Shete Boka National Park
Shete Boka National Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • 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 October 1, 2023
  • BC-Westcoaster
    Vancouver, Canada298 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 November 29, 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 January 16, 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 March 9, 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 April 3, 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 April 3, 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 June 20, 2024
  • MandeeJ72
    Columbus, Ohio42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    This was one of our favorite things that we did on the island. we got there early in the morning, paid $15 each in cash, and climbed up to the first Boka. We started walking towards the next one…. (Natural Bridge). Very windy, hot, but amazing. We used the driving road to walk back to our car, and then drove to the other Bokas. The road to Boka pistol was eyebrow raising for our little compact rental car, but doable. Boka pistol was our favorite… entrancing to watch. Take water, drive don’t walk, and be ready to witness the power of the sea!
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2024
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ymanvitha
Grand Rapids, MI45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Must visit place in Curacao. Do not miss boka pistol, boka tabla and the natural bridge. There is a small cave at boka tabla which is a must visit as well. We spent around 2.5 hours in the National park, there’s an entrance fee - 10$ per person and a map for 1$. Restrooms are provided as well. Wear walking shoes and lot of sunscreen.
Written March 1, 2020
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Andre F
Dallas, TX12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Visited Shete Boka National Park. Beautiful lava rock formations, caves where hyroglifics from former slaves, and amazing blue water crashing against the rocks. A little windy which contributed to the large crashing waves that made for a great afternoon outing.
Written January 2, 2020
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Axcen28
Northern Illinois152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A visit to Shete Boka National Park is a must-do for lovers of scenery, crashing waves, open spaces and scenic hiking. We've gone there twice.

Entrance is $10 US per person and another dollar for a map, which is useful. The roads are rough, dirt and potholes, but you can park in the main parking lot and hike it all if you want. For a more relaxing tour drive it, park at each location and make short walks to the bokas.

Wear durable shoes as the walking surface is often uneven old coral that is sharp and porous. Walking sticks are a good idea too. There is not a lot of shade here so be prepared with hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, lots of water, etc. The entire place is beautiful.

Boka Pistol is the most dramatic with its big splashy action, while the other bocas all have their own charms. Don't miss Boka Wandomi with its trail down to the water and across to the natural bridge.

Bathrooms with soap and running water are located near the entrance.
Written November 17, 2022
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CosmosMomLA
113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We stopped at Shete Boka National Park, paid the entrance fee, parked and walked to the Boka Tabla. This was quite an experience to see the waves crashing. We decided to drive to the next bokas because it was late morning and quite warm. We also got to see several iguanas
Written February 20, 2020
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ashleyinthesky
Los Angeles, CA105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The entrance was $20 per car and $1 for the map (We thought the map should've been included with the entrance fee). The park has a lot of rock formations and we really liked the natural bridge and the blow hole. You have the option of walking or driving to the sites. Bathrooms available near entrance.
Written January 1, 2020
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Josh B
Lafayette, IN460 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
We were in Curaçao for one day on a cruise. We rented a car from Celestine at Advance Car Rental and drove it here. He met us at the cruise ship and provided a GPS with the park already programmed in! The park costs $10 US per person, and there are well-marked desert trails outlined with rocks. The power of the waves buffeting the coast was impressive—a lot of beauty here!
Written July 29, 2021
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SunSurfChardonnay
Westmont, IL21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We relied on the internet to determine if the park was open on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, despite being posted as open, it was not, but as it turned out everyone was parking along the roadway and walking in to the park anyway. It’s a short walk to Boca Tabla and the hidden cave and was worth the visit since we were heading to west side beaches. Added bonus was that we didn’t have to pay an entrance fee but it did mean that we could not drive into the park and drive to the other bocas. We could have walked but it was mid-day and hot and that would not have been enjoyable for the kids. Bring water and don’t wear sensible footwear - not flip-flops.
Written January 1, 2020
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Darlene1967
Newmarket, Canada142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
What an amazing spot!!! Recommend doing early as you can as the heat of the sun could easily get you here. The hikes were relatively easy if you are wearing running shoes. Not a flip flop location!!! Really enjoyed the nature of this beautiful country.
Written February 20, 2020
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Wendy M
St. Charles68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Shete Boka is very rocky and had a very different appearance from other areas on Curacao. There is no shade. We were there around 11 am and it got very hot. We did not bring enough water. Fortunately someone was near the entrance selling water at what seemed like reasonable prices. We spent a couple of hours here simply enjoying the view.
Written February 10, 2020
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Amanda Evans
West Memphis, AR422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Definitely rent a car from your resort to travel the country side and national parks! It is cheaper than the taxis. Make sure you take water and wear good walking shoes, NOT sandals!! You can walk from site to site but i would recommend driving to each different site. It is very hot! Absolutely stunning views of the coast line and water! I think it was $10 per person to get in the park!
Written June 25, 2021
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