The pink lighthouse of Klein Curacao

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The island is popular with tourists for its scuba diving sites thanks to the presence of coral reefs and for its deserted beaches. Every day, boats shuttles between Klein Curacao and Curacao.
The island is popular with tourists for its scuba diving sites thanks to the presence of coral reefs and for its deserted beaches. Every day, boats shuttles between Klein Curacao and Curacao.

The pink lighthouse of Klein Curacao is located at the Klein Curacao – in Dutch Klein Curacao which means Little Curacao-  is a small island in the Caribbean Sea and is part of the Dutch country of Curaçao. and has an estimated area of 1.7 km², The only structures on the island are an old abandoned lighthouse, a beach house, and several huts.

The lighthouse was built in 1850 on the islet southeast of the island of Curacao.The tower is 22 meters (66 feet) tall and lit by a solar-powered LED light.

Despite having been rebuilt in 1879 and 1913, the lighthouse is completely abandoned. The last implementation that was made was an LED solar energy bulb that emits white flashes in periods of 15 seconds. The buildings located directly around the lighthouse are 2 keepers houses, both 2 stories in height.

Small boats visit the island every day, it is guarded by the coastguards of the Netherlands Antilles. Among the main economic activities are tourism, especially diving and boat trips.

Access : Coordinates: / The pink lighthouse at klein curacao is Accessible only by boat and tours from Curacao.

LightHouse Specifications : Year first : 1850 , (first) constructed : 1879 (rebuilt) , Year first lit 1913 (rebuilt) , Construction : masonry tower , Tower height : 20 metres (66 ft) , Range : 15 nautical miles (28 km- 17 mi)

Highlights:

  • The island is popular with tourists for its scuba diving sites thanks to the presence of coral reefs and for its deserted beaches. Every day, boats shuttles between Klein Curacao and Curacao.
  • The eastern shore is rocky, while the western shore is sandy ,this is the longest beach in Curacao.
  •  the wreck of the small tanker Maria Bianca Guidesman has been destroying since the 1960s. At the same time, pieces of wood and sea litter are thrown ashore , as well as remnants of other shipwrecks found along its shore.

Activities : Klein Curacao Boat Trips / Scuba diving / boat trips / sightseeing / photo opportunities / Discover the uninhabited island of Klein Curacao / enjoy a  cruise on the water to Klein Curaçao

Go next : Willemstad , the capital and largest city of Curacao. / Discover the island of Curacao.

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