Our wonderful island of Curaçao

Curaçao is situated in the Southern Caribbean Sea, about 70 km (44 miles) off the coast of Venezuela, with neighboring islands Aruba and Bonaire. The island’s total area is 444 square km (171 square miles) and has approximately 160.000 inhabitants. Following a referendum, and as a result of constitutional change, Curaçao became a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010.

An important note: Curaçao is below the hurricane belt.

Most of its residents speak four languages: English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamentu. Papiamentu is a Creole language containing elements of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, as well as Arawakan and African languages.

What makes Curacao special among the Caribbean islands?
Authenticity. Curaçao is definitely the best-kept secret of the Caribbean!
The best part of exploring Curaçao is that it feels undiscovered. There’s no mass-tourism, so you will notice the cultural side of the island easily. Each museum on the island focuses on the intense and deep layers of Curaçao’s rich history. The unique buildings in Willemstad, including the iconic Handelskade, display colorful facades, which have been shared around the world in photos, postcards and videos. In 1997 the historic area of Willemstad’s inner city and the harbour was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Curaçao is also known for being the most colorful island, blessed with many artists who are creating the most unique street art works.

Curaçao is famous for its beaches and interesting underwater world. The island has more than 35 beaches and every beach has its own character. There are approximately 60 snorkeling and diving destinations around this magnificent island. From the small, intimate beaches to the larger stretches of sand, you will find plenty of places to enjoy a tasty lunch, build sand castles with your kids or just soak up the sun.

Curaçao is a unique island with a variety of things to do!