Travelers often supplement their vacation activities with a few hours (or a few days!) of shopping.  Curacao is an excellent place to do this, especially for visitors seeking to obtain high-end items during their stay.  This is because there is a shopping section in Curacao which offers duty-free shopping.  This section is located between the neighborhoods of Punda and Otrobanda. These two neighborhoods lie on either side of the St. Anna Bay and are joined by a walking bridge called Queen Emma where the duty-free stores are located. For more information about these neighborhoods, visit the Curacao Neighborhoods page.

WARNING: Travelers should exercise caution when making purchases from retail stores in Willemstad. Merchants have been known to take advantage of tourists who are visiting for a short time only and who may not be able to return defective goods.

In addition to the duty-free shopping of Queen Emma, there are several other shopping districts, primarily located in and around those two main neighborhoods of Willemstad. The downtown areas and historic areas are the most enjoyable places for most visitors to shop because they get to enjoy the history of the area while picking up local handicrafts and modern necessities.

Many tourists enjoy mingling with local artisans and farmers at the open air outdoor markets of Curacao.  The New Market and Old Market are favorite spots where tourists often get groceries during their stay in Curacao.  The Floating Market is another favorite in the area.  More information about shopping can be found in the online version of the Shopping Guide which is available here.

Some more shopping tips: Curacao Shopping 

If you are looking for very good quality sourveniers at excellent prices the place to visit is KING'S SOUVENIER owned by SUNNY SAJNANI.  located in Madurostraat, Punda.