Punda has always been the main shopping area of Willemstad. Protected by the Waterfort and Fort Amsterdam, built in 1648, the Dutch went about their favorite pursuit -- international trade. Schottegat harbour hummed with activity, and warehouses went up along Punda’s shore. Narrow streets were laid out beyond the waterfront for houses and shops. Nowadays, the pedestrian-only streets in Curaçao's Punda create a picturesque atmosphere with many shops conveniently located in one area. Walking in one of the most beautiful inner cities of the world, you can find some of the best photo opportunities. The quaint little streets and alleys, full of life and color, lead you to quality shops. You’ll find a wonderful selection of European clothing, French perfumes, Japanese electronics, Irish crystal, English china, fine Italian leathers, Chinese embroidered linen tablecloths, Indonesian batik clothing and accessories, and so on.
The Down Town Management Organization that manages Punda is an affiliate member of the International Downtown Association (I.D.A.) based in Washington, D.C.
Stores in Punda offer a variety of jewelry, electronics, cosmetics, women and men's clothing and souvenirs.
Relax on one of the many terraces and enjoy breakfast, lunch or a refreshing drink!
The shops are normally open from Monday to Saturday, and the regular opening hours are 8:00am - 12:00pm, and from 2:00pm – 6:00pm.