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Floating Market, Willemstad
(3.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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. See Floating Market and all Curacao has to offer by arranging your trip with our Curacao itinerary builder.
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  • As nothing is really able to grow on the island, most of the fruit and vegetables are grown in Venezuela and then are brought over by boat. It is interesting to walk up to the market and see the boats...  more »
  • Not worthwhile! 10 vessels sell all the same, we wanted only fresh buy a melon but neither this nor banana or papaya. No fish! Day: 10.10.2016 at 10: 00.
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  • The Floating market is a strip of farm stands on the side of the harbor. Boats come in every other day loaded with fruits and vegetables from nearby Valenzuela. Here you can walk in the shade and buy ...  more »
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  • Walkimg around this area is simply beautiful. Such an array of vibrant colours, smiling faces and peace. You can buy fresh fruit and veg from the locals and reasonable cost. I loved watchimg the bridge open and close and the fishermen preparing the fish of the day. Don't miss a stroll here 😉
  • Awesome place to get fruits and veggies! A nice experience haggling with the Venezuelan vendors. Wander the shopping center with a 5$ bag of fruits, really a must.
  • Go here. You have to see the colors of all the produce. I have never seen a driver by fruit stand. Some vendors place a small assortment of fruit in a plastic bag and simplify pass it through the window of a passing car in exchange for payment. The fishing boats are also there selling fresh ( hours old ) fish right if the bows if their boat. If you come in by cruise ship is is a short walk to the bridge then a charming walk along the water side cafes to get to the market. Even if you are not buying it is worth seeing.
  • This place is really cool - boats come over from Venezuela and other parts of Curacao to sell fruits and vegetables. Very interesting from a tourist point of view, and can make for some good pictures.
  • Pretty cool market that sells Venezuelan fruits, veggies and fish. The whole experience is unique because the merchants sell from a counter next to their boats.