The East Coast and West Coast are two totally different places. The East Site of Curacao is well populated. At this side of the island are the most touristic places and hotels. Willemstad is at the East side of the island and is diveded in Punda (point) and Otrobanda (the other side). Highlights from the East Side: Queen Juliana Bridge, Willemstad, Blue Curacao, Liquor Factory, Scharloo, and the Jewish neighborhood.
The West side of the island has a lot of hilly landscapes and valleys, a few unique bays, former plantation houses, and little fishing villages. The National Christoffelparc is on the West side of the island with for example the famous Boka Tabla-cave. Highlights from the West Side: West coast, Boca Tabla cave, Knip Bay, Flamingo-area and salt flats of Jan Kok. You can see it all in one day!