Pigs in Paradise: Discover the Curaçao Pig Beach

A pig runs through the sand on the beach in Curaçao

Pigs on the beach are often associated with the Bahamas. However, you can also find these adorable pigs on a beach in Curaçao, where they are popular among both locals and tourists. You can find the Curaçao Pig Beach on the west side of the Caribbean Island – at Playa Porto Mari.

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Meet the Six Pigs at the Curaçao Pig Beach

Initially, only two wild boars lived at Porto Mari beach – the pigs Willy and Woody. These cute animals have always roamed freely on the beach and enjoy spending their time napping near the water. During busy times, they also retreat and enjoy the peace in the shade at the edge of the beach.

In Curaçao, a pig lies relaxed next to a pond on the Curaçao Pig Beach Playa Porto Mari.
A pig stands next to a stall on the Curaçao Pig Beach Grote Knip.

After Willy and Woody, four more pigs now call this dream beach their home. The little ones, named Wim, Meur, Max, and Lia, charm beachgoers with their outgoing nature and explore the surroundings of the Curaçao Pig Beach.

With some luck, you might also be able to take a photo with the adorable beach pigs. This would definitely make for a unique vacation memory to add to your photo album.

By the way, the cute Curaçao pigs can be found not only at Playa Porto Mari but also at Grote Knip, where the animal friends reside. You can even get quite close to them and try to pamper them with a few strokes.

A girl pets a pig at the so-called Curaçao Pig Beach, Grote Knip.

Playa Porto Mari – Pigs, Turquoise Water, Beach Bar & More

To access Playa Porto Mari, you need to pay an admission fee of around $3.00. As it is a privately managed beach, the proceeds are used for maintenance. Moreover, the owners ensure that the beach is kept clean and care for the resident pigs.

Playa Porto Mari – the Curaçao Pig Beach – is open daily from 09:30 AM to 6:30 PM and features a cozy beach bar. Additionally, the beach boasts appealing amenities, including showers, toilets, and changing cabins.

The beach is also excellent for snorkeling and diving. If you do not have your own equipment, you can rent it right at the dive school on the beach. From the beach, you can dive to the so-called “Double Reef,” which starts about 19,69 feet below the water surface. You can discover numerous corals as well as stingrays, turtles, moray eels, and many other fish species.

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If you’re looking for information about other beaches in Curaçao, we invite you to check out our beach guide. There you will find details about both busy, touristy beaches and secluded bays. Unlike Playa Porto Mari, most beaches on the Caribbean island do not require an entrance fee.

Essentials for Your Beach Bag:

To enjoy several days at one of the beautiful beaches on your trip, you will find a list of our tips for your beach bag below.

➤ Skin-friendly, non-greasy sunscreen*
The Caribbean sun is deceitful – it’s best to choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 50+.

➤ Compact microfiber towel*
It not only dries super fast but also folds up tiny to take up as little space as possible in your suitcase.

➤ Durable underwater camera* for memorable vacation photos
With a bit of luck and photographic skill, you’ll soon have great photos of turtles and clownfish.

➤ Sand toys* for your kids
To keep boredom at bay during long beach days.

➤ Frisbee* for sports enthusiasts
If you’re one who doesn’t want to just lie on the beach all day, a space-saving frisbee might be just the thing for you!

➤ Snorkel set*
So you can calmly observe the colorful fish and cute sea turtles.

➤ A waterproof phone case*,
to protect your smartphone from moisture: especially cool for boat tours or jet-ski excursions!

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