Inside Rif Fort
Rif Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just a short walk from the Swinging Old Lady.
My first impression of the fort is that it feels more like a tourist trap than a historical landmark; there are more souvenir shops and restaurants than glimpses into the building’s past.
However, if you want an ice cold latté, or a towel with ‘Curacao’ embroidered on it in bold blue letters, then you’ll want to stick around and check out the goods.
We didn’t stay in this area for too long, but we did grab some iced macchiatos from the Starbucks down the street and even caught a couple of Pokémon.
The walk back was a lot of fun, because while searching for Krabby, I ended up seeing the real thing hanging out behind the fort; first I saw one giant crab and then, I noticed more…a lot more!
It was neat watching them scurry around sideways. Every so often a big wave would crash over the side of the rock wall and they’d all start moving at once towards the rocks.
Wanting to change things up a bit, we took a friend’s advice and headed over to Papayago Beach where we realized that we were really hungry!