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Den Paradera

Den Paradera

In 1981 Dinah Veeris started her research for healing herbs and traditions by interviewing the older people to recover and preserve the secret knowledge of the former generations. She studied at the California school for Herbal Studies. In 1991 she started the garden plant by plant. She wrote a book about the herbs and their use and received several awards for her input in preserving the culture and the healing herbs. She also got a decoration form the Dutch Royal Family.
 
Den Paradera refers to Paraguiri Indians who long ago had the biggest herb garden at the east side of the island.When the Spaniards came, they brought their slaves to the Paraguiri Indians to be cured and called the location " En Paradera". Later the local people changed this name into "Den Paradera" which means "the place where you feel at home"

Adults without a guide - $ 8 .00
Children without a guide - $ 3.00
 
Adults with guided tour - $9.00
Children on a guided tour - $5.00

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Notes

Tour Guide  
Hiking Trails There are no hiking trails, instead you can enjoy a walking trail trough the garden
Gift Shop  
Restrooms Available  
Disabled Access  
  Joantina project especially for school children to learn about herbs and cultural heritage of Curacao