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5 Reasons Curacao Needs To Be On Your Caribbean Radar

Updated: May 27

When it comes to planning a trip where the fun in the sun and beaches you only see on television are concerned, the Caribbean is one of the premier destinations in the world.

It is an area where people flock from all over to admire the beauty and fun the Caribbean delivers.

Often when people think about going to the Caribbean, they look into visiting Dominican Republic, Mexico, or the Bahamas. These are amazing places that have so much to offer visitors, but they are not the only choices.

There is an island that tends to get overlooked by many: Curacao.

Where is Curacao?

Curacao is a beautiful island that is located just east of Aruba and just off the coast of Venezuela. Curacao has so much to offer visitors, and here are five reasons why it should be on your radar.

1. The Beaches

Anyone travelling to the Caribbean is going because of their desire for fun under the sun.

There are 35 different beaches to hit while visiting Curacao. So many beaches considering that it only takes an hour and a half to drive the length of the island. Every beach has a personality of its own; there is a beach that will suit any visitors' desires.

2. Nature

Christoffelpark is the largest national park of Curacao and a must see for everyone. The park has a rich variety of local flora and fauna. Take in the local birds and plants, including species, which are not easily seen elsewhere on the island. For example wild orchids, the Palabrua, the rare native barn owl. The Curacao White Tailed deer (of which there are only about 250 left) and much more.

3. Scuba Diving & Snorkelling

The Curaçaoan insular shelf's sharp drop-off known as the "Blue Edge" is a must experience. Many coral reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving can be reached without a boat making it accessible to all.

4. Art

If you are looking to partake in a bit more of a sophisticated type of fun, there are plenty of arts across the island to enjoy.

From excellent art galleries to stunning murals across the cities, there is art to be enjoyed everywhere.

5. Culture.

The island of Curacao is a multicultural place that has a varied history there are many forts that can still be visited, as well as beautiful colonial architecture to take in. There are 10 different major museums/historic sights. If you have children, take in The Children's Museum, the Jewish Cultural Historic museum or the Kura Hulanda which focuses on the forced relocation of Africans from Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean by Europeans from the 17th to the 19th centuries.


Fun Fact: Did you know Citizens of Curacao carry a Dutch passport?

Its proximity to South America also adds to its diversity.


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