Curacao Travel Guide
Curacao is just 40 miles off the north coast of South America, is famous for its colourful buildings and rich history, the capital Willemstad is an amazing sight resembling old Amsterdam, with brightly painted Dutch colonial buildings. But today the island has a cosmopolitan mix of Indian, European, African, Asian and Arabic cultures, offering a blend of languages and cultures. Curacao is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Dutch is the official language, however many people speak up to four languages.
There is much to see and do in Curacao, aside from having around 40 beautiful beaches to enjoy. For the visitor in search of Curacao’s natural beauty, explore Christoffel Park , a 4,500-acre park and wildlife preserve with stunning hiking trails. Snorkelling and diving fans will be in awe, with nearly 70 dive sites available. The city centre has lots to offer, the amazing floating market along the wharf , where fruit and vegetable vendors from South America trade goods alongside local fishermen. The Queen Emma pontoon bridge, another popular sightseeing destination, connects the two sides of the city and swings open throughout the day allowing ships in and out of busy St. Anna Bay.
Curacao holiday accommodation is varied, with a choice of ocean front resorts and complexes to small Dutch style inns and local villas. The Kura Hulanda is one of the most well known, and is home the the Kura Hulanda museum, as well as boutiques and shops. Beach bars, Casinos, and nightclubs offer late night food and entertainment.
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