Discover the Hidden Gem of Curacao: Lagun

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Welcome to Lagun, a serene village located approximately 25-30 km from Willemstad, Curacao’s vibrant capital. If you’re seeking a tranquil getaway far from the hustle and bustle, Lagun is the perfect destination. Unlike Willemstad, you won’t find casinos, large hotels, or bustling nightclubs here. Instead, you’ll be embraced by the peaceful ambiance and untouched natural beauty that define this charming locale.

The Allure of Lagun

A Slice of Authentic Curacao

Lagun offers an authentic Curacao experience, with friendly and helpful locals who are always ready to make you feel at home. The village’s unique appeal lies in its commitment to preserving its authentic character. Tourists flock here to enjoy the serene environment and stunning landscapes, making it an ideal spot for those looking to unwind and connect with nature.

Respect the Local Traditions

Lagun’s bay has long been a hub for local activities. Every day, fishermen set out to sea, and for many, fishing is their primary source of income. Fresh fish can be purchased directly from these fishermen at very reasonable prices. Visitors are encouraged to interact with this tradition respectfully, as it is an integral part of the local culture.

Things to Do in Lagun

Explore Bahia Apartments & Diving

Located directly on the bay of Lagun, Bahia Apartments & Diving is a fantastic place to stay. With Bahia Diving (a PADI dive school) on-site, diving enthusiasts can easily explore the underwater wonders of Curacao. Nearby, you’ll find a minimarket, a church, and even a Chinese takeaway within walking distance. The Bahia Beach Bar offers delicious meals throughout the day, perfect for a relaxing lunch or an evening bite.

Visit Nearby Attractions

Within a 10-minute drive, you’ll find various dining options offering daily specials and pizzas. There are two small supermarkets within a few kilometers, and a larger one near Willemstad, where you can even find Dutch products. Nearby bays like Santa Cruz, Playa Jeremi, and Knip Bay are also worth exploring, with Knip Bay being one of Curacao’s most beautiful beaches.

Public Transportation and Accessibility

Both Willemstad and Hato International Airport are about a 30-40 minute drive from Lagun. Conveniently, a bus service runs twice an hour to and from Willemstad, making it easy to explore the island.

The Beach Experience

Enjoy the Public Beach

Bahia Apartments & Diving offers direct access to Lagun’s bay. The public beach is equipped with plenty of shaded areas, and guests can use the beach beds and chairs for free. It’s a perfect spot to relax, watch the fishermen return with their daily catch, and perhaps even purchase some fresh fish.

Local Activities and Friendly Encounters

Lagun’s beach is always lively with local activities. The interactions between locals and tourists are friendly and relaxed, creating a welcoming atmosphere. Remember to respect local customs, such as avoiding topless sunbathing, to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone.


Lagun is a hidden gem in Curacao, offering a peaceful retreat with authentic local experiences. For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on activities and accommodations in Lagun and across Curacao, visit Whether you’re an adventurer, a beach lover, or simply in need of a tranquil escape, Lagun promises a memorable stay.

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