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Curaçao is a Dutch Caribbean Island in the southern Caribbean Sea,  about 40 miles north of Venezuela, and is a Dutch overseas territory. Curaçao has a population of approximately 150,000 and an area of 444 square miles, and its capital city is Willemstad. Curaçao is known for its beautiful beaches tucked into coves and lush coral reefs rich with marine life. Willemstad is home is home to pastel-coloured colonial buildings, Queen Emma Bridge and the 17th century, sand-floored Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue. Curaçao is also a paradise destination for western beaches like Blue Bay, a popular diving location.

Why You Should Go

Curaçao is one of the ABC Islands (along with Aruba and Bonaire), Curaçao is located near the hurricane belt, meaning it has lovely weather year-round. The weather, along with the island’s outstanding coral reefs, makes Curaçao a top spot for scuba divers and snorkelers.

The “C” in the ABC Islands, Curaçao has features historic colonies, rugged topography and plenty of fun in the sun. Curaçao capital city, Willemstad, is what an ancient European City would look like if it were to be dropped in the Caribbean. The vividly painted Dutch colonial architectures reflect yellows, pinks and blues into deep blue St. Anna Bay. The moment you leave Willemstad, the landscape changes to desert scenes, with spiky aloe and mosquito budding from atop weathered limestone cliffs; but Curaçao’s real attraction is its beaches. Scenic bays and coves encompass the Caribbean Island, their aqua-green waters lapping calmly against the powdery white sand. Gently Caribbean winds keep temperatures in the 80s, so you enjoy the outdoors all year.