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Curacao Guide

Know Before You Go...®

Curacao is an island with so many options for accommodations and things to do that advance planning may mean the difference between relaxing vacations you’ll talk about for years to come or other scenarios where maybe the rental property you were seeking wasn’t available. Knowing what the accommodations are like so you can make educated decisions about whether to stay in a Curacao villa, a hotel, or a resort can make a big difference in how your trip rounds out. This site offers many tips about accommodations, activities, local services, transportation, etc.—all of which are geared to make your trip a happy success.

 

Why Curacao?

  • Curacao is the home of the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue in the Americas.
  • Curacao is renowned for its stunning coral reefs and diverse marine life.
  • Curacao is home to the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in the Americas.
  • The island of Curacao is part of the Lesser Antilles.
  • The island was a major trade hub during the 19th century and the capital city, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Curacao Weather/Climate

Average Temperatures

January
86° F
76° F
February
86° F
76° F
March
87° F
77° F
April
88° F
78° F
May
89° F
80° F
June
90° F
80° F
July
90° F
79° F
August
90° F
80° F
September
91° F
80° F
October
90° F
79° F
November
88° F
78° F
December
86° F
77° F

Average Rainfall

January
1.04
February
0.47
March
0.38
April
0.48
May
0.4
June
0.61
July
0.83
August
0.43
September
0.87
October
2.44
November
3.05
December
1.93

Transportation on Curacao

Getting to Curacao and getting around. Our transportation tips will help make your trip smoother. More good sand advice.

Entry Documents

Proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate or voter registration card and photo ID) and return or ongoing ticket

Airport

Flights will either be from Miami, Atlanta or from nearby islands. There are also charter flights offered out of New York

Departure Tax

US$20

Driving

On the right - International driver’s license required for car rentals.

Curacao Weddings and Honeymoons

Vacationers don’t just stay in Curacao villas - they come to paradise to get married and celebrate their honeymoons! Not the most popular place to marry since one of you must be a resident of Curacao. Applications for license are made on Wednesdays only and it takes two weeks to get the license.Cost: Free to US$4.00Documents Required: Birth certificate and Certificate

Know Before You Go...® - Curacao Travel Tips

Before making their way to Curacao villas, vacationers like to know a little bit of helpful information to make them feel more at home during their stay. Take a look at our travel tips to make your time in villas in Curacao even more relaxing.

Capital:
Willemstad
Population:
148,000
Size:
180 square miles
Electric Current:
110/130
Time:
20:40 pm zone:-4 (GMT/UTC -4)
Official Language:
Dutch; English and Spanish are spoken as well
Currency:
Netherlands Antillean Florin (NAFl); US currency excepted everywhere
Tipping and Taxes:
Tipping and taxes in Curacao are an important aspect of the local culture and economy. While the island has a reputation for being a tax haven, there are still certain taxes and tips that visitors and residents should be aware of. Firstly, the value-added tax (VAT) in Curacao is currently set at 6%. This is added to most goods and services, including accommodations, meals, and transportation. However, some businesses may include the VAT in their prices, so it is always a good idea to check before making a purchase. In addition to the VAT, there is also a tourist tax of 7% on accommodations. This tax is charged per room, per night and is not included in the advertised price. It is important to note that some accommodations, such as Airbnb rentals, may not charge this tax, so it is best to confirm with the host before booking. When it comes to tipping, it is not mandatory in Curacao, but it is appreciated for good service. The usual tip is around 10-15% of the total bill, but it ultim
Dress Code:
The dress code in Curacao is typically casual and relaxed, with light and comfortable clothing being the norm due to the warm climate.
Topography:
arid and flat with divi divi trees, cacti and spiny-leafed aloes dotting its rocky landscape
Telephone:
Local area code is 5999. From the U.S. dial 011-5999 plus the local number

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