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If you're looking for the best snorkeling spots in Curaçao, you've come to the right place. Curaçao has some of the most diverse and beautiful underwater landscapes in the Caribbean and offers plenty of opportunities for both novice and experienced snorkelers. Below are some of the best snorkeling spots on the island: 

1. Tugboat Beach

Tugboat Beach, located near Caracas Bay, offers crystal clear waters and a beautiful underwater landscape with lots of colorful corals, fish and other marine life. The beach's name comes from the old tugboat that sank here in the 1980s and now serves as a snorkeling spot. The wreck is covered in coral and offers an excellent opportunity to spot sea turtles, moray eels and other large fish.

2. Playa Lagun

Located on the west coast of the island, Playa Lagun is one of the best places to spot sea turtles. The beach is surrounded by high cliffs and offers stunning views of the sea. The water here is calm and clear, with plenty of coral and fish to explore.

3. Klein Curaçao

Klein Curaçao is a small uninhabited island about two hours by boat from the mainland of Curaçao. The island offers some of the best snorkeling on the island, with beautiful coral gardens and an abundance of marine life. You may encounter large schools of tropical fish, rays, sea turtles and even dolphins here.

4. Mushroom Forest

The Mushroom Forest, located on the north coast of the island, is a unique underwater landscape that resembles a forest of mushrooms. The coral formations are shaped like mushrooms and are home to countless fish and marine life. The water here is often rougher than at other snorkeling spots, so it is best to snorkel here when the water is calm.

5. Playa Porto Mari

Playa Porto Mari is a beautiful beach with crystal clear water and soft sand. It is a popular spot for snorkeling because of the abundance of coral and fish. There is a specially constructed reef known as "the double reef," which challenges both beginners and advanced snorkelers to explore.

Whether you are looking for colorful corals, sea turtles or other marine life, Curaçao offers plenty of opportunities to snorkel and explore. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced snorkeler, these five snorkeling spots are a must-see during your stay on the island.

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