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Curacao is absolutely amazing, wild, natural with incredibly friendly locals with numerous unspoilt beauty spots to visit on and off the main track.
The celebration events that occur on the island are a fantastic display of Curacao's rich cultures embracing both European and Caribbean culture. Perfect temperature and happy, warm times all year long. If your looking for a Caribbean paradise, its here in Curacao. Go to our top beach resort hotels in Curacao page.
Curacao beach Curacao
Typical local beach in Curacao
Curacao Town Architecture Town Architecture
Colourful architecture of towns
Willemstad Bay
Willemstad Bay
Lagoons and beaches in Willemstad bay
Secluded Beaches
Secluded Beaches
Many secluded unspoilt beaches
Willemstad Promenade
Willemstad Promenade
Harbour promenade in Curacao
map of Curacao
Curacao Map
The island of Curacoa map

On vacation to Curacao.

Curaçao is located in the Caribbean Sea approximately 70 km north of Venezuela. It is the largest island of the Netherlands Antilles. The capital is Willemstad, a lively city that is one major cultural attraction. The most famous are the colored houses, but the city also has beautiful fortresses and stately buildings. In addition, this city offers excellent (tax-free) shopping and fun nightlife.

Curaçao is a true divers paradise. Don your gear and get acquainted with the many species of fish, sea turtles and lush plants below the surface of the water. Snorkeling is of course also possible. If you don't want to be active, there are always boat trips that you can take on the water. But there is even more to experience on Curaçao! For example, you can alternate a day at the beach with a jeep safari.

The wonderful climate makes Curaçao attractive all year round for a varied holiday, for young and old!
Curaçao is located in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 70 km from the north coast of Venezuela. Curaçao, together with the islands of Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba, forms the Netherlands Antilles. Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba belong to the Leeward Islands, Saba, St. Maarten and St. Eustatius to the Windward Islands.
Curaçao is 65 km east of Aruba and 50 km west of Bonaire. Curaçao is centrally located in the Lesser Antilles archipelago. Curaçao has an area of approximately 444 km². The island is about 61 km long and about 5 to 14 km wide.

Sights Curacao.
Take a boat trip to 'Klein Curaçao', about 10 km from Curaçao. For this island you can snorkel and dive, but also enjoy the beautiful white beaches. There is a lighthouse on the island that you can climb.
The historic city center and harbor of Willemstad are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A walk through the city is a must! Also walk across the Koningin Emmabrug, or the 'Swinging old lady'. This pontoon bridge connects the districts of Punda and Otrobanda. This bridge is approximately 168 m long and the only floating wooden revolving bridge in the world.

Practical Tips for your vacation to Curacao
What is the route from the Netherlands to Curacao
The flight time from the Netherlands to Curaçao is approximately 10 hours. You generally fly direct. Hato Airport is approximately 12 km from Willemstad.

What's the weather like in Curacao?
Curaçao is a popular sun holiday destination. The coastline is beautiful and the beaches generally consist of white sand and are fairly quiet.
In the south and southwest are rocky bays with white sandy beaches, of which the most popular are Knip Bay, Kleine Knip, Cas Abou Bay and Port Marie Bay. Barbara Beach at Spanish Water is one of the most beautiful beaches.
The northeast coast is steep and rocky, the sea is constantly beating against the coast with great force. This wild coast is inaccessible to shipping. You are not allowed to swim or surf here! Topless sunbathing is officially prohibited, but is closed on some beaches.

How is public transport in Curacao?
Buses run on Curaçao. From Willemstad you can regularly take the bus to other places on the island. Private buses run in Willemstad. You can stop these vans by raising your hand. The private buses depart from the bus stations in the Punda and Otrobanda districts in Willemstad.
You can also use a taxi. The taxis have no meters. Although fixed rates apply, we recommend that you agree on a price in advance. The taxis charge a surcharge at night and on public holidays.

Economy of Curacao:
The economy of Curacao is an open economy, heavily dependent on international trade and tourism. Curacao is known for its stable and prosperous economy, which is largely driven by its strategic location, educated and skilled workforce, and its strong ties to major international markets.

The economy of Curacao is based on a variety of industries, including oil refining and storage, tourism, and financial services. Curacao is also home to a number of international companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and HP.

The tourism industry is an important part of the Curacao economy. The island is home to many beautiful beaches, tropical forests, and vibrant cities. The island is also a popular destination for cruise ships, which bring in a large number of tourists and revenue.

The financial services sector is another major driver of the Curacao economy. The island is home to an international financial center, which provides a wide range of services, including banking, insurance, and asset management. Many international companies have offices in Curacao, allowing them to benefit from the island's strong financial infrastructure.

The government of Curacao has taken significant steps to promote economic growth and development. The government has implemented a number of initiatives to promote foreign investment, encourage entrepreneurship, and improve infrastructure. These efforts have helped to create jobs and stimulate economic activity.

Overall, the economy of Curacao is strong and stable. The island is well-positioned to continue to benefit from its strategic location and strong ties to major international markets. Its educated and skilled workforce, combined with the government's commitment to economic growth and development, will ensure that the economy of Curacao remains strong and prosperous for many years to come.

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