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Nature & history

A remarkable place on earth

Our beautiful nature

If you love the outdoors and our beautiful nature, you have to visit the Shete Boka Park!

You will be amazed by the waves crashing on the limestone cliffs and the beautiful pocket bays, or “boka's”. The open landscape provides beautiful long views and picture moments of the rugged Curacao's North coast.

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limestone formations

a diverse ground

This formation consist of the sedimentary skeletal remains of corals, forming terraces that were build and deposited in times of changing sea levels.

The pocket bays, or boka's, have been eroded and shaped by rainwater from higher hills and Christoffel Mountain.

The beautiful limestone cliffs are shaped by the crashing waves from the sea. 

Nesting sea turtles

a safe haven

Our park plays an important role in the conservation of endangered sea turtles as the park provides protected nesting habitat.

More information about our sea turtle conservation program and our research can be found here.

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the curacao lava formation

volcanic rocks

This formation consists, as the name already implies, of volcanic rocks and is the basalt base layer on which the limestone formation has developed.

In the pocket bays, or boka's, alluvial soils of this formation are deposited, providing nutrients for the evergreen vegetation in the lowest parts of the boka's.

Although at most outcrops these rocks are badly weathered, a remarkable feature found within the rocks are pillow shaped structures. Therefore these rocks are also known as pillow-lava or pillow-basalts.

stone stacking

beautiful, but please don't

Stone stacking negatively alters important beach habitat for nesting sea turtles and therefore is prohibited in the park. Please care for and protect our turtles.

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the park

what is important to us?

Open since 1994

sea turtle conservation

vital research

7 sea inlets

100.000 yearly