Bon Bini! Welcome To The Hidden Jewel Of The Caribbean . . . The Island Of Curaçao!
Curaçao is an island in the southwestern Caribbean Sea, off the northern coast of Venezuela. It's the largest and most populated part of what is known as the ABC Islands (Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire) and was formerly a part of the Netherlands Antilles or the Dutch West Indies.
For orientation for your GPS, you'll discover us at 12° North, 68° West
Curaçao is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its population of over 141,000 people is a mix of Afro-Caribbean, Latin American, Dutch, French, South Asian, East Asian and Levantine cultures. It's capital city Willemstad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Curaçao has a semi-arid climate with relatively constant temperatures ranging between 26.5C (80F) to 31.2C (88F)throughout the year. The dry season usually lasts from January through September followed by a wet season where the short bursts of rain are intermingled with plenty of sunshine from October to December.
The island is a favorite with yachtgoers and sailors of vessels of all sizes as it lies outside the hurricane belt, providing safe harbor from seasonal storms that threaten other parts of the Caribbean. It is a regular nautical sanctuary for yachts owned by the rich and famous.
Curaçao is accessible by air and sea. Curaçao International Airport is located at the northwestern end of the island, about 11km from the capital Willemstad.
Flight time from (hours):
9 hours and 15 minutes from Amsterdam
2 hours and 50 minutes from Miami
30 minutes from Aruba
45 minutes from Caracas
Here is a link to a list of airlines that fly to and from the island's international airport from Europe, South America, the United States and other points in the Caribbean.
Over 300,000 tourists visit Curaçao each year via Cruise vacations on the following Cruise Lines:
Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Windjammer Cruises