Curacao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65 kilometers north of the Venezuelan coast, it’s capital is Willemstad. One of five island territories of the former Netherlands Antilles.
Before the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on the 10th of October of 2010, Curacao was administered as the “Island Territory of Curacao.
The original inhabitants of Curacao were the Arawak people.
In June 2017, the island was named the Top Cruise Destination in the Southern Caribbean by Cruise Critic, a major online forum.
The Curacao Sea Aquarium and the Dolphin Academy share an islet on the west coast of the island.
Curacao is a multi-lingual society. The official languages are Dutch, Papiamentu and English.
Nonetheless, Dutch is the sole language for all administration and legal matters.
Most of Curacao’s population is able to converse in at least two languages – spanish included.
Some of Curacao most interesting sites are:
Willemstad, Curaçao’s capital city – Pastel colored Dutch architecture buildings decorate the streets of the capital.
Travel along the waterway to the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge on your way to the historic downtown district.
Fort Amsterdam – is part of the capital built in 1635. today serves as the Governor’s Palace, it there is a Protestant church in the Palace’s courtyard.
Main Street – is full of floating boats where fresh produce is delivered from Venezuela by schooner.
The Queen Emma Bridge – connects pedestrians between the Punda and Otrobanda districts.
This swings open to allow the passage of ships to and from the port.
The Queen Juliana Bridge – is the tallest bridge in the Caribbean, it connects mobile traffic between the Punda and Otrobanda districts.
Buggy Excursions – enjoy a buggy excursion of the untamed nature and secluded spots only accessible by off the road vehicles.
Snorkeling – Snorkel and swim with tropical fishes then participate in an echolocation experiment – Get a ride from 2 dolphins pulling you up to the surface with their dorsal fins.
Deep Sea Fishing – Enjoy fishing on a yatch for marlin, mahi-mahi, wahoo, and tuna.
Boat cruise to Klein Curaçao – stroll the beach, visit the lighthouse, snorkel, and encounter sea turtles.
Kayak across Caracas Bay – great views.
Tugboat and Reef Snorkel Tours – scenic and extraordinary sites that you may not easily find on your own.
Private Yatch Cruise Tour – Sail the Caribbean Sea on board a private yacht, They usually serve drinks and snacks as you sail. Lots of Dolphins on the route.
Small Yatch Tour – see some of the Caribbean island’s most beautiful lagoons, jump off to swim and snorkel around shipwrecks.
Ostrich Farm – Find out how an ostrich develops from an egg to the fastest-running bird in the world. Feeding is allowed.
Participate in an echolocation experiment – Get a ride from 2 dolphins pulling you up to the surface with their dorsal fins.
Dolphins – Take this great opportunity to meet dolphins. Dive and swim with them.
There is no doubt Curacao is the place to Travel to.
Have a great time, let me know about your trip.