.”
Conclusion: Curacao Instagram Spots
I hope this post gave you some good insight into the best Curacao Instagram spots.
There are so many beautiful places on the island – full of beaches and palm trees – that it is easy to find great backdrops.
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About the Author
Sabrina is a passionate travel blogger and content creator, based in the Netherlands. She spends about half of the year traveling to various destinations together with her husband.
She provides slow-paced itineraries that focus on quality over quantity. Sabrina wants to help her readers to get more out of their travel experiences – while doing less. Read more.