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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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  • Since I was in a hotel and not cooking, I could only look at the beautiful fish at the market. Great pictures of the people scaling and cutting the fresh fish. The long line of fresh produce also made...  more »
  • Not in itself an attraction to go out of your way to visit, but if walking the Punda area anyhow during the day, nice to walk along the boats, most if not all from Venezuela, selling fruit, fish and V...  more »
  • I thought it was a simple walk through a place where they sell fruit. Perhaps a little pressure of buying on the part of the employees. In addition, they sell seafood from boats. It was not a colorful or interesting place.
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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!
  • 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.
  • Best place to buy really fresh fruit and vegetables. Papayas picked from the tree and sold the same day!
  • A tourist attraction, but still a good place to buy fruit and veg on the island.

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