Published On: Wed, Jun 22nd, 2016

Summer vibes in Punda

PundaWILLEMSTAD - On June 30th a fun and vibrant series of Thursday evening experiences will kick off in Punda, for the duration of 10 summer weeks.

"Punda Thursday Vibes" is the celebration of the renovated Punda streets and squares, and it revives the Punda experience that so many people love. More than 15 bars and restaurants offer Happy Hour and dinner specials. More than 40 stores remain open during sunset hours till at least 20:00hrs. Visitors are greeted with live music, entertainment and special activities. Every week there is something new to experience for young and old!

Punda Thursday Vibes is an exciting program that Downtown Management Organisation (DMO) organizes, in cooperation with Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB). The jubilee MCB is also participating in this summer's experience. "Bars offer music and Happy Hours (starting time varying from 16:00 until 22:00hrs), and there will be After Parties too. Restaurants offer local dining specials, ranging from romantic dinners at the Handelskade to terrace-culinaria on the squares," says Raygen Zuiverloon, director DMO, "Shops are open until well after sunset, and have special deals that only apply to Thursday nights. Free parking is secured at Waaigat and also all parking is free in the streets of Punda from 18:00hrs. Punda is the place to be on Thursday Nights!"

The evening program includes fun promotions, cool music vibes, great deals for dinners and in shops, and children's activities. And don't miss out on local artisans showcasing their products and art on the Art Walk and the Made in Curacao market.

Yu di Kòrsou, Punda welcomes you to enjoy Happy Hour on Thursdays, and visit Punda, the heart of Curacao. You will relive the great Punda vibe that everyone remembers and has been asking for. Enjoy the renovated streets, hear local bands, children’s activities and more. Shop, dine, “disfruta di bo Punda”.

To Civil Servants, Punda says “Thank you!” in honour of Ambtenaren Dag (Civil Servants Day), on Thursday, 30 June with 2 for 1 Drink Specials, starting at 16:00hrs.

Tourists, don’t miss this chance to visit historic Punda during the cool evening hours after your beach day. Join the Historic Walking Tour (start 18:30hrs every Thursday at Iguana Café). Experience the art walk, discover our local artists and their fascinating work, try the local Krioyo cuisine, shop local products at the stalls of Made in Curacao, and walk the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge at Sunset (top rated on Trip Advisor!).

For more information, see Facebook/PundaLovesYou for weekly new updates of bars, restaurants and shops, live events and musical entertainment.

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