Discover Curaçao: Vacation Insights & Things to Do

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Curaçao, in the Dutch Caribbean, is a fantastic place to go on vacation. It is internationally known for beautiful, white sandy beaches, colorful colonial-style houses, and year-round good weather. 

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Curaçao is famous for having year-round good weather. But there are still a few things to consider when picking your ideal travel time. Most commonly, people distinguish between the dry season (Jan- Sept) and the rainy season (Oct - Dec).

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Curaçao relies on Dutch support in certain government areas, for example, defense. But overall, the culture has become a unique mix of South American, Dutch, African, and Spanish. 

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Willemstad is the colorful capital city of Curaçao. You can wander through Punda and Otrobanda, two colorful neighborhoods. Admire the Dutch colonial architecture at the Handelskade, shop for souvenirs in Rif Fort, and visit landmarks like the Queen Emma Bridge.

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Explore Willemstad’s Cute Neighborhoods

Snorkeling is one of the most incredible things to do in Curaçao. The marine life is stunning; you can even see a sunken shipwreck. Head to Tugboat Beach to snorkel around the sunken tugboat. You’ll encounter tropical fish and crystal-clear waters, making it a snorkeler’s paradise.

Go Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

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Shete Boka is an incredible, rugged cliff national park on the island’s northern coast. You can hike there, and see some dramatic blowholes, sea caves, and the stunning Boka Tabla. The waves crash against the cliffs and splash many meters high. It is quite a trip from Willemstad, but well worth it.

Visit Shete Boka National Park

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Taking a day trip to Klein Curaçao is one of the best things to do on the island. Klein Curaçao is this uninhabited island right off the coast. It has a stunning beach, and a cute lighthouse and offers excellent snorkeling. 

Day Trip to Klein Curaçao

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The Hato Caves are next to the HATO International Airport. Discover the limestone caves on a guided tour, where you’ll see ancient Amerindian petroglyphs. You can see bats and even turtles there. The Indian walking trail outside the caves is also super interesting. It has lots of information about the plants in the area.

Visit the Hato Caves

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