The Spanish Waters and Jan Thiel offer numerous activities. Below is a selection of the possibilities. La Maya Beach can inform you about all the options and make reservations for you. Please contact us or ask at our reception desk.
Klein Curacao is a small uninhabited island south-east of Curacao. The beach here is pearl white and the sea an overwhelming shade of blue. Here you can enjoy great snorkeling, swimming, diving, sunbathing and even walks on the island. Various organizations arrange day trips to Klein Curacao.
At the Dolphin Academy, it is possible to swim with dolphins. The accompanying trainers explain the various hand signals the dolphins respond to. This provides enchanting scenes with waving and singing dolphins, especially for you. Would you rather meet the dolphins instead of swimming with them? That is: pat, hug and kiss a dolphin and learn everything about him or her. That is also a possibility!
Underwater Curacao is at least as beautiful as above the water. Divers come from all over the world to admire the swaying corals, multicolored tropical fish and fascinating shipwrecks. Some beautiful dive sites near La Maya Beach are the tugboat in the peninsula of the Caracas Bay, where a sunken tugboat accommodates a rainbow of fish but also the house reef of Jan Thiel Beach, where you can explore a beautiful steep drop-off near to the beach.
On foot or by bike, you will discover a different side of the island. In the nearby salt pans of Jan Thiel, the rugged nature is revealed in all its beauty. Here you will find lagoons, cliffs, tropical birds and many panoramic views. Sometimes, moon walks are organised. Mountain bikers can indulge themselves in the salt pans: the 2006 world championship was even held here.
A day on the water here is incredibly inspiring. Whether you rent a sailboat, a sunset cruise or tak a trip on a party boat, a day trip go to Klein Curacao, go windsurfing, wakeboarding or just swim a bit, Jan Thiel makes everything accessible and highly enjoyable.
Get your feet off the floor to the sounds of salsa, merengue, bachata and of course European dance music. There are many places playing live music and international artists like to pay a visit to the island. Events to look forward to include the Curacao Salsa Tour (usually in August) and the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival in September, where the greatest artists are to be admired live in concert.
The Curacao Happy Hours are a well-known concept on the island. People meet after work and enjoy cozy drinking and dancing in a relaxed atmosphere. The drinks are sold at discounted prices which increases the fun. There are over 100(!) different weekly happy hours, so ask at reception or check the free entertainment leaflet “K-Pasa”, available everywhere.