Top tip: Pay your resturant bill before the cruise ships dock
Curaçao is the largest of the Dutch Antilles island group, which is completed by Aruba and Bonaire. It is the most prosperous of the three islands with its capital Willemstad at the centre of a network of offshore banking facilities and other financial services. The island is 171 square miles and the landscape is predominantly flat, rocky and fairly barren due to its low rainfall with many excellent beaches.
Curaçao is hot throughout the year but cooled by trade winds. The main rainy season is from October to December and it lies outside the Caribbean ‘hurricane belt’.
Facts and Figures
|Language||The official languages are Dutch and Papiamentu|
|Religion||Roman Catholic majority, with other Christian denominations and some muslim, jewish and other minorities.|
|Time||GMT – 4|
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