Floating Market, Willemstad

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Sample fresh regional dishes at Floating Market, where stalls and vendors operate out of boats as well as along the embankment. Curacao imports most of its food from surrounding islands and South American countries like Venezuela and Colombia; the boats that make up this market sell abundant quantities of fresh seafood, fruit, and other goods from those countries. Get into some Caribbean flavors with yuka, plantains, passion fruit, sugarcane, key limes, large avocados, and peppers. Make Floating Market a part of your Willemstad vacation plans using our Willemstad sightseeing planning app .
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  • We were here in March, and REALLY looking forward to seeing the floating market, but Venezuela had put in place restrictions from produce being transported to Curacao (their main source of fresh food)...  more »
  • The market is currently not available due to political differences. The trip with the boat is apparently banned the Venezuelan. You notice it in the restaurants due to missing plantains, citrus fruit and and and... After more than 100 years of market life... What a pity!
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  • Fascinating floating bridge, stalls are much the same, people very friendly, a unique experience. Many riverside restaurants available, a nice place to unwind  more »
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  • Fresh fruits and vegetables from Venezuela. We actually purchased a few mangoes here, the mangoes was delicious, there was a language barrier but we had fun with it. They accept USA dollars.
  • Was an attraction for tourist for 101 years. But the economy crisis in Venezuela, there are no floating market any more.
  • There are no other place like this. Irealy love this place.
  • Right now doesn't exist anymore, it is closed thanks to the prohibitions made by the Maduro's regime.
  • As awesome place to get some fresh produce and dive into the local culture!
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