Discover Curacao

Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, is known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life. The capital, Willemstad, has pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge and the sand-floored, 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. It’s also a gateway to western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving site.

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Useful Info

  • Time
    4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4) during winter time and GMT-5 during summer time.

  • Electricity
    127 volt

  • Language
    Papiamento, Spanish, English and Dutch are also widely spoken

  • Currency
    Netherlands Antillean Guilder (Naf)

  • Emergency number
    911 (Police and Fire) 912 (ambulance), and 913 for the Coast Guard

  • Capital

  • Area
    444 square miles

  • Communication
    The country code of Curacao is +5999.

  • Climate
    Curacao has a tropical savannah climate. With a dry season from January to September and a wet season from October to December. The temperatures are relatively constant around 28 C (84 F) to 32 C (88 F).

  • Public Holidays
    - January 1: New Year's Day
    - Dates vary: Carnival
    - Dates vary: Ash Wednesday
    - March 25: Good Friday
    - Dates vary: Easter Monday
    - April 27: Kings Day
    - May 1: Labor Day
    - Dates vary : Ascension Day
    - July 02 : Flag Day
    - October 10 : Curacao Day
    - December 25: Christmas Day
    - December 26: Boxing Day

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  • Address
    Hato International Airport, Plasa Margaret Abraham, Curacao, +599 9 839 1000

  • Facilities

  • Internet
    Free Wi-Fi is available

  • Airport taxis
    Taxis are available at Hato International Airport.

  • Airport parking
    There is a possibility to park your car near the airport.

  • Getting to the city
    public transportation is fairly limited. Curaçao offers two kinds of public transportation: the large busses, which are called ‘Konvooi’, go for a longer distance, and on most urban routes you will find collective cars (max. 9 p.) or vans called ‘bus’ (they have BUS on their registration plates). During the day bus rotation is frequent, but is not suitable for night travel.

  • Car rental
    There are different car rental agencies on the island and have desks at major hotels and at the airport.
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