6 Best Souvenir Shops in Curaçao
During your visit to Curaçao, you got to dip your toes in the clear blue water, taste the culture of the island, and experience its colorfulness in all its spectrum. No one wants to leave or even think about going back home, but leaving doesn’t necessarily mean breaking your connection to Curaçao. Take a piece of Curaçao home with you, and share it with your loved ones, by leaving with a souvenir that tells the story of the island and the memories you made. We believe that the best souvenirs are the ones that are made on the island by the people of Curacao. These are the local treasures that deserve a place in your luggage. Where to find them? We compile a short-list of the best spots to buy your local treasure.
Chobolobo Gift Store
The best representation of the island is the drink they make of the same name., Bue Curaçao and the Curaçao Liqueur. Landhuis Chobolobo, home of the genuine Curaçao Liqueur and a 19th-century mansion, offers visitors different tours through the Curaçao Liqueur Distillery to learn about the production of this famous liqueur. Inside the mansion, you’ll find a quaint souvenir shop with a range of Senior Liqueurs, gift packages, and locally-made gifts.
Whatever you’re looking for, the Chobolobo Gift Store has it. If you’re not sure which liqueur to choose, take a seat at their cocktail bar and taste the different cocktail creations made with one of their liqueurs. Afterward, you’ll have a favorite for sure.
Sit back, Relax, Enjoy – Store
At the other side of the island, in Banda Abou, there is a newly opened gift store that offers beautiful local souvenirs and branded items. Just like its interior design, the store has many trendy items for you to choose from. You’ll find everything from home décor items, wearables, sweet treats to art. All with a tropical Caribbean touch.
Chichi Gift Shop
The Chichi by Serena Isreal is a popular doll that represents the local art and culture of Curaçao. Though you can buy the Chichi in many around the island, there is nothing like going to the source to get the story, the experience, and buy their product. There are two Chichi Gift Shops. One in Punda (a side street of Gomezplein) and one at the Serena’s Art Factory on the east side of the island. At the Serena’s Art Factory you will even get the chance to take a peek at their workstation or perhaps meet the artist in person. It doesn’t get more local than that.
Curacao has a bundle of talented artists and at The Goods you’ll be able to see them all come to light. This new store offers a selection of items all handmade by local artists. Centrally located, in Breedestraat Punda, it’s a must-visit store for anyone who enjoys beautiful one of a kind gifts.
Surrounded by the historic wall of the Riffort Village in Otrobanda you’ll find the souvenir shop Harbour View. It’s charming little shop with many classic and all-time favorite souvenirs like magnets, keychains, ceramic items and much more.
Aloe plants, you’ve probably seen their everywhere. The Aloes Vera is a plant that has strongly placed itself in our flora and became part of our identity. So much, that there it’s our go-to solution for medicinal problems or skincare problems. We even have our own factory and plantation, CurAloe, that manufactures and export aloe vera products. They sell different skin care products and aloe vera drinks of high quality. It’s best to go at the start of your trip and get their CurAloe sun protector and after-sun. You’ll be completely geared for your vacation on sunny Curacao.