General Information

Curaçao is the largest of the former Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist on October 10th, 2010, on which date Curaçao became an autonomous country in the dutch Kingdom.

Capital

Willemstad

Nationality

Curaçaoan

Area

444 Km2;

Population

150.563 inhabitants

Official Languages

Dutch, Papiamento, Spanish and English

Time Zone

-4 UTC

Climate

Curaçao has an arid climate, with plenty of sunshine and very scarce rainfall during the year.

Average temperature: 27.5 ºC.

If you wish to check the weather forecast, please go to

For more information, please visit

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=722

Visas


Entry requirements to Curazao

http://www.curacao.com/Plan-Your-Trip/Getting-to-Curacao/Entry-Requirements

Currency

Netherlands Antillean guilder.
In addition, US dollars are accepted practically everywhere in Curaçao.

Currency converter http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic

A selection of car rentals on Curacao

Company Tel. No(00 5999) Tel. No(00 5999) GPS availability Website
Budget Rent-A-Car 868 0644 839 1300 None www.curacao-budgetcar.com
Herts Rent-A-Car 888 0088 839 1288 Upon request http://www.dutch-caribbean.net/carrentals/hertzcuracao.htm
National Car Rental 869 4433 869 0020 Upon request www.nationalcuracao.com
Thrifty Car Rental 461 3089 839 1309 Upon request http://www.thrifty.com/Local/Index.aspx?LocationCode=cur

Some places of interest:

  • Mikvé Israel-Emanuel synagogue is the oldest synagogue operating without interruption in the entire American continent (1651).
  • Kura Hulanda slave trade museum (Otrabanda).
  • Snorkeling and diving spots: Port Marie, Lagun Beach, Klein Knip Beach, Klein Curacao, Kas Abou, Kalki Beach.

For further information about the sites to visit, please see: