An island so far away but still part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This means, a lot of Dutch influences, from the language to the guilders to the expats living here. A tiny island mainly known for it’s beaches, of which there are many! 


Fun Facts

Curaçao Profile

The local currency is the Netherlands Antillean guilder.

Here you find the current exchange rate.

The majority of the island’s inhabitants are Roman Catholic (73%). There are around 10,000 adherents to Pentecostalism, the island’s second-largest religion (6%).

Mixed black 85%, Carib Amerindian, white, East Asian

Dutch (official), Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) predominates, English widely spoken and Spanish.

Where is Curaçao?

The island is located in the Caribbean Sea and a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is situated some 60 km north of the coast of Venezuela. Physiographically the island is part of the South American continental. However, Curaçao and neighbouring islands (such as Aruba & Bonaire) off the  norhtern coast of South America are usually considered to be part of the Lesser Antilles.

Is Curaçao safe?

Most visits to Curaçao are trouble-free. However, petty theft and street crime is a concern as it is in most places. The main tourist areas are generally safe, but you should take normal precautions.

Do I need a visa for Curaçao?

It depends on the country you are from. Check here if you need a visa to travel to Curaçao.


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