A short drive takes you to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea and a varity of dive centers. Diving instruction is available, guided boat dives and more!
The ocean immediately in front of Enchantment Villa is calm and a perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling. The house reef is spectacular!!! Night dives are very popular and guides available!!!!
Two hiking trails can be reached within a relatively short walk from the villa. One of the trails runs along the ocean, while the other takes you to the interior lake. As you walk around the countryside you will enjoy numerous tropical songbirds and the unique vegetation of Curacao, including cactus. Don't be surprised if you see flocks of wild parrots.
You can either hike or drive to the nearby Flamingo sanctuary. On most days, there are numersous flamingos feeding in the shallow salt water of the interior lake.
Playa PortoMari: beach, diving, snorkeling, hiking and birdwatching!
Enchantment Villa is the close to Curacao's best beach - Playa PortoMari A five minute drive to PortoMari (www.playaportomari.com), one of the most unique beaches in the entire Caribbean! It is a world class beach with white sand, beach lounges. Great spot for sun worshipers and shade lovers. The water is a calm turquoise dream. It also has a unique double reef system and a very comprehensive snorkeling trail. The water is home to numerous species of tropical fish, including large parrot and angle fish. More information is available at www.portomarisports.com.
There is a full service beach bar and restaurant that services wonderful meals at very affordable prices.
The large plantation has several hiking trails and is a mecca for bird-watchers. There are 51 breeding species of birds in Curacao, which does not include 77 migrants from North America, 19 species from South America and 19 species of seabirds, including large pelicans. You will see flocks of wild parrots including the Caribbean Parakeet and numerous Crested Caracara.