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What is Curaçao?

Curaçao is a beautiful island.

Almost 24/7 sunny weather, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, nice people, active nightlife, untouched nature and monuments, modern economy, relaxed lifestyle --> paradise on earth.

Curaçao is about 171 square miles (444 km²); 38 miles (61 km) long and from 3 to 8.7 miles (5-14 km) wide. Mount Christoffel in nature reserve Christoffel Park is the highest point on the island (375 meters high). Curaçao counts approximately 144.000 inhabitants of about 40 to 50 different nationalities.

Willemstad is the capital and only city on Curaçao.

Curaçao Map

Where is Curaçao located?

Curaçao is located in the southwestern Caribbean, at 12° north latitude and 68° west longitude. The island is just 43 miles (70 km) north of Venezuela and between the islands Aruba and Bonaire.
It's outside the hurricane belt, making it a sure holiday destination for good weather year round.

Caribbean Map

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Curaçao flag and national anthem

The Curaçao flag portrays the blue sea and sky, bisected by the yellow sun. The two stars represent Curaçao and its uninhabited sister island Klein (little) Curaçao; their five points symbolize the five continents from which the varied local population originates.

Curaçao flag
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Why Curaçao?

Curaçao with its wonderful beaches, nice people, many attractions and historic monuments is a perfect place to come, relax and stare your eyes out.
Take a look at the photos section (or visit Curaçao) and see it for yourself.

Kenepa Grandi beach

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Curaçao Time Zone

Curaçao is on Atlantic Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours).
No daylight saving time adjustments.
You last visited this page at 2:53 pm (14:53) Curaçao time.

Curaçao Climate

Curaçao is located in the tropics, just 12° north of the equator, therefore Curaçao has a warm, sunny climate year round. The average temperature is about 27° C (80 F). The popular refreshing northeast trade winds blow constantly, making the warm weather very agreeable. The rainy season, October to February, is usually marked by short, occasional showers, continued by sunny weather. Total annual rainfall averages 570 mm (22 inches).

Curaçao Language

90% of the Curaçaoans speak Papiamentu a creole language, Dutch is the official language, most people can also speak English and Spanish.

Curaçao Currency

The Netherlands Antilles Guilder also called Florin (ANG. or NAfl.) is pegged to the U.S. dollar at a stable rate of USD 1 = ANG 1.77 for cash, 1.78 for traveler's checks.

Curaçao Electricity

Typical electrical plugs found on Curaçao:

North American 2-Pin North American 2-Pin (110-130V / 50Hz, found everywhere)
European 3-Pin European 3-Pin (220V / 50Hz, found in most places)

Curaçao International Dialing Code

Curaçao's international code is 599-9. To reach another country from Curaçao, dial 00, the international code of that country, the area code and the number.

Curaçao Tap Water

Curaçao tap water is distilled directly from the "crystal clear" Caribbean Sea, making it at least as pure as bottled water and safe to drink.

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