Curaçao Tourism

Curaçao (/ˈkʊrəsaʊ/ KUR-ə-sow or /ˈkjʊərəsaʊ/ KEWR-ə-sow; Dutch: Curaçao, pronounced [kyːraːˈsʌu̯]; Papiamentu: Kòrsou) is an island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of the Venezuelan coast, that is a constituent country (Dutch: land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Formally called the Country of Curaçao, (Dutch: Land Curaçao; Papiamento: Pais Kòrsou), it includes the main island and the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao ("Little Curaçao"). It has a population of over 150,000 on an area of 444 km2 (171 sq mi) and its capital is Willemstad. Willemstad is made up of 4 quarters; the oldest, Punda, gets its name from "punta" owing to this area's pointed shape. East of Punda on the coast is the former Dutch quarter of Pietermaai, this area has undergone an amazing transformations since 2010; with many of the homes restored and renovated. Inland and to the east of Punda is Scharloo, the former Jewish quarter characterized by its large villas. In the early 19th century, after the wall around Punda was replaced with housing, it was clear that the east side of the Schottegat (Sta. Annabaai) was crowded; consequently Willemstad spread to the west side of the Anna Bay. This last quarter of the capital was called Otrobanda or "Other Side" in Papiamentu. Before the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on 10 October 2010, Curaçao was administered as the "Island Territory of Curaçao" (Dutch: Eilandgebied Curaçao, Papiamentu: Teritorio Insular di Kòrsou), one of five island territories of the former Netherlands Antilles.

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Home to pretty treasures, Curaçao is Curacao's best kept secret. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Curaçao before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 70.83 (High)
    • Water Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 80 (Very High)
  • How safe is Curaçao for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Curaçao.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 35.94 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.94 (High)
    • Attacks 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.56 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Curaçao is 105.84 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 42.92 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 64.1 (High)
    • Pollution Index 64.94 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.04 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 40.74 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.45 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 64.05 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Curaçao

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.49 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.44 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 60.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 103.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 63.9 USD

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