The best places to go shopping in Curacao include top-notch malls, art galleries and independent boutiques where you can take a break from the tropical warmth. While many come to this island for its idyllic beaches and historic towns, it’s also a great place for a shopping trip in the Caribbean.

    The capital of Willemstad is where you’ll find many of Curacao’s most popular shopping destinations. But there’s no shortage of options spread throughout the rest of the island. If you’re leaving extra space in your suitcase for plenty of new purchases, these are the best shops, streets, and galleries to visit in Curacao.


    Mambo Beach Boulevard

    Find trendy surf brands, souvenirs and fashion

    Mambo Beach Boulevard is one of the best-known shopping streets in Curacao. Located directly opposite Willemstad’s sandy beachfront, this happening spot offers everything you might need, such as surf brands, souvenirs, and fashion.

    Mambo Beach Boulevard has a fun tropical vibe, with around 50 restaurants and bars that can refuel you in between shopping. The open-air complex also has several facilities, including ATMs, showers, a swimming pool, and a playground. Spend the day enjoying the sun before diving into the shops for a change of pace.

    Location: Bapor Kibrá, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +599 9-461-0616


    Renaissance Mall & Rif Fort

    Shop and dine where the island’s past and present collide

    Renaissance Mall & Rif Fort is a premier shopping destination in Curacao. Situated in the vibrant UNESCO-listed Willemstad, this upscale plaza showcases leading European and American retailers alongside independent boutiques and local jewellers.

    Inside, you’ll find a great collection of restaurants, cafés and bars serving world-class cuisine. The Movies Otrobanda shows the latest blockbuster flicks – excellent on rainy days in Curacao. If you want to see where old and new coexist in Curacao, you won’t find a better place than the Renaissance Mall & Rif Fort.

    Location: Gouverneur van Slobbeweg, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +599 9-435-5000


    Promenade Shopping Center

    Discover local brands or get a haircut at this casual mall

    The Promenade Shopping Center is just a short drive from the cruise ship terminal and hotels in Willemstad. Enthusiastic shoppers can find a great range of fashion and homewares that locals love in Curacao.

    There’s also a host of service-based businesses where you can get a fresh trim or book your next holiday destination. During your visit, be sure to stop by Craving Sushi for some of the best Japanese dishes on the island. If you prefer something light, De Dames is a laidback spot that’s famous for healthy treats like smoothies and salads.

    Location: Schottegatweg Oost 82, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +599 9-736-5542


    Sambil Curacao

    Enjoy kids’ activities and upscale retail outlets

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    • Families
    • Shoppers
    • Luxury

    Sambil Curacao is the go-to shopping mall for those looking to browse upmarket brands in Curacao. It has more than 80 stores specialising in trendy fashion, jewellery, and children’s goods. It's located in Willemstad, around a 10-minute drive northwest of Otrobanda.

    Alongside seemingly endless places to shop, Sambil Curacao also presents you with a wealth of laidback dining venues. Grab a tasty slice at Pizza Mia or delicious Mexican flavours at Ahuaca Molli. Once you’re satisfied, there are several great places to spend time with your kids. Book yourself a lane at Dushi Bowling or tackle the trampoline park at Xtreme Zone.

    Location: Veeris #27, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +599 9-735-3131


    Bloempot Shopping Center

    An outdoor shopping mall with fashion retailers and pop-up stores

    • Families
    • Shoppers

    The Bloempot Shopping Center is one of the smallest retail outlets in Curacao. However, you can still find popular fashion brands like Espirit, Hip Girls and Acuarela here.

    This outdoor shopping mall also has regular pop-up stores showcasing some of Curacao’s top emerging designers. If you happen to visit with your kids, you’ll be happy to know there’s a big playground that’ll keep everyone entertained. You can find Bloempot Shopping Center in Lelieweg, just 1.7 km southwest of the Curaçao Zoo & Botanical Garden.

    Location: Lelieweg, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 6.30 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm

    Phone: +599 9-869-6533


    Punda District

    Visit this colourful neighbourhood for great shopping and history

    • Shoppers
    • History
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    The Punda District is one of the most colourful communities in Curacao. Located in the capital of Willemstad, it was founded in the 17th century as a colonial settlement. To this day, you can still see traces of Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish influences throughout the district.

    Take a walk along Punda’s dazzling waterfront, where buildings with European-style architecture are decorated with luminous facades. Then, duck into the cobblestone streets to find a mix of local and international shops. From fashion boutiques to art galleries, you won’t have a problem filling the day with delightful shopping in the Punda District.


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    Den Paradera

    Stock up on medicinal herbs in this historic garden

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    • Families
    • Shoppers
    • History

    Den Paradera is Curacao’s long-standing herb and botanical garden. Founded in 1991 by Dinah Veeris, this lush landscape features more than 300 plant species. From dandelions and chamomile to rare varieties of cactus, everything has an ancient medicinal purpose.

    Once you’re finished roaming the garden, you can step inside Den Paradera’s onsite store to stock up indigenous herbs. Here, you’ll find fascinating examples like kalbas, moringa and kadushi, which are used for culinary and medical purposes. This much-loved Curacao landmark offers a captivating insight into the country’s culture.

    Location: Seru Grandi 105 A, Banda Ariba, Curacao

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Phone: +599 9-767-5608


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    Serena’s Art Factory

    Purchase local art and take part in creative workshops

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    Serena’s Art Factory is on the north-eastern edge of Curacao, providing you with knowledge about the island’s local art and culture. This eclectic studio and tropical garden is where you can find the famous Chichi sculptures, which are female figures hand-painted by 60 local women.

    Serena’s Art Factory also offers Caribbean-style dresses, bags, and hats. Make sure to drop by its open-air workshop to find individuals and groups painting their own sculptures in vivid colours.

    Location: Juan Luis 87, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Phone: +599 9-738-0648


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    Nena Sanchez Gallery

    Take home a painting that reflects the country’s unique culture

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    The Nena Sanchez Gallery comes to life with radiant canvases, prints, bags and more. This is a great place to purchase artwork to take home to remind you of your Curacao trip. Each work bursts with bright colours and symbolic motifs like tropical gardens and quaint island huts.

    Nena Sanchez has attracted fans from across the globe, with her work displayed in notable galleries and private collections throughout Europe and North America. Despite the gallery’s central location in the Punda District, it’s tucked away in a green corner just off the beaten path. Here, you’ll find a peaceful garden featuring the artist’s distinctive statues.

    Location: Windstraat, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm

    Phone: +599 9-461-2882


    Zuikertuin Mall

    Dive into high-end brands inside a historic plantation house

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    Zuikertuin Mall offers a top selection of department stores, fashion boutiques and dining outlets. It’s located in Willemstad, occupying a former colonial-era plantation house dating back to the late 19th century. It’s within walking distance of several landmarks, including the Children's Museum Curaçao, Cathedral Labyrinth of Thorns, and Landhuis Bloemhof.

    With 25 stores, 5 restaurants and a bustling food court, it’s easy to spend a few hours in Zuikertuin Mall. Little Holland and Calini Boutique both stock trendy and quality ladies’ apparel. Visit Rituals for world-class perfumes, scented candles, and loungewear inspired by the island's laidback lifestyle.

    Location: Suikertuintjeweg, Zuikertuin Mall, Willemstad, Curaçao

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +599 9-840-6355

    Hudson Brown | Contributing Writer

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