Spritzer & Fuhrmann, Penha, El Louvre, El Globo, Boekhandel Salas, Palais Hindu, La Bonanza, Casa Cohen and many more: Punda was once known as 'La Boutique del Caribe'. Tourists from around the world traveled to Curaçao to stand in line for the shops in Curaçao's downtown. Locals dressed up to meet their family and friends in Punda, do some window shopping and buy quality items at the local stores. Most of these shops have disappeared but the grandeur of Punda still lingers in its buildings.