Have a pleasant stay in our park. 
Leave nothing behind, take only pictures.

Our website contains as much information as possible for you to prepare your visit to our park. Do you still have any questions, please check out our frequently asked questions. In case you have any other questions that are not answered here or elsewhere on our website, please contact us! We are happy to assist!

Rules & Regulations

A team of park rangers makes sure our visitors have an unforgettable experience in the park. Besides maintaining the boardwalk and offering tours and guided walks, the rangers also look after our flora and fauna where necessary. 

To ensure your utmost safety in the park we ask you to read and understand our safety regulations and always follow up on requests from our team once you are in the park.

  • Together we ensure that you enjoy our park safely!
  • Access to the park is at your own risk. 
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • There is no lifeguard on duty. 
  • Pay close attention to your children. 
  • Use of the observation platform is at your own risk. 
  • Do not leave anything behind, take only pictures.

The following actions are not allowed:

  • Deviating from the designated walkways
  • Climbing on or leaning against the railings
  • Smoking or consuming alcohol
  • Running, biking, rollerblading, or skating
  • Swimming, fishing, or starting open fires
  • Touching, feeding, or disturbing animals
  • Bringing or taking pets to the park
  • Littering (please use the trash bins)
  • Playing music
  • Operating a drone

Please be considerate of other visitors! Taking plants or animals out of the park is strictly prohibited. Park rangers have the right to remove anyone who does not adhere to these rules.

Kayak Tours rules

Enjoy your kayak tour safely: 

  • Using the kayaks is completely at your own risk.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • We are not responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of personal belongings.
  • Always follow the guide's (safety) instructions.
  • Always wear your life jacket.
  • Watch your head under the bridges.

Please do not:

  • Drag the kayak (always lift the kayak).
  • Beach the kayak against the bottom or the mangrove roots.
  • Stand in the kayak, always remain seated.
  • Push off the kayak with paddles.
  • Engage in horseplay or create dangerous situations.
  • Touch the mangrove roots or leaves.
  • Touch or disturb wildlife.

The Mangrove park is open daily from 8 AM till 5 PM. No entrance after 4 PM.

Last entry time is at 4 PM.

For the latest opening hours & fees information please visit our page:

Opening Hours & Fees

The Curaçao Rif Mangrove Park offers visitors various opportunities to explore the park. One of them is a walk through the mangrove forest along the boardwalk that spans just over a kilometer in length. At various points along the boardwalk, visitors will find information signs providing details about the history of the Rif Otrobanda area, the mangrove ecosystem and its significance, as well as mangrove conservation.

Activities & Trails

The walking facilities consist of an elevated boardwalk guiding visitors through the mangrove forest and leading them to lookout points and an observation tower.

Walking paths: There are 1.08 km of elevated walking paths constructed, allowing visitors to navigate through the mangrove forest. The boardwalk is accessible to individuals with disabilities, including wheelchair users.

For more information about our fees check:

Opening Hours & Fees

Mangroves are the ideal environment for many bird species, for example, birds find shelter here, but also food, such as seeds and insects. Many birds also nest in the sheltering mangroves. Because mangroves directly border land and sea, there is a wide variety of birds, as shore birds, seabirds and land birds can be found here.

The mangroves are very nutrient-rich and therefore are an ideal place for fish-eating bird species, such as pelicans, frigate birds and various heron species. However, the Yellow Warbler, an insectivore, can also find sufficient food in this area.

A true omnivore, the Kaweta di Patu bird can, with its long-pointed beak, eat insects, small snails, fish and sea grass seeds, for example.

Nature & History

No, pets are not allowed in the park. 

No, drones are not allowed in the park unless expressly granted written permission by the Park Manager of the Mangrove Park. Media requests can be sent to media@carmabi.org.