Vacations in Curacao
This beautiful Dutch island is one of the most sought-after in the Caribbean. Located outside the hurricane belt it offers great weather year round and a lot of places to have fun. It’s a prime destination for diving but also a great place to spend your honeymoon.
In Curacao you’ll find hotels and other types of accommodation which cater for pretty much any wallet. Tourists will soon find out that Curacao offers good value for money. There are a lot of high-end hotels and resorts, of course, but you’ll also find enough small hotels and guesthouses for those on a limited budget.
The resorts in Curacao are perfect for all types of travelers: from the adventure enthusiasts who like to dive and snorkel, to the romantic couples looking for a fun gateway, to families with children looking for the perfect family vacation.
Things to do
As the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles, Curacao offers plenty of things to do. Its beaches are concentrated on the southern coast, from Kaap St. Marie up to Westpunt.
Curacao is a renowned place for scuba diving as its beautiful coral reefs make perfect diving spots. The beaches on the south side have a lot of excellent diving spots.
There are three museums to explore: Museum Kura Hulanda –presenting the African slaves’ culture and history on the island-, Postal Museum and Maritime Museum.
Queen Emma Bridge is a floating bridge which links the two parts of the capital, Willemstad.
There are two national parks to explore: Christoffel National Park – famous for the Indian caves with paintings left by the Arawak Indians – and Shete Boka National Park –famous as sea turtle breeding grounds.
Curacao Ostrich & Game Farm is one o the largest farms of its kind outside of Africa. You can take a tour to see the incubators.
Fort Nassau and Fort Amsterdam are both open for tours and also house restaurants.
The language spoken here is Papiamentu, an “odd” combination of several languages. The islanders speak Dutch, English and Spanish. Most of the people speak English though, so you don’t need t worry about that.