The Pietermaai District: One of the most coziest areas of Willemstad
Pietermaai District, is one of the areas of Willemstad, that has undertaken a huge make-over after a long period of neglect and abandonment. Pietermaai District is located in the lively center of Willemstad, never more than a few steps away from the ocean. Pietermaai is perhaps best known for it’s historical cultural value. It’s on the UNESCO’s ‘World heritage list’ and by now also the most popular neighborhood on the island!
Welcoming Hotspot With a Unique Atmosphere
It’s impossible to visit Curaçao without experiencing Pietermaai District. Much of what makes the island unique is captured in the atmosphere of these streets. Small shops, bars, restaurants & hotels have found their home in the Pietermaai District and together they create a lively, cozy and safe part of Willemstad-city. Not all the monuments are restored yet, but that is what gives Pietermaai that special vivid and raw edge. In short, the right location for people looking for something really different. At walking distance, you will find the world famous pontoon bridge, the famous ‘Handelskade’ and the districts of Punda and Otrobanda with it’s many museums and shops. Good restaurants, cozy cafes, and even a few beaches ensure a good time at any moment of the day. No wonder this lively part of town is called the new ‘Latin Quarter’ of Curaçao.
Pietermaai District has it
Looking for an unforgettable evening of dining beneath the stars? A combination of colonial hip-, and lounge style, Ginger mingles exotic spices and ingredients from Asia and the Caribbean. Or kick off your sandals and enjoy the sunset in a romantic setting at Scuba Lodge. Or enjoy a bit of the french jet-set feeling on lovely Curacao, at Saint Tropez Ocean club. Bring your appetite and find your perfect spot at Pietermaai District.
Every Friday from 16.00 until 18.00 o’clock you can join the Pietermaai Walk. The guide will take you along the vibrant architecture, quaint shops, cozy bars and elegant restaurants lining the streets of Pietermaai District. See how history and urban renewal can successfully merge together. Experience the funky atmosphere only found in this area.
XXL Pagara Party
Are you considering visiting Curacao for a Christmas break and experience the great New Year’s celebrations on the island? Be prepared for a lot of fireworks, because in Curacao, the holiday season is all about fireworks. During the week before New Year’s Eve, locals as well as companies on the island, keep fireworks-shows all across the island. There’s nothing as exciting as New Year’s in Curacao. On December 31, New Year’s Eve, the Pietermaai District organizes the XXL Pagara Party with the longest ‘Pagara’ of the island. With the new year coming up, the ‘Pagaras’ are used as a fantastic farewell, with live music and plenty of food and drinks. The festivities in Pietermaai District begin at noon and most places keep their doors open long after midnight.