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About Curacao

What makes this Dutch Caribbean Island different from many other Caribbean destinations is that you can visit us all year round. Curacao is conveniently located outside the hurricane bet, in the southwestern Caribbean, only 35 miles North of South America, making it an ideal destination whenever you feel like taking a break. The possibilities on Curacao are endless. The island offers a wide variety of things to do and places to visit, especially when you can enjoy a year-round temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.

To our knowledge there is no other place in the Caribbean where you can find such a diverse selection of cultural sites, beaches and coves, arid landscapes, astounding world under water, combined with fine dining, excellent shopping, a pulsating nightlife and a savvy local population that speaks four languages, Dutch, English, Spanish & our Local language Papiamento.

History

There is no island in the world where the Dutch influence is more visible than on our beautiful island of Curacao. Discovered in 1499 by Alonso de Ojeda, a Spaniard under Colombus.Ttaken over by the West Indian Company, a Dutch trade company with its headquarters in Rotterdam. The most important slave trade Camp after they head from West Africa to Curacao.

Curacao, together with Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius and the Dutch Sint Maarten form the Dutch Caribbean Islands. Curacao famous for its moving pontoon bridge, which is the only one in operation today, its quaint European-style architecture makes you fall in love with this island when visited. The island of Curacao is the biggest island of the former Netherlands Antilles: 444 square kilometers, 171 square miles, 38 miles long, 9 miles wide, 2 miles narrow. The population approximately 150.000 and since 24 September 2005 we have registered 109 nationalities.

Activities & Events

There are fun events and activities on Curacao all throughout the year, starting with the famous Curacao Carnival and Tumba Festival at the start of the calendar year. Our island also hosts sporting events, film festivals, big musical events like the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival and much more.