• CURACAO

WELCOME TO CURACAO

Curacao is a long, arid, and generally flat island, stretching some 40 miles (64 km) from southeast to northwest, at much the same north-south angles as it’s sister islands in the ABC group (Aruba to the west and Bonaire to the east). The island is about 10 miles (16 km) at it’s widest point, and the area is about 180 square miles (472 square km), making it the largest island in the Dutch Caribbean Islands group.

TOURISM AND CULTURE

With its delightful Dutch colonial architecture, bustling commercial capital and excellent history museums, go-go Curaçao feels like a little piece of Europe on the edge of the Caribbean. That is, a little piece of Europe with glorious hidden beaches, amazing onshore snorkeling and diving, and a wild undeveloped windward coast.

Curaçao has a surging economy beyond tourism, which means that Willemstad has factories, humdrum neighborhoods and sometimes bad traffic. Catering to visitors is not the primary aim here. But if you’re looking for a Caribbean island that is busy setting its own pace, Curaçao is for you.

GETTING THERE

You can travel to Curacao by air with direct flights from North America, Europe, and South America or visit Curacao by sea on a cruise or with your own yacht. Before arriving on the island, be sure to fill out your Embarkation-Disembarkation (ED) Card and know what you can bring with you through customs

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Capital: Willemstad

Population: 159,999

Language: Dutch, Papiamento, English

Currency: Netherlands Antillean Guilder

Religion: Roman Catholic

National Bird: Venezuelan Troupial

National Flower: Kibrahacha

National dish: Red Snapper, Keshi Yena

Motto: -“We have it all, it is just a matter of finding what you are looking for”

The National Flag:
the flag of Curacao is blue, with a yellow horizontal stripe slightly below the midline, and two white stars in the upper left corner. The blue symbolizes the sea and sky, and the yellow represents the sun. The two stars are for Curacao and Klein Curacao, but also stand for ‘Love and Happiness.’

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATES

Kärcher Curaçao Cycling Week 2019

November 14 – 17, 2019

Karcher Curaçao Cycling Week

Discover Curaçao on your mountain bike!

The Kärcher Curaçao Cycling Week brings together cycling, adventure and happiness.

This week is more than an unforgettable week of cycling in the Caribbean. Go together with your friends on an adventure, enjoy the beautiful nature and the radiant sun.

Caribbean Habanos Days

November 22-23, 2019

Caribbean Habanos Days

Caribbean Habanos Days 2019 will take place during November 22nd and 23rd 2019 at the luxurious Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort.
For the second consecutive year, Curaçao will be hosting Habanos, Rum and Cuban Coffee lovers from all over the world.
Join us in the Experience!

KLM Curacao Marathon 2019

November 24, 2019

KLM Curacao Marathon 2019

Your Runcation awaits on the Island of Curaçao. The Race is AIMS/ IAAF certified and contains 5 distances: The Marathon, Half Marathon, 9,7K Trail, 10K and 5K.

The Marathon and half Marathon will take you along the waterfront of Curaçao, across the “swinging old lady”, the famous Queen Emma pontoon bridge and even over one of the highest bridges in the world, the Juliana Bridge, at 185 feet above sea level!

The start and finish is at the brand new Curacao Marriott Hotel. You can register online via www.klmcuracaomarathon.com

TOURISM UPDATES

Curaçao’s Immigration Card Goes Fully Digital

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As of October 1st, 2019 it is required to fill in the Digital Immigration Card.

Passengers visiting the island can now go online to www.dicardcuracao.com to fill out the Digital Immigration Card prior to their trip.

This contributes to a seamless travel experience while promoting a green approach by reducing the use of paper.

Following are some quick facts about the Digital Immigration Card:

  • Any person traveling to Curaçao by air, who is not registered at the island’s Civil Registry, is required by the local government to have this form filled out prior to entry at airport immigration.
  • Persons born in Curaçao, who are not registered at the Civil Registry of Curaçao, are required to fill out the Digital Immigration Card.
  • The Digital Immigration Card is required per person per trip, regardless of age.
  • Passengers are requested to fill out the form online via their mobile devices or personal computer prior to arrival as soon as they have all travel details.
  • Once a passenger has filled out the Digital Immigration Card, they can edit or update the card as needed by selecting the option “Edit your submitted immigration card”.
  • The information submitted on the Digital Immigration Card will be processed in compliance with Curaçao law (Article 25 of the Ordinance for data protection).
  • For additional information regarding the Digital Immigration Card or technical support, passengers are requested to contact dicardsupport@curacao.com

ATTRACTIONS

Klein Curacao

Rif Fort

Kura Hulanda

Santa Barbara Beach

Curacao Maritime Museum

Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge

Handelskade

Playa Lagun

Cas Abao Beach

Playa PortoMari

Christoffel National Park

Blauwbaai

Mambo Beach

Kura Hulanda Museum

And Much More…

HOTELS & RESORTS

Curaçao Carnival

January – February 2018