After a nice cup of coffee or tea you go hiking with us through the beautiful nature where we end up at Fort Beekenburg and the Quarantine building.
Both are a real must to have seen during your stay on Curaçao.
After this fun hike we go back to Tugboat Beach to snorkel. Hereby we show you the most beautiful coral. Then we snorkel to Tugboat.
Fort Beekenburg was built in 1703 on Curaçao on Caracas Bay to defend the Spanish Water.
The Caracas Bay with the Spanish Water behind was one of the few suitable places to go from sea to land. It was therefore decided to build a fortress to make it impossible for enemies to reach Willemstad.
In 1874, the Caracas Bay area was designated as a quarantine station for ships with an infectious disease on board. In the garrison buildings near the fort a hospital was set up for sick sailors.
Further south, on the corner of the bay, the observation facility for sailors was built in 1883; the Quarantine building. The sailors had to stay here until it was established that they were not infected.