Prepare for the sun
The sun is very bright on Curacao, especially between 12 and 3 PM.
So protect your self with proper clothes, sun block and sunglasses!
Is located in the south-western part of the Caribbean The island is just 70 km from the coast of South America ( Venezuela ) . It takes about two-and-a-half hours by air from Miami, Florida and within easy flying distance of other U.S. cities it is a 9 hour flight from Amsterdam.
The time in Curacao is Atlantic Standard Time.
Curacao has about 150,000 people. Its population is made up of an international mixture of people (110 different nationalities). Their ancestry is a mix claiming Caquetio Indian, African and European roots. Very friendly and cosmopolitan.
Curacao's national language is the Papiamento. However, the people speak many languages including English, Dutch and Spanish.
Curacao enjoys consistently mild temperatures. There is no major rainy season. The ocean temperature is around 82 all year long. January thru March is the most popular time to visit. During Carnival, just before Lent, the island has parades, festivities and parties. For a more relaxed atmosphere and less crowds, it is recommended that your visit in mid-April through September.
There is no need to buy bottled water in Curacao, the island's tap water is pure and refreshing.
The international dialing code for Curacao is 5999. Area codes do not exist in Curacao.
Grocery shopping: Monday – Saturday 0800am – 0800pm + Sunday 0900am – 0100pm
Most stores: Monday – Saturday 0900am – 1800pm, Sunday closed.
Curacao is not in the hurricane belt. On very few occasions there may be inclement weather for a couple of days as a result of a hurricane in other parts in the Caribbean. In such rare cases it is obvious we cannot be responsible for the weather, such as strong ocean currents or rain.