Shete Boka National Park
Shete Boka National Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Mike P
    Efland, North Carolina457 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the drive!! Do it!!
    This was our second visit to the park and again we were stunned. There are multiple locations to watch the water crash into the rocks and make huge spray waves. We could sit and watch for hours. It is hot and there isn't shade so bring plenty of water.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Diana A
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Review of Shete Boka
    Really nice park. Photo ops everywhere. Entry fee expensive - $10.00/pp. Totally worth the price, however. Attendant said prices jumped when they installed permanent security guards at all the main viewing platforms during operating hours. There are trails throughout the park going from boka to boka, however no hiking was allowed when we were there due to the excessive heat. (Heat index was 107-109 degrees; very little shade.) We drove to each boka parking area & walked to the viewing platforms & beyond. Dirt roads, some ruts & hills. No need for a 4WD if during the dry season. Not ADA accessible.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
  • BC-Westcoaster
    Vancouver, Canada299 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing landscape and ocean views
    This national park on the north and west side of the island is stark but beautiful. You do need a car to get here and to get around here - there are walking trails, but most of the time it is too hot to walk between the bokas, and it's best to drive to each boka and walk around each one. At the entrance you receive a map that shows you the locations. We stopped at three of the bokas. At Boka Tabla you can walk down into a cave and see the ocean crashing in. Boka Pistol was our favourite - the waves crash into the boka and come spewing out and up with a "pistol" sound - this location has a viewing platform and, mercifully, some shade. Boka Wandomi has a natural limestone bridge you can walk to. Very enjoyable, beautiful location.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 November 2023
  • Pam S
    Lethbridge, Canada67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The true power of the ocean.
    You can't visit Curacao without coming here. The views are spectacular and the hiking is great. You can either walk the trails or drive to each of the view points. We did a mixture of both and would recommend it as the heat and humidity are very draining. It is all self guided but easy to navigate. Hopefully you'll see the wild goats. They are a surprising added touch.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 January 2024
  • Cindy S
    Derry, New Hampshire40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem
    Astounding beauty! This is a must during your visit in Curacao. Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes and light clothes and a hat are a must. The short trail from the first stop over to the natural bridge is short and manageable but otherwise would recommend driving the rest of the park. We saw a few visitors walking and they looked pretty worn out and they were in their mid 30s or so....
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 March 2024
  • 801cam
    Boston, Massachusetts37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See the powerful waves of the east coast at Shete Boka
    Because of the proximity to the powerful waves of the east coast, we have visited Shete Boka a few times. We enjoy the short walks to the shore to see Boka Pistol (our favorite!) and Boka Wandomi. If there's a bit of cloud cover, we'll make the longer walk to Boka Kalki. Bring water.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
  • itsasmallworld2015
    Sarnia, Canada68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glorious scenery but drive to the sights and walk around.
    The coastline is beautiful and the park is a great way to see it. You can get to most of the main sights by car and I strongly advise you to do so. The paths marked on the map you are given are not representative of size. If you are there early in the morning or on an especially cool day then the walks would be lovely but when it's hot it stops being fun. I can't believe how regularly the water spouts up - its a glorious place.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
  • Frexinet
    260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbelievable views
    The 15 dollar fee per person is well worth it . Arrive at 9 when they open for cooler temperatures. You can drive up to parts but also some walking as well. Walking down to cave part was a bit hard . The views are just amazing and the sounds especially at BOCA pistol were fascinating that this is all created by water there are not guides and a very sparse map to show you trails If you are visiting Curacao this is one of most beautiful places on earth and should be seen I believe it closes at 430
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 June 2024
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Frexinet
260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The 15 dollar fee per person is well worth it . Arrive at 9 when they open for cooler temperatures. You can drive up to parts but also some walking as well. Walking down to cave part was a bit hard . The views are just amazing and the sounds especially at BOCA pistol were fascinating that this is all created by water there are not guides and a very sparse map to show you trails
If you are visiting Curacao this is one of most beautiful places on earth and should be seen
I believe it closes at 430
Written 20 June 2024
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Arantja R
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The north side of the island is wild, this is the most beautiful location to see it. The strong wind, harsh vulcanic landscape, and high waves are a sight to see. Be careful with small kuds that like to wander. This really isn’t the place for them to do so!
Written 19 April 2024
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itsasmallworld2015
Sarnia, Canada68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The coastline is beautiful and the park is a great way to see it. You can get to most of the main sights by car and I strongly advise you to do so. The paths marked on the map you are given are not representative of size. If you are there early in the morning or on an especially cool day then the walks would be lovely but when it's hot it stops being fun. I can't believe how regularly the water spouts up - its a glorious place.
Written 3 April 2024
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801cam
Boston, MA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Because of the proximity to the powerful waves of the east coast, we have visited Shete Boka a few times. We enjoy the short walks to the shore to see Boka Pistol (our favorite!) and Boka Wandomi. If there's a bit of cloud cover, we'll make the longer walk to Boka Kalki. Bring water.
Written 3 April 2024
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RLM
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Well received upon entry, provided map, and instructions on which areas we could drive to. Great scenery and views of nature.
Written 12 March 2024
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lorieandbrad
Ottawa, Canada13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We made a stop here as it was recommended as #4 of things to do in Curacao.

Make sure you bring lots of water as there was no drinks available for purchase. We parked in the main parking lot and walked the whole park from there. Do not wear flip flops, you need good walking or hiking shoes as the terrain is very rough. Also when we were there it was very hot. You would think that being right in the ocean there would be a steady breeze. This was not the case on our visit. There is no shade except for at the entrance where you will find a couple of picnic tables and washrooms.

It was interesting to see the power of nature and the erosion from the water. That being said, it was not worth the $15 US to tour the park. The first sign you see is about littering. I feel like most of the population is well versed in this. Other than this sign you get a map with very little detail. We walked through the inlets and were disgusted by the amounts of garbage that had been washed in from the Ocean. Plastic bottles, clothing, spray cans and even a propane tank. I would think that this garbage would be picked up to prevent it from being dragged back into the ocean when the tides are higher. This is a National Park.

The signage or lack of is very sparse and the trails are not all marked. It really would have been nice to see a few signs with some history or information about the inlets and caves.
Written 10 March 2024
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Cindy S
Derry, NH40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Astounding beauty! This is a must during your visit in Curacao. Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes and light clothes and a hat are a must. The short trail from the first stop over to the natural bridge is short and manageable but otherwise would recommend driving the rest of the park. We saw a few visitors walking and they looked pretty worn out and they were in their mid 30s or so....
Written 9 March 2024
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Maplehawk
Kelowna, Canada381 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nice stop on a tour of the island to see the wind swept northern coast. There are about 5 km of trails. Several trails on the guide map are not open or easily identified (the ones away from the coast). Lost of tourists there so be patient for the best photo spots. Cantena was closed so bring your own water.
Written 24 February 2024
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Pam S
Lethbridge, Canada67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
You can't visit Curacao without coming here. The views are spectacular and the hiking is great. You can either walk the trails or drive to each of the view points. We did a mixture of both and would recommend it as the heat and humidity are very draining. It is all self guided but easy to navigate. Hopefully you'll see the wild goats. They are a surprising added touch.
Written 16 January 2024
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Casey C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Super nice nature park. When the sea is rough it shoots all over the place. Try to go early if it is not too hot yet. would recommend
Written 2 January 2024
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