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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. See Floating Market and all Willemstad has to offer by arranging your trip with our Willemstad itinerary builder.
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  • The downtown area of Willemstad is very small. The floating market is only a few minutes walk from the bridge so you should at least take a look. During the week in the day time it acts as an old fash...  more »
  • Interesting market to see. Good variety of fresh produce, just inspect it really good before you buy it.  more »
  • We were given a tour by a local. The fisshermen were gutting their fresh catch right there on the street. Vendors were selling a variety of fresh produce. We stopped our car and a vendor walked up and...  more »
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  • It's just a fruit market that happens to back against the water. They bring some of the fruit by boat and dock there and set up shop. Every vendor has the exact same thing. Good fruit though. The Avocados were huge!
  • Nice little row of fruit/veggie stalls that you must see when you are in the city center. The sellers aren't too agressive. We bought 4 bananas and a big slice of watermelon for 3 Gulden (about $1,60) so nicely prices compared to supermarkets closeby. Tasted good!
  • Best place to buy really fresh fruit and vegetables. Papayas picked from the tree and sold the same day!
  • Cool but the fruit we got were over ripe. Watermelon went straight in the trash. It burst the second the blade of my knife touched it. It was soured on the inside. Pineapples were not very sweet, and one of them molded on the 2nd day. Oranges were okay, mangoes were delicious.
  • A tourist attraction, but still a good place to buy fruit and veg on the island.