CURAÇAO, THE EXCLUSIVE HIDEAWAY IN THE CARIBBEAN WHERE YOU CAN FIND SUN, SEA, SAND & FUN.
Curacao is located in the southern Caribbean Sea and is the largest of the ABC islands. (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao). Curacao has a rich European and African heritage with a diverse and friendly population, represent-ing over 50 nationalities. Curacao offers visitors pearl white beaches, world-class diving, many exciting and pleasurable sporting activities, a rich cultural heritage, fine dining, duty-free shopping and plenty of Caribbean charm, all with a Dutch accent.
Curacao has a tropical climate with pleasantly cooling northeast trade winds. This means lots of sun and little rain. The average annual temperature is 27.5 C. The sea temperature is very warm with an average of 26.8 C.
The island is about 444 square kilometers. The length of the island is about 61 km and the width is 5 to 14 km.
If you really want to get the most out of your stay on the island we would like to advise you to rent a car.
The currency on Curacao is the Antillean guilder (ANG. or NAfl.), also called florins. The exchange rate is pegged to the U.S. dollar. The dollar also is a legally recognized currency in Curacao. The change is then, however, usually given in Antillean guilders. Credit cards are accepted in most places. Especially well known cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Curacao is located in the Atlantic time zone (GMT -4), which in winter is 5 hours earlier than the Netherlands. Once the summer starts in the Netherlands (last Sunday of March) the time difference is 6 hours. This lasts until late October when the winter in the Netherlands begins.