Located in The Caribbean 37 miles (60 km) north of the coast of Venezuela, Curaçao is famous for its picturesque dutch architecture, rugged landscapes and beautiful beaches, bays and coves. Surrounded by turquoise waters, there is a lot of fun in the sun here in Curacao. Together with Aruba and Bonaire, they are called the “ABC” Islands. 

Why Visit Curaçao

DIVERSE CULTURE

Curaçao was settled by the Arawak indigenous people, and then colonized by the Spanish and later the dutch. Although it is a very small island, Curaçao is one of the most diverse Caribbean island, with over 55 different cultures living peacefully together, with 4 different languages spoken in the island: Spanish, Dutch, English and Papiamento. A melting pot of European, African and Latin american culture.

BEACHES

Surrounded by turquoise waters, its beaches is one of the main reasons why people visit Curaçao. Just like its neighbors, the beaches of Curaçao feature white sand and warm waters, and thanks to its ideal weather, sun is available all year long. The island is home to over 35 cove-style beaches, ideals for divers and to discover its colorful marine life. 

FOODIE DESTINATION

Curaçao has been a trendy foodie destination, offering unique exotic dishes like Iguana, as well as European favorites and eclectic fusion food, thanks to its melting pot of cultures and diverse influences. Don’t forget to try the iguana soup, funchibitterballen, and the sweet potato pancakes!

COLORFUL ARCHITECTURE

Curaçao is famous for its colorful buildings in its capital city of Willemstad, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. History says that they were once all white, and after a local recommendation from a doctor who advised to paint all houses to protect the citizens eyesight, and without any further regulations, it resulted in this unique and colorful architecture tapestry.

AFFORDABLE

Curaçao is a good destination for every type of traveler, offering both luxury and on budget accommodation to fit everybody’s budget. It is definitely cheaper than its neighbors, while offering similar attractions and activities. 

Located in The Caribbean 37 miles (60 km) north of the coast of Venezuela, Curaçao is famous for its picturesque dutch architecture, rugged landscapes and beautiful beaches, bays and coves. Surrounded by turquoise waters, there is a lot of fun in the sun here in Curacao. Together with Aruba and Bonaire, they are called the “ABC” Islands. 

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Why Visit Curaçao

DIVERSE CULTURE

Curaçao was settled by the Arawak indigenous people, and then colonized by the Spanish and later the dutch. Although it is a very small island, Curaçao is one of the most diverse Caribbean island, with over 55 different cultures living peacefully together, with 4 different languages spoken in the island: Spanish, Dutch, English and Papiamento. A melting pot of European, African and Latin american culture.

BEACHES

Surrounded by turquoise waters, its beaches is one of the main reasons why people visit Curaçao. Just like its neighbors, the beaches of Curaçao feature white sand and warm waters, and thanks to its ideal weather, sun is available all year long. The island is home to over 35 cove-style beaches, ideals for divers and to discover its colorful marine life. 

FOODIE DESTINATION

Curaçao has been a trendy foodie destination, offering unique exotic dishes like Iguana, as well as European favorites and eclectic fusion food, thanks to its melting pot of cultures and diverse influences. Don’t forget to try the iguana soup, funchibitterballen, and the sweet potato pancakes!

COLORFUL ARCHITECTURE

Curaçao is famous for its colorful buildings in its capital city of Willemstad, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. History says that they were once all white, and after a local recommendation from a doctor who advised to paint all houses to protect the citizens eyesight, and without any further regulations, it resulted in this unique and colorful architecture tapestry.

AFFORDABLE

Curaçao is a good destination for every type of traveler, offering both luxury and on budget accommodation to fit everybody’s budget. It is definitely cheaper than its neighbors, while offering similar attractions and activities. 

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

English, Papiamento and Dutch are the official languages in Curaçao. Most of the locals will speak them fluently, as well as Spanish. 

ELECTRICITY

The standard voltage is 120V and the frequency is 60 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the american continent; If you are traveling from the EU you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The Netherlands Antillean guilder is the official currency of Curaçao. USD are widely accepted. Other foreign currencies, like euros, can only be exchanged at the bank. Credit cards are widely accepted (Visa and Mastercard) and ATMs are easy to find. You can exchange your currency at the bank, airport, exchange houses or withdraw directly from the ATM.  1 USD equals 1.75 ANG (as of 2020).

CLIMATE

Curaçao has a tropical weather with plenty of sunshine, heat and humidity all year round. Temperatures will range between 70 °F – 80 °F (21 °C-26 °C).

SAFETY

Curaçao is safe to visit. However, petty crime do exists, and some violent crime can be seen in poor neighborhoods. Exercise caution like you would anywhere else and try to avoid walking alone in remote areas, as well as trying not to leave your belonging in the car. Use your common sense. 

How to get around

By plane

Due to its size, there is no internal flights in Curaçao. You could drive across the island in less than 2 hours. 

By Car

Renting a car is a good option if you decide to explore the island and want to travel at your own pace. Can rentals can be found in the airport and by the cruise terminal. 

By Bus

Buses are limited in Curaçao. “Konvooi” is the name for their buses, but unfortunately they will only run once an hour on weekdays, and even less on weekends. The major bus stations are Punda and Otrobanda. 

By Taxi

Taxis are the best option in Willemstad, the capital, as distances are short. Be aware that they are unmetered, and you will have to negotiate the price or they might have a sheet with the price available per destination. 


Visa Policy

Nationals of the following countries and territories can visit Curaçao (and Aruba, Sin Maarteen and the Caribbean Netherlands) for 90 days without a visa: All European citizens, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados , Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis , Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.

All other citizens are required to apply for a visa in advance through the embassy or consulate.


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