Mount Christoffel
Mount Christoffel
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The Christoffel Park is the national park of Curacao, harboring a rich variety of local flora and fauna. Visit the park and enjoy the beautiful nature and outdoor activities. You can also climb the 372 meter high Christoffel mountain. NOTE: Mountain climbing is possible between 6 AM - 10 AM. No admission to the mountain after 10 AM. Daily tours and activities are being organised in the Christoffel Park.
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  • Kim J
    Ladysmith, Canada253 contributions
    What a view.
    Hiked up the mountain started just after 8:30. Not to bad for heat but slippery coming down. You definitely have to wait in a few spots for people coming down. It took 50 mins up even with waiting and about the same coming down. The parking lot is small and was quite full. Beautiful views from the top.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Commo_2502
    Fort Worth, Texas42 contributions
    Beautiful views but challenging hike!
    Beautiful views but challenging hike! Strongly recommend that you start your hike between 6-7am and bring two bottles of water. This is a very strenuous 1 mile hike. Most of the footing for the rocks are stable but you need to watch every step along the way. This is a not an easy hike, this will be very challenging and more so if you are remotely out of shape. The views at the top are breathtaking and worth the effort to ascend the highest point in Curaçao. Enjoy your visit…start early, drink water, and watch your step!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Natycediel
    2 contributions
    Christoffel park
    Wonderful views and trail. Please follow the recommendations about be hydrated, wearing comfortable and secure shoes and rest well the previous night. Pictures from the top are amazing and the wind could be strong but it feels very nice.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 November 2023
  • amyvee1
    Boston, Massachusetts10 contributions
    Great hike and views!
    We enjoyed this hike, despite the early morning it required. I would recommend going as early as you can (park office opens at 6 am) as it can get pretty hot. You’ll need to pay at the office first ($15 USD each) and then drive across the street through some narrow, winding roads to the parking lot. Even at just before 7 am, it was quite full. Make sure you have the required minimum 2L of water as it was HUMID. I would call this hike moderate to hard for most, but if you’ve got a decent baseline fitness, you’ll be fine. It is very rocky with the last bit being a complete rock scramble. We saw some people going up around 9 am that I was worried would not make it to the top. Views are great, definitely worth it! Also, I don’t think it would be possible to get to this hike via taxi, you’ll need a rental car.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Matthew A
    Hartford, New York382 contributions
    Great Views of The Island
    They make this hike out to be like climbing Everest. If you are able bodied and a somewhat experienced hiker it will be no problem. For others you might sweat a lot but you'll make it. There are some scrambles but it's fun. Stop by the welcome center, buy your tickets, and then get back in your car and drive the road across the street from the welcome center. We thought about walking the road but we are so glad we didn't. The trailhead was not as close as we thought. It was a fun drive. Bring water and some decect shoes. We both wore running sneakers and had no issue. Great views at the top. Quite a few people up there too.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 February 2024
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Matthew A
Hartford, NY382 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
They make this hike out to be like climbing Everest. If you are able bodied and a somewhat experienced hiker it will be no problem. For others you might sweat a lot but you'll make it. There are some scrambles but it's fun. Stop by the welcome center, buy your tickets, and then get back in your car and drive the road across the street from the welcome center. We thought about walking the road but we are so glad we didn't. The trailhead was not as close as we thought. It was a fun drive. Bring water and some decect shoes. We both wore running sneakers and had no issue. Great views at the top. Quite a few people up there too.
Written 26 February 2024
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amyvee1
Boston, MA10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed this hike, despite the early morning it required. I would recommend going as early as you can (park office opens at 6 am) as it can get pretty hot.

You’ll need to pay at the office first ($15 USD each) and then drive across the street through some narrow, winding roads to the parking lot. Even at just before 7 am, it was quite full. Make sure you have the required minimum 2L of water as it was HUMID.

I would call this hike moderate to hard for most, but if you’ve got a decent baseline fitness, you’ll be fine. It is very rocky with the last bit being a complete rock scramble. We saw some people going up around 9 am that I was worried would not make it to the top.

Views are great, definitely worth it! Also, I don’t think it would be possible to get to this hike via taxi, you’ll need a rental car.
Written 26 January 2024
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Cdolphin2001
Charlotte, NC33 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
This a moderate to hard hike. You must wear hiking shoes and thin gloves are recommended. Rocks can be sharp. Bug spray is recommended. Once you make it up this steep and rocky climb, the views are amazing.
Written 7 January 2024
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M-Claude
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Wow what a challenge ! But the view worth it ❤️
It’s hot, humid, rocky and steep
Keep hydrated (2L was enough for us), good shoes, cover up to protect from the sun and have a positive attitude 😉
Enjoy !!
Written 12 December 2023
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Natycediel
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Wonderful views and trail. Please follow the recommendations about be hydrated, wearing comfortable and secure shoes and rest well the previous night.
Pictures from the top are amazing and the wind could be strong but it feels very nice.
Written 15 November 2023
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Commo_2502
Fort Worth, TX42 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Beautiful views but challenging hike! Strongly recommend that you start your hike between 6-7am and bring two bottles of water. This is a very strenuous 1 mile hike. Most of the footing for the rocks are stable but you need to watch every step along the way. This is a not an easy hike, this will be very challenging and more so if you are remotely out of shape. The views at the top are breathtaking and worth the effort to ascend the highest point in Curaçao. Enjoy your visit…start early, drink water, and watch your step!
Written 29 May 2023
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Kim J
Ladysmith, Canada253 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Hiked up the mountain started just after 8:30. Not to bad for heat but slippery coming down.
You definitely have to wait in a few spots for people coming down. It took 50 mins up even with waiting and about the same coming down. The parking lot is small and was quite full.
Beautiful views from the top.
Written 31 March 2023
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DePere
De Pere, WI472 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Three of us (ages 61 to 71) hiked Mount Christoffel on a Saturday in mid-March. The Park has a $15 fee per adult to hike, and you will need to sign a waiver. The visitor center is on the main road to Westpunt. The park entrance opens at 6:00 A.M. and you are required to begin the hike no later than 10:00 A.M.
After paying the fee you will pass through a security gate (via your car) on the opposite side of the road and begin a roller coaster drive to the parking lot. We arrived at the parking lot at 7:30 A.M. on a Saturday and the lot was full. (The lot was actually not quite full, but cars were spinning their tires and unable to reach the unoccupied spaces). We drove past the lot and parked the car just off the road on a slightly wider section.
Not all individuals who begin this hike will finish it. There are no flat stretches and while the trail is well defined the top section has areas that requires you to look for foot and handholds. (That said, individuals younger than us, seemed to bound across some of these areas with ease). Going down can be trickier than the ascent.
It took us slightly over 3 hours to complete the hike. Bring water, good shoes, and a “can do” attitude.
We completed the hike, felt good about ourselves, but once is enough for us.
Written 24 March 2023
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Extraordinary239871
Gatineau, Canada2 contributions
Feb 2023
A fantastic hike and well worth the effort. The view is simply astonishing and there's lots of flora and fauna to see on the way up.

Tips for the hike are to ensure that you begin at 0900 at the latest, and it's probably best not to go after a rain as the rocks and trail would be slick. You need good solid shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and lots of water. You need to be fit and fairly flexible as there are a couple of tricky spots that require a degree of coordination and pulling yourself up across rockfalls. It takes about an hour to go up and an hour to come back down. Plan on 30 minutes at the top just taking in the views.
Written 8 February 2023
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adh
25 contributions
Dec 2022
We love hiking and this was one of our favourite hikes ever. We started at 8:30. We wore running shoes and were ok, though make sure your soles have decent grip - nothing slick. Our hike was on a bit of a cloudy day, though we were still sweating like nobody's business. We went through over 3 litres of water (they recommend taking at least 2). There are a couple more challenging spots where you're scrambling up rocks, but you certainly don't need to be a mountaineer to get up. There are a few spots you can rest on the way up/down (some with benches). There are two paths to approach the peak, left for those afraid of heights (me) and right if you are ok with more rocks and climbing beside a steep drop. The view from the top is beautiful, even on a hazy day like we had. There is no shade at the top and you'll probably want to spend some time up there cooling off (despite the lack of shade the wind cools you down) and taking in the view, so protect yourself accordingly - I wore a rashguard for the hike because I was worried I'd sweat off any sunscreen I tend to burn easily. We both also wore hats, which helped with sun protection but also to keep the sweat out of our eyes. The rashguard also came in handy when it rained on the way down as the rash guard was still comfortable. After it rains the path stays wet as the water runs down, so highly recommend a change of footwear for when you get back down as you'll have a hard time not getting your feet wet.
Written 28 December 2022
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