Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine October 2020 - Page 102

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Klein Curaçao

Klein Curaçao - a veritable haven for snorkelers , divers and beach lovers . It is a small , uninhabited coral island about 2.5 hours by boat from Curaçao . Many come here on day trips and depart for the mainland at the end of the day as there are no facilities here for an overnight stay . An abandoned lighthouse stands imposingly on the flat landscape and forlorn shipwrecks lie pitifully on the shore awaiting curious eyes .
Klein Curaçao is popular with tourists and offers a brief respite for locals .
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