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Address: Willemstad, Curacao
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Where Venezuelan merchants dock and sell their fresh fish, produce and...

Where Venezuelan merchants dock and sell their fresh fish, produce and spices.

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Just walking here you wouldn't think much about this place but on the tour bus we learned that fruits and vegetables can't grow on the island due to too much salt in the air so... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just walking here you wouldn't think much about this place but on the tour bus we learned that fruits and vegetables can't grow on the island due to too much salt in the air so they are brought over from Venezuela by boat making a 12 hour trip each way. The boats look a little weathered so I'm shocked they... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

As nothing is really able to grow on the island, most of the fruit and vegetables are grown in Venezuela and then are brought over by boat. It is interesting to walk up to the market and see the boats docked and the people selling right next to the boat itself.

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Thank DM L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Floating market is a strip of farm stands on the side of the harbor. Boats come in every other day loaded with fruits and vegetables from nearby Valenzuela. Here you can walk in the shade and buy a bunch of bananas, melon, grapes or whatever you enjoy. A fun ten minute walk.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Best produce on the island and best prices. Flavorful papaya and ginormous avocados!! Lots of vendors and I think they all work together - all the same price and quality. Stop off at plasa bieu for pumpkin pancakes ( first stall on your left Yvonne's); about $1 per pancake.

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Rotterdam, Nederland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Small market just around the corner of the Queen Emma Pontoon bridge and the colourful houses next to it. Mainly fruits and vegetables from Venezuela. Although it's called a floating market all the stalls are on land.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful colorful fresh produce! Love visiting this every time I come here. Prices are reasonable. Kids enjoyed seeing all the fruits and vegetables that are local

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Like a Boatman's market. Mostly fruits. Just very colorful and cool to see. The fruits are sweet and you can't go wrong with any of them. Venezuela is having a hard time and I think you'll be helping them tremendously even if a little.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Took a stroll by the floating market, and if I was a little braver (and the men working there weren't leering so much), I might have bought some fruit, but I didn't like the idea of buying something that had been sitting outside for so long, was a little nervous about the communication barrier, and didn't like being so aggressively... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Enjoyed the produce brought over by the boats. All the vegetables looked amazing. I bought the biggest avocado for way cheap, some limes and the man gave me some oranges. The fish would have to be purchased EARLY in the morning or I would worry about the heat and flies. Very colorful. Other vendors along the same street offered goodies... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Boats from Venezuela arrive in Punda and set up tables with their goods for sale at a reasonable price; mainly produce and fish. It is an interesting attraction for tourists to visit.

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