The lively Rif Fort Courtyard complex is a major shopping and entertainment hub in Willemstad. It’s also home to some of the island’s finest restaurants.
Browse local art in galleries or splurge on locally designed jewelry and clothing. Order cocktails at a European bar then choose from cosmopolitan cuisines at a range of restaurants.
Scenically set by Curacao’s canals, with views of Willemstad’s pretty pastel-hued gabled buildings, the fort was built in 1829.
The building has slowly been taken over by the sea since being decommissioned in 1928, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Rif Fort overlooks St. Anna Bay on the southern Otrabanda side of the island.