The welcoming area

The Spanish Waters and Jan Thiel


The Spanish Waters has always been a welcoming port, from the moment the Arawak Indians rowed there in their small boats. Excavations show that these first inhabitants of Curacao, settled at the mouth of the bay, where now lies the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf resort. For Spanish and Dutch conquerors, the area was of great strategic importance and thus arose buildings such as the historic Fort Beekenburg. Nowadays, the Spanish Waters are more popular than ever. Surrounded by countryside you will spot villas of celebrities, athletes and even the Dutch royal family. Hunters, water sports enthusiasts and bon vivants can consider the bay as a true paradise. Guests of La Maya Beach can also consider the Spanish Waters as their home,that is why we would like to guide you through the available restaurants and leisure facilities.


Jan Thiel is buzzing. With numerous resorts, beach clubs, (under)water sports, events and of course beautiful beaches, Jan Thiel is a mecca for vacationers from all over the world. Under the title “Culinary Jan Thiel Beach ” this area is the home of several leading restaurants. One of the great advantages of La Maya Beach is that you are close to all  the fun of Jan Thiel, but just far enough to enjoy a wonderful serenity.


all other activities on Curacao are not far away. The Seaquarium and the historical UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Willemstad, with the famous separate parts Punda and Otrobanda, are to be found just within 15 minutes.

Jan Thiel Curacao

Spanish water Curacao


Curacao has a rich variety in culinary treats and restaurants. We have compiled a selection for you.

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Jan Thiel area offers many active or relaxing activities.

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