Curacao is a beautiful island located off the Venezuelan coast. It is a great destination for those seeking relaxation and beautiful beaches. The island is not aimed for party-goers, so keep this in mind when trying to decide if your next vacation will be here.
Side note: we tried to credit all of the pictures on this post as they are not our own however, many didn’t list a source
For visits of 30 days or less you only need a valid passport. A passport valid for at least six months after the intended stay is required by all nationals of the USA, Australia, the U.K, other UE and Canada. However, visitors from Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, and Peru must present a tourist visa. “Nationals from Colombia and the Dominican Republic do not need to apply for a visa if they are in possession of a valid multiple entry visa for the United States, Canada or the Europe.” For a complete list of entry requirements click here.
The official languages in Curacao are Dutch and Papiamento.
Curacao is accessible via plane or boat. Public transportation is limited therefore a car rental is highly suggested. Beware of “pirate” cabs, which are illegal cabs that operate in the island. Jamie, a former visitor, says the overall cab situation in Curacao is very disorganized and not very trustworthy. If you will be visiting on a girl’s trip, skip out on relying on cabs and rent a car.
There are hotel and bed & breakfasts options to choose from in the Island. When comparing prices you might also find that renting a vacation home through Airbnb is the better option. Jamie, recommends Milly’s 1 bedroom apartment. Not only is the apartment nice and cozy but Milly is a wonderful host. If you want to check out the apartment click HERE. If you are new to Airbnb receive a $25 credit by signing up with this link HERE.
Also make your way over to Christoffel National Park, a wildlife preserve near the west end of the island. Wear comfortable shoes because there are plenty of hiking trails to choose from. If you are feeling adventurous do the 3 hour hike up to the top of Mt. Christoffel!
That’s 1,240-feet! The island’s highest point. Photo from Wanderthemap. Beautiful right? Imagine in person!
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