Jan Thiel is also one of the most famous beaches in Curaçao. It is definitely one of our favorite beaches. Besides the beautiful turquoise water, here you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. You can enjoy a day at Jan Thiel at any time: Whether you want to go to the beach early in the morning (as the locals do), after noon (prime time for the sleepy heads) or later on the day so you can enjoy the sunset. We can guarantee you, either way you will have a blast!

Jan Thiel Beach actually is divided into different beach club and restaurants such as: Zest Restaurant, Zanzibar, Tinto and Koko's. At Zanzibar you’ll have the perfect view for the sunset.

On the beach side of Zanzibar there is a raft in the water that provides an ultimate water adventure. You’ll see children and adults taking a dive and enjoying themselves on the raft. They’ll even race each other out just to prove who can swim faster. It can be so tempting that you’ll want to join them! Let the child in you out and enjoy your beach holiday as a local!

You can rent several beach beds and luxury beds at Jan Thiel. You will be served at your beach beds by the employees of Zest or Zanzibar. A royal service! There is also a beautiful beach bar where you can sit comfortably and enjoy your cocktails at the bar. Next to Jan Thiel Beach you’ll find the Papagayo Beach Club. Papagayo Beach Club is part of the Papagayo Hotel and Resort. When visiting Jan Thiel Beach, you definitely must visit the Papagayo Beach Club.


Jan Thiel Beach is easy to reach by car or public transport. With a direct bus from Punda in the direction of Caracasbaai you will be at Jan Thiel Beach in ± 30 minutes.

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