Playa Cas Abao – or Cas Abao Beach – is one of the most beautiful beaches in Curacao. It has previously even been voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
And it can be no surprise – the beach is stunning, the water is crystal clear and the marine life is amazing. We have been to this beach many times, and we keep coming back for more.
Since Cas Abao Beach is a bit off the beaten track, I have created this ultimate guide that will tell you everything you need to know for a great excursion.
Let’s get to it!
Table of Contents
- How to Get to Cas Abao
- The Amenities at Playa Cas Abao
- Entrance Fee & Opening Times
- Snorkeling at Playa Cas Abao
- Diving at Cas Abao Beach
- Cas Abao Curacao – My Honest Review
- How Far is Cas Abao Beach From Cruise Port
- Explore More Curacao Beaches
- Conclusion: Cas Abao Curacao
How to Get to Cas Abao
Cas Abao is located in the Western part of the island, in an area called Banda Abou. It is about 45 minutes of driving from Willemstad.
Follow the Weg naar Westpunt until Terra Cora. Then, make a turn left and follow the street until you see the entrance sign of Cas Abao Beach on your left-hand side.
To reach Cas Abao Beach, you either need to get a rental car or book a guided day tour.
The drive is pretty easy, but the last bit of the road is in bad condition. Any car can manage the drive, but it is not super smooth.
The Amenities at Playa Cas Abao
Cas Abao Beach is one of the few fully serviced beaches in Curacao. You don’t need to bring a thing to the beach if you don’t want to, they have got you covered.
Cas Abao Beach has the following amenities:
🧡 Showers (paid)
🧡 Beach chair rentals (paid)
🧡 Restaurant & Bar
🧡 Dive & water sports shop
🧡 Locker Rental
🧡 Free parking spots
🧡 Massage parlor
Entrance Fee & Opening Times
Open Daily from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Monday until Saturday: USD 6 per car (max 4 people)
Sunday and Holidays: USD 7 per car (max 4 people)
Beach Chair Rental: USD 3 (including one shower coin)
Snorkeling at Playa Cas Abao
Cas Abao Beach is a special place for snorkel enthusiasts. It is especially a great snorkel beach in Curacao for beginners because the water is shallow and calm.
You can see Stingrays, Eagle Rays, and sometimes even Manta Rays. Dolphins love this area, especially from November to February.
Whales have also been spotted in these clear waters. The beach is also a nesting site for various turtle species.
Of course, you can see corals, sponges and lots of tropical fish. My favorite one is the cowfish, for sure.
My tip: Cas Abao Beach is located in a bay, with cliffs to both sides. Check the left side of the cliffs for advanced snorkeling, the right side for beginner-friendly snorkeling.
Diving at Cas Abao Beach
Diving at Cas Abao Beach in Curaçao offers an amazing underwater experience. The dive site is known for its beautiful coral reefs and vibrant marine life in crystal-clear waters.
Divers of all levels (min Open Water) can dive at Cas Abao Beach. It is a shore diving site, with a depth of 40 ft – 120 ft.
The on-site B Diving and Watersports, a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, offers complete diving services, including air and nitrox tanks, introduction dives, guided dives, and a range of PADI courses.
The reef is only a short distance from the beach, and is home to interesting sea animals like Eagle Rays, Stingrays, Turtles, Morays, Seahorses, Frogfish, and more.
Cas Abao Curacao – My Honest Review
As you have seen in these pictures, Cas Abao is one of the most beautiful beaches in Curaçao. The water has an amazing quality and the beach is easily accessible without water shoes.
But I still would not rate Cas Abao as one of my favorite beaches in Curacao. Sadly, you have to pay for every single thing there: showers, beach beds, entrance fee etc. All the other beaches in Curaçao do not make you pay at all for entering – so this is a huge contrast.
On some days, they block off entire sections of the beach for cruise ship guests. We were unlucky enough to go there on such a day. There were not that many beds left for normal guests.
Overall, I think you should go there at least once to see the beach because it is really beautiful. But I would not make it my number one beach on the island either.
How Far is Cas Abao Beach From Cruise Port
Cas Abao Beach is about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Willemstad cruise port in Curaçao. The drive usually takes around 45 minutes, depending on traffic. It’s a pretty scenic route too, so you’ll enjoy the trip!
As mentioned before, you either need a rental car or a guided day tour to make the journey. Going with a cab will be super expensive, because it is so far.
If you are looking for a beach closer to the cruise port, check my favorite beaches near Curacao cruise port.
Explore More Curacao Beaches
Conclusion: Cas Abao Curacao
In this post we had a look at beautiful Cas Abao – or Bon Bini Beach – in Curacao. We discovered, that it is a fully serviced beach, that offers a lot of possibilities.
I mentioned that it is not my favorite beach in Curacao, because they charge a lot for everything. You still should hop by there at least once, because it is an incredibly beautiful beach.
If you are looking to visit Playa Cas Abao from the cruise port, you need to plan at least 45 minutes for driving in each direction. Perhaps, Mambo Beach is the better option.
I hope you enjoy Cas Abao Beach as much as we did, and have a great time on the island. If you are looking for more things to do on the island, make sure to read about the 50 best things to do in Curacao.
No, there are no resorts close to Cas Abao Beach. There are a couple of privately rented out villas right next to the beach on the Western side, but there are no bigger resorts directly on the beach.
Yes, there is free Wifi on Cas Abao Beach.
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