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At St. Willibrordus there are

also salt pans were flamingos lives.

 This beautiful salmon colored

birds breed on Bonaire but also come to

Curaçao to look for food there. The salt pans of

Jan Kock are no longer used to extract salt. The

flamingos can therefore search for food here undisturbed.  


The country house Jan Kock (also referred to as Jan Kok) is nowadays the domain of the artist

Nena Sanchez. A visit to the studio of this possibly best-known artist on the island is the

worth it. 


Close to St. Willibrordus is the Playa Porto Marie beach, which is popular with tourists. Entering the beach


costs an entrance fee. Parking in the accompanying video-monitored car park is free. At the beach you can 

rent diving equipment, there are showers, shops and you can also relax in the accompanying restaurant. In addition to a warm bite, sandwiches and Dutch snacks are also served here delicious cocktails.

A remarkable building is the Church of St. Willibrordus, which you can see a few kilometers away if you take the approach route from Willemstad. This imposing Roman Catholic church in neo-gothic style, was designed by the Rotterdam architect Evert Margry, for which the foundation stone was laid by Vincent Jansen en dates from 1884-88. Earlier in the nineteenth century there were by missionary fathers built a school and an orphanage. 


 The village of St. Willibrordus is located about halfway through the southern part of Curaçao, more than ten kilometers from the capital Willemstad. St. Willibrordus has few houses but is mainly known for Landhuis Jan Kok, the salt pans and the nearby beaches. 


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