“Climbing Mount Christoffel Curaçao was one of my first hikes I ever took on my own initiative and I will never forget it. We walked though the pouring rain and when we finally reached the top, the sun showed up and made everything perfect.”
On the west side of the island Curaçao there’s a big and beautiful national park called Christoffel Park. Christoffel Park is the largest park of Curaçao and a must see for everyone. The park has a rich variety of local flora and fauna with species that can not be found somewhere else on the island. Perfect for us nature lovers.
In the middle of the park you’ll find Mount Christoffel. This mountain is the highest point of Curaçao and reaches a hight of 372 meters. The hiking trail offers a spectacular hike with beautiful views and it takes about 1,5 hour, one way.
Make sure you have sturdy shoes because the trail starts pretty easy and slow, but gets more challenging halfway. Prepare yourself to climb some rocks the last few meters to get on the top. The spectaculair view of the island will be definitely worth it.
If you want to climb the Christoffel mountain you should go early in the morning. Make sure you start the hike before 11:00 o’clock. Due to the hot weather conditions it is not allowed to start the climb later.