One of the three “ABC” islands of the Dutch Caribbean, Curaçao is located just off the Venezuelan coast and is washed by the Caribbean Sea. Although the island is lit with sunshine and has a lot of spectacular beaches, it still has a rather off-the-radar reputation. However, the invention of the internet sparkled interest in the island’s historic and natural beauty and made it a perfect destination for those fond of relaxed sunbathing, culture studying, and clubbing.
The beauty of the island itself is supplemented by a unique blend of Spanish, Creole, and Dutch cultures. The city is bustling with colorful Dutch-style houses and has a lot of places to spend time, such as resort areas, delicious restaurants, and even the World Heritage site in the Old Town area.
Here are some tips on where to go on your Curaçao visit:
Take a walk through Willemstad
Willemstad is the capital of the Netherlands Antilles island. The city is bustling with colorful Dutch-style houses and has a lot of places to visit, such as resort areas, delicious restaurants, and even the World Heritage site in the Old Town area. First established in 1634, the candy-colored Dutch colonial town manages to simultaneously exclude both tropical and western Europe vibe.
Knip Beach, Playa Lagun, Cas Abao, Jan Thiel Beach are the points of sunbath lover’s interest, and it’s hardly a complete list. The beaches are clean and safe, which makes them an ideal place for families to visit. The shores are swarming with fish and sea turtles. The beaches mentioned above are very tranquil and will definitely suit those looking for silence and peace. At night you can enjoy dinner on the beach under the stars. Sometime you may find a party scene on one of the beaches during the weekend and dilute your slow vacation with a little bit of fun.
Live a hoppin’ Curaçao Nightlife
For all its daytime activities, Curaçao certainly doesn’t sleep. Live music fills the air every night of the week in styles ranging from jazz to pop to soca, and festive bars offer ideal havens to tip back a few drinks. This beautiful country is also notorious among gamblers – you can find a lot of high-class casinos here to have a great time in. Also, many of the world’s biggest online casino operators, such as Stakers Casino, operate under their regulations.
Try island’s authentic cuisine
Each day fresh vegetable and fruits are brought from neighboring Venezuela to be used in the cooking of Afro-Caribbean traditional, as well as influenced by over 50 other nationalities, dishes. You may either have a nice dining at the waterfront restaurants crammed with sailors and cruise ships’ passengers or venture deeper into the city center to find out Curaçao real taste. Even a short investigation can lead you to some truly mouthwatering and inexpensive finds.