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Sports & Recreation

Sports and Recreation

Sports and recreation are an essential part of University and campus life.  Students take full advantage of the warm, tropical climate participating in outdoor activities in their free time such as snorkeling, swimming, and scuba diving.  But sports at Caribbean Medical University goes beyond that as a result of a University commitment to provide facilities similar to any educational institution, anywhere.



Activity Center
The Activity Center is a popular destination for students at CMU. It is conveniently located on the campus. The area is stocked with free weights and a selection of Hammer Strength cabled selector machines and everything a well-balanced strength program requires. In addition to the strength equipment, there is an Aerobics Center with a growing selection of cardio equipment.

There is a monthly subscription fee of $25.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Curacao diving is unique for many reasons. It is set apart from other Caribbean destinations by its diversity and its density of sea life, its many underwater landscapes, and its reef's proximity to shore. Reefs surround the island, attaching to the shore like a narrow fringe. Massive coral formations extend into the depths with deep-water fish patrolling the plunging walls. The reef walls on Curacao vary from moderate 45 degree angles to steep 90 degree angles. There is plenty to see, be it dolphins playing, turtles sunning, or even pilot whales migrating.

Even the most experienced diver will find the fish life of Curacao entertaining. even sometimes dramatic. Instead of exploring the whole reef in one dive, choose one coral-covered spot and just float above the coral heads and watch life go on. There are over 500 species of fish inhabiting these Caribbean reefs, so you are sure to see plenty of activity.

Deep Sea Fishing
The marlin, Dolphin, sailfish, tuna, and wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper in nearby waters provide an exciting challenge even for seasoned anglers.

Horseback Riding
Ashari's Ranch and Rancho Alegre provide guided tours on horseback for beginning as well as experienced riders.

Hiking/Running
Trails run throughout the 4,500 acres of Christoffel Park, and the 2-mile Rif Recreation Area offers a surfaced track for jogging.

Windsurfing
Windsurfing on Curacao, is windsurfing as it was meant to be—riding a great surf on a clear blue sea! You never windsurfed before and think it’s difficult? Give it a try at one of the following organizations, and see for yourself. With year-round winds of over 13 knots, Curacao offers excellent opportunities for windsurfing operations. Skilled professionals are on hand to offer instruction for beginners.

Sailing
Enjoy the opportunity to set sail in the Caribbean waters surrounding Curacao. Many of the following organizations offer full packages. How about a sunset trip? Or a full day at sea to "our" Klein Curacao? You will be sure to feel pampered with on board barbecue lunches, the wind blowing through your hair, and a beautiful view on Curacao.

Curacao is home to a number of sailing regattas throughout the year, and Hobie-Cat and Sunfish equipment are always available for rent.

Tennis
Feel free to contact one of these clubs: RCC Racing Club Curacao, Sport & Country Club Sta. Catharina or Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort

Bowling
Looking for an outing with your family or friends, and still having the same fun and comfort as home? Curacao has two bowling clubs: Tropical Bowling Club 3000 and Curacao Bowling Club.

Paintball
Paintball is a fast and furious sport played on both a social and serious level by a large number of people around the world. It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet and it is also being played here on the island. Want to play paintball on your birthday? Or just have fun with your friends & family? Paintball is known to help build teamwork amongst people, so get your employees to come play paintball, and boost your company's productivity.

Golfing
The combination of varied landscape, wonderful climate, beautiful view across the sea and the turbulent trade wind ensure an unforgettable golf experience. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the island’s golf courses.

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