Discover Curacao

Curacao, a pearl in the Caribbean. Enjoy your well deserved holidays in the magnificent and beautiful Curacao, feeling the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair. On this colorful island you will purely enjoy the colorful houses, the delightful climate, the fantastic warm wind and the friendly people.

Curacao is a versatile island which provides a lot of culture, plenty of beautiful bays and white sandy beaches, ideal for swimming, surfing, snorkeling and diving. In the South of Curacao you find the popular beaches as for example Mambo beach and Jan Tiel beach. More to the west you find the more quiet beaches and bays as, amongst others, the ‘Grote Knip’. You can linger on the pleasant trade pier, and in the evening you can listen to bands performing while you enjoy light meals and drinks.

On Curacao you will find plenty of fantastic restaurants and eating houses where live performances are frequently given. Should you like to hike or bike or swim with dolphins – you can do all of this in Curacao. At the moment, the currency of Curacao is still the Antillean guilder or the U.S. dollar.

Curacao - an excellent location for your holidays!
Are you looking for a ‘home-away-from-home’, an active or just a non-active holiday on the beach with a lot of sun, a blue sea, pearly white beaches, unspoiled nature and monuments, a modern economy and very welcoming and friendly inhabitants ... then we would like to welcome you in Curacao. A holiday destination with an ideal mixture of the exotic and the familiar. Encounter the Caribbean with a bit of a Dutch touch.

What makes Curacao so special in comparison to the other islands?
Genuineness – a colorful and rich culture – a combination of European and African heritage representing more than 50 nationalities on this small island on which Dutch is spoken as well as Spanish, English and the colorful local Creole dialect: Papiamento.

This multicultural society provides intriguing styles of music, cooking and art.

Where is Curacao situated?
Curacao is situated in the south-western part of the Caribbean, on 12° north latitude and 68° western longitude. The island is only 70 km north of Venezuela (the coast of South America), lies between Aruba and Bonaire and outside of the hurricane zone which generally guarantees you a holiday with magnificent and sunny weather. South-east of Curacao you find the uninhabited sister-island “Little-Curacao”. Curacao has a surface of 444 km² and counts approximately 144.000 inhabitants.

The climate in Curacao:
The island has a semi-arid (dry and barren) tropical climate which is moderated by the north-easterly trade-winds with a pleasantly refreshing effect. This means a lot of sun and only little rain. The average temperature is 27.5°C year round, the difference between summer and winter being just 2.5 degrees. Furthermore, the difference between day and night temperature is only small, i.e. 5.6 degrees. The sea water temperature with an average of 26.8°C is relatively warm. Average rainfall is between 50 to 75 cm per year, most of which falls in the months October, November and December. The warmest months are July, August, September and October. The ‘coldest’ (29°C!) months are January and February. Occasionally tropical storms raging elsewhere in the region might cause a couple of clouded days.

Your first impression landing on Curacao will be one of a dry and barren island. Due to the limited rainfall the number of species of plants and animals that can survive here is limited. Nevertheless, should you take the opportunity to get to know this island better, you will certainly be overwhelmed by the variety its nature can offer.

The northern coast mainly consists of rough limestone rocks, situated on an age-old volcanic rock and weathered territory.

More to the west, the territory becomes hilly. Here you can find the Christoffelpark with its Christoffelpeak (375 m) and above all a combination of different landscapes.

The easterly part of the island is mainly flat with some residential districts and secondary streets leading to the bays.